"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Today's Menu
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-27-2008, 03:35 AM   #41
Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris
Posts: 83
sixsix210, the cheesecake sounds fab, please include me in that one!

Amy, I'll sort out the recipe for the tart (just off to work now!)...its a sweet rich pastry (made with butter) and a filling made with an obscene amount of tasty ingredients mainly butter , lemon zest & juice. I often pass on dessert, but this is worth the calories. I'll list it in the next couple of days on my home page & you will see it in the index.
__________________

__________________
Fiona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 07:37 AM   #42
Senior Cook
 
SHAMALICIOUS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 290
My coconut and chocolate truffles

And my lasagne :o)
__________________

__________________
SHAMALICIOUS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 10:01 AM   #43
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,766
i don't think of it as my signature dish; not sure i have one, but i'm known at work at family gatherings for my sunday gravy, with meatballs, sausage, and pork rib ends.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 10:10 AM   #44
Senior Cook
 
SixSix210's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: NJ for the moment, heading south next spring to be with my family.
Posts: 421
Ok kids. here we go...Enjoy!

Raspberry Swirled Cheesecake
Vegetable cooking spray
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 (8-ounce) package raspberries
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg whites
1 large egg
1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsifted all-purpose flour
1. Preheat oven to 300F. Spray bottom and sides of 8-inch spring form pan with cooking spray; sprinkle crumbs on bottom of pan.
2. Puree raspberries until smooth, and put through a sieve to remove seeds. Add orange rind; set aside.
3. In mixer bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Gradually beat in condensed milk until smooth. Add egg whites, egg, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Stir in flour.
4. Pour half of batter in prepared pan. Spoon 1/2 raspberry puree evenly over batter. Top with remaining batter. Drop by spoonfuls remainder of raspberry mixture over batter; with knife or spatula gently swirl.
5. Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until center is set. Cool. Chill.
6. center should be lower after setting. Fill with caramel approx 1/4 inch thick. Refridgerate until caramel is firm.
7. cover top with melted chocolate and allow to set
8. now the fun part... either dredge the edges through a bowl of melted chocolate or use a basting brush to 'paint' the side with chocolate. Get a baking pan and a put a cooling rack inside of it to reduce mess ;-)

I've also added mint chocolate chip mini's to the top while it was setting. mint and raspberry...yum. Make sure the setting stages are done. It's cheese cake, so you can freeze it solid if need be before going to the next step of coating.
__________________
Cookies = Love
SixSix210 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 02:50 PM   #45
Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Paris
Posts: 83
can't wait to make the cheesecake...perhaps at the w/e??
__________________
Fiona is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #46
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
i don't think of it as my signature dish; not sure i have one, but i'm known at work at family gatherings for my sunday gravy, with meatballs, sausage, and pork rib ends.
Okay Bucky and others, it may be because I am Canadian, but what exactly is "Sunday gravy"? Does it have special ingredients in it? I know through my maternal British heritage we always had something with gravy on Sundays (pork or beef roast usually), but I know that isn't it.

I am intrigued!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 03:34 PM   #47
Chef Extraordinaire
 
buckytom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My mountain
Posts: 18,766
lp, to italian americans, gravy can either be red (tomato), or brown (fond, drippings, roux, etc.).

sunday gravy is a tomato sauce, with each home having their own spin on the thing. but the most common ingredients are tomatoes, herbs, onions, peppers, meatballs, sausage, and often chunks of beef, veal, or pork, and possibly brasciole.

i usually add mushrooms and zucchini to mine.

it's usually started early sunday morning to be ready for an early dinner after church.
__________________
in nomine patri, et fili, et spiritus sancti.


Meh nom eh noh...doot dooooo do do do.
buckytom is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 03:40 PM   #48
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,939
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom View Post
lp, to italian americans, gravy can either be red (tomato), or brown (fond, drippings, roux, etc.).

sunday gravy is a tomato sauce, with each home having their own spin on the thing. but the most common ingredients are tomatoes, herbs, onions, peppers, meatballs, sausage, and often chunks of beef, veal, or pork, and possibly brasciole.

i usually add mushrooms and zucchini to mine.

it's usually started early sunday morning to be ready for an early dinner after church.
Yumm, thanks for the lesson. Can you send some to me? "Suzi" is already FedExing me hot dog buns and oatmeal cookies collect....maybe they will give me a group rate?
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 07:50 PM   #49
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kadesma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: california
Posts: 21,373
I really don't have a sig dish..But, each Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter, my crew wants home made ravioli and gravy..They also ask for my veal,chicken or pork marsala, love the way I make artichokes, garbanzo beans, and stuffed onions and rice torta , these are a have to have for at least several Sundays each month..And each one always asks for the stuffed onions for their birthday dinner...Good thing my youngest son came and had me teach him how to make them, the tradition will continue...

kadesma
__________________
HEAVEN is Cade, Ethan,Carson, and Olivia,Alyssa,Gianna
kadesma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-27-2008, 08:25 PM   #50
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Raton,NM, USA
Posts: 4,573
I do not like it when someone asks me what my sig dish is I don't know what that would be working professionally for so long I feel like I have many ,many great dishes. I'm not trying to sound arrogant but I am 50 years old and have worked in many venues including bakeries so I better know how to make more than one thing really well. The better question is what dishes do I suck at. Ok! I do not make good biscuits, scones, home made pizza etc and many others I can't think of right now but they exist and I will be the first to tell you what I'm not good at. I know all of us here have more than one great dish.
__________________

__________________
"It's so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it." - Julia Child
jpmcgrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.