Thursday, January 28, 2010

~french maid pinot noir wine~

french maid

vinde pays d'oc

pinot noir

produit de France

vintage 2007

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

~tillamook smoked cheddar~

tillamook smoked cheddar

~nut brittle recipe~

nut brittle recipe

2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1 cup butter
3 cups nuts
1 tsp baking soda

in sauce pan combine sugar, corn syrup and water
and cook over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves
bring to a boil and blend in butter
stir frequently when syrup reaches the thread stage about 230 degrees
when temperature reaches 280 degrees or soft crack stage, add nuts
stir constantly until hard crack stage 300 degrees is reached
remove from heat and stir in baking soda, mix well
pour out on buttered baking sheets and pull candy thinner as it cools
loosen from pan and turn over then break up into pieces
and store in air tight containers

~souffle recipe~

souffle recipe

2 ounces butter
2 1/2 ounces flour
24 fl. ounces milk
salt, as needed
ground black pepper, as needed
15 egg yolks

butter softened, as needed
3 ounces grated cheese 2x
10 egg whites

set oven at 425 degrees

Brush butter in each ramekin and dust with 3 ounces of cheese

make souffle base by
heating butter then stiring in flour
cook this roux over medium heat for 6 minutes
stirring to make a blond roux
add milk, whisk well until the mixture is very smooth
add salt and pepper and simmer for 15 to 20 minutes
until thick and smooth
whisk egg yolks and temper with hot base
return base to burner and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes
stirring constantly do not boil
adjust salt and pepper and strain into mixing bowl,
add cheese and cool

in mixer whip egg whites till stiff

fold egg whites into base 1/3 at a time

pipe into ramekins (keeping tops and rims clean)1/2" below rim and bake immediately

16 to 18 minutes till done

Friday, January 15, 2010

~tomme de savoie cheese~

tomme de savoie cheese

semi firm cow's milk cheese

from savoie in french alps

~huntsman cheese~

huntsman cheese

english cheese

stilton and double gloucester

Thursday, January 14, 2010

~smoking bishop recipe~

~smoking bishop recipe~
"from christmas with Dickens"

5 sweet oranges, unpeeled
1 grapefruit, unpeeled
36 cloves
1/2 pound of sugar, more or less, to taste
2 bottles of strong red wine
1 bottle of ruby port

wash fruit and bake in moderate oven until golden brown, turn once
prick each piece of fruit with 6 cloves each
place into a warmed glass bowl
add the sugar and red wine
cover and leave over night in a warm place
squeeze the fruit into the wine and strain
add the bottle of port and heat, DO NOT BOIL!!!
pour into clean hot wine bottles, and stand in simmering water
keep hot to serve

serve in small, wine stemmed glasses half full

Sunday, January 10, 2010

~spiced tomato jam recipe~

spiced tomato jam recipe

2 1/4# ripe tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lemon zested on micro plane
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 ounce package powdered pectin
4 1/2 cups sugar

peel and core tomatoes and chop. food process tomatoes
place in sauce pan, bring to a boil and simmer for 10 min. stirring occassionally
add lemon juice, lemon zest, the spices and pectin, mixing well
bring to a full rolling boil, stirring occasionally, add sugar and return to a boil for one minute
remove pan from heat, pour mixture into hot sterilized jars and seal
leave 1/2 inch head space before sealing

~pickled beets recipe~

pickled beets recipe

4-5 beets cooked, cooled, cleaned and cut
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste

combine ingredients and then marinate beets

Friday, January 8, 2010

"surf and turf"

"surf and turf"
braised short rib and bay scallops
horseradish potato hash browns and winter squash
natural braising jus and beet creme fraiche

~standard seasoning mix recipe~

standard seasoning mix recipe

15# salt
1# black pepper
8 oz. granulated garlic
8 oz. granulated onion

~pumpkin pie recipe~

pumpkin pie recipe

yeild 9 - 10" inch pies

1# granulated sugar
1# light brown sugar
1 oz. salt
1 oz. ground cinnamon
1/4 oz. ground ginger
1/4 oz. ground nutmeg
4 oz. bread flour
1 1/2 # corn syrup
7# solid pack pumpkin
8# milk
1 quart beaten eggs
10 each unbaked pie crusts

mix the sugars, salt and spices.
stir in the flour
add the syrup, pumpkin and milk. let rest overnight
blend in eggs
roll out pie dough and fit into pans
scale filling at approximately 2 # per pie
bake @ 400 degrees for about 45 minutes, or until filling is set soft.

~winter desserts~

"The King"
banana creme brulee
home made nilla wafers
peanut butter and chocolate semifeddo

pineapple upside down cake
strawberry daiquiri syrup and coconut ice

passion fruit, blood orange & papaya parfait

meyers lemon panna cotta
raspberry froth

Almond torte
dulce de leche ice cream
apple pucker cotton candy

Thursday, January 7, 2010

~buttermilk biscuits recipe~

buttermilk biscuits recipe

3# all purpose flour
4 oz. sugar
3 oz. baking powder
3/4 oz. salt
1# butter
8 oz. eggs
3 cups buttermilk

combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
add the butter and rub together until the mixture has the appearance of course meal
combine eggs and buttermilk, then add to the mixture and mix lightly

roll out dough about 1 inch thick
place on lined tray against each other
bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes

Monday, January 4, 2010

~meringue recipe~

~meringue recipe~

1 cup egg whites
pinch of cream of tartar
1 cup of sugar

whip egg whites and cream of tartar
on medium speed for 2 minutes till light and frothy
turn mixer to high and gradually add sugar
until whites are glossy and hold stiff peaks

Sunday, January 3, 2010

~pickled quince recipe ~

pickled quince recipe

4-5 quince
850ml white wine vinegar
250ml water
700g sugar
12 cloves
peel of 1 orange
2 tsp peppercorns
3 tsp coriander seed
1 cinnamon quill
2 bay leaves

put all ingredients in sauce pan
cover with baking paper and a weight
simmer for 2 hours till soft and red

Saturday, January 2, 2010