Sweet Potato-Stuffed Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage

#RecipeUpTop (details to follow): 5 large eggs (4 for pasta, one for egg wash) ; 3 medium sweet potatoes; 300 grams all-purpose flour; 4 tablespoons butter (total); 1/4 cup whole milk (optional); Fresh sage (to taste); Salt (to taste); Black pepper (to taste); Freshly ground nutmeg (optional); Method: Beat the eggs with six (6) gramsContinue reading “Sweet Potato-Stuffed Ravioli with Brown Butter and Sage”

Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, or: The Dirty Secret of Citrus and Vinegar

First things first: this is not a salad dressing recipe. The internet is littered with those, full of micro-managed ingredient lists that always seem to produce disappointing results. That isn’t to say that I blame the recipes themselves, necessarily, but salad dressings (particularly those involving citrus) are kind of a moving target from a culinaryContinue reading “Lemon-Thyme Vinaigrette, or: The Dirty Secret of Citrus and Vinegar”

Caraway-Cognac Apple Turnovers

#RecipeUpTop (Details below): Puff pastry (recipe here); 3 small apples; 1 egg; 1 tablespoon cognac; 1 tablespoon whole caraway seed; 1 teaspoon grains of paradise; Salt (to taste); Sugar (to coat) Method: Peel and dice your apples, and add to a medium mixing bowl with a pinch of salt. Crack the spices with a mortarContinue reading “Caraway-Cognac Apple Turnovers”

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”