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Perfect Pie Crust Recipe

Perfect Pie Crust Recipe
1 Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor; pulse to mix. Add butter and pulse 6 to 8 times, until mixture resembles coarse meal, with pea size pieces of butter. Add ice water 1 Tbsp at a time, pulsing until mixture just begins to clump together. If you pinch some of the crumbly dough and it holds together, it's ready. If the dough doesn't hold together, add a little more water and pulse again. 2 Remove dough from machine and place in a mound on a clean surface. 3 Remove one crust disk from the refrigerator. 4 Add filling to the pie. 5 Roll out second disk of dough, as before. All Butter Crust with Almonds Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling1/2 cup finely ground blanched almonds or almond flour 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, very-cold, cut into 1/2 inch cubes1 teaspoon salt1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar6 to 8 Tbsp ice water, very cold Follow directions as for the All Butter Crust Pâte Brisée, but with the above ingredients. To Pre-Bake a Pie Crust

Poppy Seed Kolache Recipe Ingredients 4 to 4-1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 package active dry yeast1/2 teaspoon ground mace or ground nutmeg1 cup milk1/2 cup butter1/4 cup granulated sugar1 teaspoon salt2 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 teaspoon lemon zestCanned poppy seed filling (or make your own*)Raisins (optional)1 egg1 Tbsp milk *Poppyseed filling (if you want to make your own filling, otherwise, you can use canned) 1 cup poppy seed1/2 cup milk1/4 cup honey1/3 cup chopped dates1/3 cup chopped nutsDash of cinnamon MethodHide Photos 1 In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups of the flour, the yeast, and nutmeg or mace; set aside. 2 In a medium saucepan heat and stir the 1 cup milk, the 1/2 cup butter, the granulated sugar, and salt just until warm (120 degree F to 130 degree F) and butter almost melts. 3 Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. 4 If you are making the poppy seed filling from scratch, combine the filling ingredients in a saucepan. 5 Punch dough down. Hello!

Patricia's Holiday Fruitcake Recipe Best to slice this fruitcake with a knife with a serrated edge, such as a bread knife. Method 1 Preheat oven to 325°F. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda and sour cream; set aside. 2 Combine the dates, raisins, cherries, and nuts with 1/4 cup of the flour and toss to coat the fruit and nuts. 3 Cream together the butter and sugar. 4 Pour batter into a prepared loaf pan (see note) and bake at 325°F for one and a half to two hours or until a toothpick or wooden skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. 5 Wrap tightly with aluminum foil and plastic wrap to store. Note: Line the loaf pan with greased parchment paper or brown baking paper, cut to fit the pan. Molasses Spice Cookies Recipe Preparation time: 30 minutes. Method 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, allspice together in a bowl and set aside. 2 Use an electric mixer and beat the butter for 2 minutes. 3 Add dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds. 4 Place remaining 1/3 cup of granulated sugar in a shallow bowl. 5 Bake until the outer edges of the cookies begin to set and centers are soft and puffy, about 11 to 13 minutes. Note: do not overcook. Optional Glaze When cookies have cooled, lay out over a sheet of wax paper.

Guinness Bread with Molasses Recipe This is fantastic eaten fresh, and nearly as good the next day toasted with some more butter. Do not use stale beer for this recipe, you want the carbonation. Ingredients 3 cups self-rising flour*1/2 cup white sugar1/3 cup molassesA pinch of salt (roughly 1/8 teaspoon)12 ounces of Guinness extra stoutButter for greasing the pan and painting the top, about 3 tablespoons * If you don't have self-rising flour, you can substitute using a ratio of 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder, plus 1/8 teaspoon of salt, for every cup of self-rising flour. Method 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. 2 Pour the flour, salt and sugar into a large bowl and whisk to combine. 3 Slowly pour the Guinness into the flour mixture. 4 Pour into the loaf pan to no more than 2/3 full. 5 Let the loaf cool a bit, maybe 5 minutes, and then turn it out onto a rack.

Chile Relleno Casserole Recipe Feel free to play around with the stuffing, Mexican chorizo is great for this, but we've also used hot Louisiana pork sausage. Or you can skip the pork all together and just use a jack cheese stuffing. Note that this casserole serves 8; you can easily cut the ingredients in half and use an 8x8 dish for the casserole. Method 1 Preheat broiler. Lay chiles in a single layer on a broiling pan (not a baking sheet that will warp in the heat of the broiler) or on a rack in a roasting pan. 2 While the chilies are cooling, heat olive oil in a large sautée pan, on medium. 3 Carefully peel and discard the blackened skin off of the chilies. 4 In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, cook chorizo, stirring occasionally to break up the meat, until cooked through, about 4 minutes. 5 Preheat oven to 375°. 6 In a large bowl, mix chorizo, cotija, and oregano. 7 In a large bowl, whisk the eggs thoroughly. 8 Bake until top starts to brown and the eggs are set but still soft, about 30 minutes.

Tomato Pie Recipe If you want to take this recipe up a notch, you can caramelize the onions while prepping the other ingredients. If you do that, double the amount of onion. Ingredients 1 9-inch pie shell (see pie crust recipe for homemade version)1/2 yellow or red onion, chopped3-4 tomatoes, cut in half horizontally, squeezed to remove excess juice, roughly chopped, to yield approximately 3 cups chopped tomatoes1/4 cup sliced basil (about 8 leaves)*2 cups grated cheese (combination of sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack, or Gruyere or Mozarella)3/4 cup mayonnaise1 teaspoon (or more to taste) of Frank's Hot Sauce (or Tabasco)Salt and freshly ground black pepper *To slice basil, chiffonade them by stacking the leaves on top of each other, roll them up like a cigar, starting at one end slice the "cigar" crosswise in thin slices. Method 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. 2 Squeeze as much moisture as you can out of the chopped tomatoes, using either paper towels, a clean dish towel, or a potato ricer.

Easy Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pão de Queijo) Recipe Print Our tour of Brazil continues. After posting the moqueca recipe, several of you asked if I had a recipe for Pão de Queijo, or Brazilian cheese bread, sort of like a chewy cheese puff made with tapioca flour. As a matter of fact, I do. My friend Bill gave me this recipe years ago, a favorite from his Brazilian wife Silvia. I’ve made it several times, each time with different cheeses. There are several ways to make Pão de Queijo. The beauty of this recipe is that you can make a big batch of batter and just store it in the refrigerator (for up to a week), pouring out just as many mini-muffins as you want to eat. The only weird ingredient is tapioca flour. The recipe as presented is fairly basic. Ingredients Special equipment recommended: One or two mini muffin tins. *It helps when baking with eggs to start with eggs at room temperature. Method Hide Photos 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. 2 Put all of the ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Eat while warm or save to reheat later.

Green Gumbo Recipe, Gumbo Z'herbes Recipe Another hearty stew from Hank Shaw. Enjoy! ~Elise Green gumbo, or gumbo z’herbes, is a Lenten tradition in Louisiana. The tradition for gumbo z’herbes is to include many different kinds of greens in the gumbo—and to always include an odd number. Which greens? A word on the roux: Try to use peanut oil if you can find it, as it lends a particularly excellent Cajun flavor to the gumbo. The recipe below includes a Cajun spice blend that makes more than you need for this gumbo. Blueberry Cake Recipe Print Have an abundance of blueberries? When they are in season you really have to enjoy them while you can, right? Here is a lovely blueberry cake that makes the most of fresh blueberries (though you can use frozen if you want). In fact, it almost seems like there is more blueberry than cake in this cake; that’s a problem I can live with! Often times the issue with blueberries in baked goods is that they sink to the bottom of whatever you are baking. We take advantage of gravity in this cake by scattering the berries on top of the batter, and letting them sink if they will while they bake. Ingredients Method Hide Photos 1 Preheat oven and prepare springform pan: Preheat oven to 350°F. 2 Mix flour with baking powder and salt: Vigorously whisk together 1 cup of flour with baking powder, salt, and cinnamon and set aside. 3 Beat butter, add sugar and vanilla, add eggs, add flour: Using a mixer, beat the butter on medium high speed for 2 minutes. Hello!

Smoked Salmon, Dill, and Goat Cheese Quiche Recipe Method 1 Roll out dough into a 12-inch circle. Place it into a 10-by-1 1/2-inch round tart pan (with or without a removable bottom), pressing dough into corners. Place in freezer to chill for 30 minutes. 2 Preheat oven to 350°. 3 Heat oil in a small skillet on medium heat. 4 Line the bottom of the quiche crust with cooked shallots. Zucchini Ricotta Frittata Recipe Method 1 Beat the eggs in a medium bowl. Add the ricotta and Parmesan and beat to combine. 2 Heat the olive oil in a 10-inch oven-proof stick-free skillet on medium high. 3 Reheat the skillet. 4 Set the top rack 5 inches from the heating element in the oven. Alternatively, instead of using the broiler, you can place a plate face-down on top of the skillet. 5 Slide the frittata out of the skillet onto a serving plate.