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Monthly Archives: December 2008


Chocolate Chip Biscotti

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup white or brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup, 4 tablespoons) of butter, softened
  • 2 x eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 x large spoonfuls of cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Cream the sugar and butter together in a stand-up mixer until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue to beat for a few more minutes. Add the vanilla.

  3. Whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt and add to the mixer. Combine well then stir in the chocolate chips.

  4. Shape the dough with lightly floured hands into a log, approximately 12 inches long and 3 inches wide. You may find it easier to divide the dough in half and form two shorter logs. Place on a
    parchment-lined baking sheet flatten slightly and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven and cool until you can handle it. Slice diagonally, into 1/2-inch slices and return to the baking sheet. Bake again until the cookies lightly brown, about ten minutes. Flip them over and brown another few minutes.

  6. Cool and enjoy with a cup of espresso!

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Spaghetti and Meatballs

 

This recipe for Spaghetti and Meatballs is a simple and delicious recipe that the whole family will love.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 x onion, peeled then grated on a cheese or potato grater
  • 2 x garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 x egg yolk
  • 1 x small bunch of parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • Olive oil
  • 2 cups or so of tomato sauce
  • 1 lb. package of spaghetti

Directions:

  1. Toss the breadcrumbs into a small bowl and pour the milk over them. Stir to combine then set aside the mixture until the crumbs have absorbed all the milk.

  2. Place the ground beef into a large bowl and add the grated onion, minced garlic and egg yolk. If you like add the optional Parmesan. Add the breadcrumb mixture, nutmeg and parsley. Season with salt, pepper and nutmeg and mix well. Form into 8 large meatballs.

  3. Pre-heat a large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. When it’s hot add a splash of olive oil, enough to cover the bottom. Add the meatballs. Patiently sear them until they are well browned on all sides. Drain off any excess fat. Add the tomato sauce of your choice and simmer until the meatballs have cooked through about 15 to 20 minutes. Cook the spaghetti in lots of boiling salted water, drain without rinsing and serve with the meatballs.

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webvolve no more…

 

Ok, so after a lot of thinking, I made the decision yesterday to desolve webvolve. Webvolve has spent the last 7 years as a cooking site, but for the past 3 or so years, I had just let it sit there, and hadn’t been keeping as on top of updates as I should have been. This lead to the site simply sitting there, drawing in traffic and then driving people away. So I decided to do the right thing and move the recipes over here to my blog. I’m planning a new recipe site in the new year, but that will have a slightly different style and tone to it than webvolve had.

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