Sunday, December 6, 2009
A Day of Food
You've likely heard of those spa packages called, "a day of beauty." A manicure, a pedicure, a massage, and some other weird, unnecessary vanity treatment. Today was a day of food. One of my housemates is leaving in a month to work for World Teach in Costa Rica, so she is having a couple of get-togethers with family and friends to say good-bye. This noontime, she had a brunch, featuring some eggs, corn muffins, a delicious, spicy tofu scramble and some "homefried" potatoes that she bakes in the oven (she really makes magic with potatoes). We had coffee, juice and cider. Someone brought cinnamon crumpets and I made (can you believe it?) pet de soeur. Yep. Nun's farts:
Pet de Soeur
1 ready-made pie crust (or make your own. Go ahead. You won't die, but in a pinch a store-bought one is fine, too)
some real maple syrup for drizzling
approx. 1 tbs. cinnamon
1/2-1 stick cold butter, cut into small pieces
1/3 c. finely chopped pecans
powdered sugar for dusting
Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Roll out pie crust and drizzle with a little syrup. sprinkle with cinnamon and dot with butter. Sprinkle on the pecans. Roll. Cut into 12 pieces and place on cookie sheet and bake up to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on the edges. You may need to place a pan underneath the rack if the butter spills over the sides of the pan. I used almost an entire stick of butter and it got pretty smoky in the house. Remove to a rack to cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
Later, another housemate was in the mood to make Lebanese food (she was entertaining a gentleman this evening. :-) ). She makes the most amazing pumpkin kibbee and serves it with homemade hummus, tabouleh and lebeneh.