March 17, 2016
Make 4 servings 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1. Combine and mix dry ingredients in a bowl, then add buttermilk. Using your hands, work the mixture together in the bowl, forming a loose ball, before turning out onto a flour-dusted surface. 2. Lightly knead the dough, being careful not to overwork it, into a circular shape about half an inch thick. 3. Once dough is formed, cut an X across the circle, forming four equal-sized farls, or pieces.
March 4, 2016
Makes 8 servings For the slaw: 1 cup shelled and skinned hazelnuts 1/4 red cabbage, cored 1/4 green cabbage, cored 1 fennel bulb, peeled 2 firm, ripe pears 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley, leaves only Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper For the dressing: 1 large egg yolk 1/2 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard 11/2 teaspoons honey 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 3/4 cup mild-tasting extra-virgin olive oil...
August 7, 2015
Dairy downtown The weekly farmers' market at High Street on Market has been bringing in a slew of special guests for tastings and cooking demos. This week it's Berks County's Valley Milkhouse, a dairy making cheese, yogurt, butter, and buttermilk. Check out the cultured buttermilk, made with nothing but pasteurized cream, cultures, and salt. Valley Milkhouse buttermilk, $7 for a quart Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., outside High Street on Market, 308 Market St., Philadelphia, 215-625-0988.
June 6, 2014 |
Even though the party didn't start till 5 p.m., Christian McKinney's grandmother and younger brother were waiting in the lobby of Lawton Elementary School at 3. "Do you want to help in the kitchen?" I asked Brandon, 9. "Me? he said with incredulous delight. "Mom-mom, Mom-mom, I get to help cook!" he cried, literally jumping up and down. For our last cooking class, each of my fifth-grade chefs had invited two guests for a dinner of buttermilk roasted chicken and pasta salad, the menu chosen from their favorite dishes of those we had cooked over the last nine weeks.
May 10, 2013 |
A luxurious breakfast in bed is a long-standing Mother's Day tradition. It rates higher than an orchid corsage, or brunch in a crowded restaurant sipping a flat mimosa. We prefer home cooking, anyway. Over the years we've each made many breakfasts for our own mothers, and our lovely daughters have paid us back in kind - the beat goes on. As it always has, going back to ancient Egypt, when spring festivals honored the female deities and maternal goddesses, symbols of rebirth and motherhood.
May 9, 2013
Makes about 18 4-inch Lovecakes 2 large eggs, separated 1 cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons melted butter 1 cup cake flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Vegetable oil 1. Whisk the egg yolks into the buttermilk in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk in the butter. Put the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt into a sieve and sift into the buttermilk.
July 12, 2012 |
3 cups unbleached white flour ½ cup granulated sugar 1½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda Pinch of salt 1½ sticks of cold butter, cut into tablespoon-sized pieces 1 large egg 1 cup whole-milk buttermilk 1. Place the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl, or bowl of food processor. Stir or pulse till combined. Add the butter chunks to the flour mixture and with either your fingers or two knives work the butter into the flour until the butter pieces are the size of peas and are well coated and distributed evenly.
June 16, 2011 |
Food Network chef Tyler Florence never overlooks the little things in life. In 2009, he whipped up Sprout, a successful organic baby food line (available at select Wegmans and Whole Foods), and just this month, he released a kid-focused cookbook, Start Fresh: Your Child's Jump Start to Lifelong Healthy Eating (Rodale Books), geared toward parents who are busy but who actually have tastebuds. We couldn't resist this crowd-pleaser remake, nor the fact that you get a complete meal on one pan. Halibut Fish Sticks With Green Beans and Potatoes Serves 4 adults or 6 kids 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk 1 pound skinless halibut fillet, cut into 1-inch-wide fingers 1 cup panko bread crumbs 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves Salt and freshly ground pepper 1/2 pound assorted baby potatoes, scrubbed and quartered 1/2 pound green beans 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1 tablespoon capers, finely chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
May 26, 2011
Makes 2 servings 2 (6-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 cups buttermilk 4 slices bacon 2 cups canola oil 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3/4 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 artisan hoagie rolls 2 teaspoons unsalted butter 4 teaspoons dijonnaise (see note) Romaine lettuce 1 red ripe tomato, sliced 1. Place the chicken in a small nonreactive bowl and cover with the buttermilk.
October 29, 2009
Makes 12 (6 servings of 2 pancakes each) 1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and set aside. 2. In another bowl, combine buttermilk, cream, egg yolks, and butter. 3. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or cast-iron frying pan over medium heat. When a drop of water beads up and sizzles on the griddle, it is hot enough. 4. Combine the two bowls of ingredients and stir just until blended, but lumps remain. 5. Whip the egg whites to a medium peak and fold them in gently.