Monday, April 30, 2012

Snickerdoodle smack down

I looked up four recipes for Snickerdoodles. Two called for vanilla, the other two called for cream of tartar, one used whole wheat pastry flour and all butter, the others had butter and shortening. I grew up on the Betty Crocker recipe which was almost identical to the Cooks Illustrated.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Hakuna Frittata

I got hooked on frittate when we got our first CSA and they supplied a recipe for a "Greens Frittata" (which itself was adapted from Antipasti by Joyce Goldstein) that became one of my goto recipes. It reminded me of the "Use it up quiche" from the Tightwad Gazette.  I adapted it in several ways.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Peach Oven German Pancake

During the remodel I was in the market for things I could cook in my micro-convection oven. 
One thing that looked promising was a German Apple Pancake recipe I found in The Best Recipe cookbook. The only problem was that it required cooking the apples for 10 minutes in a skillet and I didn't have ready access to a stove. 

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bacon Pancakes

Bacon Pancake
I saw a picture on Facebook of someone pouring pancake batter over a strip of bacon on a griddle. I knew I had to try this.

I decided to go for a more traditional round pancake so I cut the (precooked and frozen) bacon strips in half and put them side by side. Not much more to say about it than that, other than they were very tasty.
Two Bacon Pancakes: Twice as good!