Showing posts with label Biscuits. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Biscuits. Show all posts

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Make Memorable Meals:Quote of the Day:Robert Carrier

Robert Carrier McMahon: known to us as Robert Carrier: Chef (1923-2006)
Born in Tarrytown, New York was an American Chef,Restaurateur and cookery writer. After his parents went bankrupt in the 1930's Great Depression,they maintained their lifestyle,through removing their servants and preparing their own elaborate dinner parties.Having toured Europe as an actor the young Carrier eventually returned to America and often stayed with his French grandmother,in upstate New York and she taught him to cook,making biscuits and butter-frying fish caught in a nearby stream.      

He eventually moved to England permanently where he became based from 1953-1984 and then until 1994 where he gain his reputation, until his death.

Quote:
"I used to love the way everyone talked about food as if it were one of the most important things in life.
And of course,it is.Without it we would die.Each of us eats about one thousand meals each year.
It is my believe that we should try and make as many of these meals as we can truly memorable."

The posts l provide are my views of good recipes and also are shared from a number of contacts, news and blogging services. They are not always tried and tested by me unless it states that l have cooked any myself,whereby it will be noted on the post accordingly.

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Thank you, Chris [Chef]

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In Honour Of My Dad-A Tribute To Olivier

On this day in 1973 when l was at a tender age of just 17 my dad died. He was a nurse for want of a better word and l loved him dearly.The time spent with me was and always will be precious in my heart and l remember him for what he did for others and not what he did for himself!
We say we become a product of our parents well  l became a product of my dad and learned that only by giving and not expecting anything,l would become a more knowledgeable person.Well l have and it lets me write this tribute to him on this a day after so many years!
At the time of his death l was a secretary and not a chef but l did cook him his favourite shortcake biscuits and l want to share that recipe with anyone,who really understands how it feels to lose part of you!      

Recipe of the Day: Shrewsbury Biscuits 
Ingredients:
4oz of butter
4oz caster sugar
8oz plain flour
1 egg beaten
2 level teaspoons grated lemon rind

Oven Temperature: Gas Mark 4 or 160 centigrade
Makes: 20-24 biscuits

Lightly grease 2 baking trays:
Cream the butter and the sugar together,add the egg gradually and beat well.
Sift flour and stir into the creamed mixture with the lemon rind.
Knead lightly and roll out thinly half an inch thick.
Cut into rounds with a fluted cutter about two and a half inches in diameter.
Place on the trays and bake towards the top of the oven for 15-20 minutes,until pale brown.
Cool on a wire rack.

Note:
The mixture maybe flavoured in a number of ways,replacing lemon rind by one of the following:
2 level teaspoons,mixed spice or cinnamon.
1 teaspoons,vanilla extract.
2 oz dried fruit.
2 oz glace cherries,chopped.
The grated rind of one orange.

Enjoy and leave your comments when you try them? 

The posts l provide are my views of good recipes and also are shared from a number of contacts, news and blogging services. They are not always tried and tested by me unless it states that l have cooked any myself,whereby it will be noted on the post accordingly.

Please tweet at #AceFoodNews or email News & Views

Thank you, Chris [Chef]