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CITRUS COMPOTE WITH HONEY AND GOLDEN RAISINS

This Citrus Compote with Honey and Golden Raisins is excellent served on its own for a weekend brunch, this compote can also be warmed over low heat and spooned over ice cream or sorbet. For the best flavor and most juice, choose pink, red or white grapefruits that are relatively heavy for their size and springy to the touch. The compote can also be made with tangerines, tangelos or blood oranges in place of the oranges and grapefruits.

Let’s get started!

CITRUS COMPOTE WITH HONEY AND GOLDEN RAISINS

 

PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES

COOKING TIME: 15 MINUTES

COOLING TIME: 30 MINUTES

SERVES –6

 

Ingredients:

2 cups sweet dessert wine, such as late-harvest
Gewürztraminer, late-harvest Riesling, French
Sauternes or Muscat de Beaumes-de-Venise

1 cup fresh orange juice

2 Tbs. honey

1/2 vanilla bean

1/2 cup golden raisins

5 seedless oranges

2 grapefruits

3 kiwifruits

 

Directions:

In a saucepan, combine the wine, orange juice and honey. Split the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and, using the tip of a knife, scrape the seeds into the pan. Add the pod and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, until the liquid is reduced to about 1 cup, about 15 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the raisins. Transfer to a bowl and set aside to cool.

Using a sharp knife, cut a thick slice off the top and bottom of each orange to reveal the flesh. Then, standing each orange upright on a cutting surface, cut off the peel and white membrane in thick, wide strips. Working with 1 orange at a time, hold the orange over a bowl and cut along either side of each segment to free it from the membrane, letting the segments drop into the bowl. Repeat this same technique with the grapefruits, using the tip of the knife to remove any seeds.

Peel the kiwifruits. Cut each into 8 wedges and add to the oranges and grapefruits. Add the cooled liquid and raisins, remove the vanilla pod and stir.

To serve, spoon the fruit into individual bowls. Serves 6.

Excellent served on its own for a weekend brunch, this compote can also be warmed over low heat and spooned over ice cream or sorbet. For the best flavor and most juice, choose pink, red or white grapefruits that are relatively heavy for their size and springy to the touch. The compote can also be made with tangerines, tangelos or blood oranges in place of the oranges and grapefruits.

Enjoy!

As always, thank you for reading!

Kris

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IRISH SODA BREAD

Irish Soda Bread has been a long-time favorite of our family.  I think I have been making it for  . . . we’ll not go there!  Anyway, this bread was especially fitting for our St. Patty’s Day themed cooking class but . . . it’s good any time!  Just remove the word “Irish” from it’s name and you have “Soda Bread”!  I’m only kidding!  Actually this bread stands on it’s own . . . regardless of it’s nationality!  Let’s do this!

IRISH SODA BREAD

 

PREP: 15 MINUTES

BAKING TIME: 60–65 MINUTES

OVEN TEMP: 350 DEGREES

SERVES –15

Ingredients:

4 CUPS FLOUR + 1 TABLESPOON FOR DUSTING

½ CUP SUGAR

2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER

1 TEASPOON SODA

¾ TEASPOON SALT

3 CUPS RAISINS

1 TABLESPOON CARAWAY SEEDS (OPTIONAL)

2 EGGS, LIGHTLY BEATEN

1 ¼ CUPS BUTTERMILK

1 CUP SOUR CREAM

Directions:

       1.     Heat oven to 350 degree. Grease a 9 inch cast-iron skillet or baking pan

       2.     Combine 4 cups flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, raisins, and caraway seeds in a large bowl stir in flour mixture just until flour is moistened.

       3.     Knead dough in bowl, about 10 strokes; dough will be very sticky! Shape into a ball; place in skillet. Cut a 4-inch “X” ¾-inch deep, across top of dough. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon flour.

       4.     Bake in 350 Degree oven for 60-65 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center tests clean.  Cool in skillet 10 minutes.  Turn bread out onto wire rack to cool completely.

 

ENJOY!

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Kris

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