Saturday, January 26, 2008

comfort food

A good friend of ours has been put on temporary bed rest, so we went to visit with dinner and lots of entertainment.

cassoulet
This is one of my favorite dishes to make. I use Mark Bittman's recipe from How To Cook Everything, although I suspect I use more meat than I really should.
[white beans, lamb shoulder, sausage, pork shoulder, bacon, tomatoes, thyme, garlic, bread crumbs olive oil, salt, pepper]

chocolate caramel sandwich cookies
Another recipe from Food & Wine. I'm surprised I managed to pull these off, since I'm not normally very precise. They were really good, not that hard, although very time consuming. I was really nervous about the caramel, and kept worrying that it was taking too long. The caramel was wonderfully soft the first two days, and the started to crystallize. Does anyone have any tips on how to keep it soft and chewy for longer?
[cookies: butter, sugar, flour, cocoa powder; caramel: sugar, honey, corn syrup, heavy cream]

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2 Comments:

Blogger Blue Plate said...

the cookies look amazing. chocolate and caramel are an unbeatable combination. is there a link to the recipe, or am i missing something?

24/2/08 23:07  
Blogger s. said...

you can find the recipe here. Mine are much droopier than theirs. and I left off the ganache-dipping step. I figured they were decadent enough.

25/2/08 16:44  

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