Sunday, November 26, 2017

Tapas for November 2017

I was just trying to remember just how many Tapas Nights we've hosted, and I've lost count.  Just as I've lost count of all the great foods that some of our fantastic cooks have brought and shared with us. 
I feel as if I'm a very lucky person.  These are just some of the food that was brought and shared last night.  And as usual, I missed a couple of pictures, and took some that were too blurry to share as well. 
And I get to play with food as well.  Even if yesterday wasn't one of my best days in the kitchen. 
I'd baked a loaf of ryebread, which turned into a rye brick, because for some reason I forgot to add the yeast to the sourdough starter and didn't realize it until the bread was half baked.  I'll tell you how brick like it was, my good slicer is now my not so good slicer, I had to get out the heavy duty combo slicer and cleaver just to cut through the crust.  Good thing I had some ryebread in the freezer I was able to pull out and use.
And then there was the 'incident' with the egg whites.  I was busy beating the egg whites for the dessert, Citronfromage, when somehow I lost my grip on the bowl and the partially beaten egg whites cascaded over the counter, the front of the cabinets and onto the floor.  And on me as well.   I got it cleaned up, grabbed the last pasteurized egg out of the fridge and managed to get yolk into the white as I separated it.  Whites do not whip when they're combined with egg yolk.  OK, onto plan C. Well, B didn't work.  I grabbed two more eggs out of the fridge, separated them just fine and proceeded to beat them to a nice fluffy state, folded them into the rest of the dessert.   Of course while I was cleaning up the egg whites the timer went off on the stove and the Scottish Sausage rolls were ready.  I had to leave them for a minute or three longer than needful, but luckily they just got a little bit browner.
Let's not forget the Ciabatta bread.  They were a little on the flat side.  But they tasted good.  I'll share that recipe another time, as soon as I make them again.
Well, now that you've heard about my bad day, let me share my great evening, at least the pictures I took of the food.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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