Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Time to try something new

I have a confession: I have an obsession with reading, tearing out, copying down, and bookmarking new recipes. And therefore, I have a ridiculous number of random papers that are stored on my cookbook bookshelf, magazine basket, mail bin, even my room, that are just waiting to be made. But the problem is, I don't. I mean, don't get me wrong, I do try new recipes. Our good friends, the D's are regular guinea pigs. But that puts me at trying a new recipe or two every week or so - which is not conducive to making a dent in my ever-growing recipe stash.

SO, I've decided to take action! An almost recipe a day. I've set a goal of completing 5 new recipes a week. It might be an ambitious start, but I started yesterday and I've already completed two. Score! And I'll try to do better about taking some pics of the works to share with you. If you are reading this and you know me, chances are good that you'll be trying some of it as I ♥ to share finished products with my friends.

A number of recipes I share will be linked to their source (gotta give credit where credit is due), but for those that are not currently available on the web, I'll be sure to post them. I'm a good sharer. Thanks for joining me on this adventure!

Without further ado, I present you with the inaugural recipe: Mini Banana Beignets.

Think Timbits, but so very much better.

This was my first deep frying experience that was a complete success. I credit that to the use of a thermometer in the oil to ensure it stayed at about the correct temperature. Super hot smoking oil doesn't do anyone any good. Trust me on this. I also had to cook them about 15-20 more seconds than the recipe had called for to make sure they were cooked all the way through.

The beignets were soft, tender, with a lovely banana flavor. And something that my two girls said I had to make again. Which I probably will since we always have ripe bananas, and I'll have to reuse that frying oil, right?!

Next up: End of season pesto


  1. These sound like something your brother would love! (Although, he has a thing again frying in the house.). Love your new blog :)