Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fudge No More!! (or, accidental candy)

Last week, I made my first attempt EVER at making fudge! Exciting, right? Since I've never made candy before in my life I decided to buy a candy thermometer, since there is no way I'd be able to tell when the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage. Anyway, why drop candy into a pot of water to figure out if it's done when you can just use a thermometer? Mine came with a handy clip that let me abandon it in the pot, which was helpful.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

BLT Tortilla Panini

This sandwich is a little messy to eat, especially as you get further along in it, but it is so worth it! The crust comes out delicate and crisp and holds its shape well. All in all, it's a delicious addition to anyone's arsenal of tomato sandwiches!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Butter Pecan Tarts

These butter pecan tarts are the most amazing, delicious, and easy thing to make. They come out looking like something you'd stuff into your mouth right away if you didn't care about burning yourself. They also make your kitchen smell great! Since you'll be making a lot of them, I suggest having a dinner party lined up, or just some people who you can foist your tarts off on.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Puff Pancake

This pancake bakes in the oven and comes out something like a giant Yorkshire pudding or popover. And bigger is always better, right? Because my oven isn't quite accurate temperature-wise, mine was a bit too crispy on top and along the edges. But still delicious!!