Ingredients: Potatoes, onion, butter, cream, flour, Parmesan, pepper, salt. Options: ham, garlic. Method: Cast-iron skillet; medium hot (350ºF) oven for over an hour. Pre-heat oven (and pan, while you are collecting your ingredients). Butter bottom of skillet. Slice onion, cover bottom. Slice potatoes (mandoline if you have one), layer. Sprinkle with flour, parmesan, salt, pepper,
This was the surprise winner of this year’s Christmas baking: a dense cookie with a rich flavor, suitable for dunking in coffee or nibbling with your after-dinner adult beverage. Adapted from Joy of Cooking. In a double boiler, over simmering water, mix 2/3 c honey, 1 c sugar, and 2 oz butter. When combined, thoroughly
I wish I had known twenty years ago that we could have home-made focaccia as often as we wanted and with just fifteen minutes of effort. Start by making a basic no-knead bread dough: this step takes less than ten minutes. In a large bowl, mix three cups of all-purpose flour, a teaspoon and a
I tried to bake bread one or two times in my twenties, failed horribly, and then didn’t try again for twenty years. I might have waited another decade if it wasn’t for the disruption of the Covid lockdown, when getting a fifty pound bag of flour delivered seemed like a more sensible choice than going
Like all of the “ethnic” foods I cook, this dish doesn’t make any claims to being particularly “authentic,” but it is tasty and filling. Once you learn the technique, you can ring changes on it with different fillings and varieties of sauces. See also the recipe for Enchilasagna, which uses the same kinds of ingredients but
Preheat oven and cast-iron frying pan to 450ºF. Mixing bowl, large fork: 300g. cake [or Southern all-purpose or biscuit] flour 1T baking powder 1T sugar 1t salt Stir together. Pastry cutter: 1 stick (4 oz). butter 1c. (8 oz.) buttermilk Cut butter into dry ingredients. You can mash with a fork or use your fingers,
1 lb. butter 2 c. superfine sugar 2 c. rice flour 2 c. flour Cream butter & sugar together, mix in flours well. Turn dough out onto a baking sheet or press into a baking dish, 3/4” to 1/2” thick. Prick with fork. Chill at least 30 min. Bake in moderate oven (375ºF) for 5
2T (25g) butter 1 egg + water = 8 fl. oz. 400g bread flour (3 1/4 c.) 2T sugar 1.5 t salt 1t yeast glaze: 1 egg yolk, 2T water sprinkle: poppy seeds Recipe courtesy Cappy Harrison.
A traditional side dish at Thanksigiving, some people use this to stuff their turkey, but the emerging consensus is that it’s better to bake it separately — which is good news for us vegetarians! I made this for the first time at this year’s Thanksgiving, after reading a dozen different recipes and extracting the elements
Marlborough pie is found in an English cookbook from 1660, and was popular in New England through the mid-1800s. Make a pie crust. Prick the crust with a fork, and/or cover it with a circle of parchment paper and sprinkle it with pie weights, then blind-bake the crust until it just starts to brown (10-15 minutes).