My mother makes pralines like no one else. The pecans taste roasted, not raw, and the sugar has a complex flavor beyond basic caramelized sugar. They’re much better than the ones you buy in the French Quarter in New Orleans. The difference is in the techniques she demonstrates here.
Duration : 0:8:54
Here’s a recipe that’s gotten a lot of requests. I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to invite friends over… you’ll have lots to share.
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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make Faux French Beignets. This is a quick and easy way to make chocolate beignets, using ordinary ingredients from your kitchen, and you don’t need to be a French pastry chef to make these! I found out how to make these by watching a TV show, “Chefs of the Bluegrass,” which had a segment featuring Furlongs, an upscale restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky. The theme of the restaurant is thoroughbred racing, but the style of food is Cajun. This is a great place to find wonderful jambalaya or etoufee! The owner and the chef are both from the New Orleans area, and they offered this quick recipe for beignets on the “Chefs of the Bluegrass” show, and I wanted to pass it along to you!
canned refrigerated biscuits
semisweet chocolate chips
Remove regrigerated biscuits from their can. Individually, stretch each biscuit into a circle of dough. Place a few chocolate chips on the dough. Fold the dough in half, enclosing the chocolate chips. Use your fingers to pinch the edges together, so that you have a crescent of dough that completely encloses the chocolate chips. Make sure there are not holes in the dough or gaps in the edges. Meanwhile, heat about 1 inch of peanut oil in a heavy pot to 350 degrees. When the oil is hot enough, carefully place a chocolate-filled crescent into the hot oil. The dough of the crescent should sizzle. The beignet will cook very quickly. When it is brown on the bottom, let it roll over in the oil to brown the other side. When brown on both sides, remove from oil, and place on paper toweling to drain. Quickly roll the beignet in a container of confectioner’s sugar to coat all over. The beignet is ready to eat! You may do several at a time and place them on a nice serving plate. They are excellent when served warm, but still great after they have cooled. Enjoy!!! –Betty
Duration : 0:8:14
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In this video, Betty describes how to make delicious Peppery Jambalaya. If you like spicy rice and smoked sausage, you will love this!
2 packages of boil-in-bag precooked rice, uncooked
1 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/4-inch diagonal slices
1 1/3 cups chopped cooked ham
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, chopped
14 1/2 oz. can beef broth
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (You may use more, for hotter flavor)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (You may use more, for hotter flavor)
Prepare the rice, according to package directions. Drain, and cover with aluminum foil to keep it warm. While the rice is cooking, combine 1 pound smoked sausage, 1 1/3 cups chopped ham, 2 stalks of chopped celery, 2 cloves of minced garlic, and 1 chopped onion in a large, deep skillet or Dutch oven. Cook over medium to high heat, stirring constantly, until sausage is browned and the vegetables are tender. Now, add 14 1/2 oz. beef broth, 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper in a large deep skillet or Dutch oven. (You may increase these each to 1/2 teaspoon, but it will be *very* hot!) Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cooked rice. Serve on a nice serving plate with French bread. Enjoy, y’all!
Duration : 0:7:52
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