Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Recipes- Speyer's Gnocchi

I never realized how simple it would be to make's as easy as 3,2,1! Thank you to Housewife Carolyn and her son Hayden. I can't wait to make these myself.
Speyer's Gnocchi
3 lbs potatoes
2 cups of flour
1 beaten egg
a pinch of salt
Gather your ingredients
Bake or boil 3 lbs of potatoes
Put potatoes through ricer
Start boiling a pot of water (about 3/4th full)
Add flour, a pinch of salt and beaten egg. Blend until just mixed (it feels like homemade play-doh when it's done).
Roll into ropes about 3/4 inch in diameter and cut into 3/4 pieces
Lightly press and roll with fork.
Drop into boiling water and cook until the gnocchi rises to the top about 1 minute
Serve with sauce.  Carolyn's family prefer eating it with a garlic alfredo. A bolder sauce is good as the flavor of the gnocchi is mild. ENJOY!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Recipes- Disneyland's Monte Cristo

Had this at Disneyland's Cafe Orleans resaurant and it was HEAVENLY!!!! I found this recipe online at Bouncin' Through Disneyland so I'm going to give it a try when we are back from our trip. You have NO.IDEA. how good this dish was! It is cheese and ham deep fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar and then you spread jam over it. Ooooh.

Disneyland's Monte Cristo
From Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square at Disneyland (also where we went at Cafe Orleans)
Monte Cristo Sandwich is served with currant jelly sauce. First prepare this, then make the batter. While it is chilling, put together the sandwiches. When the sandwiches are fried, the complete service is ready.
Currant Jelly Sauce
2/3 c. currant jelly
1 TB water
1 TB half and half
Combine jelly, water and half and half in blender and mix until smooth. Makes about 3/4 cup.
2/3 c. water
1 small egg
1/2 t. salt
1/8 t. white pepper
few drops yellow food coloring
2/3 c. all-purpose flour
1 3/4 t. baking powder
Place water, egg, salt, pepper and food coloring in a bowl and using an electric mixer, mix well at low speed. Add flour and baking powder and mix until batter is smooth. Chill. Makes enough for 4 sandwiches.
8 slices white bread
4 slices turkey (1 oz. each)
4 slices swiss cheese
4 slices Pullman ham
Make 4 sandwiches, putting cheese between hand and turkey. Cut into fourths and put a toothpick through each quarter.
Final Preparation:
soybean or vegetable oil for frying
Confectioners’ sugar
currant jelly sauce
Heat about 6-inches of oil to 340F in a fryer. Dip sandwiches in batter to cover all surfaces. Deep fry sandwiches until golden brown, turning as needed. Remove from oil, take out toothpicks, sprinkle sandwiches with confectioners’ sugar. Serve with currant jelly sauce.