Saturday, March 26, 2011

Scallops with Caramel-Orange Sauce & Salted Butter Break-Ups - FFWD

I have been out of town so am posting two items, late, for FFWD. The scallops in the Scallops with Caramel-Orange Sauce were delicious, however, I ruined the sauce BOTH times that I made it. I started out by making the sauce ahead of time. On reheating it, I burned it. So, I  made it again and forgot the butter so the sauce was bitter. I didn't even realize I forgot the butter until I was writing this post! For such an easy dinner, I really was having an off night. Thankfully, my husband cooked the scallops - and perfectly so. I must try this again.

A couple of weeks ago, we absolutely loved the Salted Butter Break-Ups. This is a huge shortbread cookie. What's not to love? Easy to make and I substituted sprouted whole spelt flour for 3/4 cup of the all-purpose flour and it turned out great!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Savory Cheese and Chive Bread - FFWD

This is our FFWD for this week. It is a quick bread made with chives and cheddar cheese. Compared to the fabulousness of the other AMFT/FFWD recipes, this one was unremarkable. When sliced, the texture was moist & had a soft crumb, however it tasted dry and was on the bland side. We couldn't taste the chives much (out of season?). I even added a little extra cayenne & used extra sharp cheddar. Maybe a little sugar might have given it a boost. It did taste better after it cooled all the way to room temperature. Dorie says this can be served with wine so maybe it is supposed to be mild in taste. If I wanted something like this again, I would just make a cornbread version for more flavor.