Thursday, November 27, 2008

Creme Anglaise

This is the mother of all sweetness! I found this recipe at All Recipes - it is very close to what I was given and it was part of the wonderful bread pudding I made this weekend.

Stay with this while you're making it - stir, stir, stir. Don't let it boil or it will break the sauce. Simmer good. Boil bad.

1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup white sugar

In a small, heavy saucepan, heat cream and vanilla until bubbles form at edges.
While cream is heating, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until smooth. Slowly pour 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture into egg yolks, whisking constantly. Gradually add egg yolk mixture back to remaining milk mixture, whisking constantly. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.

This will be the mother of all desert parts in the future!

This Week's Efforts

This has been a week of YUM!! I've tried to do a little something each night after work or yoga. It's going to be a lovely Thanksgiving day! My recipes this week are mostly from a local chef. Out of respect to him, I will look for the most closely matched recipes I can find online, but I can't post what he gave me. What I've cooked from his recipes this week has been divine so I'll do my best.

Here's what we're looking to blog today/this weekend:

Roasted Apple Tart - Matthew said "This is by far your best achievement Teri."
Pumpkin Pie - Upped the ante from previous years
Creme Anglais for Bread Pudding
Cranberry and White Chocolate Bread Pudding - pretty!
Gravy Beyond Belief
Cranberry Sauce - Chef made me pinky swear I would not serve the jello kind again.
Stuffing - Not your store bought one!
Pot Pie - think about those leftovers now!

Drool away darlings! And, I promise to post all those that I've had in "draft form" and haven't finished!

Bon Appetit!

Monday, November 24, 2008

I Promise

So many of you have been nagging me on my lack of submittals of late. Well, I have been traveling and not had much of a chance to cook nor post. I promise to post a bunch this next weekend....OK?