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Dactura

healdsburg, CA, US
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Re:Warm Cabbage Slaw with Bacon Dressing

The perfect meal for me! I like cabbage. I don't have any cider vinegar though, so I use balsamic and I suspect it kicks the whole recipe from 3 stars to 4. This thing is so simple to cook there isn't a wasted moment. Even letting the cabbage cook down allows me just the right amount of time to make a very nice martini to go with it. (I didn't read the recommended drink - but I recommend a 2 olive martini with Hendricks gin.)


Posted: 09:45 pm on February 20th 2012

Re:Classic Cream Scones

I do it all in the food processor: mix all dry ingredients, then add the butter frozen and cut into 5 parts. Pulse until I can't hear the butter any more - then add all the wet ingredients and pulse until it comes together enough to make a nice 2" thick wheel. Much better than the mixer method which I used for my first batch. Best scones I ever ate!


Posted: 04:15 pm on January 12th 2012

Re:Cranberry-Orange Muffins

I didn't have fresh cranberries, so I used dried cranberries soaked in Kirsch for a while. I used the recommended amount of sugar - and the muffins were a tad too sweet for my taste. The amount of sugar is probably right for fresh cranberries - next time I used dried, I will cut back on the sugar. (I'll also double the amount of dried cranberries! They were good!)I baked them for 15 minutes - saw they were not done and let them ride to 20. They were a little burned - so watch them carefully! I re-read the recipe "15-18" - had I taken them out at 18 I think they would have been perfect; but I'm a rookie.I enjoyed eating these muffins - even after 3 days. They do dry out fast... so have something to drink with them on the second and third day. I prefer tea or milk, others may enjoy them with a dry white wine.


Posted: 11:25 am on January 2nd 2012

Re:Peanut Butter & Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Bake with caution! I know people who would kill for these... others that would die for just a taste! This is the ultimate "last meal" cookie. Could I give them higher praise I would - but there are no words to describe the joyful sensation of one of these babies coming alive in your mouth with the taste of peanut-butter and bitter-sweet chocolate.My first batch were a bit big as I might not have "1 inch ball" down to well. Third sheet - I rebelled and pushed the balls down with my spatula. They came out more manageable. The others look over-the-top decadent. (I'm making another two batches on Sunday!)


Posted: 06:05 pm on August 26th 2011