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|MODERN COMFORT FOOD||COOK LIKE A PRO||BAREFOOT CONTESSA AT HOME||BARFEOOT CONTESSA BACK TO BASICS||COOKING FOR JEFFREY||BAREFOOT IN PARIS|
|A collection of all-new soul-satisfying dishes!||Cook with confidence no matter how much experience you have in the kitchen!||Filled with signature recipes that strike the perfect balance between elegance and casual comfort.||Explore the techniques behind Ina Garten’s elegant food and easy entertaining style—nearly a hundred brand-new recipes that will become trusted favorites.||Garten shares the beloved recipes she's been cooking for her husband over the course of their marriage||Take a trip to Paris with Ina Garten as your guide through familiar dishes with her delightful twists that streamline recipes but still emerge with perfection.|
Featured Recipe from Ina Garten: Sticky Toffee Date Cake with Bourbon Glaze
Makes 1 cake
For the cake
- ¾ pound dates, pitted and chopped
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ pound (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- ¹⁄³ cup granulated sugar
- 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1½ tablespoons baking powder
For the sauce
- 12 tablespoons (1½ sticks) unsalted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 tablespoons good bourbon, such as Maker's Mark
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Sweetened whipped cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour a 9 x 2-inch round cake pan.
Place the dates in a deep saucepan with 1¾ cups of water. Bring to boil, stirring a little to break up the dates. Allow to simmer for 1 minute. Off the heat, stir in the baking soda (it will bubble up!). Set aside.
Meanwhile, in an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar on medium speed for 3 minutes, until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla, scraping down the bowl. (The mixture may look curdled.) Combine the flour and salt and, with the mixer still on low, slowly add it to the batter. With the mixer on low, add the hot date mixture in two batches to the batter, scraping down the bowl. The batter will be runny but don't worry! Stir in the baking powder, which will also bubble up. Pour into the prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Meanwhile, combine the butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 minute. Off the heat, stir in the bourbon and vanilla and pour into a 2-cup heat-proof glass measuring cup. Set aside. As soon as the cake is done, poke holes all over it with a toothpick. Pour three-quarters of the sauce evenly over the cake while still warm and allow it to soak in for 30 minutes. Turn the cake out bottom side up onto a flat serving plate and pour the remaining sauce on top. Cool completely.
Serve at room temperature with sweetened whipped cream.
- ASIN : B009JU5G0Q
- Publisher : Clarkson Potter (October 30, 2012)
- Publication date : October 30, 2012
- Language : English
- File size : 51936 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 408 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #199,360 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I did add an oven thermometer to my shopping to be sure the oven was correct and it was.
One person said , the sauce is delicious and I don't like basil! I can see many uses for the sauce ,as a dipping sauce .
Most of my books come from Amazon.com and this one did...
What is especially interesting is that the recipes are very good.with lots of skills and techniques Ina makes available to anyone.
Link to Barefoot at Home: http://www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Contessa-Home-Everyday-Recipes/dp/1400054346/ref=pd_sim_b_3
Link to Back to Basics: http://www.amazon.com/Barefoot-Contessa-Back-Basics-Ingredients/dp/1400054354/ref=pd_sim_b_1
This Barefoot Contessa Foolproof book is, in my opinion, good for parties and entertaining. It had several good tips to that end, like planning a menu so that your oven is only in use for one dish at a time (no reliance on a double oven, because most of us aren't lucky enough to have a double). However, this book was not a rich source of everyday recipes for my family and I. It's something I will use as a reference when I plan parties in the future, but not something I will use on a regular weekly basis.
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I'm a British cook and some American cookery books sold on the British market are un-necessarily complicated but in general, IG's books are easy to follow. Some ingredients are unusual and some are the same but have different names (eg coriander and cilantro) but, as Corporal Jones would say "Don't panic!" - you CAN cope!
It was a bit of a pantomine with the order as it got lost in the post before turning up the same day as the re-order but praise should be given to Amazon customer services who handled the delivery problems efficiently