Almond Cream

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup honey 1 cup ground almonds 2 eggs ½ cup heavy cream Vanilla bean scraped, seeds reserved Directions Mix together in a large bowl the butter, honey, almonds, vanilla seeds, eggs and cream until smooth. Use in tarts that are baked for about 10 minutes […]

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Blueberry Cheese Danish Pastries

Ingredients For the filling: 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 1 cup crushed blueberries For the glaze: 11/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 2 tablespoons fresh […]

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Ginger Apple Tart Tatin

Serves 8-10 Traditional Tart Tatin are made with apples and is essentially an upside down pie! Ingredients 1½ cups flour 1 tablespoon turbinado sugar ½ teaspoon cardamom, ground 2 sticks (16 tablespoons) unsalted butter, 1 stick cubed and ice cold the other room temperature 4-6 tablespoons ice cold water 5 medium tart apples (pink ladies, […]

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Ginger Honey Glaze

Makes ½ cup Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped fine Directions Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed and ginger is infused.

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Herbal Honey Glaze

Makes ½ cup Ingredients ½ cup honey 1 tablespoon fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine Directions Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for about 5 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed and herbs are infused.

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Herbed Portabella Quiche

Makes 1 mini quiche Ingredients 1 large potabella mushroom stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Honey & Herbed Ricotta

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 ¼ cup fresh ricotta ¼ cup honey 1 /2 cup of chopped herbs of choice Directions Mix together all ingredients until smooth and mixed.

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Lemon Curd

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon corn starch ½ cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs, beaten Pinch of salt Directions Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a medium low heat, whisking slowly until mixture is thick. Allow to cool and refrigerate.

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Mini Cream Fruit Tarts: Apricot, Italian Plum & Prune, Raspberry, Blueberry

Makes 8 Tartlets Ingredients Lemon Cream Almond Cream Honey & Herbed Ricotta 1 cup sliced apricots 1 cup sliced Italian plums ¼ cup prunes, chopped fine 1 cup raspberries 1 cup blueberries 8 tartlet shells, par-baked Ginger Honey Glaze Herbal Honey Glaze Sweet Black Pepper Cherry Glaze Directions Pre-heat oven to 350 ° F. Place […]

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Pain Au Chocolate

Makes 12 This version gives a shortcut to the traditional sweet Parisian breakfast treat by using already prepared puff pastry. Ingredients 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon water 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 1 package puff pastry, cut into 12 rectangles 18 ounces bitter sweet dark chocolate, thin bards, cut into 1½ ounce […]

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Pear & Almond Clafouti

Serves 6 Traditionally a clafouti is French dessert made with black cherries in an excessively buttered dish in a cakey almond pudding like batter, baked and dusted with powdered sugar. This version is adapted form Julia Child’s clafouti recipe and utilizes almonds and pears. Ingredients 3 bosc pears, cored and sliced thin (peels left on) […]

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Red Onion, Apple & Brie Tart

Makes 24 small tarts Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry, rolled out on a baking sheet and cold 3 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced 1 cup apples, sliced 1 cup brie 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves Salt/pepper Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan over medium heat, and butter. Cook […]

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Roasted Tomato-Basil, Zucchini, Goat Cheese Tart

Makes one tart Ingredients 1 sheet puff pastry 3 large tomatoes, chopped large and roasted 2 medium zucchini, sliced and roasted 10-12 basil leaves 8 ounces goat cheese Salt Savory Black Pepper & Basil Glaze (recipe follows) Directions Preheat oven to 375 ° F. Roll out the puff pastry and lay on a flat baking […]

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Savory Black Pepper & Basil Glaze

Makes ½ cup Ingredients 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1 -2 teaspoons black peppercorns, cracked medium ½ teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons pesto 2 tablespoons olive oil Directions Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a low simmer for about 2-3 minutes or until mixture is loose and mixed.

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Savory Herbal Curd

Makes 2 cups Ingredients 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon corn starch ¼ cup grated cheese, parmesan or cheese of choice ¼ cup fresh herbs of choice, chopped fine 4 large eggs, beaten Pinch of salt Pinch of cayenne pepper Directions Whisk together all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and […]

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Summer Garden Portobello Quiche

Makes 1 mini Quiche Ingredients 1 large portabella mushroom, stem removed 2 eggs, beaten 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced 2 green onions, sliced thin 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped fine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine ½ tablespoon fresh tarragon, chopped fine Salt/pepper 2 tablespoons half and half 2 tablespoons gruyere cheese, grated 1 tablespoon parmesan […]

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Tarragon Biscuits

Makes 15 biscuits Ingredients 3 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 ½ tablespoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 12 tablespoons butter, cold & cut into cubes 1 ½ cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons orange zest 3 tablespoons fresh orange juice 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon leaves, sliced into thin strips Directions Sift together […]

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Torte de Jamon Iberico y Sevollas Rojas (Red Onion & Iberico Ham Tart)

Serves 8 INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 medium red onions, sliced thin in rounds 1 sheet puff pastry, pre made 1 tablespoon sugar in the raw 8 to 10 slices Iberico ham 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 teaspoon water and pinch of salt Salt and […]

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Whole Grain Onion Tarts

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 cups red onion, sliced ½ cup goat cheese 1 tablespoon chives 1 tablespoon parsley Salt/pepper Whole wheat puff pastry Directions Preheat oven to 375°. In a large sauté pan over medium heat, add butter. Cook red onions until translucent, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and […]

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