Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lemon Cookies

1 cup butter
2.5 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp lemon zest
.5 tsp salt
2 c flour
2 Tbsp sugar
4 oz cream cheese

Preheat oven to 350. Beat butter, 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 Tbsp lemon zest and salt until combined. Add flour. Turn dough onto piece of plastic wrap; pat into 1/2 in thick disk; wrap and chill until firm, about 1 hr. Un wrap dough; place on lightly floured parchment paper and roll about 1/8 in thick. Cut out cookies and place 1 in apart on baking sheets; sprinkly with granulated sugar. Bake until barely beginning to brown, 15-20 min. Cool. Make lemon filling by mixing cream cheese and 1 Tbsp lemon zest until smooth; gradually add 1 cup powdered sugar, mixing until smooth; mix in another 1/2 cup powdered sugar or enough to create a firm but spreadable filling. Form sandwiches by placing 1 tsp filling between two cookies, sugar side out, and squeezing gently.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Dilly Bread

Start yeast with 3/4 cup warm water, 2 Tblsp yeast, 1 Tblsp honey
Heat in separate pan:  6 Tblsp butter, then add the following and heat to lukewarm
      3 cups cottage cheese
      6 Tblsp. honey
      2 Tblsp minced onions
      2 Tblsp. dill weed
      3 eggs
      2 tsp. salt
      3/4 tsp. soda
Pour this into yeast mixture.
Add 6 3/4 cups flour (dough will be very sticky).
Knead in bowl 1-2 minutes.
Let rise 1 hour or until double in bulk.
Punch down and put into greased pans.  Rise 1/2 hour.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
3 regular loaves or 7 small

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Scottage Cream

Scottage cream is a yummy sour cream substitute. It was originally made as a sauce for asparagus but has since become a favorite for smothering over potatoes.

Tub of cottage cheese
1/3 c. Milk
1 Tbsp Lemon juice

Blend all ingredients until creamy. Consistency should be similar or slightly thinner than sour cream.

Porketta Roast

4 lbs Boneless pork roast
2 Tbsp Olive oil
1 Tbsp Dill seeds
1 Tbsp Fennel seeds
1 Tbsp Anise seeds
1 Tbsp Parsley
2 tsp Sea salt
1 tsp Lemon pepper
1 tsp Oregano
1/2 tsp Onion powder
1/2 tsp Garlic powder

Rub entire roast with olive oil.

In small bowl combine all seasonings. Roll roast in seasonings until all seasonings coat the roast. Toss roast in the crockpot with other yummy things like carrots and red potatoes. By the time you get home from church your house will smell yummy and the roast will be baked to perfection.