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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups blueberries
Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add salt and vanilla.

Add eggs, one at a time, mix well.

Add flour and baking powder, turn on mixer, while running add buttermilk.  Mix until combined.

Stir in blueberries.

For topping combine sugar, flour, spices and salt.  Cut in butter until texture is crumbly.



Pour batter into a greased 9" spring form pan.  Evenly sprinkle topping.  Bake at 350 for 75-80 minutes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fried Chicken





Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 pounds chicken legs and thighs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4-5 cups canola oil
Combine buttermilk, salt, and chicken pieces in large zip lock bag.  Let chicken marinate in buttermilk mixture, in the refrigerator, 2-4 hours.

Combine flour, baking powder, thyme, pepper, garlic powder in a shallow bowl or pie plate.  Mix well.


Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, shake excess, rest on wire rack. Repeat this process so all chicken pieces have been dredged twice.


Heat oil to 375.  Fry chicken a couple pieces at a time. Cover. Turn as needed. Uncover after 8-10 minutes.  Continue cooking 6-8 minutes (may vary depending on size of pieces, pan, oil temp...)

Finish in oven if necessary. Serve with Hushpuppies


Hushpuppies



Ingredients:
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large yellow onion, fine dice
Canola oil, for frying

Combine dry ingredients. 

Combine buttermilk, eggs, and onion.  

Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients

Heat Canola oil to 350 degrees in a sturdy pot.  Drop batter by tablespoon into hot oil.

Cook 3-4 minutes, until browned, turning as needed.  

Serve with tartar sauce.