Cornbread Cake和香煎三文鱼

今天烤了惦记已久的corn bread (cake), 大致follow这个recipe:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/sweet-cornbread-cake/
我做的是1/2的分量. 本来想完全照做, 但发现买了一个月的牛奶早就放坏了, 于是用买的buttermilk powder替代. 因为buttermilk里acid比较高, 所以按网上说明, 每1cup的milk以1cup的buttermilk替换, 同时减少2 tea spoon (tsp)的baking powder, 并增加1/2 tsp的baking soda. 另外我减少了1/4 cup的 all purpose flour, 替换成了cornmeal, 还加了一咪咪的corn starch, 略微减少了一点点糖的分量.
成品出来非常松软moist, 介于蛋糕与面包之间, 淡淡的甜味和玉米面的香味, 非常好吃~

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晚上还煎了块三文鱼. 这次买的是新鲜三文鱼, 就直接解冻后, 简单在两面洒了点盐, 黑胡椒和basil什么的, 挂了点面粉然后下锅煎, 出来很香嫩漂亮.
这是在朋友推荐的美食博客看到的, 博主好厉害, 可惜文章都是两年前的了.

http://blog.sina.com.cn/yanyan1686

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Honey Ricotta Cheesecake

前不久在电视里看到意大利老太婆做了个ricotta cheesecake, 看起来竟然像不需要等冷藏什么的, 十分好奇, 于是去买了一大盒ricotta cheese回来搜recipe…发现被电视魔法愚弄了……不过也没法子, 巨大一盒ricotta cheese已经买了, 只好找法子做掉.
于是照这个方子做了一个honey ricotta cheesecake:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/honey-ricotta-cheesecake-recipe/index.html
ricotta cheese的质地貌似比较干粉, 不像cream cheese或者marscopone那么creamy, 所以做cheesecake的时候常常要和这两种creamy的之一混合起来. 悲桑的是我买的还是part skim的, 不是whole milk的ricotta, 于是大概更干粉. 于是我做的时候还自作主张加了点sour cream甚至一咪咪heavy cream.另外我总觉得弄不够那个orange zest, 于是使劲刮了两个橙子的zest, 结果烤出来发现橙子味几乎”太重”了, 有点不够balanced的感觉. 不过蛋糕本身还是算比较creamy的.

Ingredients

* 8 ounces purchased biscotti
* 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, melted
* 1 (12-ounce) container fresh whole milk ricotta, drained
* 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, room temperature
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1/4 cup orange blossom or clover honey
* 1 tablespoon orange zest
* 4 large eggs

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Wrap the outside of a 9-inch springform pan with 2 3/4-inch-high sides with 2 layers of heavy-duty foil. Finely grind the biscotti in a food processor. Add the melted butter and process until the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumb mixture over the bottom (not the sides) of the prepared pan. Bake until the crust is golden, about 15 minutes. Cool the crust completely on a cooling rack.

Blend the ricotta in a clean food processor until smooth. Add the cream cheese and sugar and blend well, stopping the machine occasionally and scraping down the sides of the work bowl. Blend in the honey and orange zest. Add the eggs and pulse just until blended.

Pour the cheese mixture over the crust in the pan. Place the springform pan in a large roasting pan. Pour enough hot water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan. Bake until the cheesecake is golden and the center of the cake moves slightly when the pan is gently shaken, about 1 hour and 5 minutes (the cake will become firm when it is cold).

Transfer the cake to a rack and cool 1 hour. Refrigerate until the cheesecake is cold, at least 8 hours and up to 2 days. Cut the cake into wedges and serve.

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Beef Burguignon

在电视里看到Hubert Keller的recipe, 传说中的勃艮第红酒炖牛肉, 馋得口水哗啦啦…于是晚上做了一个.
recipe在此
http://www.hubertkeller.com/recipes/mod/recipe_306BeefBourguignon.html
步骤大致如下:
烤箱预热, 同时炒bacon到基本脆掉. 把牛肉两面略撒些盐和胡椒season一下, 切方块.
捞出bacon滤干, 然后把牛肉倒进锅用bacon油sear到两面金黄.
捞出牛肉, 倒入洋葱, 姜, 蒜, 蘑菇一起炒几分钟, 再把牛肉一起倒回锅.
加入parsley (我还放了cilantro), 小块番茄, 倒入红酒,beef broth, 放点brown sugar, 液面要盖住牛肉. 烧开后盖严盖子, 连锅端进oven里开始慢炖,越久越好~照说3小时或更久最好…
总之要到肉炖烂了, 端出来. 把牛肉捞出来, 滤掉汤汁里煮烂的蔬菜,然后把牛肉, 最开始炒的bacon和一些小番茄一起倒回汤汁里小火烧个5分钟, 撒点葱什么的点缀, 出锅吃!

我没有recipe中的lemon grass, asparagus和tomato paste, 就省掉了. 另外放了一堆蘑菇. 小胡萝卜在从oven里拿出来后也没有滤掉, 还是丢进最后的成品里了. 作料没有严格放, 就看着随便撒了一些, 进oven时调味觉得淡了点, 于是还撒了些酱油.
没有厚重结实的casserole, 于是用号称耐热400F的普通锅炖的. 但怕在oven里太久把手盖子什么的坏掉, 于是烤箱温度没有设到recipe里的375F, 设的是350F.
两个小时出头就出炉了, 实在没耐心继续炖~ 但是肉已经很烂了, 香气扑鼻, 真是太美味了~

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