Sunday, September 17, 2006

Peach Pinwheel Coffee Cake


Cinnamon Topping:

3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup flour
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup butter


1 can peaches
2 and 1/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
1 and 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs

Mix the dry ingredients for the cake. Combine sugar and butter in a separate bowl. To this mixture, add the eggs, one at a time while beating with a whisk. Stir in dry mixture. Now add the sour cream. Spread half the batter into a baking dish, add half the cinnamon topping. Put the rest of the batter in then add the rest of the topping. The arrange the delicious peaches atop in a decorative fashion. Bake at a350 degrees F for 50 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean out of it. Enjoy! Its really yummy, don't be swayed by this horrifying picture! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Curry marinade for barbecue

This recipe is good especially with kebabs on the barbeque, but you can use it with any kind of meat or vegetable, and you can also cook it in the oven.

2 inch piece of ginger, skinned
1/3 of a green pepper
1 large onion
5 cloves of garlic
juice of one lime
a small bunch of fresh coriander

Puree this mixture in a blender or food processor, then add Garam Masala curry powder until the mixture turns brown. Add salt to taste. Cover your meat or vegetables with the marinade and cook on the barbeque or in the oven. Melt a bit of butter and add it to what's left of the marinade to baste your kebabs while they're cooking. It's good with natural yogurt or mint chutney on the side!

Wow, more garlic! I don't mean to give any of you indigestion!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

My secret guacamole recipe

This makes the best guacamole that I've ever tasted in my life if I do say so myself. It took me awhile to wean my addiction to this stuff.

2 ripe avocados
1/4 of an onion
1 clove of garlic
a small bunch of fresh coriander
2 tablespoons of banana peppers
a dollop of sour cream
juice of one lime
salt to taste

Mash the avocados with the lime juice and sour cream. Chop the onions, garlic, and banana peppers finely and add. Pull the big stalks off the coriander, chop it, and add it too. Add some salt, and that's it! If you have a food processor (you lucky bastard) you can just blend it all together. Some do like it chunky though.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Garlic burps and farts Hummus

Here's a simple hummus recipe!

A can of chick peas, drained except for a little juice
a few cloves of garlic, minced and slated, and pressed with a fork
tahini, 3-4 tablespoons(a big dallop)
the juice of a lemon
some paprika, the redder the better

dippibles could include pita, toast, veggies, fingers

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Mustard Chicken

My Dad gave me this recipe over the phone a few years ago, it is sooo yummy!

2 Large chicken breasts
Dijon mustard
1/2 cup of cream
I large onion, coarsely cut
3 pieces of bacon
1/2 cup of dry white wine.

Rub chicken breasts with mustard. In a pan fry bacon until crisp, then take it out of the pan.

Put the chicken and onions into the pan with the bacon oil and fry until onions are caramelized and the chicken is brown over high heat. Take chicken out of pan and add wine to pan until it is reduced by about 2/3. (you can smell the alcohol burning off!). Lower heat and add cream. Put the chicken back in. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over small shell or penne pasta. It's soooo good! You can add mushrooms which is good too.