Month: May 2009

Can’t Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup beet puree 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup dutch process cocoa (I used Guittard’s Cocoa Rouge) 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon plain yogurt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at […]

Roux Frosting

Ingredients:1/2 cup milk1/2 cup butter1/2 cup sugar2 tablespoons flour1 teaspoon vanilla paste1/8 teaspoon salt Directions:In a small saucepan, whisk together the flour, salt and milk. Cook until thickened (it should sort of look like a smooth paste), remove from heat. Cool slightly. Cream together the butter, vanilla paste and sugar. […]

Chinese Influenced Boneless Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 2 lb boneless pork ribs 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 red chiles, seeds removed and diced 3 shallots, minced 1/3 cup black vinegar 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/4 cup soy sauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons black sesame oil 2 tablespoons fermented black bean paste 2 tablespoons lime […]

Grilled Potato Salad with Broccolini

10 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced1 1/2 to 2 lb white potatoes, sliced1 large onion, cut into thick slices1 bunch broccolini*, roughly cut Dressing:1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon rosemary2 garlic cloves, minced1 shallot, mincedjuice and zest of 1 lemonsalt pepper Directions: Preheat […]

Bee Pollen Dusted Hazelnuts

Ingredients:1 cup dry roasted hazelnuts2 tablespoons bee pollen1 teaspoon sugar1/2 teaspoon olive oil1/8 teaspoon salt Directions:Place the pollen, sugar and salt in a mortar and pestle or spice grinder and grind until a fine powder forms. Heat the oil in a small skillet. Add the nuts and toss occasionally for […]

Nibby Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:1/2 cup flour1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature1/4 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup toffee chips1/8 cup cocoa nibs1 egg, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In […]

Garlic Breadsticks

Ingredients:2 3/4 cups flour3/4 cup milk1/4 cup water2 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon sugar3/4 teaspoon salt1/4 oz active dry yeast1/4 teaspoon garlic powder topping:3 tablespoons melted butter1 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon salt optional: grated Parmesan Directions:Stir together the milk, water, butter and salt in a saucepan. Bring to a boil then remove […]

Smoked Salmon & Caper Dip

Ingredients: 1/4 cup diced red onion 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 5 oz smoked salmon 3 tablespoons capote capers* 2 tablespoons sour cream 1/4 teaspoon white pepper Directions: Cube the cream cheese and place it in a food processor along with the salmon, capers, pepper and sour cream. […]

Roasted Pineapple Five Spice Sorbet

Ingredients:5 cups cubed fresh pineapple (one whole pineapple)6 oz pineapple juice3 tablespoons lime juice1/2 tablespoon Chinese Five Spice Powder Directions:Preheat oven to 375. Place the pineapple in a single layer on a lined baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes or until the pieces look caramelized. Cool. Place in a blender […]