WSJ 2021: 1 Hour, serves 6, Oven 375°

INGREDIENTS

1 Large eggplant (1 lb) cut into 1″ pieces.

1 tsp fine table salt

1/4 C olive oil

2 large zucchini, halve lengthwise, cut into 1 ” pieces

1 red pepper cut into 1 ” pieces

1 yellow pepper cut into 1″ pieces

4 garlic cloves finely chopped

2 red onions cut into 1″ wedges

3 large ripe tomatoes, cored & chopped into 1 ” pieces

1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary

1 tsp coriander seeds coarsely ground

1 tsp coarse sea salt

1/2 C torn fresh basil leaves

DIRECTIONS

  1. Put eggplant in colander, sprinkle with fine salt. Let sit at least 45 minutes to drain bitter juices, stir occasionally .
  2. Preheat oven 375°, pour 1/4 C olive oil into rectangular baking dish.
  3. Add Zucchini, eggplant, peppers, garlic and onion and toss to coat well.
  4. Sprinkle salt, rosemary and coriander & toss. Lightly drizzle with 2 TB olive oil.
  5. Bake 30 minutes, then stir in tomatoes
  6. Continue bake 30 min more until vegetables are soft.
  7. Remove from oven and serve lukewarm.
  8. Garnish with torn basil leaves

Notes:

Serve with pasta & salted capers / garnish salmon or trout / mix with couscous salad with fresh mint / in omelet with dab chèvre or grated Gruyère

WSJ Michael Tusk 2020 serves 4, 25 min

INGREDIENTS

kosher salt

10 ounces spaghetti or bucatini

5 ounces guanciale, pancetta or thick cut bacon cut into 1/2 inch lardons (strip or cube)

5 large egg yolks

1/2 C parmesan grated

3/4 C Pecorina Romano grated

1 TB coarsely ground black pepper

BOIL A LARGE POT OF WATER

LARGE HIGH WALLED PAN (dutch oven pan works) MED-HI HEAT: add lardons, cook until brown all sides 4 min. Remove lardons with slotted spoon, set on a plate. reserve pan drippings in pan.

MEDIUM HEAT PROOF BOWL (use this bowl at end to toss in cooked spaghetti ): Beat egg yolks with cheese ad 1 TB black pepper until thick as glue, set aside.

COOK SPAGHETTI:

• cook 3 min less than specified, once halfway cooked,

• transfer 3 C hot pasta water to pan with pork drippings, bring pan to boil, scraping browned bits.

• once pasta 3 min shy al dente, use tongs transfer from pot to pan with water & pork drippings. Continue to finish cooking pasta until al dente 2-3 min.

• transfer spaghetti to bowl with egg/cheese mixture and toss, adding splashes of water from pan with pork drippings as needed until sauce looks glossy.

• toss in lardons and more coarse black pepper to taste .

King Arthur Baking Co. 2021 (I used the weight measurements) Oven 350°, 9″ spring form pan

Cake

CAKE

2 C (240 g) Unbleached all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

8 TB (113g) unsalted butter softened

1 C (198 g) sugar

2 large eggs room temp.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp Fiori di Sicilia (orange extract)

3/4 C (170g) sour cream

FILLING

2 quarts (2 lbs) fresh whole strawberries, washed, hulled

2 C (454g) heavy whipping cream

1 C (198g) sugar, divided

1 tsp instant clear jel (gelatin)

1 1/2C (341g) mascarpone cheese

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 tsp orange oil or 1 TB grated orange zest

2 TB (57g) orange liqueur

DIRECTIONS for CAKE

• whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder & salt

•Large mixing bowl:

beat butter & sugar until light & fluffy.

Add eggs, vanilla, Fiori di Sicilia

add in the dry ingredients, alternating with sour cream, mix until just combined

• spread batter in prepared 9″ spring pan, leveling top. Bake 40-45 Min.

Remove from oven cool 10 min. run a thin blade along edge of cake to free it from sides, release spring form, remove cake to cool.

DIRECTIONS FOR FILLING

•Beat heavy cream until soft peaks form.

•Mix together 1/3 C sugar and Clear Jel, then add to cream.

•Beat until stiff peaks form.

•Remove 1 1/2C of whipped cream and set aside to decorate top of cake.

• In separate bowl beat mascarpone with remaining sugar, vanilla, orange oil liqueur. Fold in whipped cream into cheese mixture.

ASSEMBLY

• serrated knife, split cake layer in half horizontally. Remove top half & set aside.

•Replace side of spring form pan.

•Slice strawberries in half length wise, place cut side against side of pan.

•Fill center with whole strawberries , trim tops so shorter than rim of pan.

•Spread filling over berries, tap pan down on counter to fill any gaps.

•Replace top of cake, use reserved whipping cream to top cake. Decorate with more strawberries. Chill cake. remove springform side ring.

Delicious

Crab Artichoke Dip

February 15, 2021

MIX TOGETHER & BAKE in 10-12 inch skillet/ dish 425º, 15-20 minutes.

SERVE WITH sliced baguette, drizzle slices with olive oil, S&P, rub with garlic clove. BAKE 350º 10 Minutes

• 8 oz cream cheese (or neufchâtel , add Boursin)

• 1 C mayo

• 1 1/2 C shredded Monterey Jack cheese (split, half into mixture, rest sprinkled on top )

• 1/2 C fresh grated Parmesan cheese

• 1 14 oz can artichoke hearts finely chopped

• 2 cloves garlic minced

•12 oz crab meat (or lump crab meat canned)

• 2 green onions thinly sliced

• 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce

S &P

• 2 TB chopped parsley

****** OR ANOTHER VERSION****

BAKE 375º 30 minutes

• 8 oz crab meat/lump crab

• 1 can (14oz) chopped artichoke hearts

• 1/2 C chopped red bell pepper

• 8 oz neufchâtel (cream cheese) ADD some Boursin and Parmesan

• 1/2 C mayo

• 4 TB chopped chives (save 2 TB to sprinkle on top after baked)

• 1TB lemon juice

• 2 tsp worcestershire

• 1/4 tsp salt

BonAppetite 2020 Bake 375

INGREDIENTS
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter – Melted

Mix dry ingredients together:

  • 1/2 C (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 C (63g) buckwheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/4 tsp Diamond Crystal or 3/4 tsp Morton kosher salt
  • 6 oz bitter sweet chocolate (65-75% cacao) (bars, wafer,disks/pistoles) Chop and reserve a handful in small bowl for later.
  • 2/3 C (133g) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 C (100g) granulated sugar

Scrape melted butter into sugar bowl, whisk ~ 30 seconds.

  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Add egg, yolks, one at a time, whisking, to butter/sugar mixture. Add vanilla.

Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar/egg mixture.

Add chocolate, gently mix in.

Cover , refrigerate 2 hours covered

Bake 375

  • 2 TB dough rolled into balls, 5 pcs per baking sheet lined with parchment. Press 1-2 pcs chocolate on top of each ball.(vertical ok).
  • 2 cookie sheets at a time.
  • Bake 8-10 min total. At 4 min, rotate sheets top to bottom, front to back.
  • Pull baking sheets out of oven, tap on stove, sprinkle with salt.
  • Let cool on baking sheets 5 min, transfer to wire rack.
  • Continue baking on cooled baking sheet/ flip parchment.

From Gioia restaurant. delicious  great with just about anything or by itself .

Ingredients:

  • Avocado sliced
  • arugula
  • golden raisins
  • Farro cooked
  • radish sliced thin
  • Pecorino cheese shaved
  • almonds toasted, chopped
  • shallot
  • sherry vinegar (walnut oil if available)

Chicken salad sandwich

July 2, 2020

WSJ Caroline Glover 2019, serves 4

  • 2 lb rotisserie chicken
  • ½ Shallot minced
  • kosher salt
  • 2 TB rice vinegar
  • 1/2 – 2/3 C mayonnaise (or aioli)
  • 3 TB Dijon mustard
  • 1/3 C chopped cilantro
  • ½ C minced apricots
  • 1 TB dried English mustard powder
  • 4 ciabatta rolls
  • 1 yellow tomato sliced
  • 8 butter lettuce leaves
  1. pickle minced shallots 5 min (pinch salt, rice vinegar). Drain.
  2. tear chicken into bite size pieces. Add mayonnaise,mustard, cilantro, apricots and drained shallots.
  3. Halve ciabatta rolls, toast.
  4. spread chicken salad over bottom, top with tomato, add lettuce leaves.

Tuscan Bean Kale Soup

April 4, 2020

Samin Nosrat 2018, 5C ~ 4 servings

 

A. Sautée 15 minutes:

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 stalk celery diced (1/3 C)
  • 1 C carrots diced
  • 1 Bay leaf

B. Hole in middle of pot, add & sautée 30 sec.

  • 1 TB oil
  • 1 garlic clove

C. Add tomatoes and cook until jammy (8 mins):

  • 1 C canned crushed tomatoes

D. Add beans & liquid & half of parmesan, 2 splashes olive oil (~¼ C) & simmer

  • 1 ½ C cooked cannellini beans (keep ½ C liquid)
  • 2 C chicken stock
  • ¼ ounce parmesan

E. Add Kale & cabbage simmer 20 min then Remove Bay leaf before serving.

  • Thin slice 3 C kale
  • 1 ½ C savoy or Napa cabbage

Waldorf salad

June 10, 2019

classic waldorf salad

  • 3 apples chopped
  • ½ C golden raisins
  • ½ C walnuts
  • 1 C celery
  • chicken (optional)
  • ½ C mayo
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

 

 

QED WSJ June 2-19

 

  • buy some crab cakes
  • shred or buy coleslaw mix  (cabbage, carrots, etc)
  • chopped mint

DRESSING – mix and let sit 15 minutes

  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ C lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon
  • 1 small shallot chopped
  • 8 TB olive oil