Saturday, September 15, 2018

Basil and Spinach Salad

© "So Easy, So Delicious"
6 C spinach leaves
1½ C basil leaves
1/4 C olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1/3 C pine nuts (pignoli)
Salt and pepper, to taste
1/3 to 1/2 C fresh Parmesan cheese, grated

Toss the spinach and basil together in a large bowl. Heat the oil in a skillet and add garlic and pine nuts. Sauté until the nuts begin to brown slightly. Pour oil mixture over the greens and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Toss immediately and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Peach Kuchen

© "From Ellie's Kitchen to Yours"
2 C flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C sugar (reserve 2 T)
1/2 C butter or margarine
12 peach halves (fresh or canned)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 egg yolks
1 C sour cream

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and 2 tablespoons sugar. With a pastry blender or food processor, blend in butter or margarine until it resembles cornmeal. Pile into an ungreased 8-inch square pan or springform pan and pat an even layer of crumbs on bottom and half way up sides of pan. Place peach halves on pastry. Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over peaches. Bake at 400° for 15 minutes. Combine egg yolks with sour cream and pour over kuchen and bake 30 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.

Hint: This is especially delicious during peach season when you can use fresh peaches. It's very impressive looking, but so simple to make.