05 November 2010
Review Of Food Blogs For October 2010 (continued)
Continuing from the first part of my review of blogs, at Not Without Salt Ashley has been making Homemade Honey Roasted Peanut Butter, which sounds so easy and is something I would never have thought of making, like making Homemade Nutella, which seem to be just timeless purchasing items. How terrible and consumerist we have all become. And her Pumpkin Rice Pudding recipe is perfect and will solve the pumpkin problem next autumn, plus also (as you will find out over next week) I have been going through a rice pudding phase myself and need to write up my efforts.
While at Orangette, Molly Wizenberg made a gorgeous sounding Rustic Plum Tart with a so simple pastry; I like plum tarts and cakes but only ever seem to buy them and never get round to making them myself, which seems strange, perhaps one day soon, perhaps? And Gazpacho is another thing I have never made, so you never just never know. The use of heirloom tomatoes and the bite of the sherry vinegar sound like a lovely combination - sweet and sour.
Ree at The Pioneer Woman Cooks has come up with an amazing twist on sweet potatoes, which I like to add into mash to give an extra dimension, but she has made a soulful pudding with them by making the sweet potato into a custard style filling and then covering them with a full on pecan crumble crust. Now that's different and I am truly intrigued by it. I love the rich umami depth of Beef With Snow Peas which is a classic stir fried beef recipe that anyone can make at home; I like this sort of dish with some soy sauce infused with Birds Eye Chillis close to hand to dip the beef into. Then there is Creamy Cheese Grits With Chili which are a real American piece of cuisine and are a great alternative to potatoes, like pap in South Africa or polenta in Italy, and what better to finish off with that Ree's classic Skillet Cornbread recipe. Well, there is one thing, she provides a link to an older recipe called Tres Leches Cake, which sounds a must - rich, moist and sweet...what more do you need in a home made cake.
While Luisa Weiss at The Wednesday Chef makes an intriguing sounding Soft Zucchini, Harissa, Feta and Olive recipe. At Wild Yeast, Susan has been making soudough recipes with two catching my eye - Bread Crumb Sourdough and Soft Semolina Sourdough.