In our household, we (for the most part) are trying to watch our calories as we prepare meals and consume snacks. It's not as easy as it would seem, as most foods that are tempting are high in calories. We have found that an awareness of what you are eating is the best way to keep track of calories that you are taking in.
Having said that, I decided today that I would make biscuit turnovers for lunch. My idea was to make biscuit dough, roll it out, cut it into turnover sized pieces, add lots of filling and fold them up. I didn't get too far though....once I calculated calories and realized how many were in 1/8 of the dough (almost 260) I realized that my lunchtime effort was in vain. 1/8 of the dough was not enough to create a reasonable turnover for lunch, let alone a snack.
When life hands you biscuit dough balls, make cinnamon biscuits instead. I rolled each ball of dough in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar and baked them in the oven until they were light and puffy. Now, they are still not calorie free....but they do make a nice snack with coffee. And, I know how many calories are in each little dough ball :)
Well good gravy, gosh golly and all of those other type sentiments. It has been FOREVER and a day since I have posted anything. Mostly, this has been due to lots and lots of interesting life events that have kept my attention otherwise engaged. However, we are now in the summer months, and some of the craziness has slowed down, so hello baking!
I don't know how many of you are actually reading this, or how many of you love vintage cookbooks, but this recipe hales from The Family Circle Cake & Cooky Cookbook, published in 1953. There is something awesome about finding and baking recipes from a cookbook published over 50 years ago. In a weird way, it's like forging a connection with a whole other generation of people. And I am sure that the results taste just as sweet now as they did then.
It's good to be back in the blogging mode, and I hope to continue to post, and to connect with a range of people through recipes :)
There are a variety of recipes online available for this seasonal food, and I chose the crescent roll variety. I used one pack of hot dogs (8), and a tube of crescent roll dough. These are lacking eyes, which I hope to add in a bit with mustard. After wrapping the hot dogs with dough, I baked them in the oven (375 degrees) on a greased cookie sheet for 18 minutes.
Dorie Recipe Number Five: Perfection Pound Cake The taste reminds me of: Simplicity embodied by cake. My favorite part of making this: Watching the butter and sugar cream in my kitchen aid mixer. Spontaneous rhyme: "Pound" rhymes with "round" as in "you better share this cake with lots of people so you don't become too round." Would I make this again: Yes, although next time I will watch the baking time a little more closely. This cake was actually a little dry (I've had trouble getting cakes done lately). Best consumed with: Tons of fresh berries and whipped cream!
All recipes at Butterbur's Bistro have been tested and tasted.
Ode to Food
Ah, cooking. Is there any other delight in this world? I am hoping in this endeavor to share some of the recipes and foods that I find delectable (and there are many). Of course, there are the occasional blunders that one stumbles across when cooking (especially when lacking opposable thumbs), but I have high hopes that my posts to this blog will be of the utmost interest to those who take the time to read them. Yours humbly, Butterbur.