Thursday, April 19, 2012

Buttermilk Creme, as sauce for berries. Recipe rewind because some things are too good to miss!

Recipe rewind, because in the beginning there is a blogger who has no readers. She still posts great food in hopes that the readers will can also view it here in the archives, Sunday April 3, 2011.

It is going to be berry season very soon.

Not just strawberries, all berries.

This sauce is delicious, just right over ripe sweet berries.

Or poached fruit, like rhubarb and plums. 

Buttermilk Creme
by the seat of my pants
see update below: a cooks wisdom

4 oz cream cheese
2 t vanilla
1/3 c sugar
1/2 c fresh buttermilk

even the homemade vanilla extract is ready

Beat cream cheese, vanilla and sugar until fluffy.

Mix in the buttermilk one or two tablespoons at a time, scraping sides of bowl to the center. Continue to mix, until smooth. Drizzle over berries.

makes approximately 1 1/4 cups sauce.

Update:  decrease sugar to 1/4 cup, if using the sauce over berries or other fruits that are even slightly sweetened with sugar.

As always, thank for taking a moment to stop and say hello. I appreciate your time and your wonderful comments!

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Finest Salad Dressing...

Life is a bit crazy right now, what with 2 houses and jobs and laundry and well you get the picture.

This weekend has been painting and pruning and then tomorrow it is a return to "work" which will be nice, a bit of a rest actually!

But we still must eat and I found this salad dressing recipe in one of my books, it caught my eye because of two ingredients: bay leaves and bitters. I have a fondness for unusual ingredients and bitters really fills that bill, but the bay leaves gave me a chance to use more of my homemade Bay Leaf Seasoning.

The Finest Salad Dressing
adapted from:  The Melting Pot, Food From Many Lands
Height Cooperative Nursery School, November 1961

cooks wisdom:  increase the Bay Leaf Seasoning and the garlic powder to 1/4 t each. 

Combine and shake well:

1 c oil
1/4 c vinegar
2 T mayonnaise
1 t sugar
1/2 t salt
1/2 t MSG - I did not use
2 bay leaves gently crushed - I used 1/8 t Bay Leaf Seasoning
1/4 t garlic powder - I used 1/8 t
pinch of oregano - I did not use because it is already in the BLS

I think this dressing will be wonderful on torn Romaine with blue cheese chunks and tomato slices!

(nest time I will blend the mayo into a bit of the oil so it is lump free, oh and probably use more BLS!)

Recipe rating:  Oh Yes! (will make again)

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