Cinnamon-Sugar Puff Pastry Treats

#RecipeUpTop (details below): Puff pastry scraps (recipe here); 2 tablespoons butter; Cinnamon-sugar, to taste; Method: place the scraps on a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silicone mat. Melt the butter, and brush the strips, then apply cinnamon-sugar to taste. Bake at 400F for twenty (20) minutes, and remove to a cooling rack. TheContinue reading “Cinnamon-Sugar Puff Pastry Treats”

Pot Roast Dinner Turnovers

#RecipeUpTop (details below): Blitz-method puff pastry; Leftover pot roast dinner; 1 large egg; Kosher salt (to taste); Method: Roll out the pastry, and trim into squares. For each square, dock half in a triangle pattern. Add your pot roast dinner. Egg wash half of each square, then fold over and seal. Crimp with a fork.Continue reading “Pot Roast Dinner Turnovers”

Blitz Puff Pastry

#RecipeUpTop (details below): 2 sticks butter; 339 grams all-purpose flour; Ice water (roughly 100 grams, depending on relative humidity); Method: Cube the butter and add it to the flour, then freeze for at least an hour. Remove from the freezer, and slowly add the water just until the dough comes together, then return to theContinue reading “Blitz Puff Pastry”

Slow-Braised Pot Roast with Mashed Maine Potatoes and Green Peas

#RecipeUpTop (Details below): For the pot roast: 1 Large Beef Chuck Roast; 1 carrot; 2 stalks celery; 1 small yellow onion; 1/4 cup dry vermouth (optional); 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce; For the gravy: 4 tablespoons unsalted butter; 4 tablespoons four; 1/4 cup cream or half and half; For the mashed potatoes: 4 Maine potatoes; 1/2Continue reading “Slow-Braised Pot Roast with Mashed Maine Potatoes and Green Peas”

Orange Pecan Granola

#RecipeUpTop (details below): 3 cups oats; 1.5 cups shredded coconut; 1.5 cups pecan halves; 2 egg whites; 1/4 cup vegetable oil; 1/4 cup brown sugar; 1/4 cup honey; Orange zest (to taste); Ground cinnamon (to taste); Salt (to taste); Chia/flax mix (optional) In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until foamy. Add theContinue reading “Orange Pecan Granola”

Mountainside Water Bagels

#RecipeUpTop (details follow): 100% bread flour;60% water;10% vegetable oil;2% salt;1% active dry yeast Combine ingredients and kneed until the dough passes the window-pane test. Let rise until doubled in size, then shape into bagels and proof for 20 minutes. Simmer in water laced with molasses for 2 minutes per side. Top with desired seasoning, andContinue reading “Mountainside Water Bagels”

Maine Potato Chowder

#RecipeUpTop:4 slices bacon2 cans corn (or fresh equivalent, in season)1 red bell pepper1 small yellow onion3 celery stalks4 large Maine potatoes1 quart chicken stock (optional)Whole Milk (to taste)Salt and Pepper (to taste) Method: In the bottom of a large dutch oven or sauce pot, render the bacon on low heat until crispy. Remove, and setContinue reading “Maine Potato Chowder”