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Chinese turnip pastries recipe. Recipe: chinese turnip pastries A small pulse of winter weather delivered some snow to our local hill last week.

chinese turnip pastries recipe

Three inches does not a powder day make, but we had a lovely time nonetheless because the air was completely calm. Our typically scoured high peaks were all sporting beautiful blankets of snow that morning. Snowflakes floated through the air, glistening in the sun. Spinach and Artichoke Dip Stuffed Garlic Bread. Charred Broccoli Rabe with Chitarra & Lemony Bread Crumbs. Crumbs 1/4 pound day-old Italian bread, torn into chunks 1/4 cup lightly packed flat-leaf parsley leaves 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest 1 small garlic clove, minced Salt Pepper Pasta 1 pound broccoli rabe, stem tips trimmed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt Pepper 1 pound chitarra or spaghetti 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, for serving.

Charred Broccoli Rabe with Chitarra & Lemony Bread Crumbs

Madeleines. The house was empty and silent, aside from some chirping backyard birds and the faint buzzing of a lawnmower down the street.


I prepared the mise en place for the delicate little madeleines and set to work. Scooping out the fluffy batter into the fan-shaped tins, I was overcome with how perfectly satisfied and content I was. As clichè as it sounds, the kitchen is truly my happy place. From our aged Piret's cookbook, "Legend has it that a cook named Madeleine Palmier invented the recipe for madeleines (but not palmiers, we gather) while she was in the service of King Stanislaus of Poland. Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad. This post is brought to you by California Olive Ranch.

Mason Jar Chickpea, Farro & Greens Salad

Can we talk about lunch today? Basic, necessary, weekday lunches? Easy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce Recipe. For the churros: 1/2 cup plus 1 1/2 Tablespoons sugar, divided 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons plus 2 quarts vegetable oil, divided 1 cup all-purpose flour.

Easy Homemade Churros with Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Mexican Beer Spiked Churros with Chocolate Dulce De Leche. And the Mexican continues.

Mexican Beer Spiked Churros with Chocolate Dulce De Leche.

I mean I did tell you it was going to be all Mexican for at least the next few days. Mexican foods will never get old. Lemon Poppyseed Muffins. This is one of those classic recipes that every home baker should keep in their back pocket for a cozy weekend brunch.

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

I've gotten picky recently about muffins (but refuse to acknowledge that I'm becoming a food snob), and these passed my texture test with flying colors. Don't skip the glaze, its tangy flavor is the perfect complement to the subtler lemon in the muffin. Plus it's always fun to go all Jackson Pollock on your baked goods. Lemon Poppyseed MuffinsAdapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to YoursPrintable RecipeMakes 12 muffins 2/3 cup granulated sugarzest and juice of 1 lemon2 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt3/4 cup buttermilk or sour cream2 large eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 stick (8 Tablespoons) butter, melted until browned and cooled2 Tablespoons poppy seeds1 Tablespoon turbinado sugar.

Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwiches. If you like poppy seed salad dressing then this is the chicken salad of your dreams!

Sonoma Chicken Salad Sandwiches

This chicken salad is amazing and so simple! I was shopping at Sam’s Club several weeks ago and taste tested some Sonoma Chicken Salad, it was delicious so I had to figure out how to make it at home. Following is the recipe I’ve come up with. It is my new favorite chicken salad. Carrot Coconut Cake. I was in the mood for cake.

Carrot Coconut Cake

It has been far too long since I posted a “sweet” recipe, and I couldn’t go another day without… cake. I’m not sure where I got this recipe from, it was one of those in a stack of a million I have printed off of the internet, but it was begging to be made so I had no problem obliging. Now I know typically right now I should be making a pumpkin or pecan pie… But I won’t be making those until Thanksgiving… I can’t post something I’m not ready to eat… ya know?! So since it has been in the 60’s this week and in celebration of the warm weather I give to you … Carrot Coconut Cake… totally to die for!

There is a hidden ingredient that is in this cake that maybe should be in the title, but for some reason was left out. 14 Boozy Popsicles Fit for Summer. Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs w/Sweet Peach Relish + Spicy Korean Slaw. Just to be clear, these are NOT hot dogs.

Grilled Korean BBQ Short Rib Dogs w/Sweet Peach Relish + Spicy Korean Slaw.

Nope, I am just not a hot dog person. They just sort of freak me out. But these? Well, these are fun and delicious and so perfect for Memorial Day. Eggplant, Prosciutto, & Pesto Pressed Picnic Sandwiches. “These sandwiches were so delectable that the enzymes in my palate shivered with excitement” – James, when asked how begin this blog post. And that is why he is not a food blogger. But he is a big fan of these sandwiches, because…. well, who wouldn’t be? Homemade pesto, grilled eggplant, fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers, thinly sliced prosciutto, and creamy goat cheese all on savory ciabatta? I’ll take twelve, please. Classic Opera Cake » A Swoonful of Sugar. Oftentimes, friends would come up to me and say how great I am at baking. I would appreciate the thought and smile weirdly, being the person that I am who’s bad at taking compliments… but I really do believe that anyone can bake anything if they really wanted to.

A little patience definitely goes a long way, so does being organised and cleaning things as you go. This opera cake is certainly a good example of this; all the components itself are pretty straightforward stuff- making the joconde, buttercream and simple ganache. But it does get a little messy when you have to rinse your electric beaters 3 times, constantly rinse spatulas, getting things in and out of pantry/fridge, and in my case, trying to take photos as you go through the process with buttery fingers (ugh) etc. Designer Desserts (Joconde Imprime/ Entremets) – Daring Bakers Challenge, January 2011.

Having completed 3 years as a Daring Baker, I must admit that that the monthly challenge announcements no longer have the same effect they did when I first joined the group. Being someone with very basic baking skills, I still remember the first year of challenges used to leave me quite confused. Challenges I had never heard of that usually ran to at least 3 or 4 foolscap sheets, ingredients that I couldn’t find here and culinary techniques I knew very little about didn’t exactly leave me with much confidence. Baked Gnocchi with Arugula, Cherry Tomatoes and Bocconcini. I do believe that Spring has almost sprung! I have to say almost, since there is still actually snow on the ground here.

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