All posts tagged: baking made easy

Food: Puff Pastry Treat

I saw this recipe, which reminded me of something I’d done over a decade ago. When  I found  a packet of puff pastry nearing  its expiration date in my mother’s refrigerator and asked if I could take it home. I had a jar of Nutella (naturally) and a jar of apricot jam. So I layered the puff pastries all buttered up in a pan and baked them in the oven.  Then I cut them into squares the size of brownies, and pulled them apart in the middle to drop a spoonful of Nutella in some and apricot jam in others and served my creation to the family for breakfast.  Rich – sure, tasty – of course, worth the carbs – yes indeed. But I love what the below recipe calls for – Ingredients Ingredients for the rustici Approximately 80 g of ready-made puff pastry 3 rectangular sheets 200 g of fresh mozzarella 2 peeled tomatoes 1 egg Ingredients for the béchamel 25 g of butter 25 g of flour 300 ml of whole milk 1 …

Food: Peach Dessert

Got a sweet tooth all of a sudden this mid-day while working on a few chapters of my next novel – and I realized that I had a dozen ripened peaches sitting in the refrigerator. So I clicked over to my favorite recipe site and saw this inspiration – except I wanted to avoid all things flour and too much sugar. So, here’s what happened to the original recipe below. I raced over, well more like, walked over to the neighborhood grocery store and picked up mini-fillo dough cups, and sliced up the peaches, and sautéed in the butter, cinnamon and vanilla – NO SUGAR – and filled up each fillo dough cup and created a near Keto-friendly variation. But you don’t have to  – here’s the original recipe: INGREDIENTS 6 tablespoons butter 1 peach, thinly sliced 4 eggs 2/3 cup whole milk 2/3 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons granulated sugar whipped cream and maple syrup for serving {more}