Sunday, October 19, 2014

TCSB ~ Last cake from current book

October is the last month
that we bake from the current
and its an own choice month
I narrowed my choice down to two 
and this was the easier one!
Blueberry Crumb Squares
inspired by Stacie
and I did not get the topping right at all!
individual serving just did not work
in this particular case
luckily I have one mini loaf pan piece
  
 the cookie like dough is very tender
and holds together very well
I used frozen blueberries and works just as good as tin
  from pages 204 to 205
Carole Walter's
Great Cakes, over 250 recipes to Bake, Share and Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

FFwD ~ Roasted jerusalem artichokes with garlic

 Sorry, no jerusalem artichokes in my location
goggled jerusalem artichokes substitution
and got water chestnuts and jicama (spanish) or yam beam
so I used these two suggestions and a potato
and in the end ran out of space for the potato
so just dusted the potato wedges with curry powder
interesting flavors
***
Dieter's tartine with ricotta cheese and sour cream dressing
topped with home grown chives, roma tomatoes
and store bought cucumbers
I enjoyed the dressing
***
I used a mixture of ground sirloin and mutton for the patty
I find the rest of the patty ingredients interesting
I had sweet potatoes waiting to be used so
coated them with batter we used for 
the shrimp stuffed squash blossoms
minus the cold soda water
and it worked just as well, crispy sweet potato fritters!
***
 Do check out the rest of group's results for this week's recipe at:
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Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes with Garlic - pg 353
Dieter's tartine - pg 38 and 39
Cafe Salle Pleyel hamburger - pg 240 to 242
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Thursday, October 9, 2014

FFwD ~ Monkfish (Garoupa) with Double Carrots and more!

 Pumpkin Stuffed with All Things Good:
I finally found one that is small enough for two
first time ever baking a whole pumpkin
and it was done in 45mins (should have been 30mins) next time
or I could have used a wrong type of pumpkin
instead of bread I used pasta ~
 
 
 ***
monkfish (garoupa) with double carrots:
  I had to extract carrot juice from fresh
as it is impossible to find pure carrot juice from the shops
they are either mixed with other vegetables or fruits!
 pan fried garoupa fillet
 topped with crumbled crispy bacon
served along with pumpkin stuffed with all things good
and blanched bok choy - DH cleaned the plate well!

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matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes):
I used left over mash potato (boiled) ...
works just as good as roasted I might say
as Dorie's DH said - not half bad with maple syrup!
and bananas for breakfast!
and
matafan freezes well
and reheated... still good
 
 may be the next time
 and FAB dressed up with 
fish roe and herb-ed ricotta cheese (pg 20)
***
I cannot count the number of times I bought beets
cos they look so pretty and equally the number of times
I threw them away after languishing in the fridge
but I did use the beets one time making red velvet cake
and it was blah!
so I was surprised that it was delicious in this salad

chunky beets and icy red onions
just look at those colors!
  served over arugula, strawberries and 
home grown roma tomatoes
minus the suggested goat cheese
flavors were amazing!
  
Thanks Dorie!
 Our breakfast this Thursday morning! 
 
DH loved both dishes
***
 Do check out the rest of group's results for this week's recipe at:
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pumpkin stuffed with all good things - pg 364 to 366
monkfish (garoupa) and double carrots - pg 294
matafan (fluffy mashed potato pancakes) - pg 356-357
chunky beets and icy red onions - pg 122-123
 garlic and herb ricotta cheese - pg 20
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