This has been a busy month and sadly I haven’t made as many new recipes as I normally would. Not a complete wash though!…
FROM THE APRIL BON APÉTIT…
Roasted Cauli version with the Coconut-Tumeric Relish. Delish!
Smashed Cucumber Salad, gorgeous.
We tried the Za’atar and Feta version. It was dreamy and easy. New go to summer salad for sure!
Cherry Upside-Down Cake, yum!
It could have been saucier. I think you could use a variety of other fruit. There just needs to be enough juice to soak in nicely.
Cherry Cake before the up-side-down part.
Kimchi Fried Rice
Add an egg for a complete meal. Extremely easy. I’d add extra Kimchi!
FROM FOOD AND DRINK, SPRING 2018:
Roasted Squash Salad with Maple-Apple Cider Vinegar Gastrique
Perfect combo of sweet and salty. The ricotta dollops were lovely. Super easy too.
BAKE FROM SCRATCH, BREAD SPECIAL EDITION:
To die for Cinnamon buns!
Can’t go wrong with Cream Cheese icing!
Rising Cheesy Scallion Pull-Apart Rolls
Soaked in butter and topped with cheese and onion.
OMG!!! Sooooooo tasty.
I still need to look for some May mags. I haven’t seen ones I want yet. There does seem to be a Mexican food theme moving into summer though.
A couple weeks ago I wanted a baking challenge so I decided to tackle the Pita Pocket from the Jan-Feb Milk Street Magazine. I’m going to brag a little here because man did they turn out fab! Actually, they were super easy and I feel foolish for not making them sooner…
Look at that Puff!
I really followed the directions for these babies. There were lots of helpful pics in the recipe too. Check out the process…
Make the dough and let it rise.
Weigh those suckers to get an even size.
Form into cute little balls.
A second rise does the trick. Then swipe with a touch of light oil (I used grapeseed).
Cooking was the fun part. It took some attention though because you can only put 2-3 in the oven at once. They only cook for 3 min in a 500F oven, yup that’s super hot…
I used my pizza peel to slide them in.
I also used my pizza stone.
They’re puffing, they’re puffing! Awe, pride, success!
There was some inconsistent puffing but WHATEVER because they worked. They even had a pocket…
How cool is that! I’m getting excited again just writing about them. They didn’t just look pretty. They tasted scrumptious too…
Hummous dipping time.
Please try this recipe if you grab the mag. I’ll be making these again for sure.