Friday, July 6, 2018

Peach Pie AND Peach Flatbread

Hi friends... here are today's recipes...

Prize –Winning Peach Pie
Recipe by: Karri Perry, Blue Ribbon Kitchen Blog

Baking temperature: 375 degrees
Baking time: 60 minutes
Yield: 1 pie, 8-12 servings

Crust Ingredients:
·         2 c all-purpose flour
·         8 T cold unsalted butter
·         2 T cold lard
·         2 T cold Crisco
·         2 T granulated sugar
·         1 t salt
·         ¼- ½ c water and vodka mixed and chilled- Use only enough liquid to bring dough together.

Filling Ingredients:
·         4-5 cups fresh sliced peaches with peach skins removed (5-6 medium peaches)
·         1 cup granulated sugar
·         ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice
·         1/8 t cinnamon
·         ¼ cup  instant clear gel or arrowroot

Instructions for Crust:
·         In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar and salt
·         Add cold butter, Crisco and lard.  Pulse until mixture is like wet sand
·         Slowly drizzle the cold water/vodka mixture into flour mixture
·         Once dough comes together, chill dough well covered for 1 hour- up to 24 hours
·         After chilling dough, roll to ¼ inch thickness and fill pie plate.  Use extra dough to cut out creative star shapes to cover pie or roll out a top crust.  Chill dough in prepared pie plate while working on the pie

Instructions for Filling:
·         Place fresh prepared peaches  in a medium bowl and set aside.
·         In a small bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice and clear gel. Mix well.
·         Pour sugar mixture over the prepared fruit, gently coat the fruit.
·         Fill pie shell with the fruit mixture.
·         Lay pie crust cut-outs on top of pie or add a full top crust. Crimp edges.
·         If desired, brush with egg wash (1 beaten egg and 1 t cold water) and sprinkle with sanding sugar and cinnamon
·         Bake on the lowest rack of a preheated 375 degree oven for 60 minutes, or until pie is browned and bubbling from the center.

Peach-Party Flatbread
Recipe by: Karri Perry, Blue Ribbon Kitchen Blog

Baking temperature: 350 degrees
Baking time: 10
Yield: 2 flat breads serves 4

·         2-4  store-bought flatbread
·         2 Tablespoons peach jam
·         ½ cup crisp cooked bacon
·         ½ cup fresh chopped peaches
·         ½ cup caramelized onions – 1 large Vidalia onion, 1 tsp butter, ½ tsp salt
·         2 Tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
·         1 cup baby arugula or baby spinach
·         1 Tablespoon lemon juice + 1 Tablespoon good olive oil
·         ¼ teaspoon coarse salt

·         In a medium saucepan combine peeled and sliced Vidalia onions, 1 teaspoon of butter and salt.  Cook on low heat checking every 5 minutes and stirring until onions have caramelized.  Removed from heat and let cool slightly. (This can take 30+ minutes…the key is low steady heat)
·         Peel and chop peaches. Place fresh prepared peaches in a medium bowl and set aside.
·         Place flatbreads onto a baking sheet.
·         Spread 1 Tablespoon of peach jam onto each flatbread.
·         Top with cooked crumbled bacon, goat cheese, caramelized onions and fresh peaches.
·         Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until the flatbread is hot and cheese begins to melt.
·         Remove from oven.
·         While flatbread cools slightly, dress the baby greens with the lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
·         Place dressed greens on top of flatbread, slice and serve.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Ohio Country Living Fair is this weekend!!

Country Living Fair, June 2018

How exciting... 2018 Ohio will host the 
County Living Fair on TWO weekends...
A June weekend (June 15-17) and a 
September weekend (September 14-16)!!

Some might say we (the buckeyes) are
 the hostesses, with the most-esses...
...or they might just say we know
a great fair and a good time when we see one!!

...So, we will host twice!!

The fair begins tomorrow and I will add more information
 and photos of all the excitement!

In the meantime: You can catch me on the 
Kitchen Stage Friday, June 15, at 4 pm and
 again on Saturday, June 16 at 1 PM...

I'll be the lady with all the berry pies.

I'll be sharing all my best baking tips...a few baking secrets,
 while we will make a beautiful pie together.... or at least... 
I'll make it and you'll root for me.
(Baking outside in the heat has it's own set of challenges)

I can't wait to tell the story of this pie and 
how it came to be...

Friday, June 1, 2018

Picnic Favorites!

When it comes to picnics...
(or actually, any dining experience)

I'm all about the sides.

Side dishes for me are what 
makes or breaks almost any meal...

Great sides = happiness

If I'm really honest, those sides (and ahem...the desserts too) are
the stars of the show.

With summer knocking on our door this week and the start
of June being today!!  ...
... I'm sharing two sensational summertime side-dishes.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Hold Your Horses!

Whoa... It's Derby Week...
and the Derby is THIS Weekend!!

You know how the horses run for the roses??
The winning horse and jockey receive a 
gorgeous blanket of red roses... 
(...and I'm sure some other amazing first-place awards)

What would you run for??

I'd run for roses...but I might run faster for pie....
...especially chocolate chip pie.