Garlic knots

Makes 12

  1. 9 cloves garlic
  2. 6tb butter
  3. 10oz flour
  4. 1/2tb instant yeast
  5. 1tsp salt
  6. 3/4 cup ice water
  • Cook garlic, 1tb butter and 1tsp water in a 8in skillet on low heat for 8-10 minutes or until straw-colored. Take off-heat, add remaining butter and stir until melted and strain, reserving garlic.
  • Pulse 3-5 in processor 4-5 times. With processor running, and ice water, 1tb butter and garlic. Continue processing until dough forms and becomes elastic, about 1 minute.
  • Knead dough briefly. Rise 1-1.5 hours.
  • Form dough into a 12in x 6in rectangle. Cut 12 6in x 1in strips and cover while forming knots. Roll strip out to 14in. Form into a U-shape. Tie into a overhand knot with a 1-1/2in loop. Wrap one end over the top of loop and one end under the bottom of the loop. Press one end in the center of the loop and pull the other end through the center. Rise 1-1.5 hours or refrigerate¬† for up to 16 hours and rest at room temperature for 1 hour.
  • Bake in the center of a 500 degree oven for 5 minutes. Brush with 2tb butter, rotate¬† and continue baking for 5 minutes. Brush with remaining butter, sprinkle with salt and cool for 15 minutes. Serve.

 

Fish cakes with basil aioli

Serves 4

  1. 1/2 cup mayo
  2. 4tb fresh basil
  3. 2tb lemon juice
  4. 1 clove garlic
  5. 3/4tsp salt
  6. 3/8tsp pepper
  7. 1lb cod, cut into 1in pieces
  8. 1 egg
  9. 1-1/2 cup panko
  • Process 1-4, 1/4tsp salt and 1/8tsp pepper. Set aside all but 3tb aioli.
  • Add cod in two batches and pulse 2-3 times. Fold in egg, half of panko and remaining sat and pepper. Form 4 1in patties and dredge in remaining panko.
  • Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side. Serve with aioli.

Shrimp burgers

Serves 4

  1. 1 cup panko
  2. 3 scallions
  3. 2tb mayo
  4. 1/4tsp pepper
  5. 1/8tsp salt
  6. 1/8tsp cayenne
  7. 1-1/2lb shrimp
  • Add panko to processor, pulse 15 times and set aside. Add 2-6 and 1/2lb shrimp and pulse 8-10 times. Add remaining shrimp and pulse 4-5 times.
  • Shape into 4 3/4in patties and dredge in panko. Cook on medium heat for 5 minutes per side.

Bacon Jam

Makes 1 cup

  1. 1lb thick-cut bacon, cut into 1in pieces
  2. 1 onion, sliced
  3. 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  4. 3/4tsp chili powder
  5. 2/3 cup coffee
  6. 1/3 cup water
  7. 4tb cider vinegar
  8. 4tb maple syrup
  9. 2tb brown sugar
  • Render and crisp bacon for about 10 minutes on med-high heat and set aside.
  • Lower heat to medium and add onion for 5 minutes. Add 3-4 for 1 minute. Add back bacon and 5-9 and simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Let cool for 15 minutes. Add to processor and pulse 5-6 times. Lasts 4 days.

Onion Jam

Makes 1 cup

  1. 3tb olive oil
  2. 1-1/4lb onions, sliced
  3. 1 bay leaf
  4. 1tsp fresh rosemary
  5. 1/2tsp salt
  6. 1/4tsp pepper
  7. 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  8. 4tb balsamic vinegar
  9. 4tb water
  10. 2tb sugar
  • Cook 1-6 for 10 minutes on med-high heat covered, stirring occasionally. Lower heat to med-low, add garlic and continue cooking uncovered for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Add 8-10, increase heat to med-high and simmer for 2 minutes. Discard bay leaf, add to processor and pulse 5-6 times. Lasts 4 days.

Pumpkin spice-graham cracker caramel apples

Makes 6-8

  1. 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  2. 2tb sugar
  3. 1tb cinnamon
  4. 1tsp nutmeg
  5. 1/2tsp cloves
  6. 4tb butter, 2tb softened and 2tb melted
  7. 2 cups brown sugar
  8. 4tb water
  9. 4tb corn syrup
  10. 1/2tsp salt
  11. 2tb cream
  12. 6-8 apples
  • Mix 1-5 with melted butter and toast at 350 for 10 minutes. Set aside.
  • Heat 7-10 to 280 degrees, whisking constantly. Mix in softened butter and cream. Dip apples in caramel, roll in graham mixture and let set for 15 minutes. Serve.

Strawberry cupcakes

Makes 12

  1. 198g sugar
  2. 1-1/2 cups butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 6 strawberries, mashed
  5. 4tsp vanilla extract
  6. 1/2 cup buttermilk
  7. 90g flour
  8. 84g pastry flour
  9. 1tsp baking powder
  10. 1/2tsp baking soda
  11. 1/2tsp salt
  12. 4 cups powdered sugar
  13. 1/2 cup seedless strawberry jam
  14. 1tb cream
  • Cream sugar with 1/2 cup butter. Beat in eggs 1 at a time. Beat in strawberries and 1tsp vanilla extract. Beat in buttermilk and 7-11 in 5 additions, beginning and ending with dry ingredients.
  • Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, beat remaining butter until pale. Beat in powdered sugar. Beat in remaining vanilla and 13-14 for 5-7 minutes. Pipe onto cooled cakes.