Fall Issue

What is there not to love about autumn; the cooler temperatures, changing colors, fragrant spices with the smell of fireplaces. And, there is nothing like walking on a fall evening under a full moon or viewing a gorgeous sunset.

As the air changes to a crispy coolness I find myself flying into the kitchen on weekends to turn on the ovens to bake breads or test delicious treats to have for weekday meals [especially after a hectic week]. I must have pie-crust available for when the urge to bake an apple, sweet potato or pumpkin pie takes hold.

{Beignets from the Grand Lux in Las Vegas; photo taken by Tony}

All summer long I saw recipes for loaves of bread, beignets and cakes, but couldn’t turn on the oven with the severe heat and humidity outside. Here is one recipe I had to try:

Recipe for Beignets

  • Dissolve 2-1/4 tsps. of yeast in warm water, add  ½ cup of sugar, a tsps. salt, two eggs, one cup of evaporated milk, and blend well. Mix in 4 cups of the flour and beat until smooth. Add ¼ cup shortening, and then the remaining 3 cups of flour. Cover and chill for up to 24 hours.
  • Roll out dough 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 2 1/2 inch squares. Fry in hot oil. Drain onto paper towels. Shake confectioners’ sugar onto warm rolls and serve.

Bake stylishly,

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2 thoughts on “Fall Issue

  1. Oh boy!!!!!!!!! My favorite time of the year. I love the month of October and all that you mentioned about loving autumn. I bet it smells like a bakery in your home. Mmmmmmmmm yummy. Nice post.

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