Thursday, April 28, 2016

Culinary Team Building

"It was great meeting you and everyone had a great time…thank you!!!!”
Roberta B., Marlborough, Massachusetts

Friday, April 15, 2016

Double Chocolate Macaroons

4 oz semisweet chocolate
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
2 egg whites
1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 C shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla
1¼ C flour
1 tsp baking soda

Melt both chocolates in the top of a double boiler. Cool. In a medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy, about 45 seconds. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until mixture is the consistency of marshmallow fluff. Blend in vanilla and fold in melted chocolate and coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375° for about 10 to 11 minutes, or until a crust forms on the outside. Cool on cookie sheet or remove cookies to a cooling rack.
Yield: 24 to 28 macaroons

Hint: 6 ounces of bittersweet chocolate may be substituted for the combination of semisweet and unsweetened chocolate in this recipe. These macaroons will keep fresh in a tin for at least a week.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Egg-Free Caesar Salad

© "So Easy, So Delicious"
1 T red wine vinegar
1 T anchovies, minced or anchovy paste (optional)
1 T Dijon mustard
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp black pepper, or to taste
1 C olive oil
4 T lemon juice (1 lemon)
Dash Worcestershire sauce
Salt, to taste

Place all the ingredients in a jar and cover tightly. Shake vigorously until well blended. Refrigerate for a minimum of several hours or up to 1 week.

2 heads Romaine lettuce
3/4 to 1 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese
2 C croutons

Wash lettuce and tear into bite-size pieces. Dry lettuce thoroughly. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Just before serving, sprinkle with cheese and croutons and add dressing. Toss well.

Hint: To reduce fat and calories, you can substitute water for half the oil without sacrificing too much flavor. The lettuce can be washed and dried up to 2 days in advance. To keep the lettuce crisp, dry it in a salad spinner and then wrap it in a few paper towels and place it in a large plastic bag.