Monday, January 31, 2011
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Monday, January 10, 2011
1 / 2 cup half and half milk
1 / 4 cup potato water
1 / 2 cup mashed potato
1 / 4 cup butter melted
1 large egg room temperature
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1.5-2 cups bread flour (+ 2-3 tbsp while kneading if doing without bread machine)
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp Fleischmann's yeast
Mick you can use instant mashed potato as well but I just boil a quartered potato and use that water peel before boiling then it doesn't take but 5-6 minutes
Mix the milk, potato water and mashed potatoes and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. Add the butter and egg, beat to mix then check temperature. Pour into the bread machine pan. Add the dry ingredients. Set at dough cycle. Transfer the dough on a lightly greased and floured surface. Stretch and form into a log. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Slice every 1-1.5 inches intervals. Coat with breadcrumbs. Lay on sliced side on baking pan, 1 to 2 fingers apart. Let rise in warm oven for 30 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes, rotate the pan, then bake for additional 2-3 minutes or until browned.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
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Thursday, January 6, 2011
The story behind this is I was watching The Best Thing I Ever Ate, Sunny and Guy Fieri were challenging who had a good chili. So I attempted to make Coney Island Chili. I had some Wagyu Hamburger and
cooked that up some sliced thin Cippolini Onions and Shallots, followed by chili pepper, and chili fixings.
Then I got hungry for Chili Dogs with cheese but those are generally messy so therefore, I deconstructed
it. I had some Il Fornaio Ciabatta Bread (I'm stuck on this bread). I bought some Nathan's Cocktail Franks so I fried a few of those up, I put of the chili on those, some sharp cheddar and gruyere cheese and green onion.
I liked it this way.
Sunday, January 2, 2011
It's kind of a cloudy wet day one of those need to cuddle and stay in the pajama days. But I hit the kitchen first thing and here goes.
My rendition of the Texas Buttermilk Sheetcake
This is for a 1/4 sheet version of this cake. If I made the large version I'd eat the whole thing. Luckily my daughter took some with her.
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup fine baking sugar
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• ½ cup butter
• 1 ½ Tablespoon Cocoa Powder I use Valhrona Cocoa Powder you can use Ghirardelli or Guittard
• 1 Egg
• ¼ Buttermilk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup water
• 1/8 cup butter
• 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cocoa
• 3 tablespoons buttermilk 1 ½ Tablespoon Buttermilk
• 1 1/8 cup powdered sugar
• ¼ teaspoon vanilla
• ¼ cup chopped nuts I used Macadamia nuts here
Grease a quarter sheet baking pan; set aside. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa, and 1/2 cup of water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. With an electric hand-held mixer on medium speed, beat chocolate mixture into the dry mixture until thoroughly blended. Add eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute (batter will be thin). Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in a 350° oven about 15-18 minutes for the quarter sheet pan, or until a wooden pick or cake tester inserted in center comes out clean.
Pour warm chocolate frosting over the warm cake, spreading evenly. Place cake in pan on a wire rack; cool thoroughly before cutting.
Some throw the nuts into the frosting but as you can see I dressed them on top.
Makes 12 servings
In a medium saucepan combine butter . cocoa powder, and buttermilk. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat; add sifted confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat until smooth. If desired, stir in 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans or mac nuts. I put on top
I'll be torching these late and put the final photo up on these. I only made a half batch.
Thank goodness all our family was together however, the physical presence of our parents are deeply missed. Hard to beleive they have been gone 90 days now. But, we know they are watching above.
My hubby and I annually start the year off in Napa to dine either for lunch or dinner. We'll we've been doing that the past 4 years. This year we started the year off at Tyler Florence's new Restaurant there Wine and Rotisserie. It was very good and had a photo op with Chef himself. He will do well there.
I had the Rotisserie chicken it's enough for 2 to share, hubby had the Lamb Chops, potatoes cooked in the Rotisserie Drippings and we also shared some broccoli.
These above were hubby's Sonoma Lamb Ribs he really like the flavors and a yam or sweet potato mash.
I actually enjoyed the potatoes. I haven't been able to tolerate the taste of lamb.
These deviled eggs were the best we've had as well. I need to go back to deviled egg school they were so yummy and creamy with some celery micro greens, that complimented it well.
Posted by Haumea's Kanaka Kitchen at 4:14 PM