Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Years


Last night Alex and I made Steak Diane and these Cloverleaf Rolls from One Perfect Bite.

  • 2 beef steaks 
  • black pepper
  • salt
  • Olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • cremini mushrooms, sliced 
  • Butter
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed 
  • Worcestershire sauce 
  • Dijon mustard 
  • Cognac
  • heavy cream
  • Flat leaf parsley 
  • Using a rolling pin, roll out the steaks to flatten and cut off any excess fat
  • Season the steaks on both sides with salt and pepper
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet
  • Brown the steaks on both sides for about a minute per side
  • Set steaks aside to rest 
  • Add more olive oil if needed 
  • Saute shallots until soft 
  • Add mushrooms and table spoon of butter and heat for about a minute 
  • Add garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard.  
  • Heat through for a minute 
  • Turn up heat and tilt pan away from you 
  • Pour in the cognac into the far end and allow it to ignite.  (we has to ignite with a match since we have an electric stove)
  • Once the alcohol has burned off, swirle the juice around the pan
  • Add cream and allow the sauce to thicken
  • Turn down heat 
  • Add steaks back into the pan
  • Cook until done to your taste.  
  • Add chopped parsley 
  • Serve

I've update my Goals Page for 2013. 

 I hope that everyone had a safe night and well...

 Happy New Year!

Cloverleaf rolls

  • 3 tablespoon warm water 
  • 1 package of active dry yeast 
  • 3 tablespoons sugar, divided 
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, divided 
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups bread flour 
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons salt 
  • 1 & 1/2 to 2 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 teaspoons water 
  • Stir together warm water, yeast, and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small bowl until yeast is dissolved
  • Let stand until foamy, about  minutes 
  • Melt 6 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan 
  • Add milk, heat to lukewarm 
  • Combine yeast mixture, remaining sugar, butter mix, bread flour, and salt in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
  • Stir in 1 & 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour to make a slightly sticky dough 
  • Knead dough on floured surface, adding more all-purpose flour as needed, about  minutes 
  • Grease a large bowl
  • Make a ball with dough and place in greased bowl turn to coat
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled about  hour 
  • Butter muffin tin cups
  • Divide dough into thirds 
  • Take 1/3 piece of dough make into 18 small balls 
  • Place three balls in each cup 
  • Continue in same way with rest of dough 
  • Cover muffin tin and let rise in a warm place again for about 40 minutes 
  • Paint with egg wash
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees 
  • Bake until golden about 15 to 20 minutes 
  • Makes 18 rolls

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