Showing posts from March, 2014

Mini Lemon Thyme Pound Cakes with Lemon Glaze

Spring is always synonymous to me with cooking and baking with lemon.  I love little pound cake for  a tea or coffee.  Actually this recipe I normally make with poppy seed, not having any, I substituted fresh thyme which I think make these little cakes even better.

Mini Lemon Thyme Pound Cakes
3/4 cup flour 3/4 cup cake flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup whole butter milk 2 tablespoons fresh lemon zest 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup unsalted butter, softened  I always use Cabot butter 1 cup sugar 2 large eggs 2 tablespoon minced fresh thyme Lemon Glaze Garnish: fresh thyme springs
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8-well mini loaf pan.  In a medium bowl, combine flour, cake flour baking powder and salt; sift 3 times.  Set aside.  In a small bowl, combine buttermilk, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla.  Set aside. In a large mixing bowl and using mixer at high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add su…

Delicious, quick, easy, perfect, Scallops

I am always looking for easy, delicious, and quick meals to make for two.  Scallops are so delicious and easy to make especially for two.  This is a recipe is quick, simple, spotlighting the sweet taste of fresh scallops.  Oh did I mention low in calories!

Marinated Scallops for two

1/2 lb. Sea Scallops*
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Rinse Scallops in water and pat dry.  In a medium bowl combine lemon, garlic and pepper.  Add Scallops, gently toss to coat.  Refrigerate for four hours.

I use a grill pan which I love but you can make the scallops in a frying pan.  Heat pan to high, add scallops and sear quickly on both sides.  Don't over cook or scallops will be tough. The scallops will be golden

* Sea scallops are large while bay scallops are small.