Tuesday, January 24, 2017

TWD: Honey-Yogurt Mousse

still Snowing! Still cooking.... Today our challenge recipe for "Tuesday's with Dorie" was HONEY-YOGURT MOUSSE. 

We found it to be nice and refreshing after a heavy, starchy meal. Many of  the TWD friends have posted saying it was too sweet, but we enjoyed ours. After learning how to mousse while training as a chef, I think this recipe is more about the technique rather than the taste. The taste can be controlled in so many ways.  

I served ours topped with plum jelly and toasted sesame seeds. We loved it! 

In keeping with the TWD tradition, we have agreed to not publish the recipe but will tell you that you can find the recipe in Dorie's new cookbook entitled "Baking Chez Moi" 

Monday, January 23, 2017

No Knead Crusty Bread

Make-Over Monday: still snowing... Day 5! This morning I used the left over potato water to make "No Knead Crusty Bread" not as purple in color as I had hoped, but it was delish!


Ingredients: (for 2 loaves)
1 1/2 cup warm purple potato water
2 Tablespoons soft butter
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 tablespoon dry yeast
3 1/2 cups all purpose flour

---- In a large bowl, mix water, butter, salt and sugar until butter is melted. Sprinkle yeast on top of water and let set for 5 minutes. Stir in flour 1 cup at a time until well blended. Let set in bowl for 20 minutes or until doubled in size. Dump into Dutch over and let rise in pan half way. Bake on 350 for 30 to 45 minutes or until light carmel in color.
                                                                             


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Sesame Crusted Roast Chicken with Purple Potatoes


still snowing... Day 4... And I had nothing better to do than to curl up with my new issue of "Better Home & Gardens" and my new dutchoven. It all started with dinner last night. First recipe was the "Sesame-Crusted Roast Chicken" with purple mashed potatoes and corn. Followed by second recipe, dessert was "Red Velvet Whoopie pies" 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

TWD: BREAKFAST BISCOTTI

       I am not a big fan of biscotti, but I have to admit this recipe was very easy and it turned out really good. I couldn't find any currents so I used dried cranberries, cherries and apricots. I also only baked them for 20 minutes during both baking sessions. 
         In keeping with the TWD tradition, we have agreed to not publish the recipe but will tell you that you can find the recipe in Dorie's new cookbook entitled "Dorie's Cookies"

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

TWD: Granola Cake

Our challenge today was to make granola cake. I have tried this recipe before for a breakfast/brunch cake and it was really good. This time I added pumpkin and bananas for an extra boost of energy. very 



I was amazed at the textural sponginess of these little cakes. They were very tasty and easy to make. 

                                                               







In keeping with the TWD tradition, we have agreed to not publish the recipe but will tell you that you can find the recipe in Dorie's new cookbook entitled "Baking Chez Moi" 


Monday, January 9, 2017

Make-Over Monday - Peach Smoothies

Ingredients:
1 large peach, sliced
1/2 cup of peach yogurt
1/2 cup of skim milk
8 ice cubes

Directions:
Blend the peach slices with the ice cubes and milk first until slushy texture is formed. Then add the yogurt and blend for another 30 seconds on low. You may substitute fresh peaches with canned peaches, drained without the syrup in this smoothie recipe.
 Calories 190 ~ Calories from Fat 18 ~ Total Fat 2.0g ~ Saturated Fat 1.3g ~ Cholesterol 10mg ~ Sodium 137mg ~ Carbohydrates 29.7g ~ Fiber 2.4g ~ Sugars 28.0g ~ Protein 12.5g

Ice Cream and Peach Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients:
1 large peach, sliced
1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
1 cup of whole milk
8 ice cubes

Directions:
Blend the peach slices, whole milk, ice cream and ice in a blender for 30 seconds on low to keep the ice cream texture in the smoothie. A very great tasting and healthy peach smoothie for people who are trying to gain weight.
 Calories 352 ~ Calories from Fat 146 ~ Total Fat 16.2g ~ Saturated Fat 9.5g ~ Cholesterol 56mg ~ Sodium 155mg ~ Carbohydrates 43.0g ~ Fiber 2.9g ~ Sugars 41.3g ~ Protein 11.8g

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Country Bacon & Cheese Quiche

We couldn't decide what dinner was going to be so we made it up as we went. We love the country, applewood, thick sliced bacon that we ordered for Christmas. That crunchy goodness along with four different savory cheese made for the perfect toss-tegether dinner Quiche.
We made our in our deep dish pizza pan...

Ingredients:
  • 12 slices cooked country bacon
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 
  • 1 cup shredded smoked Gouda
  • 1 cup shredded baby Swiss
  • 1 cup shredded Coby/Jack blend
  • 4 green onion diced 
  • 10 eggs
  • 3 cups half-and-half 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Roll pastry dough into circle large enough to fit your pan or 4 (9-inch) pie dishes. Places in dishes and flute edges
  • Mix together bacon, all the cheeses and onions, place into the bottom of large pan or decide equally between pie dishes between shells. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper until blended. Pour into pan or pie dishes, remember to fill only about 3/4 full to allow 
  • for expansion during cooking. 
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. Pie dishes will only need to bake for about 15-20 minutes or until knife comes out clean.
  • Yield: 1 deep dish quiche or 4 regular quiches (8 - 16 servings each). 

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

TWD: World Peace Cookies



TWD: (Tuesday's with Dorie)---- HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

We were challenged to start the new year off with "World Peace Cookies" and as everyone knows according to my two year old granddaughter...any world peace achievement must include m&m's.

We were not big fans of these cookies, but it could have been the bakers. I had lots of help today... Lol! Anyway we found the cookies dry and very chocolatey. 

In keeping with the TWD tradition, we have agreed to not publish the recipe but will tell you that you can find the recipe in Dorie's new cookbook entitled "Dorie's Cookies"