Sunday, June 17, 2012

Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler

this is to die for!  i made this for our luncheon

it is from and is so easy!

fruit mixture:

4 1/2 c. rhubarb stalks cut into 1 inch pieces
1 1/2 c. strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1/2 c. white granulated sugar
2 T. quick cooking tapioca
1 t. grated orange zest, chopped

cobbler crust:

2 T. white granulated sugar
1 c. all purpose flour
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/4 c. butter
1/4 c. milk
1 egg, lightly beaten

preheat oven to 350*.

in bowl, mix the rhubarb and strawberries with the sugar, tapioca and orange zest.
set aside to blend for 30 minutes to an hour.

in bowl, combine 2 T. sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  cut butter in with fork
or pastry blender til mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  stir in milk and egg til just

pour fruit into 2 quart casserole dish.  drop batter on fruit.  bake in 350* oven for
35 minutes til cobbler crust is browned.

serve with freshly whipped cream.

Friday, June 15, 2012

zucchini fritters

i am preparing zucchini fritters for a luncheon for friends tomorrow.  the recipe i am using is

from simply recipes which i got off the internet:

2 medium zucchini, coarsely grated on box grater
1 t. kosher salt
2 scallions (i used a small amount of finely chopped onion)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
olive oil to fry

after grating the zucchini and lightly salting it, i let it "rest" and then squeezed the liquid out of it.
i then added the onion, pepper, egg.  then i stirred in the flour mixed with the baking powder.

i put the olive oil in the cast iron frying pan and let it get real hot.  using a large spoon, i dropped
the batter into the pan and lightly spread it with the spoon so as to flatten it.  i used a timer and
did about 3 minutes on each side.  then i drained the fritters on a baking sheet lined with paper towels.

i also lightly salted the fritters as they were draining on the towels.

these are so scrumptious!  i think bob and i ate half of the fritters while i was making them!  it's a
good thing i doubled the amount i was making!