Chocolate Cookie Habañero Mint Ice Cream Sandwiches

Makes 15 Ice Cream Sandwiches
INGREDIENTS
3 cups heavy cream
2 cups dark brown sugar
1 vanilla bean split
1 cup fresh mint leaves
1 habañero pepper, deseeded, pith removed, and cut in half
9 egg yolks
1 cup buttermilk, cold
Pinch of salt
30 medium dark chocolate cookies
DIRECTIONS
In a medium sauce pan, whisk together cream, sugar, vanilla, mint leaves, and habañero pepper. Bring to [...]

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Cornmeal Crust

Ingredients

1½ cups flour
½ cup yellow cornmeal
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into small pieces
2 egg yolks
2 tablespoons ice water

Directions

In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar and salt. Cut in butter with two forks or a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg yolks and ice water (don’t [...]

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Easy Blender Hollandaise Sauce

Makes 1 cup of sauce
Ingredients
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon cayenne, or a few dashes Tabasco sauce
10 tablespoons unsalted butter (if using salted butter, skip the added salt)
Directions
Melt the butter slowly in a small pot. Try not to let it boil – you want the moisture in the butter to remain there [...]

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Empanadas de Guayaba (Guava Pie Pockets)

Makes 15-20 empanadas
Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
3 tablespoons sugar
12 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into pieces
2 egg yolks
¾ cup water (ice cold)
Guava Jam (recipe follows)
Powdered sugar (optional)
Directions
In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, and sugar. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter until the mixture is crumbly with crumbles about the size [...]

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Empanadas de Pulpo (Octopus Pie Pocket)

In Spain, canned and jarred octopus is a luxury. To use it in empanadas is a delicious way to enjoy the delicacies of the Valencian waters, even from afar. Empanada dough is slightly sweet and thick in texture and does a brilliant job of absorbing the sauces form the inside without becoming soaked.

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Fresh Mint Ice Cream

Makes 4 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about 10 minutes stirring gently, allowing mint to steep into [...]

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Fresh Strawberry Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Strawberries

Makes ½ gallon of ice cream

Ingredients

2 cups whole milk
2 cups heavy cream
10 egg yolks
1 cup sugar plus ¼ cup sugar
1/4 cup water
8 cups strawberries (chopped, with tops removed)
1 cup chopped mint
Strawberries and mint for garnish
Chocolate, melted
Fresh strawberries, stems in tact

Directions

Make simple syrup by placing ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in heavy sauce pan [...]

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Light Mint Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Drizzle and Chocolate-Mint Leaves

Serves 10
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 dark mint chocolate bar, chopped into pieces
10 fresh mint leaves, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
For mint ice cream
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar, and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for [...]

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Mint Ice Cream with Fresh Orange-Beet Swirls

Makes 5 cups
INGREDIENTS
2 cups 2% milk
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
2 cups fresh mint, chopped
10 egg yolks
1 medium red beet, cooked and peeled and cubed
½ cup orange juice
½ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
In a heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk, half and half, sugar and mint to a boil and reduce heat immediately, and simmer for about [...]

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Molten Chocolate Cake with Cardamom Cream

Serves 8
INGREDIENTS
½ cup butter
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (baking squares are best)
¼ cup heavy cream
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ cup all-purpose flour
2 eggs
2 egg yolks
¼ cup sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease 8 6-ounce ramekins with a generous amount of butter, and sprinkle with sugar.
Over a double boiler, combine butter, chocolate, and cream. Heat over low heat, stirring [...]

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Rosemary Chocolate Soufflés

Serves 4
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon butter, softened
¾ cup sugar, plus one tablespoon
4 tablespoons flour
¼ cup fresh rosemary, chopped super fine, plus 1 tablespoon for garnish
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
Sea salt
2 tablespoons butter, cold and cut into little pieces
1 cup milk
2 ounces dark chocolate, chopped fine
2 egg yolks
5 egg whites
2 teaspoons powdered sugar
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°F. Butter 4 (8 [...]

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Strawberry Creamsicles

Makes 6-9 popsicles

Ingredients

1 pint fresh strawberries, stems removed and chopped
1⁄3 cup honey
1⁄3 cup water
4 egg yolks
1 cup cream
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon orange zest
1⁄3 cup fresh orange juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a medium sauce pan place the strawberries, honey and water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. [...]

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Sweet Corn Aioli

Makes 2 cups
Ingredients
2 egg yolks
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon citrus champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels
1 teaspoon salt
Directions
In a blender or food processor, place egg and garlic. Whirl until garlic is smooth. With the motor running, add the oil in a slow stream, [...]

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Sweet Corn and Crab Cappellacci with Soppresatta, Red Peppers, Zucchini & Basil

4-6 Servings

Ingredients

For the filling

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
½ medium white or yellow onion, thinly sliced (about ¾ cup)
3 ears sweet yellow corn, kernels removed from their cobs
1 cup jumbo lump crab meat, pickled over very well for shells
¾ cup mascarpone
Zest of 1 lemon, freshly grated
Pinch of pimento d’espelette pepper
Salt

For the pasta dough

2 large eggs [...]

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Tarragon Peach Ice Cream

Makes about 3 cups

Ingredients

2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
4 egg yolks, beaten
3 large ripe peaches pitted and peeled and pureed or mashed (¼ cup reserved for nectar)
1 cup tarragon peach nectar (recipe follows)
2 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped

Directions

In a heavy saucepan on medium heat, heat the cream until just about to boil but do not let [...]

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Traditional Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients
4 egg yolks
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
½ cup unsalted butter, melted (1 stick)
Pinch cayenne
Pinch salt
Directions
Vigorously whisk the egg yolks and lemon juice together in a stainless steel bowl and until the mixture is thickened and doubled in volume. Place the bowl over a saucepan containing barely simmering water (or use a double boiler), the [...]

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