Thursday, October 28, 2010

Candied Spice Pumpkin Seeds - WY Cafe

White Pepper
Pumpkin Seeds

Mix together Sugar, White Pepper, Salt & Cayenne. After rinsing seeds while still wet coat seeds with sugar mixture. Bake at 275 degrees for about 1 hour stirring frequently.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Garlicky Lemon Chicken - You've Got Supper

1 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken thighs, skinless boneless
1/2 cup(s) Chardonnay wine
1 lemon(s)
2 tbsp butter, with salt
2 clove(s) garlic, minced

1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in skillet over high heat. Add thighs and sear for 2 minutes on each side.

2. Meanwhile, juice and zest half a lemon. Lower heat to medium. Add wine and lemon juice. Cook chicken while continuously scrapping brown bits off bottom of pan, about 5 minutes. Remove chicken from pan.

3. Whisk in butter and minced garlic.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Petite Vanilla Bean Scones - Pioneer Woman

Prep Time: 20 Minutes Cook Time: 20 Minutes Difficulty: Easy Servings: 12

3 cups All-purpose Flour
⅔ cups Sugar
5 teaspoons Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
2 sticks (1/2 Pound) UNSALTED Butter, Chilled
1 whole Large Egg
¾ cups Heavy Cream (more If Needed)
2 whole Vanilla Beans
3 cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
½ cups Whole Milk
1 whole Vanilla Bean
Dash Of Salt
Preparation Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Split the vanilla beans down the middle lengthwise and scrape out all the vanilla “caviar” inside. Stir caviar into cream. Set aside for 15 minutes.

Sift together flour, 2/3 cup sugar, baking powder, and salt.
Cut cold butter into pats, then use a pastry cutter or two knives to cut the butter into the flour. Keep going until mixture resembles crumbs.

Mix vanilla cream with egg, then combine with flour mixture; stir gently with a fork just until it comes together.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and lightly press it together until it forms a rough rectangle. (Mixture will be pretty crumbly.) Use a rolling pin to roll into a rectangle about 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Use your hands to help with the forming if necessary.

Use a knife to trim into a symmetrical rectangle, then cut the rectangle into 12 symmetrical squares/rectangles. Next, cut each square/rectangle in half diagonally, to form two triangles.

Transfer to a parchment or baking mat-lined cookie sheet and bake for 18 minutes, removing from the oven just before they start to turn golden. Allow to cool for 15 minutes on the cookie sheet, then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.


To make the icing, split one vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the caviar. Stir caviar into milk; allow to sit for awhile. Mix powdered sugar with the vanilla milk, adding more powdered sugar or milk if necessary to get the consistency the right thickness. Stir or whisk until completely smooth.

One at a time, carefully dunk each cooled scone in the glaze, turning it over if necessary. Transfer to parchment paper or the cooling rack. Allow the glaze to set completely, about an hour. Scones will keep several days if glazed.
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