Thursday, May 22, 2008

Coming up . . .

In the next few weeks, I'm aiming to tackle some recipes I have been eyeing in my massive cookbook collection. 

Strawberry Shortcake from Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook.
Our CSA is giving us strawberries this week, and I haven't tackled biscuits yet.  

So far what I've tried from this cookbook has been great.  I made the Sfogliatelle, which were suprisingly easy (well, easier then I thought they would be) and tasted awesome. The Cherry-Cheese Strudel was tasty but I couldn't get it to look very pretty.  I'll try again during cherry season though. I made the Coconut Cake, which was a cake version of the awesome looking coconut cupcakes Martha made on her show during cupcake week. The cake was amazing, although the seven-minute frosting she recommends was too sweet for my taste.  I adapted the recipe to include mango mousse and raspberry jam as the filling- I wish my mousse had turned out better though. 

I must make something from Mangoes and Curry Leaves, a gorgeous book by Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid.  I will probably start out with a chicken dish like Aromatic Slow Cooked Chicken, and maybe a dal.  

This month's Martha Stewart Living has an intriguing Lemon Chamomile pie I am dying to try. . .

LDC

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lauren

You should list all the cookbooks you own with reviews of them

Mom V

Meg said...

I loved Martha's recipe for cheesecake in her Baking Handbook. But then I combined it with Dorie Greenspan's cheesecake recipe- a bit of sour cream and a bit of heavy cream. TDF! The cream made it, well- creamier, and cut down on the tartness of the sour cream.