Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This is a traditional Southern custard pie, my dad's special birthday request.
-1 c sugar
-2 tbs all-purpose flour
-1/2 c melted butter
-1 1/2 c buttermilk
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp lemon extract
-1/2 tsp salt
-Superfine sugar (save your money and just throw regular sugar in the food processor for a minute or two)
In your stand mixer or with a hand beater, whisk the eggs on high for 2 minutes. Slowly add the sugar and flour, and mix for another two minutes. Add the butter, buttermilk, salt and flavor extracts, beat on medium speed for 5 minutes.
Dust the bottom of an uncooked pie crust with a few teaspoons of the Wondra flour, then pour in the custard. Mix together a few teaspoons of the Wondra flour and superfine sugar, then sprinkle over the top. This helps form that yummy nummy crust on top, which sort of has a creme brulee thing going on.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
The cellphone photo definitely does not do this dish justice!
Cut off the top third of the artichoke, and use a spoon to create a pit in the center. In a small bowl, combine the cheese, herbs and bread crumbs. Spoon into the center of the artichokes, then drizzle with olive oil.
Arrange them in a baking dish so that they will stay upright, and bake uncovered at 400 degrees for 25 minutes.