Baked Apple Pancake

9 Feb
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1 cup pancake mix

2/3 cup milk

2 TBSP vegetable oil

1 egg, beaten

1/4 cup butter

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1 medium Golden Delicious apple, peeled and sliced

 

Preheat over to 350

In a bowl, combine pancake mix, milk, oil,  and egg. In an 8 inch oven proof skillet, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, and apple slices; saute until sugar is dissolved. Pour batter over apple mixture. Cook, uncovered, over medium heat until bubbles form on top of pancake.

Bake, uncovered for 12 to 17 minutes or until golden brown. Invert onto serving plate.

 

Serves 1 to 2

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Country Fried Venison

9 Feb
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Venison is a staple in many Southern homes. This recipe takes the wild flavor away.

2 pounds venison tenderloin

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce

1/2 cup butter, melted

2 tsp liquid smoke

1 egg, beaten

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup flour

2 tsp seasoned salt

2 tsp vegetable oil

 

Cut tenderloin into eight steaks. In a large zip loc bag, combine soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, butter and liquid smoke. Add steaks; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a shallow bowl, combine egg, and buttermilk. In another bowl, combine flour and seasoned salt. Drain steaks, discard marinade. dip steaks in buttermilk mixture, then into flour mixture. In a large skillet over medium-high heat. cook steaks in oil for 12 to 14 minutes, turning occasionally.

 

Serves 8

 

Apple Dapple Cake

9 Feb
English: Bundt Pan

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3 large eggs

1-1/4 cups vegetable oil

2 tsp vanilla

2 cups sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour, divided

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

3 cups apples, peeled and diced

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

 

Preheat oven to 350

Grease a  9 inch Bundt pan; set aside. In a large bowl beat eggs on medium speed; add oil, vanilla, and sugar beating well. In another bowl, sift together 2-3/4 cups flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add to egg mixture. Combine remaining 1/4 cup flour,  with apples, nuts, and coconut; fold into cake batter. pour into prepared Bundt pan. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes. Remove from pan to a cooling rack.

Combine 1/3 cup butter, 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar, 1/4 cup milk, and 1 tsp vanilla in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook for 3 minutes. Pour over warm cake.

***** This cake may be baked in a 13 x 9 x 2 pan and a 9 x 5 loaf pan. There is too much batter for a 13 x 9 pan only. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes.

 

Smoky Mashed Potatoes

8 Feb
Français : Patates douces English: Sweet potat...

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We love potatoes so much in the south that we occasionally cook Idaho and Sweet potatoes together. That’s the case in this recipe.

 

2 large Idaho potatoes, peeled and diced

8 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded

1 cup cream, divided

8 TBSP butter, divided

2 tsp salt, divided

2 large sweet potatoes

1 tsp smoked paprika

 

Place Idaho potatoes in a large sauce pot with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil; add 2 TBSP salt. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes, or until tender. Drain and return to pan. Add Gouda cheese, 1/2 cup cream, 4 TBSP butter, and 1 tsp salt. Using a handheld potato masher, mash potatoes. If too thick add more cream 1 TBSP at a time.

Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork; place on paper towels in a microwave oven. Microwave on high for 8 minutes, or until tender, rearranging potatoes after 4 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Peel potatoes and mash. Add remaining cream, 4 TBSP butter, 1 tsp salt, and smoked paprika, stir until blended. In a 8 x 8 baking dish, put sweet potatoes on one side and the white potatoes on the other side. Swirl with a spoon, but do not mix completely together.

 

Serves 4

 

Fried Okra Salad

8 Feb
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1-1/2 cups self-rising yellow cornmeal

1 tsp salt

1 pound fresh small okra pods

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

Vegetable oil

1 head Bibb lettuce, rough chopped

1 large tomato, chopped

1 medium sweet onion, thinly sliced

1 medium red bell pepper, chopped

Lemon Dressing

3 bacon slices, fried crisp and crumbled

 

Combine cornmeal and salt. Dip okra in butter milk; dredge in cornmeal. Pour vegetable oil to a depth of 2 inches into a Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet; heat to 375 degrees. Fry okra in batches, 2 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. Drain on a wire rack over paper towel lined baking sheet.

Arrange lettuce on a serving platter; top with tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers. Add Lemon Dressing, tossing to coat. Top with fried okra, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon. Serve immediately.

 

Lemon Dressing:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

3 TBSP chopped fresh basil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp paprika

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

Combine first 5 ingredients in a bowl. Add oil, whisking until combined.

 

Serves 6

 

 

 

Almond Cream Cheese Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce

8 Feb
Bread

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1 loaf of each–French bread, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 loaf Shallah bread, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 package Keiser rolls, diced into 1 inch cubes

1 ( 8 oz) package cream cheese, softened

9 large eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup sugar

3 tsp vanilla extract, divided

3 cans Solo Almond Filling

1 cup butter, melted and divided

2-1/2 cups heavy cream

Dash of salt

2 TBSP Almond filling

2 TBSP sugar

1 egg yolk

1/4 slivered almonds

Amaretto Cream Sauce

Preheat oven to 325

Coat a 13x9x2 baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange one third of bread cubes in baking dish. Beat cream cheese, 1 egg, 1/4 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until smooth. Spread half of mixture over bread. Whisk together 1-1/4 cups almond filling and 1/2 cup melted butter. Spread half of mixture over cream cheese mixture on bread. Repeat layers once, using bread and remaining cream cheese mixture and almond mixture; put remaining bread cubes on top. Whisk together 8 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, heavy cream, and salt. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and chill 30 minutes or until most of egg mixture is absorbed. Whisk together 1/2 cup melted butter, 2 TBSP almond filling, 2 TBSP sugar and egg yolk until blended. Drizzle evenly over bread. Sprinkle with almonds.

bake 1 hour or until set. Serve with Amaretto Cream Sauce

Amaretto Cream Sauce:

1/2 cup Amaretto liquer

2 TBSP cornstarch

2 cups whipping cream

1/2 cup sugar

Combine liquer and cornstarch, stir until smooth. Cook cream in heavy saucepan over medium heat; stirring often, just until bubbles appear. Gradually stir in amaretto mixture. Bring to a boil and add sugar;  cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat. Cool completely.

Sweet Potato Fries

1 Feb

5 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into fries

3 TBSP olive oil

2 TBSP chopped fresh basil

2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 clove garlic, minced

1 TBSP lemon juice

 

Preheat oven to 400

Place potatoes on a foil lined baking sheet with olive oil. Bake until golden brown, about 45 minutes. Combine salt, pepper and basil; set aside. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, garlic, and lemon juice. Stir to combine.

When potatoes are removed from oven, sprinkle with salt mixture. Serve with garlic mayonnaise.

 

Serves 4

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