Thursday, November 19, 2009

Scrumptious Happenings, Chapter 2

I've been wanting to post for a while, and have had several posts mentally prepared for a few weeks, but I lost my camera cord! Josh came to the rescue tonight with a memory card reader, so I was able to retrieve my photos. Yay!

So I had a lot of fun crafting yesterday's supper, and it was pretty tasty too. The main dish was just chicken legs covered in a (store-bought) mango chutney mixed with mustard, and I served green beans on the side for veg. They were okay (not really photo worthy), but the samosas and galettes were the fun part.

For the samosas, I adapted this recipe from RealSimple (is it possible to be in love with a magazine?). I substituted butter for the olive oil, and I made the mashed potatoes myself using golden potatoes and adding plenty of garlic, butter, and salt, and then I grated some Gruyere and added that to the potatoes. After sealing the pastries, I brushed them with butter and grated more Gruyere on top. I also may have used more curry than called for, but I really don't know--I just added until I thought it tasted good. But oh, were they yummy.

Next, for dessert (I love dessert, but don't make it often) I made delicious sweet galettes inspired by this recipe from Homegrown Happy.

Since I'd used only one of the refrigerated pie crusts for the samosas, I used the other one for the galettes. I cut it into quarters and didn't bother to make each into a round--I just used the triangular shape and it seemed to work fine. For the filling, I added powdered sugar to some cream cheese to sweeten it a bit, spread about a tablespoon onto the center of the dough, and then topped it with a mound of frozen berries (two were blueberries, and two were raspberries and blackberries). Fold up the edges in pleats, leaving the center open and pretty. Brush with butter and sprinkle with sugar, then pop them in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes. Delicious! I plan on experimenting some more with this recipe using different sweet and savory fillings. I think my next attempt might be a Brie and mushroom concoction. Mmmm...

Till then!


1 comment:

Gilleeflower said...

mmmm...yummy!! I was SO thinking I should try making those galettes when I saw her post...I was even telling Brandon about them. :) I'm glad to see they turned out well!

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