Posted on March 20, 2017 by cookwithkathy
1/2 cup dried figs, stems removed
1 tsp lemon zest
1/4 tsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
4 Tbsp natural peanut butter
8 slices crusty whole grain bread
4 oz brie cheese
2 cups arugula
1 Tbsp unsalted butter
- Place figs in blender or food processor, cover with 1 cup boiled water and let soak for 30 minutes.
- Add lemon zest, cinnamon and a pinch of salt to container and blend until slightly chunky. Let cool.
- For each sandwich. spread 1 Tbsp peanut butter on a slice of bread. Top peanut butter with 2 Tbsp fig jam, 1 oz brie cheese and 1/2 cup arugula. Top with second slice of bread and press down gently. Repeat with remaining ingredients for additional sandwiches.
- Heat butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Grill sandwiches until bread is golden on both sides and cheese has melted, about 3 minutes per side.
Makes 4 servings.
Source: Sage magazine
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Posted on March 13, 2017 by cookwithkathy
6 large eggs
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp tarragon (or Dijon) mustard
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 small shallot, finely chopped
1 celery stalk, finely chopped
1 Tbsp capers
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
1 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
12 slices multi-grain whole wheat bread
- Bring a medium saucepan filled three quarters with water to a boil.
- Add eggs and cook 9 minutes (center of yolk will be slightly creamy).
- Carefully pour off hot water and rinse eggs with cold running water to cool. Peel eggs and roughly chop.
- Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add remaining ingredients. Gently fold in eggs.
- Spread the egg salad on the bread slices and serve.
Makes 6 servings.
Source: The Oprah magazine
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Posted on February 27, 2017 by cookwithkathy
2 cups strong plain flour
1 oz lard
1 oz caster sugar
2 teaspoons easy blend dried yeast
1 egg, beaten
4 oz butter
10 apricot halves
1 egg beaten, to glaze
3 tablespoons icing sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Sift flour into a bowl and rub in lard. Stir in salt, sugar, yeast, egg and 12 teaspoons water and mix to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth, then place in an oiled polythene bag in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
- Place butter between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and flatten into a 5-inch square. Roll out dough on a floured surface to a 10- x 12-inch rectangle and place butter in centre. Bring 2 sides of dough over to overlap each other, then top and bottom ends.
- Turn over and gently roll into an oblong about 3 times as long as it is wide. Fold into 3 and repeat rolling and folding 3 more times. Return to bag and chill for at least 1 hour.
- Roll out dough to a 20- x 8-inch rectangle and cut into 4-inch squares. Make a cut at each corner diagonally towards middle and fold 1 point from each corner into middle. Top with half an apricot and brush with beaten egg. Cover and set aside for 20 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 220ºC (425ºF).
- Bake in oven for 10 minutes until golden. Cool on a wire rack. Mix together icing sugar and lemon juice and brush over warm pastries.
Makes 10 servings.
Source: Breakfasts and Brunches
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Posted on February 20, 2017 by cookwithkathy
4 French rolls
1/2 pound ground breakfast sausage
6 cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
1/2 cup spinach leaves
3 mushrooms, sliced
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons melted butter
pepper and salt, to taste
Sriracha, to serve
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Carefully hollow out the bread rolls, making sure the outside of the bread remains intact.
- Slice the mushrooms and cut the cherry tomatoes into quarters.
- In a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, cook the breakfast sausage until cooked through.
- Coat the inside of the buns with butter. Add 3-4 tablespoons of breakfast sausage followed by the Cheddar cheese, sliced mushrooms, spinach leaves, and the cherry tomatoes.
- Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with tin foil. Place in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove and crack one egg into each bread boat. Return them to the oven for an additional 4-5 minutes and until the egg whites set and cooked appropriately (the yolks should be somewhat runny).
- Remove from the oven. Drizzle with Sriracha and serve immediately.
Makes 4 servings.
Source: Food Steez
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Posted on February 13, 2017 by cookwithkathy
1 cup finely shredded stemmed kale (about 6 leaves)
1/2 cup diced Paris ham or cooked pancetta (2 ounces)
2 tbsp heavy cream
2 large eggs
truffle salt or sea salt
grating of nutmeg
1/2 cup grated Gruyère cheese (2 ounces)
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Divide the shredded kale between two 6-ounce shallow ramekins. Sprinkle the diced ham on top. Pour the cream over the ham and crack 2 eggs into each ramekin. Season with the salt or truffle salt and pepper and a light grating of nutmeg. Finally sprinkle the shredded Gruyère over the eggs.
- Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, until the yolks are just set and the eggs jiggle slightly when the ramekins are shaken. Serve with the baguette.
Makes 2 servings.
Source: Chef Eric Ripert
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