Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Halibut with Leeks

I cooked this recipe for Halibut and Leeks from the latest issue of Cooking Light last night. I haven't cooked much with leeks so I didn't know what to expect with them but it was a pleasant surprise that was quick and easy to cook.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Dutch Letter Bars

Dutch letters are a central Iowa specialty and treat. This recipe turns these pastries into a bar. Yum!

Dutch Letter Bars
1 cup butter

1 can almond paste
2 eggs plus 1 egg yolk (reserve egg white)
1½ cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons almond extract
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Sliced almonds
Coarse sugar
Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Melt butter and mix in almond paste. Add in remaining ingredients and blend well. Spread in 9x13 pan. Brush w/ beaten egg white; sprinkle w/ almonds and sugar

Bake for 30 minutes until golden brown