Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Finally, I mustered up the courage to try this thing. I decided on a savory cheese soufflé because I'm less familiar with savory soufflés than sweet ones. I adapted the recipe from The Joy of Cooking, and I halved it for 2 individual soufflé ramekins:
Return the pan to heat and bring to a simmer, whisking constantly to prevent lumps.
butter and grated Parmesan for ramekins
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Generously butter soufflé ramekins and dust the insides with Parmesan cheese. Shake out the excess.
Bring the Béchamel to a boil in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and let stand for 30 seconds. Add the cheese, and stir well.
Add egg yolks one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Pour into the prepared ramekin(s).
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The 2010 February Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Michele of Veggie Num Nums. Michele chose to challenge everyone to make mezze based on various recipes from Claudia Roden, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Dugid.
Mezze is kind of like a Middle Eastern version of Spanish tapas. The required part of the challenge was to make hummus and pita bread from scratch, and to build your table from there. Here is my spread:
To see everyone elses' posts, check out The Daring Cooks's Mezze page.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Cream of Broccoli Soup
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Here is the most bizarre:
*Update: 6 out of 12 eggs ended up being double-yolkers. I was on the fence about it, but I've decided that this definitely weirds me out. I'm going back to the local Celeste Albers eggs - don't know why I ever veered away from them to begin with! They're worth the extra small effort! If you live in Charleston, you can find them at The Glass Onion when the Marion Square Farmers Market is closed for the winter season.