Saturday, July 2, 2016
Friday, July 1, 2016
Thursday, June 30, 2016
|The Blog Tech and his Fiance love shrimp salad sandwiches. I made these for them yesterday.|
- 3/4 C. water
- 2 tablespoons softened butter
- 1 large egg
- 3 1/2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon rapid rise yeast
- 3 tablespoons melted butter(this is for brushing the tops)
- Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients to make a soft, smooth dough.
- Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 to 2 hours.
- Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round ball; flatten to about 3" across. Place the buns on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour.
- Brush the buns with about half of the melted butter.
- Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 to 18 minutes, until golden. Remove them from the oven, and brush with the remaining melted butter. This will give the buns a satiny, buttery crust.
- Cool the buns on a rack.
- Yield: 8 large buns.
Top with more lettuce. It sort of cups the salad holding it in place.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
|The future Bride and Groom eat lots and lots of salads. I make them each one almost every day so I am always trying to come up with new recipes. This is what I made them a few days ago.|
- 3/4 C. olive oil
- 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tsp. honey (2 if you want it a bit sweeter)
Monday, June 27, 2016
|I made these cinnamon biscuits this past weekend and served them with honey butter. They were a hit.|
- 2 cups flour
- 1 T. baking powder
- 2 tsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cut into small cubes
- 1 cup milk
- cinnamon-sugar mixture
Combine dry ingredients in a food processor. Pulse in butter until crumbly. Place the flour mixture in a bowl and stir in milk just until moistened.
Sprinkle additional sugar on a counter and dump the dough onto the sugar. Sprinkle with more sugar and pat down until it’s about a 7″ diameter round. Use a biscuit cutter to cut out biscuits, re-shaping the round as necessary to cut additional biscuits. Don't worry if the pieced ones don't look great. They get better as they bake and they still taste terrific. Place the biscuits in the pan and sprinkle the tops with cinnamon sugar.
Bake for about 15 minutes until they start to turn golden.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
These are San Marzano tomatoes growing right behind the mushroom table and a pot of green onions to the right.