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Cheese Choux Pastries Filled with Mushrooms in Madeira - French. This is definitely a recipe that would serve two vegetarians handsomely at the Christmas lunch table. The three different kinds of mushroom are cooked very slowly in Madeira and then sandwiched between light cheese choux pastry. A good accompaniment would be a salad of mixed leaves, watercress and orange segments, dressed with a lemon vinaigrette. Serves 2 This recipe is taken from Delia Smith’s Christmas. You can make the filling for this and the raw choux pastry the day before, if you care to, as they can be assembled and cooked later without any ill-effects. So for the filling: put the dried mushrooms in a jug and cover them with 3 fl oz (75 ml) hot water, then leave them to soak for 30 minutes.

To make the sauce, melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan and soften the chopped onions and garlic in it till pale gold (about 5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and add the thyme and a few good gratings of nutmeg. Place them on a high shelf of the oven and bake for 10 minutes. 50 Healthy Recipes to Kick Off 2012. Happy New Year! Many of us are thinking about our New Year’s resolutions and healthy eating is often at the top of the list. If you are setting a goal to eat healthy in 2012, here are 50 healthy recipes to help you get started. Beverages Easy Strawberry Mango Smoothie Berry Banana Smoothie Blueberry Mango Smoothie Breakfast Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Whole Wheat Kefir Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce Pumpkin Granola Roasted Plums with Greek Yogurt, Honey, and Almonds Broiled Grapefruit Steel Cut Oats Maple Almond Granola Roasted Strawberries with Greek Yogurt Honey Yogurt Waffles Appetizers/Snacks Peanut Butter Granola Balls Honey Cinnamon Roasted Chickpeas Rosemary Roasted Almonds Tzatziki Sauce Cilantro Lime Hummus Strawberry Mango Salsa White Bean and Artichoke Dip Edamame Guacamole Homemade Baked Tortilla Chips Peach Salsa Roasted Red Pepper and White Bean Dip Vegetable Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce Black Bean Corn Salsa Salads/Sides Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Kale, & Dried Cranberries.

Wines of France - A guide to French wines. Creamy White Bean Soup. I’m such a wuss. My husband and I joke about it, but it really is true. I grew up in the land of Nor’easters and snowy winters. We met where 17 below was not unheard of, where gas tanks freeze shut and automatic windows don’t mean a thing if you don’t keep your car in a garage. I will never forget one bad spell – my first winter as a grad student in Chicago – when I planned a shopping trip to Water Tower Place one Saturday; the real reason was to let my car thaw out in the parking garage so I could actually open my windows again. And now, here I am, the weather dips below 40 degrees, and I fuss over the children, You need your warm coat!

Our friends and family laugh at us, the California wusses, who complain of the freezing cold in temperatures where they would still wear shorts outdoors. We wussy Californians need to ward off the winter chill, too. Leave a Comment. Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread. I’m sorry. I know it’s Monday morning and you probably came here for some pretty pictures of food that you could glance at, and then move on with your day… and here I go thrusting warm, soft cinnamon sugar bread in your face. It’s not fair. I know it’s not fair.

I know that now you’re craving cinnamon rolls, and cream cheese frosting and chili fries and hot dogs. You don’t deserve this sort of torture. This bread hits all the comfort spots in my soul. I’m sorry and you’re welcome and I love you. Let’s start at the beginning. I did this all without the use of a stand mixer and dough hook. This dough can be made and left to rise , then refrigerated overnight for use in the morning. This is the dough just before it’s left to rise. After the dough has rested and risen for an hour, I knead it in a few tablespoons of flour.

This is the part in the bread process where you can wrap the dough and place it in the fridge to rest overnight. I worked with my dough right away. I can’t even deal.