Monday, April 21, 2008

Cooking Demonstration Recipes

Good Morning! What an awesome weekend! I am so pleased by the huge response to our new meal planning program! Also, I want to thank everyone who came to see me at the Culinary Classique this weekend! I had a wonderful time cooking for you all, there was such a wonderful audience, and I just loved every moment of it. So today is a special addition of Gourmet Momma. Instead of listing a menu for dinner, I am going to be sharing the recipes from Saturday's demonstration, so that you can make them at home! :)

The first recipe is the blue cheese mousse that we served on crackers, but this is an awesome dip to have on a small slice of toast (canape style), or with crudites.

Blue Cheese Mousse
Grocery List:
1 lb blue cheese
12 oz cream cheese
1 Tbsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 fl oz heavy cream, whipped to soft peaks (NOT SWEET)

How to make it:
1. Put cheeses in the food processor and puree until very smooth. Add salt and pepper

2. Fold in whipped cream into mousse until well blended; there should be no lumps.

Easy as that! Now the second recipe that I actually demoed are the Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Tartlets. These were a HUGE hit!

Sun-Dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Tartlets
Grocery List:
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp ground white pepper
3 Tbsp basil, chopped
6 fl oz whole milk
2 fl oz dry sherry
3 large eggs
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
4 oz fresh goat cheese, crumbled
1 oz green onions, minced
3 1/2 oz sun-dried tomatoes, minced
30 mini tartlet shells, frozen ( I used the puff pastry tartlets, but you can also use the filo-tartlets if you want a crunchy tart as opposed to a softer tart)

How to make it:
1. Put tartlets on a baking sheet, and gently press down the center's with your thumb.

2. Combine garlic, pepper, basil, milk, and sherry with a whisk. Then add the eggs and flour and mix until blended. Toss in the goat cheese, green onions, and sun-dried tomatoes. Place goat cheese mixture into each tartlet

3. Bake tartlets at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, or until the mixture is set.

Bon Appetite! :)

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