Posts Tagged ‘Tasteful Tuesday’

Tasteful Tuesday: White Chocolate Raspberry Scones

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Sometimes we like a sweet treat to go with our coffee in the morning, and this scone recipe is the perfect fix. Whether you serve them during brunch or after dinner as a dessert, these scones are sure to please.

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What you’ll need:

  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
    (or, 1 cup more of all-purpose flour)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup butter, cold and cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup non-fat milk
    (substitute soy milk or almond milk if desired)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut butter into flour mixture using a pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together milk, egg and vanilla extract. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Mixture may appear dry.
  4. Fold in raspberries and white chocolate chips until combined. Dough will be sticky.
  5. Turn dough out onto a well-floured surface. Knead dough gently until a shaggy ball forms (add flour as needed) and then pat into a circle about 1-inch thick.
  6. Cut into 8 pieces and place onto prepared baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 16-20 minutes or until scones are just starting to turn golden brown on the edges; remove to a wire rack to cool and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Garlic Pizza

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Step out of your pizza comfort zone and try one that features light ingredients and delectable herb butter instead of the standard red sauce. For dinner or for lunch, this will become a family favorite that tastes delicious every time.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 skinless and boneless chicken breast, fried or boiled
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 cloves garlic, mincedGarlic Salt & Pepper Shakers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Pizza crust dough
    (either 10 ounce refrigerated or homemade)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Directions:

  1. In a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter with garlic, onion and basil. Pour into a chilled dish to cool and refrigerate until set.
  2. Cut cooked chicken into strips and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Roll out the pizza dough, place onto a pizza stone or other baking sheet and spread the herb butter over the surface using a spoon. Arrange chicken on top, then dot with ricotta cheese. Top with tomato slices, cilantro and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until crust is browned and center is cooked through. Enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Fried Gnocchi

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Full of flavor and quick enough for an easy dinner during the week, this gnocchi recipe is sure to please you and your family – and will make delicious leftovers for the following days.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • A pinch of chilies, dried and crushedFried Gnocchi
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lb gnocchi
  • 4 oz semi-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 oz black olives, pitted
  • A squeeze of lemon zest
  • Handful of fresh basil leaves, torn
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and add the chili and garlic. Cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the gnocchi and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5-7 minutes or until slightly puffed and golden.
  3. Add tomatoes, olives, lemon zest and basil and cook further for about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the parmesan. Serve, drizzle with a little extra virgin olive oil and garnish with extra basil leaves, if desired. Enjoy!

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