Archives for August 2012

Apple Cinnamon Rolls

For the dough: 3/4 cup lukewarm water 2 1/4 teaspoons granulated yeast (1 package) 2 teaspoons sea salt 4 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons honey 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, melted (12 tablespoons) 3 3/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour egg wash (1 beaten egg + 1 tablespoon water) caramel sauce for topping, optional For the apple […]

Brioche Apple Cinnamon Rolls

A brioche cinnamon roll enhanced with the tartness of early season apples happened in our kitchen today, and Shaina wasn’t even home. Shaina is off today. Not by choice, but by force. Currently she is traveling around the West Coast promoting her book and talking to people and attending the International Food Bloggers Conference. Traveling […]

Ginger Plum Preserves and Easy Appetizers

A recipe for ginger plum preserves turns into tasty crostini appetizers with thinly sliced and toasted baguette, capricho de cabra goat’s cheese, and fresh plums. Stone fruit season is one of my favorites. Coming at the end of summer, I wait patiently all year for its arrival. As the heat of summer reaches its peak, […]

Ginger Plum Jam

3 ounces fresh ginger, peeled 3 cups roughly chopped plums 1 1/2 cups organic cane sugar Combine 3 tablespoons of water with the ginger and place in a food processor. Blend until smooth. Press through a cheesecloth and collect the juice. In a large, non-reactive pot combine the reserved juice from the ginger, the plums, […]

White Wine Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

Creamy risotto topped with a good helping of roasted radishes, cipollini onions, fresh beans, and any other seasonal vegetables your heart desires. I’ve been a bit turned around lately, where my head is moving in one direction, but my body just sits there, unresponsive to the wills of my brain. It feels a bit like […]

Risotto with Roasted Vegetables

1 pound radishes, rinsed and trimmed 1 pound cipollini onions, peeled 1/4 cup olive oil sea salt or kosher salt 2 cups cooked white beans (e.g. Cannellini, Great Northern, Navy) 6 cups chicken or vegetable broth 2 tablespoons butter 3 shallots, minced 2 cups arborio rice (not rinsed) 3/4 cup dry white wine or vermouth, […]

Baked Mozzarella-Stuffed Arancini for Sunday Night Dinners

This recipe for baked arancini where leftover risotto is stuffed with fresh mozzarella balls, herbs, and bacon, breaded and baked is a meal you’ll be happy to invite your family over to enjoy with you. Sunday dinners worked like clockwork when I was growing up. They were spent at my grandparents’ home, wrestling on the […]