Friday, October 9, 2009

Applesauce.....Worlds best.

Well, this is the best I have ever tasted. So in my humble opinion I have claimed victory on this title. Really, the best part is that it is super pure.

NOTHING added. Except a little water.

I peeled some 5 pounds or so of the Macintosh variety, chopped them into 2 inch squares (quarters would work too), put them in a lasagna dish filled with a 1/4 cup water and then roasted them for around and hour at 400 degrees or until they were mushy but a little bit caramelized. Cooled. Put them in blender and pureed. Result? Smooth, sweet, devine apple silkiness. Some may say a little "baby food" like but I put this on some crepes filled with cottage cheese and I was in a very happy place.

Other ideas...

Latkes (potato pancakes)
As a substitute for oil and sugar in baking
The list goes on....

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Brown Sugar Baked Grapefruits

This is easier than toast. Grapefruit. Brown Sugar. Vanilla and optional candied ginger. Place in oven under broil and look what comes out? Pretty little cups of citrus sunshine.

3 grapefruits, cut in half with the a thin slice off the bottom so not to fall over
6 tablespoons of brown sugar
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
6 pieces of candied ginger (or more if you love the ginge)

Serves 6

Preheat over to Broil.
Cut grapefruits in half. Using a serrated knife cut inside and around the grapefruit half as to loosen the fruit.
In a small bowl mix vanilla and brown sugar. Place approximately a tablespoon over each grapefruit half. Place on a baking sheet and broil for 5-10 minutes keeping a close eye as not to burn but to lightly brown.
Remove from oven and place a piece of candied ginger in the middle. Let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes (this isn't essential but lets the flavours saturate).