Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Apple Matafan - Tuesdays with Dorie

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie project was a matafan from the book Baking Chez Moi, described by the author "as a cross between a crêpe and a griddle cake".
For something that consisted of just apples and a thin pancake batter, it was surprisingly filling and what was supposed to serve 6, easily served 8 in my house. It was nice and fruity and tasted particularly good with salted caramel.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Southwestern Cauliflower-Corn Cakes

These cakes make a fun and delicious vegetarian main or side dish....you would never know you're enjoying your vegetables eating these.
They include grainy mustard, chili powder, garlic and green onions (in place of chives) that are an excellent match for the cauliflower and make the corn flavour pop.

This is another great recipe from Canadian Living Healthy Family Meals, a book I'm really enjoying cooking from this month. The recipe is available on the Canadian Living website here if you would like to give it a try.

I'm sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Apple Weekend Cake - Tuesdays with Dorie

One of this month's bakes from Baking Chez Moi met with rave reviews from those who made it a couple weeks ago and I'm adding another here. This was a very nice, moist, tea cake flavoured with vanilla and apples, that included a small amount of cinnamon that didn't overwhelm those flavours but merely enhanced their deliciousness. I would definitely make this again (and already have!).
If you would like to see what the others baked this week, visit Tuesdays with Dorie.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Bucatini al Tonno

This is a super quick and tasty pasta dish built around a common pantry staple: canned tuna. I'm not very creative when it comes to canned tuna - tuna melts are probably as exotic as it gets around here - so this was a welcome change.
The sauce is made from olive oil, anchovies (which I assure you, you cannot taste), garlic, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red pepper flakes and tuna, of course, but you want the good stuff packed in olive oil. The recipe doesn't make much sauce but with ingredients as flavourful as these, a little goes a long way. I reduced the oil to 2 tbsp, moistened the pasta with some pasta cooking water, and substituted bucatini for linguine.
This is another delicious recipe from UK chef Gino D'Acampo, from his book Gino's Pasta. It's also available on his website here.

Gino D'Acampo is featured chef this month at Cookbook Countdown hosted by Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking (Makan2) Foray.