Monday, December 12, 2011

Roasted Corn and Bacon Gougères

We had friends in town this weekend and decided to get the holidays started early with a crab feast! Normally, we gorge ourselves so excessively on the crab that we don't eat anything else besides a salad. I wanted something to accompany the crab so I decided to make something equally excessive - gougères with bacon and roasted corn. I tweaked the recipe that I found in an old Gourmet - leaving out the chives and substituting in some chopped jalapeños (if you feel like it). They were scrumptious! Added bonus: the recipe makes so many puffs that I put the leftover batter (is it batter or dough?) in the fridge and made the rest the following evening and they were just as good. 

The recipe card featured above was made by the Kirtland House Press.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

My Favorite Meal - Bread and Butter

I didn't know what to cook, and was trying to think of something fun for the blog (or just fun to make), and ended up reverting back to my tried and true method–I asked myself the question, "what do I want to eat?" The answer: bread and butter. So I searched for an extremely simple, 'no-wait' bread recipe that I could make with what I had on hand (i.e. no milk and relatively little flour). I found this nice, simple recipe on 101 Cookbook's blog that was shared from Gran's Kitchen by Natalie Oldfield.

The yeast going to work

The bread was dense, hearty loaf but tasty and definitely well-suited to usher melty butter into hungry people.