Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Pancakes

3/4 cup quick-cooking oats
1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons buttermilk, divided
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (I used white whole wheat)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg, lightly beaten
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
canola oil (or nonstick cooking spray) for cooking

{If you aren’t going to serve the pancakes until you’ve cooked all of them, preheat oven to 200 F. Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and set it inside a baking sheet then place the baking sheet in the oven.}

Combine the oats and 3/4 cup of the buttermilk in a medium bowl and soak for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, in another bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt together.  Add the egg, melted butter, brown sugar, the remaining 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of buttermilk, and the oat mixture to the bowl.  Whisk together until just barely combined.

Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet set over medium heat (or spray with nonstick cooking spray). Once the oil starts shimmering, use paper towels to wipe the pan so only a thin, even coating of oil covers the bottom and sides. Use a 1/4 cup measure to portion the batter into the pan. Cook on the first side until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface.  Use a spatula to flip the pancakes and cook for 1-2 minutes on the second side, or until golden brown and cooked through. {If not serving immediately, transfer the pancakes to the wire rack in the oven.} Repeat with remaining batter, adding more oil to the pan if necessary.

Makes 10-12 pancakes

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Thick and Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 oz) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (7 oz) packed light brown sugar
1 cup (7 oz) granulated sugar
2 large eggs, at room temperature
3 cups (9 oz) old-fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, until well combined. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients, beating just until combined. Mix in the oats and chocolate chunks until evenly distributed in the dough.

Divide the dough into 2 tablespoon balls and place on the prepared baking sheets, leaving 2 inches between them. Bake for about 20-22 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown (the centers will still be pale – don’t overbake). Transfer the baking sheet to a wire rack and let the cookies cool a few minutes before removing them to the rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough (be sure to let the baking sheet cool in between batches).

Store in an airtight container at room temperature.

Makes about 18 cookies

Penne alla Vodka

 

Penne alla Vodka


Penne alla Vodka

1 (28 oz) can whole tomatoes, drained (liquid reserved)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 small onion, minced (about 1/4 cup)
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vodka
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 lb penne (or other pasta shape)
1/4 cup reserved pasta cooking water
2 tablespoons minced fresh basil leaves
Parmesan cheese, for serving

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, until just shy of al dente. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, add half of the tomatoes to your food processor and pulse until smooth. Dice the remaining tomatoes into 1/2-inch pieces. Combine the diced and pureed tomatoes in a 2-cup measuring cup, and if necessary, add the reserved liquid until the total measures 2 cups.

Set a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil and heat until shimmering. Stir in the onion and tomato paste, then cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes, or until the onions begin to soften. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring constantly, just until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Mix in the tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Take the pan off of the heat and add the vodka. Return to the burner, increasing the heat to medium-high, and simmer until the alcohol flavor is mostly cooked off, about 8-10 minutes (lower the heat to maintain a simmer if necessary). Stir in the cream and cook just until hot, about 1 minute.

Add the pasta back to the pot you cooked it in. Pour the sauce over the pasta, and toss over medium heat until the pasta absorbs some of sauce, about 1-2 minutes. If the sauce is too thick, you can add some (or all) of the reserved pasta cooking water to thin. Stir in the basil and season to taste with additional salt, if necessary. Serve, garnished with freshly grated Parmesan, if desired.

Brownie Pudding

Brownie Pudding

Brownie Pudding

adapted from Ina Garten

1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder (I used Dutch-processed)
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 325 F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish (I used a 13×9 ceramic dish) with cooking spray.

Place the butter in a saucepan and set over medium-low heat. Swirl the pan occasionally until the butter is melted – set aside to cool.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the eggs and sugar on medium-high speed for 5 to 10 minutes, or until very thick and pale yellow in color (the batter will form ribbons off the paddle if you lift it). Meanwhile, sift the cocoa powder and flour together into a medium bowl.

When the egg and sugar mixture is ready, turn the mixer down to low, and add the vanilla extract and cocoa/flour mixture, beating only until just combined. With the mixer still on low, pour in the melted and cooled butter and continue beating just until combined.

Spread the brownie mixture into the prepared dish. Place it inside a large roasting pan and add enough really hot tap water to the roasting pan to come about halfway up the sides of the baking dish. Bake for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted about 2 inches from the edge comes out partially clean. (The center is going to look under-baked, the dessert is supposed to be gooey.)

Transfer the baking dish to a wire rack and let cool. Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Curd

Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Curd

Meyer Lemon Shortcakes with Meyer Lemon Curd

1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons Meyer lemon zest
1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons chilled heavy whipping cream
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar

Meyer lemon curd
raspberries (or whatever fruit you prefer)
whipped cream

Preheat oven to 375 F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Add the sugar and lemon zest to a medium bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the zest into the sugar until fragrant. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine. Add the butter, then use a pastry cutter (or your fingertips) to work the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 1 cup of the cream, just until the dough begins to clump together. Turn the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and gather together. Press into a 7-inch round (about 1-inch thick) and use a 2-inch cutter to cut rounds (or press into a rectangle 1-inch high and just cut into squares, like I did). Gather the scraps (if you cut rounds) and cut additional rounds. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Brush the tops of the biscuits with the remaining 2 tablespoons of cream and sprinkle them with the turbinado sugar. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the tops of the biscuits are golden brown, and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.

To assemble: Cut one of the biscuits in half. Spread the bottom with a layer of whipped cream, then a dollop of curd and a few raspberries (I cut mine in half). Place the top half of the biscuit on top and finish with additional whipped cream, curd and raspberries for garnish.

Makes 8 biscuits

Champagne Cupcakes for Two

Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream

Chocolate Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast with Strawberry Topping


Cupcakes
1/4 cup canola (or vegetable) oil
1/3 cup sugar
pinch salt
1 large egg, at room temperature
2 tablespoons champagne
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
few drops almond extract
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
pinch baking soda

Frosting
4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup confectioners’ sugar, sifted
2-3 teaspoons champagne

Preheat oven to 350 F. Place 4 paper liners in the wells of a cupcake pan.

Add the oil, sugar and salt to a medium bowl. Beat with a hand mixer for 1-2 minutes, or until very well combined. Add the egg, champagne, vanilla, and almond extract to bowl, then beat until the mixture is smooth. Sprinkle the flour, baking powder and baking soda on top of the batter and beat just until combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the 4 liners, filling each about 2/3-3/4 full. Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cupcakes cool for a few minutes before removing them to the rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting: Add the butter, sugar and 2 teaspoons of the champagne to a medium bowl. Starting on low speed, and gradually increasing, beat the mixture until light and fluffy. You can add the remaining teaspoon of champagne as necessary if you want to adjust the consistency (I went with about 2 1/2 total teaspoons). Transfer the frosting to a piping bag fitted with a decorative tip. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

Makes 4 cupcakes

Brownie Batter Pancakes

Brownie Batter Pancakes


Brownie Batter Pancakes

1/4 cup all-purpose (or whole wheat pastry) flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Dutch-process cocoa powder
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon sugar
1/16 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tablespoons canola (or vegetable) oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 tablespoons milk (dairy or nondairy both work)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Add the oil, vanilla and milk and beat just until combined.

Spray a medium skillet (I strongly recommend using a nonstick pan for this recipe) with cooking spray and set it over medium-low heat. When the pan is warm, ladle about 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter into the pan for each pancake. Spread gently into a circle. Cook on the first side until the edges are set and bubbles form on the surface. Use a spatula to gently flip the pancakes and cook on the second side until cooked through. Repeat until you’ve used all the batter.

Makes about 5 small pancakes

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