Sunday, November 23, 2014
Tried something I had never made before. The recipe was not complicated and I had all the ingredients in the pantry. It just seemed like a different version of Cinnamon Rolls.
It only took about 40 minutes to bake. I followed the directions and made it in my 10-inch tube pan. It looks impressive, good enough for a brunch.
I tested it before I took it out of the oven; I was pretty sure it was done. After cooling it completely it slipped right out of the pan; a little extra butter does the trick.
The Kugelhopf looks good but it was doughy and the combination of bittersweet chocolate (plus one square of unsweetened because I did not have enough bittersweet) and raisins was not very tasty at all. Sometimes you win and sometimes you kugelhopf.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014
A walk up to the radio tower.
Adding to my collection of pick-up sticks with a winning bid in the silent auction.
A project someone started and I hope to finish.
Tried a new cornbread recipe to go with my beef stew; everyone agrees the old recipe is way better.
A very juicy apple pie.
Just started a new book.
More visitors just passing through.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The leftover champagne in the fridge was the only reason I tried this recipe. Flipping through one of my favourite magazines, House Beautiful-Sept 2014, I came across Champagne Chicken Veronique, and except for the tarragon part,(I used sage) it sounded good and easy. The recipe calls for shallots but we have a cellar full of onions so that is what I used. The combination of red grapes, champagne and cream is so good that the plates were licked clean. And the chicken breasts, sauted in butter, were so buttery and tender that I had to remind myself that they were chicken breasts.