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Bland but good chicken recipe, that's not fried, not roasted, doesn't involve pastry and doesn't call for tonnes of cream? Thinking about attempting at Chicken & Dumplings....

I am sorry to say I lost the one I used years ago and trying to find another that is as good as that tasted has been unsuccessful. Sometimes I think it must have been my taste buds at that time.

Oct 06, 2011
DLeach in Home Cooking

Bland but good chicken recipe, that's not fried, not roasted, doesn't involve pastry and doesn't call for tonnes of cream? Thinking about attempting at Chicken & Dumplings....

How about Chicken Divan?

Oct 04, 2011
DLeach in Home Cooking

Does one have to serve dessert at a dinner party?

That sounds fabulous - I love Brie cheese.

Oct 09, 2010
DLeach in General Topics

Please Help the Pie Crust Challenged!

I find this to be true as well. I generally use lard in my pie crusts and 6-8 Tbsp of water. 2 cups flour , 2/3 cups lard, dash of salt makes a double crust. I generally use food processor as it is quick and easy. I only chill dough for 20-30 minutes wrapped in plastic wrap so water does not evaporate in fridge.

Jul 03, 2010
DLeach in Home Cooking

Flaky Pastry Crust: Butter vs Shortening

PERFECT PIE CRUST (or at least for me)

2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cups lard
dash of salt
cold water - 6-8 tbsp

place 1 cup flour in food processor, then 1/3 cup lard by tbsp then 2nd cup flour and last 1/3 cup lard. pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs - about 5-6 pulses. Hit start on processor and stream in water quickly. Turn off as by now dough should be formed. Remove from processor and chill 20-30 minutes. Roll out on floured board.

I use a marble rolling pin and board. I also take one egg white, beat until frothy and coat the pie crust letting the egg white dry before placing filling in crust. It helps keep crust from becoming soggy from the filling. i have been using this recipe for 25 years and always have requests for my pie crust recipe.

Jul 03, 2010
DLeach in Home Cooking

Sunday lunch in Louisville

Try The English Grill at The Brown Hotel - downtown Louisville.

http://www.brownhotel.com/
http://www.brownhotel.com/dining.htm

May 14, 2010
DLeach in Kentucky & Tennessee