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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Baked Scotch Eggs (Traditional & Vegetarian)

Traditional Scotch Eggs (Baked)

6 large eggs, boiled and peeled
1 pound ground pork sausage
1/2 pound ground turkey sausage
Salt (as needed)
Sage, Pepper, Thyme and other desired seasonings
1 raw egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Panko crumbs

Grease a small cookie sheet.  Heat oven to 400ºF. Mix together the sausages and seasoning and salt.  If you buy pre-seasoned sausage, you may not want to add any seasoning or salt. Roll each boiled & peeled egg in flour, then mold 1/6th of the sausage mixture around each egg. Roll in beaten egg then in Panko crumbs.  Place on greased cookie sheet and bake in oven for 30 - 35 minutes until brown and done.

Vegetarian Scotch Eggs (Baked)

6 large eggs, boiled and peeled
1 can (16oz) chickpeas, drained and mashed
1 raw egg
1 T olive oil
1 T Onion powder
1/2 T Garlic powder
1 T Cumin
1 T Coriander
3/4 cup bread crumbs (seasoned if you wish)
1 raw egg, slightly beaten
1 cup Panko crumbs

Follow above directions, substituting a mixture of the chickpeas, oil, one egg and seasoning for the sausage mixture. Drizzle with olive oil.  Bake for 25- 30 minutes.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pumpkin Muffins with Cream Cheese Sugar-Baked Topping

Sugar Topping
3/4 cups Brown Sugar
3T flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
3T butter

Cream Cheese Topping
8oz Cream Cheese
1/4 cup White Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Egg

Crumble together sugar topping in a bowl, set aside.  Blend cream cheese topping with hand mixer in a bowl, set aside.

Pumpkin Muffins
1 cup cooked Pumpkin
3/4 cup Greek Yogurt
1 Egg
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Butter
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups All Purpose Flour
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Cinnamon
3/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/2 tsp Ginger

Mix together dry ingredients and wet ingredients in two separate bowls.  Combine dry and wet thoroughly.  Place into prepared medium sized muffin tins, top with cream cheese topping and then with sugar topping.  Bake at 375ºF for about 25 minutes or until poke comes out clean.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Harvest Pumpkin Scones

These are fabulous! Like most of the bread photos on my two blogs, Dave made these great little flaky, sweet scones.   The recipe is from the King Arthur Flour website with the alternative of using miniature chocolate chips in the place of the crystallized ginger. SO GOOD, especially with black tea or coffee.

Soft Homemade Pretzels

Dave has been doing all the bread baking for our family over the last couple of years. He has become quite an expert in making Croissants and Foccacia.  He also does Rye bread, Pumpernickel, French baguettes,  Pretzels, Brazilian Cheese Bread, Whole Wheat Breads, and all kinds of Artisan breads.  You'll find many of these recipes and photos on this blog and my other blog here Coming soon to my Little Sugar on the Weekend blog: a video of Dave showing how to make Croissant dough and Pain au ChocolatThe recipe for these pretzels will be posted soon.  Check back here.  Thanks!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Brazilian Cheese Bread


Brazilian Cheese Bread is so easy to make.  The little cheesy rolls are usually served at Brazilian Grill restaurants. Dave makes them frequently and the entire family loves them. They are made in a blender and poured into a miniature muffin tin. You must use tapioca flour to get the right chewy texture.  Tapioca flour is found at the grocery store on the baking isle next to other specialty flours (such as corn flour and cracked wheat).

Brazilian Cheese Bread (Dave's Recipe)
1 egg
1/3 cup olive oil
2/3 cup milk
1 1/2 cups tapioca flour
1/2 cup grated aged Parmesan cheese (or Swiss cheese)

Grease mini muffin tin and preheat oven to 400ºF. Place all ingredients in a blender.  Blend until smooth. Pour into 16 mini muffin tin holes (fill to full because they are supposed to pop over the top).  Bake for 15-20 minutes until puffy and slightly brown (as in the above photo). 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chicken Stroganoff

Chicken Stroganoff
4-5 skinless boneless chicken thighs washed, dried, trimmed of excess fat and cut
into bite size pieces

sweet Hungarian paprika

½ teaspoon kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

2 Tbs flour for dusting
½ medium onion diced

8 oz. mushrooms cleaned and sliced
¼ C vermouth or sherry

1/2 C chicken stock

1 Tsp tomato paste

1 bay leaf

¼ C plain yogurt

salt and pepper to taste
chopped parsley (optional)

Prep the chicken then sprinkle with salt, pepper and a generous amount of paprika.
Dust with flour.

Get a heavy bottomed stainless steal saute pan hot over medium high heat then add some olive oil. Use tongs to place a layer of chicken down (you might need to do in two batches). And allow the chicken to brown before attempting to turn over (this makes some great fond and prevents the chicken from sticking to the pan). Flip the chicken and brown on the second side before removing to a plate. Repeat with a second batch if necessary.

Add some more oil if needed then add the onions and mushrooms. Get these nice and brown tossing to make sure nothing gets burned.

Deglaze the pan with the vermouth then add the chicken stock, tomato paste, and bay leaf. Turn down the heat a bit and let the chicken cook, stirring to mix the coating on the chicken with the liquid to help it thicken.

Once the chicken is done and the sauce is nice and thick, turn down the heat to low and add the yogurt. Taste it and add some more salt and pepper if you like.

Finish with some chopped parsley and serve over egg noodles.

Chicken Noodle Soup

The Lady’s Chicken Noodle Soup


Prep Time: 25 min
Cook Time: 1 hr 0 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 8 to 10 servings



1 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) fryer chicken, cut up
3 1/2 quarts water
1 onion, peeled and diced
1 1/2 to 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 bay leaves
3 chicken bouillon cubes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


2 cups sliced carrots
2 cups sliced celery, with leafy green tops
2 1/2 cups uncooked egg noodles
1 cup sliced mushrooms
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
1/3 cup cooking sherry
2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1 cup grated Parmesan, optional
3/4 cup heavy cream, optional
Seasoning salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Crusty French bread, for serving


For the stock: add all ingredients to a soup pot. Cook until chicken is tender, about 35 to 45 minutes. Remove chicken from pot and set aside to cool. Remove and discard bay leaves and onion. You should have approximately 3 quarts of stock. When chicken is cool enough to touch, pick bones clean, discarding bones, skin, and cartilage. Set chicken aside.

For the soup: bring stock back to a boil, add carrots, and cook for 3 minutes. Add celery and continue to cook for 5 to 10 minutes. Add egg noodles and cook according to directions on package. When noodles are done, add chicken, mushrooms, parsley, sherry and rosemary. Add Parmesan and cream, if using. Cook for another 2 minutes. Adjust seasoning, if needed, by adding seasoning salt and pepper. Enjoy along with a nice hot crusty loaf of French bread.