PECAN-CRUSTED WARM CHOCOLATE TART WITH SECRET CENTER © James Laird 4 servings Chocolate Pecan Dough 8 oz unsalted butter (2 sticks) 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 cup flour 1 cup ground pecans Cream butter and sugar well. Mix in eggs one at a time. Add in flour, cocoa powder until… Read more »
Linzer Cookies ¾ 1b. all purpose flour 1 TBS. cinnamon ¾ tsp. ground cloves 9 oz sugar ¾ lb. sweet butter 5 egg yolks 9 oz. hazelnuts, finely ground 1 TBS. lemon zest, minced 1 cup seedless raspberry jam powdered sugar for dusting (optional) Sift flour, cinnamon and cloves together. Cream butter and sugar until… Read more »
Autumn Chopped Salad Serves 2 1 Butternut squash, small 1 TBS. butter 1 cup celery root (celeriac), diced 1 head fennel, diced 2 cups assorted lettuces 1 cup cherry tomatoes cut in half 2 TBS. pine nuts slightly toasted 1 apple grated 2 tsp. coriander seed slightly toasted (from garden) 2 tsp. fennel seed slightly… Read more »
Serenade Cosmopolitan Glass: Martini Dried cranberries 2 oz. Ketel One Citron 7 oz. Cointreau .25 oz Cranberry juice splash Fresh lime juice splash Fresh lemon twist one Combine cranberries and 4 oz of vodka. Allow to sit for at least 24 hours. Combine all other ingredients except twist in cocktail shaker over ice. Place… Read more »
Juniper-Dusted Venison with Autumn Fruits and Vegetables Serves 4 James Laird Ingredients: 4 5 oz boneless venison medallion, from saddle 3 TBS. crushed juniper 1 TBS. butter 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and quartered 24 seedless red grapes, peeled 1 cup pearl onions, roasted 4 roasted chestnuts, shelled 1 cup Brussels sprouts, roasted 1 … Read more »
Apple Upside-Down Cake Recipe by James Laird Filling 2 eggs 1⁄4 cup sugar 1⁄4 cup cream fraiche 1⁄4 vanilla bean, split and scraped 1⁄4 cup all-purpose flour Apples 1⁄4 cup sugar 1⁄4 cup water 5 apples, peeled and cut into quarters – use a mixture of varieties like Cortland, Mackintosh, and Golden Delicious 1. Preheat… Read more »
Stone Fence Cocktail Glass: Rocks Ingredients: 2 oz. Maker’s Mark bourbon 5 oz. fresh apple cider 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice 3 dashes of simple syrup, optional apple slice for garnish cherry for garnish Build in a tumbler with ice. Garnish with an apple slice and cherry.
Some common terms and their measurements Term Imperial Metric Shot 1 1/2 oz. 4.5 cL Jigger 1 1/2 oz. 4.5 cL Cup 8 oz. 24 cL Tablespoon (tbsp.) 1/2 oz. 15 mL Gallon 128 oz. 3.8 L Quart 1/4 gallon or 32 oz. ~ 1 L Fifth 1/5 gallon or ~26 oz. 0.75 L Dash… Read more »
Saints and Zingers Glass: Rocks Ingredients: 3 oz. Vodka ½ oz. Grapefruit Simple Syrup ¼ oz St. Germain ½ oz Sour Mix Build all ingredients in a rocks glass. Stir to combine. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice and Potato Goat Cheese Galette Serves 4 For Chicken and Wild Rice 1 cup wild rice 1 cup diced yellow onion ½ cup diced carrot ½ cup diced celery 3 TBS. unsalted butter 2 TBS. olive oil 1 TBS. fresh thyme leaves 5 clove fresh garlic, peeled salt… Read more »