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Sangria

March 12, 2011

Sangria Sangria has been important to Spanish culture for many centuries.  This wine punch has gained international popularity and is easy to make at home.  Versions of Sangria have held a planting of the Iberian Peninsula’s vineyards around 200 BC.  As Spain’s soil and weather are particularly well suited for...

Chai Tea

March 11, 2011

Chai Tea Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world.  It is a centuries old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.  Chia from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world.  The spices used vary from...

Veal Parmigiana

March 10, 2011

Veal Parmigiana INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Marinara Sauce 1 Cup Plain Dried Bread Crumbs ½ Teaspoon Salt ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper 1 Large Egg 2 Tablespoons Water 6 Veal Cutlets (1 ½ Pounds) 3 Tablespoons Butter ¼ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Cup Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded Prepare...

Tiramisu

March 9, 2011

Tiramisu INGREDIENTS 7 Egg Yolks 1 Cup Sugar For Egg Yolks 3 Cups Mascarpone Cheese 4 ½ Tablespoons Water 1 ½ Tablespoons Powdered Gelatin 3 Egg Whites ¼ Cup Sugar For Egg Whites 1 Cup Heavy Cream – Whipped 2 ½ Cups Cooled Espresso Coffee ½ Cup Kalhua 20 t0...

Panna Cotta With Raspberry Sauce

March 2, 2011

Panna Cotta With Raspberry Sauce INGREDIENTS Three ¼ Ounce Envelopes Unflavored Gelatin ½ Cup Cold Water 1 Quart Half & Half 2 Cups Heavy Cream 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1 Strip of 3 Inch Piece Lemon Zest 1/3 Cup Sugar Raspberry Sauce Two 10 Ounce Packages Frozen Raspberries In Syrup...

Wine Poached Ginger Pears

February 27, 2011

Wine Poached Ginger Pears INGREDIENTS 4 Medium Firm Pears 4 Pieces Crystallized Ginger (1 inch size) 1 Cup Red Wine 1 Cup Water 2 Tablespoons Honey 3 Thin Strips Lemon Peel ½ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon Peel the pears, leaving the stems intact.  Use a corer or sharp knife to remove...

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake

February 19, 2011

Grandma’s Chocolate Cake INGREDIENTS 1 ½ Cups Unbleached Flour 3 Tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Cup Sugar 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract ¾ Cup Butter (you can use sour milk) ¾ cup Melted Butter 3 Eggs Preheat oven to 350° F.  Grease a 9 inch cake pan...

Madeleines Proust Would Love These!

February 16, 2011

Madeleines INGREDIENTS 5 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter – Melted & Cooled ½ Cup Plus 1 Tablespoon Unbleached Flour ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder ¼ Teaspoon Salt 1 Beaten Egg 1/3 Cup Sugar 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract 1 Tablespoon Grated Lemon Zest Powdered Sugar for Dusting Preheat oven to 375° F.  Brush Madeleine...

Calvados Creme Anglaise

February 14, 2011

Calvados Crème Anglaise INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Half & Half ½ Cup Sugar ¼ Cup Calvados ½ Vanilla Bean – Split Lengthwise and Sees Removed and Reserved 1/8 Teaspoon Salt 6 Large Egg Yolks Lightly Beaten In a medium saucepan over medium heat whisk together the half & half, sugar, Calvados,...

Banana Bread Pudding

February 14, 2011

Banana Bread Pudding INGREDIENTS 8 Tablespoons (1 Stick) Butter 4 Bananas – Sliced 1/3 Inches Thick 6 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar 2/3 Cup Milk 1 Cup Heavy Cream 2 Eggs 1 Egg Yolk 1/3 Cups Sugar 1/8 Teaspoon Salt ½ Teaspoon Fresh Nutmeg ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon 6 Slices Firm White...

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