Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Profiteroles, doesn't it sound fancy? It is a very easy batter, spooned onto sheet pans and baked, when opened it is hollow so fill it with loads of cream, custard, or chicken salad. What?! yes, the puff itself is not sweet, so it can host a variety of fillings, how about some pimiento cheese?
The finished photo is this recipe but doubled that gives you perspective on how large and how many it makes.
This is just before I dusted them with powdered sugar. A chocolate glaze is good too...
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter (only the real thing)
1 cup flour, all purpose or white spelt
14 teaspoon salt
In a heavy sauce pan, bring the water and butter to a boil.
Bake at 400F. for 15minutes then reduce the temperature to 350F. and continue to bake for 30 minutes longer. They should be puffed and golden.
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
If you want chocolate cream just add 1 tablespoon cocoa and 1 more tablespoons sugar. I used both vanilla and chocolate cream in these photos.
Beat until fluffy, if you over beat it will be butter so don't turn it on and walk away.
Fill pastry bag, if you have one, if not you can spoon it into the puffs.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
1 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole grain (I used spelt for both flours)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coconut oil
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
jam (I used seedless blackberry)
Lightly grease baking sheets.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Stir together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
In a large mixer bowl, beat butter and coconut oil together until light and fluffy.
Add the flour mixture, mixing only until incorporated. Stir in the oats and coconut.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
1 box frozen spinach
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
3 tablespoons real mayo
3 drops hot sauce (like Frank's)
1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons olive oil plus 1 clove garlic pressed for brushing
Remove the stems from the mushrooms, chop stems and scrape the inside of the caps.
In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, artichokes, chopped mushroom stems, garlic, parmesan, mayo, hot sauce, and worcestershire sauce. Set aside.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Recently a friend gave me several cabbages. "Several" would be an understatement. One can only eat so much coleslaw and you can't can cabbage. So, since my favorite soup begins with cabbage, onion and garlic sauted in butter I did just that, in large quantity then froze it in 2 cup portions.
Cook and stir until tender.