Sunday, February 21, 2010
Photos with my sister and a recipe
My sister and I played with her camera the other day and thought it would be fun to post her "starter photos". She is interested in photography and recently bought a sweet new camera but these shots are with her little Sony point-and-shoot. Not bad but I am really looking forward to the damage the two of us are going to do with my cooking skills and her photography skills in the near future!
The photos (in order) are my Cherry Chocolate Chunk Cookies, Lemon Curd and Butter Crackers.
Recipe for: Butter Crackers
1 package active dry yeast
1/3C milk (warmed to 105 degrees F)
3 large eggs (beaten)
2T whole milk
1 3/4C bread flour
Combine yeast and milk and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Add flour and previously beaten eggs then sugar, whole milk and salt. Mix well and add remaining flour. Knead for about 10 minutes with the dough hook attachment. Once dough is smooth add butter in 3 batches and beat very well. Place dough in an oiled bowl and rise until doubled in volume (approximately 1 hour). Punch dough down and knead lightly. Chill, covered, in the refrigerator for 4 hours. Roll dough out on a lightly oiled counter to desired thickness (or in this case "thinness"). You want these crackers to crisp up when baked so roll them to near paper thin and slice or cut into desired shapes. Place on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sea salt (I also used parmesan cheese) and bake 15 minutes at 350. Cool completely and enjoy.