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Roberta’s pizza dough

Clam pizza


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Roberta’s pizza dough
Homemade pizza can be a nightmare. Once you get the dough right, it’s idiot-proof. Try using a scale to measure the indigents, you’ll never be disappointed again. Roberta’s pizza dough on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 4-24 Hours
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Prep Time 20 Minutes
Passive Time 4-24 Hours
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Combine salt and flours in a medium bowl. Combine yeast, olive oil and warm water in a Bowl. Add water mixture to flour/salt and knead by hand or using a kitchen aid(dough hook). Let rest for 15 minutes, then knead for 3 minutes.
  2. Divide and not two equal sized ball. Place on a floured surface, cover with dampened cloth and let rest and rise for 3 to 4 hours at room temperature or for 8 to 24 hours in the refrigerator. (If you refrigerate the dough, remove it 30 to 45 minutes before you begin to shape it for pizza.)
  3. To make pizza, place each dough ball on a floured surface and use your fingers to stretch and form the shape. Top and bake.
  4. I crank my BGE up to 700F degrees and cook for 5 minutes or so.

Lemon pound cake


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Lemon pound cake
This scrumptious Lemon Pound Cake is moist with a golden crunchy exterior finished with a tangy lemon glaze. Lemon pound cake on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 70 Minutes
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Cake
Lemon Glaze
Prep Time 30 Minutes
Cook Time 70 Minutes
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Cake
Lemon Glaze
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter a 6-cup loaf pan and line it with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream the butter. Add 1 cup of the sugar and mix. With the mixer running at low speed, add the eggs one at a time. Add the vanilla.
  3. Working in alternating batches, and mixing after each addition, add the dry ingredients and 1/4 cup of the lemon juice and zest to the butter mixture. Mix until just smooth.
  4. Pour into the prepared pan and bake until raised in the center and a tester inserted into the center comes out dry and almost clean, 65 to 75 minutes.
  5. When the cake is done, let cool in the pan 15 minutes (it will still be warm). Run a knife around the sides of the pan. Set a wire rack on a sheet pan with sides.
Lemon glaze
  1. When the cake is cool, carefully(large spatula) transfer to a serving platter. Combine the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest and melted butter in a medium bowl, mixing with a fork until smooth. Add more confectioners' sugar or lemon juice as necessary to make a thick but pourable glaze(like syrup). Spoon the glaze over the top of the cake.

Dutch Baby


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Dutch Baby
How about a large fluffy pancake that’s fun to make. It works for breakfast or dessert. The best part, it takes five minutes to come together with the use of a blender. Dutch baby on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Combine eggs, flour, milk, sugar and nutmeg in a blender and blend until smooth 30-45 seconds.
  3. Place butter in a heavy 10-inch skillet gently melt butter. Using a pastry brush paint sides on skillet with butter. Add the batter to the pan, place pan in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until the pancake is puffed and golden.
  4. Remove pancake from oven, and serve at once topped with syrup, fruit, confectioners' sugar or lemon.

Chocolate Cupcakes


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Chocolate Cupcakes
These cupcakes are fluffy, easy and light. Adapted from Bravetart. Chocolate cupcakes on Happensatthebean.com
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and preheat to 350°F For the Cupcakes: Combine butter and coffee in a 3-4 quart stainless steel pot or saucier over low heat. Once melted, remove from heat, then mix in cocoa and chocolate, followed by brown sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix in eggs and yolks, then sift in flour and baking soda. Whisk thoroughly to combine.
  2. Divide batter between prepared cupcakes, fill about 2/3 to the top. Bake until cupcakes are firm about 15 minutes (a toothpick inserted into the center should come away with a few crumbs still attached).
  3. Cool cupcakes directly in pan for 1 hour. Remove and add frosting of your choice. The one pictured have a chocolate ganache.

Pork Scallopini


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Pork Scallopini
This dish is traditionally made with veal. The briny capers and lemon gives the sauce it’s wonderful finish. Unfortunately finding good veal can be a challenge at times. Pork scallopini on Happensatthebean.com
Cook Time 25 Minutes
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Cook Time 25 Minutes
Servings
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Instructions
  1. Pound out the pork chops to 1/4 inch thickness. Mix the flour, kosher salt and ground black pepper in a large, shallow bowl or plate. Add the pork chops to the flour, one at a time, and flour each pork chop. Gently tap off the excess flour.
  2. Heat a large skillet over high. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter with 1/2 tablespoon of the oil. Place 2 of the pork chops in the skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until golden browned. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add 1 more tablespoon of butter and the remaining oil(if needed). Cook the remaining 2-3 pork chops and place with the other two cooked pork chops.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of the butter in the pan over medium high heat, add the mushrooms sauté until browned 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and capers and cook until reduced by half. Add the chicken stock, lemon juice and a few lemon slices and bring to a boil then add the remaining tablespoon of butter and stir, cooking for 2-3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Add the pork back to the pan and warm in the sauce. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Parker House Rolls

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Parker house rolls
This Fannie Farmer classic is one every home cook can easily master. Parker House Rolls on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 6 Hours
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Cook Time 35 Minutes
Passive Time 6 Hours
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Instructions
  1. Whisk yeast and ¼ cup warm water in a small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  2. Heat milk in a small saucepan over medium until just warm. Combine shortening, sugar, and kosher salt in a large bowl. Add warm milk; whisk to blend, breaking up shortening into small bowl. Whisk in yeast mixture and egg. Add 3½ cups flour; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until dough forms. Knead dough with lightly floured hands on a lightly floured surface until smooth, 4–5 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl; turn to coat. Cover loosely with plastic wrap. Let stand at room temperature until doubled, about 1½ hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Lightly brush baking dish with some melted butter. Punch down dough; divide into 4 equal pieces. Working 1 log/piece at a time, roll out on a lightly flour surface into 8-9 pieces.
  4. Add parchment paper to the baking pan. Add dough balls touching one another to form 1 long row. Repeat with remaining dough for 3 rows. Brush with melted butter, loosely cover with plastic, and chill at least 30 minutes or up to 5 hours.
  5. Bake rolls until golden and puffed, 25–35 minutes. Brush with butter; sprinkle sea salt over. Serve warm.

Sautéed Wreckfish


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Sautéed Wreckfish
The Atlantic wreckfish resembles a grouper or bass, it inhabits deep waters of the Eastern Seaboard. Prior to living in Charleston I had never seen or tasted wreckfish. Allegedly it’s one of most sustainable fish in the world. There are less than 10 boats with commercial wreckfish licenses, and each boat is issued a specific quota for the entire year. If you live in a part of the world where it’s available, I suggest give it a try.
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Sprinkle the fish with salt and pepper. Press the fish into the wondra on a plate to coat both sides. Heat a large oven-safe saute pan(carbon steel)over medium-high heat for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add canola oil to pan and sauté fish without moving about 2 minutes per side. immediately place pan with fish on the center rack of the oven. Bake until the fish is just cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the fillets.
  4. Serve with sliced lemon.

Galatoire’s Eggplant


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Galatoire’s Eggplant
While dinning at Galatoire’s in New Orleans many years ago, (the waiter) FX dropped this dish on the table. I was 100% a skeptic, after one bite I became a total believer. Eggplant and confectioners sugar, sounds strange but taste great. Galatoire’s Eggplant on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
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Prep Time 10 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
Passive Time 1 Hour
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Instructions
  1. In a bowl toss eggplant with salt.
  2. Cover eggplant with a can or small pan. Let eggplant stand 1 hour, or until it gives off most of its liquid. Rinse eggplant and drain well. Pat eggplant very dry with paper towels. Add flour to a large plastic bag, dredge eggplant, shaking off excess.
  3. In a 4- to 5-quart heavy saucepan heat 1 -2 inches oil to 375°F and fry eggplant in several batches (about 3), stirring gently, until golden brown. Transfer eggplant with spider or slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  4. Serve eggplant hot with sugar on the side.

Corn Salad


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Corn Salad
In late July thru early September New Jersey & Long Island, NY produce reallly terrific corn. Grilled, boiled or in a risotto it’s difficult not to enjoy. This recipe is based on Ina Garten s with a few changes. Corn salad on Happensatthebean.com #happensatthebean
Course Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Course Salad, Side Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 15 Minutes
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Instructions
  1. Prepare your grill, gas or charcoal, with direct, high heat.
  2. You want a bit of char on your corn, so peel off a few of the outer layers of the corn husks first, before grilling.
  3. Place on grill for 15 minutes. Start with husk side down after 10 minutes rollover.
  4. Remove from grill and let cool down.
  5. Cut corn off cob in a large bowl.
  6. Mix corn with tomatoes, scallions, cilantro and red onion.
  7. Add cider vinegar, olive oil, salt, pepper and cayenne and mix well. Serve or chill in refrigerator.

Gumbo


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Gumbo
The secret to this classic is in the gentle cooking of the roux which adds to the velvety texture. Instead of standing over the stove, we make the roux in the oven. A few whisks over a few hours produces a great base for this dish. Gumbo on Happensatthebean.com
Cook Time 1 Hour
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Ingredients
Cook Time 1 Hour
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Place the vegetable oil and flour into a 5 to 6-quart cast iron Dutch oven and whisk together to combine. Place on middle shelf of the oven, uncovered, and bake for 2- 2.5 hours, whisking 2 to 3 times throughout the cooking process.
  3. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and celery and increase the heat to medium and cook until the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk in the stock and water and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken, sausage along with any accumulated juices and simmer until the chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes. Stir in the okra and cook until tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Season the gumbo with salt and pepper to taste, then stir in the rice and serve sprinkled with the scal-lions.
  4. Place Dutch oven on stove over medium heat. Stir in the onion, bell pepper and celery, cook until the vegetables are softened, 8 to 10 minutes. Whisk in the stock/water and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken, sausage along with any accumulated juices and simmer about 30 minutes. Stir in the okra and cook until tender, 4 to 8 minutes. Season the gumbo with salt and peppers to taste.
  5. Can serve with white rice.