Milk Punch

Milk Punch


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Milk Punch
Nothing says Christmastime like milk punch. It’s almost an eggnog without eggs. Quickly mixed in a hand shaker, it becomes frothy with a delicate vanilla flavor. The nutmeg adds a touch of color for a great contrast. Milk Punch on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add ice to a cocktail shaker. Add bourbon, vanilla, syrup, milk and half and half.
  2. Shake well, strain into a old-fashioned glass.
  3. Grate nutmeg and serve.

Lasagna


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Lasagne
The quintessential Italian comfort classic, homemade lasagna. This recipe is the traditional dish that includes layers of pasta, bolognese, béchamel, and cheese. This is not a quick dish, time is involved but you will be rewarded.
Prep Time 2 days
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Bechamel sauce
Prep Time 2 days
Cook Time 4 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Bechamel sauce
Instructions
Bechamel sauce
  1. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat until foaming. Add flour and cook, whisking constantly, 1-2 minutes. Whisk in milk, 1 cup at a time. Bring sauce to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, whisking often, until the consistency of cream, 8–10 minutes; add nutmeg and season with salt. Remove from heat, transfer to a medium bowl, and press plastic wrap directly onto surface; let cool slightly.
Assemble the lasagna
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 13x9" baking dish with butter.
  2. Spread 1/8 cup bechamel in the prepared baking dish. Top with a layer of noodles, spread over a scant 3/4 cup of the Bolognese béchamel sauce top with 1/8 cup Parmesan-reggiano cheese.
  3. Repeat process 5-7 more times, starting with noodles and ending with Parmesan and dot with butter.
  4. Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet and bake lasagna until bubbling and beginning to brown on top, 50–60 minutes. Let lasagna sit 30 minutes before serving.
  5. Serve with grated cheese on the side.

Sweet Potato Pie

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Sweet Potato Pie
There are many different sweet potato pie recipes around. All are good, some are heavier than others. This recipe makes a light-textured pie, not too sweet with a nice spice(fresh ginger) flavor. The sweetness is not solely based on added sugars. Roasting sweet potatoes at 350F or lower brings out the natural sugars. Sweet Potato Pie on happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Pierce sweet potatoes with a fork several times. Place on foil-lined baking sheet. Bake for 60 minutes or until very tender.
  2. Cool, peel and puree in a stand mixer with whisk attachment . Add eggs & yokes to bowl whisk until combined. Add sugar, salt, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, vanilla and evaporated milk whisk until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into prepared pie crust, bake for 1 hour until crush is baked and filling is set.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool completely until the middle is firmly set. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Can serve warm, the fridge for a adds few hours creates a denser, creamier texture.