Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Father's Day Quiche.

Last weekend it was Father's Day, as most of you probably know, and when I asked my Dad what culinary creation I could make him for breakfast his answer was quiche. As a lover of quiche I was glad of his choice and instantly started thinking of flavors to make. I ended up making two different kinds (with my mother's help), and of course it was tasty and definitely satisfying. One of the two recipes used was mainly my idea and consisted of baby spinach and sun dried tomatoes. It turned out to be my favorite of the two although both were extremely good. Even though I had to wake up earlier than normal to complete these, it was all worth it in the end.

Quiche with sun dried tomatoes and baby spinach:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 large onion
  • 12 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups Mozarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Store bought pastry shell

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a pan, saute onion with butter until softened. Take off heat and set aside. Thinly slice sun dried tomatoes and also set aside. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and heavy cream until combined, then add cheeses, tomatoes, onions, seasoning, salt, and pepper. Pour mixture into pastry shell and sprinkle extra cheese on top if desired. Bake for about 40 minutes and let cool.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

A "Sick" Day.

A couple of weeks ago I woke up and it was just one of those days when going to school looked like about the worst experience ever. So I asked my mom if for one day, just one day, I could stay home and if you can't already guess, it was a yes.
My day was pretty uneventful, just mostly sitting on the couch or going on the computer, but suddenly, of course, I had the need to bake. While on the computer I was looking at different recipes that I could try, when I came across one that looked extra appealing. The name Cinnamon Roll Cookies jumped out at me, making me instantly hungry and completely ecstatic. I wrote down the recipe and prepared myself to make the cookies that would soon, but not soon enough, find their way into my stomach.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For filling, combine sugar and cinnamon in a bowl and put to the side.

Whisk together flour, baking powder, 1 tsp cinnamon, and salt for dough, set aside. Then cream together the butter and brown sugar until smooth. Mix eggs and vanilla until incorporated. Add the dry ingredients on low speed just until incorporated.

Roll dough into a 16 by 9 inch rectangle and sprinkle half of filling mixture over top. Begin on the long side and roll dough into a log, sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar and let chill for at least 3 hours.

Heat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheets with parchment. Take out chilled dough and cut into 1/4 inch slices. then place on baking sheet to bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden. Let cool for at least 5 minutes and then move to a rack.

I then mixed up some of the regular cinnamon roll icing and drizzled the cookies with it to add that extra cinnamon roll taste.

I definitely recommend these cookies to anyone who loves cinnamon buns just like me! Try this recipe and I'm sure you'll love it.

The Beginning of a Delicious Adventure.

So recently I've been addicted to anything baking. From cakes to cookies to muffins to truffles and I discovered that all I want to do all the time is bake, non-stop. Because of this recent addiction and the extremely tasty results (I must say), my sister Amber had convinced me that I needed to start a food blog, something to record all of my "delicious adventures" you could say. So here I am today, posting my first entry of Forever Flavorful, and I can admit I'm pretty pumped. For number one, sharing all my recipes and creations, and two, tasting all the treats I'll soon be making. I definitely can't wait for Forever Flavorful to quickly fill with anything and everything delicious!