I made three recipes for the first time yesterday. Two of them I had never made NOR eaten before, and one I have had more times than I can remember, I just never MADE it. The first two were very yummy. Basil, tomato and mozzarella paninis – very yummy. Roasted asparagus sort of wrapped in bacon. Also very yummy. Apparently Kroger-not being the uppity high class type of place, doesn’t sell prosciutto. So I substituted with pre-cooked bacon….well it IS from the same animal at least. The roasted asparagus was so good though. I’ll put the recipe up on Food Love shortly.
But the best thing I made….was shortcake. Grandma’s shortcake made for the sole purpose of having ‘Strawberry Shortcake’. So good. Since strawberries are still technically in season, I was able to find some decent ones at the grocery. I followed the recipe which thankfully was only missing ONE crucial piece of information – The Cooking Time. That was solved by hanging out by the oven for what turning into about 35 minutes with a toothpick. Amazingly, out came a super yummy sponge cake with, and I’m very proud of this for my first attempt, perfectly golden melts-in-your-mouth edges. Covered it in strawberries with sugar. So good. I have a lot left….so come on over. =) Those of us who don’t live in a strawberry patch do what we can. The only drawback was that I didn’t start making it until late, and wasn’t finished (consider the unknown time factor) until 10:15pm last night – just in time for a sugar rush. Oh well, it was worth it. So good.