Monday, September 29, 2014

Piña Colada Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is one of those comfort foods that I adore, and my husband is like, meh. So, I try not to make full recipes, I didn't really measure. I had a good sized loaf of bread leftover from yesterday, made a baguette for dinner. It was a soft, rich dough.
Cubed, tossed with melted butter and unsweetened coconut flakes. I put it in a 350F oven for a few minutes while I stirred together a custard.
The custard consisted of coconut milk and cream, some sugar, honey, dash of salt, and an egg.
In a bowl, I tossed together the toasted bread and coconut, custard, and some crushed pineapple.
I used an ice cream scoop to portion the bread pudding into individual baking dishes. I think I got them at a secondhand store. Bake them about 325F-350F for about an hour. Test as for custard, knife inserted in center comes out clean when done.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Italian Sausage

I wanted to make lasagne, and tried something different. I made my own Italian sausage.
First, a trip to the garden to gather fresh herbs: parsley, oregano, thyme, rosemary, and basil.
Finely chop.
Next, a trip to the pantry for spices, onion and garlic powder, fennel, paprika, red chile flakes.
Mix well. Then simply use as desired.

Wine and Cheese al Fresco

I shopped for some cheeses that would go nicely with the Spanish Rice, as well as the Spanish wine. I picked up a nice Manchego, another smokey cheese, and a softer, plain farmers cheese.
The grapes looked too good to resist!