Month: October 2009

Gumdrop Cupcakes

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup diced gumdrops frosting Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour or line […]

Pumpkin Five Spice Sweet Rolls

Ingredients: for the rolls: 4 cups flour 1 cup pureed pumpkin 1/3 cup lukewarm water 1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled slightly 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 oz dry yeast 2 eggs, at room temperature for the filling: 4 to 5 tablespoons butter, creamed 3/4 cup […]

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

Ingredients: for the cupcakes 12 miniature dark chocolate peanut butter cups 1 cup flour 1 cup light brown sugar 1 cup milk 1/2 cup cocoa 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room […]

Dill & Caper Salmon Cakes

14 ounces cooked fresh salmon 1/2 cup panko, divided use 1/3 cup mayonnaise 1/3 cup diced celery 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons nonpareil capers 1 tablespoon minced dill additional panko for dredging canola oil Directions: Mash the salmon with a potato masher until fairly smooth. […]

Vanilla Bean Marshmallows

Ingredients: 1/2 oz unflavored powdered gelatin 1/2 cup cold water 2 cups granulated sugar 2/3 cup corn syrup 1/4 cup water 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 vanilla bean confectioners’ sugar for dredging Directions: In the bowl of a stand mixer or a large mixing bowl, sprinkle gelatin over […]

Pumpkin Coconut Bread

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup light brown sugar 3/4 cup pumpkin puree 1/3 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/3 cup coconut milk 1 egg, at room temperature 5 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray […]

Chocolate Chunk & Vanilla Bean Cookies

Ingredients: 6 oz semisweet chocolate chunks 1 vanilla bean 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Line […]

Smoked Gouda & Ham Jalapeño Poppers

Ingredients: 10 large jalapeño peppers 1 cup matzo meal or bread crumbs 1 cup flour 2 eggs, beaten filling 4 oz soft goat cheese 1/2 cup shredded smoked Gouda 1/4 cup diced smoked (lean) ham 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment […]

Thyme Smashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 lbs baby or fingerling potatoes (I used a mix of blue, red and white) 2 1/3 cups chicken stock 1 onion, sliced 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter salt pepper Directions: In a single layer, arrange all […]