Sunday, February 24, 2013

I made this recently for a crowd ,it was sinfully delicious ! Try it for a large dinner party.

Dulce de Leche Cake
2 tsp. butter
1 tbsp. plus 2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 1⁄2 tsp. fine salt
6 eggs, at room temperature, separated
1 1⁄4 cups sugar
1⁄2 cup whole milk
1 1⁄2 tbsp. dark rum
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 12-oz. can evaporated milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 16-oz. jar dulce de leche (milk caramel)
1. Heat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9" × 13" baking pan with the butter and dust with 1 tbsp. of the flour. Invert the dish, tap out the excess flour, and set aside.
2. Sift the remaining flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl and set aside. Put the egg whites into a large bowl and beat with a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 2 minutes. While the mixer is still running, add the sugar in a gradual stream and continue beating again to soft peaks. Add the egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition. Alternately add the reserved flour mixture and the whole milk in 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition. Add the rum and vanilla and beat again briefly until smooth.
3. Pour batter into reserved baking pan and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Set the cake aside and let cool slightly for 30 minutes.
4. Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream in a bowl. Using a knife, poke the cake with holes all over, penetrating to the bottom of the pan. Pour the milk mixture over the warm cake and set aside to let cool completely.
5. Cover the cake with plastic wrap and refrigerate until well chilled and liquid is absorbed, at least 4 hours. Spread the dulce de leche across the top of the cake and serve.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Here are few of my favorite things to paint with.

I really love my Terry Ludwig square sticks , never purposely break them .I love to glide them over the surface ever so lightly for glints of and layers of color .I like to turn them on edge just. Marking a straight sharp line where needed.

This painting from a photo taken while visiting Maui . It has been sold ! I painted it for us ,guess I will have to paint another.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Here's a painting and a recipe

First, this is fun painting I did one day when I was making eggplant Parmesan !

Saucey Sauce
3 cans crushed tomatoes
Handful chopped basil leaves
Heaping tablespoon Turkish oregano
7 or 8 cloves minced garlic
1/2 cup Parmesan and Romano grated cheese
1lb. Hot Italian sausage links cut into 2" pieces
Couple boneless chicken thighs
Salt ,pepper to taste and tablespoon sugar

Just dump all in a large pot and simmer all day. .

Welcome ,my first post