Thursday, January 31, 2008
Apricot-Orange Cream Scones
2 cups flour
3 Tbs. Sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. grated orange peel
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup white vanilla chips
1 1/3 cups whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 Tbs. Orange Juice
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheet. In lg bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, orange peel and salt. Mix well. Add apricots and white vanilla chips. Add whipping cream all at once; stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
On lightly floured surface knead dought 6-7 times until smooth. Divide dough in half. Pat each half into 6" founds; cut each into 4 wedges. Place 2" apart on prepared cookie sheet.
Bake at 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 5 min. Meanwhile, in small bowl, blend powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle icing over warm scones. Serve warm.
Notes: For the lightest, most tender scones, quickly mix and shape the dough, handling it as little as possible. Use only a sprinkle of flour on the work surface.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
So, I hate fish. I mean HATE HATE HATE fish. But, Jason loves it and wanted it for his birthday. So I agreed to make it for him. With some suggestions from a friend, I came up with this. It is a bed of Fettucine Alfredo topped with fresh mushrooms, asparagus, capers and tomatoes that I sauted in butter. Then I put the pan fried Salmon on top of that. And served it with a salad. Other than the nasty fish, doesn't it just look yummy.
Then Jason requested that I make this cake.It is called Luscious 4 Layer Pumpkin Cake. It is yummy but for some reason I hate making this cake. But I gladly gave in for such an occassion.
And you may ask, what does a newly 27 year old do on his birthday.Why homework of course.