Post by erin elizabeth on May 30, 2019 10:05:07 GMT -5
Hi, all! Is it spring where you are yet? We are barely there here in NE OH. Seems we are only getting one nice day at a time. Looking forward to some grilling next month--I hope!
5/11 Chunky Peanut Butter Clouds (Alice Medrich) Excellent merignues. Used almonds, milk chocolate, and no peanuts on top. Moved these from Make Again to Excellent—really a great meringue.
5/8 Chocolate Banana Bundt Cake (CLBB/Middydd) I used tube pan due to notation on recipe--not sure if mine or Middydd's. Less chocolate next time? Also swirled it in once I realized how much there is. Used parchment on bottom of pan. Just delicious. Slightly crispy outside. Good banana flavor.
5/20 Braised Country-Style Pork Ribs with Chipotle (NYT 1/3/18) Very tasty, nice heat, nice citrus/beer flavor—eager to try leftovers as tacos (with some kind of slaw). Maybe ¼ tsp cayenne (mine is HOT) and scant 2 tsp chipotle. Used up the last of the frozen OJ!
5/11 Kung Pao Noodles with Peanuts and Wok-Fried Vegetables (CLBB/Rebar) Had to make adjustments, but good—used a scant tsp five spice since I didn’t have any star anise. Also, no sriracha for a guest.
5/29 Rhubarb-Almond Cake (BA 4/15) Good, but it needed something. Maybe a touch of almond extract? Maybe the vanilla bean instead of vanilla extract would have made a difference? Or increase the extract—I only used an overflowing ½ tsp. Good rhubarb flavor.
5/27 S’mores Cupcakes (Real Simple 7/14) Actually better than I thought. Marshmallow was hard to eat—better warm? Cupcake was lighter than I thought. Used half and half for cake and ganache (last of the frozen half and half!).
5/5 Grilled Celery with Pecans and Cheddar Spread (Carla Hall’s Soul Food) Made variation with raw celery. Tasty—need to taste for cayenne. Toasted pecans in skillet with a little oil and salt.
5/5 Versatile Vanilla Cake with Whipped Frosting [Lemon Version] (EF 5/09) Varying opinions on this—a decent cake. Some loved the frosting, but some did not. The candied lemons did not work. Good, but I don’t need again.