Monday, April 28, 2014

Chocolate Mousse

A super quick and easy chocolate mousse.

Nan's Chocolate Mousse
serves 4-6

1 6-oz package semi-sweet chocolate
3/4 c milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 Tbsp. Grand Marnier, etc  (optional)
1 egg
2 Tbsp sugar

Dump all dry ingredients and the egg into a blender. Heat milk to scalding. Dump milk in blender; whir for about 1 minute. Pour into custard cups or small dishes and chill until set. For garnish - a shaved curl of orange peel, whipped cream or chocolate curls.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Buttermilk Waffles

We loves waffles around here and these are the best, when I remember to get buttermilk. The girls have said that they're the ones that freeze the best so I usually try to make extra and freeze them so they can just pop them into the toaster. Way better than buying frozen ones! This recipe is from my Fanny Farmer cookbook.

Buttermilk Waffles

1 1/2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp sugar
3 eggs
1 1/2 c buttermilk
3/4 c melted butter
1/4 c milk, if needed

Put the flour into a mixing bowl and add the baking powder, soda, salt and sugar. Stir with a fork to blend. In another mixing bowl, beat the eggs until well blended. Stir in the buttermilk and the melted butter (cooled off a little). Add the flour mixture and stir until well mixed. If the batter seems rather thick, add some milk to thin it. The batter should flow from the spoon, not plop. Bake in a hot waffle iron until crisp and golden; serve hot.