Sunday, February 28, 2010

Banana Bread

Banana bread

Davneet bought bananas, but he didn't eat any. So we were left with a bunch of overripe bananas. The solution was obvious: make banana bread.

I was browsing online for bacon cookie recipes and came across Pete Bakes! The Web site of a fellow bacon lover. I decided to try his banana bread recipe.

I followed the recipe exactly except I used four bananas instead of three. As a result, the bread was very moist and sweet. Delicious.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

German Bacon Cookies

German Bacon Cookies

Bacon goes well with everything: beef, salad, chocolate. So why not butter cookies? When we found this recipe for German Bacon Cookies, we just had to try it.

But this was another dish that made me wish I had a kitchen appliance: an electric mixer. The dough had so little liquid that mixing it by hand was grueling.

The cookies came out more like a savory shortbread. In my mind, cookies are sweet, and these cookies have no sugar. They seem like they would be a good complement to another dish, such as croutons for a salad or crackers for a soup.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Portuguese Kale Soup

Portuguese Kale Soup

Remember the Spanish Shepherd’s Pie Meat Pie? With chorizo? Of course you do. It was in the last post. Yeah, we had purchased that chorizo in order to make this Portuguese Kale Soup. Luckily, we love chorizo so much that we had bought twice the amount we needed.

Making this made me realize just how much I want an immersion blender. Blending cupfuls of soup at a time in the food processor was tedious. But otherwise, the soup was straightforward and easy to make. It was also pretty tasty, reminiscent of collard greens with ham.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Spanish Shepherd's Pie Meat Pie

Spanish Shepherd's Pie Meat Pie

When I spent the holidays in New York with my sister, I got to try some delicious meat pies from DUB Pies. So I was inspired to make a meat pie of my own.

I wanted to make a shepherd's pie meat pie and we were all set to go. The pie crust was rolled out, the potatoes mashed, the corn and peas cooked.

However, the ground beef we had bought had gone bad, and so we were faced with a dilemma. Do we make a vegetarian meat pie?

The only other meat we had in our fridge was chorizo. For some crazy reason Davneet thought it would taste weird. But we used it anyway.

It was pretty good.