Kenji`s Ultra Flaky Pie Dough on Triple Chocolate Pecan Pie made with an Extra Short Patent Southern Flour for the ULTIMATE FLAKINESS! The Pie is Triple Chocolate Pecan.
So, I figured I`d make a Key Lime Pie using The Key Lime Pie recipe from The Glory of Southern Cooking by James Villas. I read through it and thought it sounded kind of strange as if it wouldn`t work, but I figured I may as well follow the recipe as it was written. Absolutely horrible.
1. Graham Cracker Crust was a joke-Never was cohesive, WAY too many Graham Crackers and had a WHOLE CUP of sugar whereas most had 2-3 tablespoons at most. It was an overflowing non-cohesive powdery mess.
2. The filling had one cup of Lime Juice, most have 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup.
3. There was a tablespoon of lime zest, whereas most had one teaspoon or 1 and a half teaspoons at most.
4. The cooking time of 10 minutes is a joke. Nothing happens in that time frame.
This was absolutely horrible. Here is a direct link to the recipe so you can see what I am talking about. I want to write him and tell him how horrible his recipe is and that it could NEVER work. To think he is a James Beard award winner. What a joke. Anyone have any similar stories?
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You can roast vegetables the easy way: just toss everything with oil, throw them on a rimmed baking sheet, and roast in a hot oven until tender. I do that often when I'm not feeling up to specialized treatment. But to get the most out of your roasted vegetables, it helps to understand each one's special characteristics. What they are, where you want them to go, and how to take them there.
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I don't know who it is that designated May as National Burger Month, but I'd like to give them a big, sloppy, greasy, onion-scented, cheese-covered kiss on the mouth. What better excuse to celebrate our national sandwich (national food?) and look back at the dozens of well-tested burger recipes we have in our archives? Here are 33 recipes that run the gamut from simple to complex, with representation from around the country, breaking regional borders, and indeed inter-species relations.
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While Texas-style Chile con carne—that is, real chili with big hunks of tender beef simmered in a tomato-and-bean-free sauce—may be the pope of Chili Town, carne adovada—its New Mexican pork-based cousin—is his right hand man. I've never understood why carne adovada doesn't get as much recognition.
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