Triple Grilled Cheese

IMG-20170501-WA0011.jpgButter both sides of the bread. Add cheese. Fry until cheese melts. Put the slices together and fry a little more in the pan, flipping once. Serve hot.

A classic Grilled Cheese involves 1 slice of cheddar per bread slice. I added muenster and crumbled goat cheese, garnished with a side of kale chips. (Because there was cheese in the fridge that needed to be used, if you know what I mean). Next time I will add more cheddar and a little less goat cheese (strong flavor overpowers the sandwich).

~Jessica

Cassoulet au canard

Baked white bean & duck casserole, from the can! but for a recipe from Saveur

white beans
slab bacon
black peppercorns
cloves
thyme, parsley, bay leaves } bouquet garni
yellow onions
duck breasts
duck sausage
duck legs
chicken stock
2 legs duck confit
whole peeled tomatoes in purée
duck fat

IMAG5158.jpgBefore heating in the oven at 190 deg C for 20 minutes, you should top it with a mixture of minced garlic, fresh bread crumbs, and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

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roasted ratatouille and lasagna pasta, baked all together!

~Jessica

Cream cheese banana bread

Adapted from BuzzFeed

Serving Size: 10 slices.

1 large egg
175 g cane sugar
113 g butter
57 g sour cream (Greek yogurt may be substituted)
2 splashes of vanilla extract
2 ripe bananas
128 g all-purpose flour
1 g baking soda
pinch of salt

Cream Cheese Filling:
1 large egg
113 g softened cream cheese
57 g granulated sugar
3 heaping spoonfuls of all-purpose flour

Mix wet ingredients, then mix dry ingredients. Then mix cream cheese filling. Layer half batter, then filling, then top with the rest of the batter. Bake at 180 deg C for 50 min. Mine came out a bit dense, not sure why — I think my other recipe came out much better!

~Jessica

One banana banana bread

Adapted from Simply Recipes and Alton Brown and smitten kitchen

80 g all-purpose flour
1 g baking soda
Pinch of salt
3 spoonfuls of brown sugar
cinnamon, ground nutmeg, ground cloves
2 spoonfuls of honey
1 brown banana, peeled and mashed
130 g butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
dash of vanilla extract
handful of chopped walnuts
5 mL bourbon (optional)

Mix dry and wet ingredients separately. Then combine in a buttered oven-safe dish. Bake at 175 deg C for 40 minutes. I tossed in a bit of leftover unfiltered apple juice too. Great for that one banana you forgot about!

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~Jessica