Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded and divided
1 package of cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons OLD BAY® Seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Mustard
1 pound lump crabmeat
Round loaf of no knead bread
DIRECTIONSPreheat oven to 350° F.
Cut center from bread bowl and fill
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Recipe found here:
3 cups bread flour
1 packet ( 1/4 ounce) instant yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Oil as needed.
1. Combine flour, yeast and salt in a large bowl. Add 1 1/2 cups water and stir until blended; dough will be shaggy. Cover bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rest about 4 hours at warm room temperature, about 70 degrees.
2. Lightly oil a work surface and place dough on it; fold it over on itself once or twice. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rest 30 minutes more.
3. At least a half-hour before dough is ready, heat oven to 450 degrees. Put a 6-to-8-quart heavy covered pot (cast iron, enamel, Pyrex or ceramic) in oven as it heats. When dough is ready, carefully remove pot from oven. Slide your hand under dough and put it into pot, seam side up. Shake pan once or twice if dough is unevenly distributed; it will straighten out as it bakes.
4. Cover with lid and bake 30 minutes, then remove lid and bake another 15 to 30 minutes, until loaf is beautifully browned. Cool on a rack.
Yield: 1 big loaf.
Awesome Recipe! So easy and delicious! Very crusty and light inside.
I think I'm addicted to baking bread now. Will try to post any others that turn out as good as this!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 small bananas
1/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp veg oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
1. Set your oven to 350. Spray cupcake pan or loaf pan.
2. In a large bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. In food processor (or by hand- I love any excuse to use my Food processor) blend banana and buttermilk until the banana is broken up. Let me tell you a little thing about buttermilk also..don't waste your money buying a whole carton of it. Measure out some milk to very close to 1/4 of a cup, then fill the rest with lemon juice and let it sit for a few minutes. Its the same thing.
3. Combine banana mix with eggs, veggie oil and vanilla. Fold the dry mix into the wet mix.
4. Scoop into muffin tins (or a loaf pan if you're too lazy for cupcakes) and bake for 20-25 mins.
I just keep checking and pressing them until they are done, and by pressing I mean I push it and if it springs back its ready..if it sinks in its not...so 20 minutes could be an exaggeration for cupcakes but when i did it in a loaf it took at least 30 min and when I checked it with a tooth pick it was still wet so i kept adding 5 min and checking on it it was done when it was golden and the top was split and cracked!
Cream Cheese Frosting:
6oz or 3/4 package cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick room temperature butter
2-4 cups powdered sugar
1. Combine cream cheese, vanilla and butter in mixer. Beat until creamy. Gradually add 2 cups powdered sugar. Add 2-3 more cups until the desired consistency is reached. (I did like 2 and a half).
Let me just tell you, this makes a lot of icing.. So..if you want you could double the cupcake recipe and do the same. Or just eat the extra icing..its so good.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
about 7 of us sat around the bubbling wok and dipped beef, radish, some greens, bean sprouts, pork, tofu(not as successful), potato, and squids of course into spicy broth and lard with floating chilis, ginger chunks, and prickly ash(sichuan pepper). smitty introduced me to a beer from his hometown, the name and the label had a lion in it. the mood was festive though one potter was reprimanded for his poor etiquette. special thanks to thomas for lending us his portable bunsen burner