Monday, November 14, 2011

Dinner Party Recipes

Don't worry ... I wouldn't leave you hanging.  Below are all the best recipes from my dinner party on Friday.  The main course of fish and veggies was excellent, but I don't have much to share. Just roasted veggies, and baked fish - I didn't doctor them up too much.

Baked Fontina (click here for recipe)

Stout Bread (click here for recipe)

Oatmeal Bread (click here for recipe) - this stuff is amazing.

Cauliflower Soup (click here for recipe)

Pumpkin Gingerbread with Spiced Butter Cream (click here for recipe)

Orange Creme Brulee

6 lg egg yolks
7 T sugar
2 1/4 cup whipping cream
2 T Grand Marnier
2 t vanilla
1 t grated orange zest

Preheat oven to 325.  Whisk yolks and sugar until pale yellow.  Bring cream to a simmer.  Gradually whisk hot cream into yolk mixture.  Add the rest of the ingredients.  Don't over mix.  Divide among 6 ramekins.  Arrange in a 9x13 pan, and pour boiling water in the pan up to half way up the ramekins.  Bake until gently set - about 25 minutes.  Cool and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.  Cover lightly with sugar and torch before serving.

This dinner party was definitely the highlight of my weekend.  I needed some therapeutic cooking, and got just that.  A whole days worth! Now back to the books for a couple more weeks.  

What was the highlight of your weekend? 
Is cooking therapeutic for you?  Do you ever spend the day cooking?


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

Grand Marnier in dessert recipes is fabulous. Per your comment to me..not surprised you couldn't really taste the alcohol but just the orange flavoring. I agree, that's what I notice, too. Your creme brulee looks great!

Yelena said...

Every single thing you posted looks absolutely amazing. I have spent all day cooking- for a recent dinner party with the family. It was a little stressful but a lot of fun and relaxing once everything started coming together!

Kelly @ Foodie Fiasco said...

Now my keyboard's shorted out from my drooling on it. I think that baked fontina is totally worth it, though.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing the recipes... I am going to beg my Ma to make that cauliflower soup next time I go home to visit, haha. It looks like awesome "comfort food"!

Unknown said...

Can I come over? The spread looks so inviting...and I am drooling at just looking at the Orange Creme Brulee:)

Lauren's Latest said...

Invite me next time!! :) Lol!

Kacy said...

Cooking is therapeutic for me, I like it a lot, but only when I'm not stressed for time. Then I just go for easy.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Yum! Those look delish. I need to make that cauliflower soup.

The highlight of my weekend was using a groupon to get a mani/pedi with a good friend!

cassandre said...

nice the baked fontina looks very yummy.. i have spent the day cooking before, it's therapeutic but sometimes very tiring..

Unknown said...

Ooooo these all look so YUMMY!

Thanks for sharing the recipes!

Ameena said...

You made all this? In one night? I am so impressed. I don't think I've cooked this much all year - and I wish I was exaggerating.

The stout bread looks phenomenal!

Unknown said...

Wow! look at all those goodies! The bread looks DELISH!