"The more pasisonate the cook, the better the flavors" -Charles M. Carroll

Thursday, February 21, 2013

DIY Recipe: Peanut Butter Bars

Chef Lou loves to serve these delicious Peanut Butter bars for her box lunches. Her box lunches are a great fit for corporate meetings, trade shows, competitions, and many more events. Call today and have your next function catered by Savory!

Peanut Butter Bars
Lou Crandall, Savory Catering
makes one half-sheet pan (13"X18") or approx 16 bars

1 cup (8 oz) butter
1 cup (7.2 oz) sugar
1 cup (7.3 oz) brown sugar
2 eggs (3.2 oz)
1 cup (8.6 oz) peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups (8.5 oz) flour
2 cups (5.9 oz) quick-cooking oats

Cream butter and both sugars together in mixer until fluffy. Then add the eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla. Mix together. Then add the remaining ingredients. Mix only until moistened. Press mixture into a greased half-sheet pan (18"X13") and bake at 350 degrees for approx 15-18 mins. Cook until bars are lightly browned. Be careful not to burn the cookie. Cool a little, then spread on chocolate icing while still warm. Wait until bars are a little cooler, then serve.

Chocolate Icing

1/2 cup (4 oz) butter
1/4 cup (.8 oz) regular cocoa powder
1 egg (1.8 oz)
1/3 cup (3.1 oz) peanut butter
1/3 cup (2.8 oz) milk
1 tsp vanilla
3 2/3 cups (16 oz) powdered sugar

Melt together the butter and cocoa powder. Take off heat and slowly temper in 1 egg. Be careful to add the egg in a bit at a time otherwise you will cook the egg. Put that mixture into the mixer and add the remaining ingredients. Spread over bars while still warm.  

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Cookbook Recommendation

One of my favorite cookbook is The New Best Recipe.
This book comes from the editors of Cook's Illustrated and America's Test Kitchen.

The premise of the book is summed up in this little tagline on the book:  
Would you make 38 versions of creme caramel to find the absolute best version? We did. 

And that's precisely what they did. They tested recipes for meat loaf, macaroni and cheese, brownies, and about 1,000 other recipes, all to find the "best" recipe. The editors "made the mistakes so you don't have to".  Every recipe I've tried has turned out delicious and I use this cookbook at home and at the business.

 The instructions are simple and it also has many cooking guides as well as tips on what kind of equipment to get. There are a lot of hand drawn instructions on techniques such as beating egg whites and setting up your grill. Within each section, the authors teach you about the dish, what happened in their tests, and even a bit about the science of cooking.  It's informative and mouthwatering!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Wedding Show

At each of the wedding shows, we like to show brides exactly what they're getting. That's why we give out delicious, mouth-watering samples like our pork crostini and blood orange pomtini 

 We also show brides an example of our buffet setup. We coordinate with the colors or theme of the reception to create one seamless, beautiful event. Here is a vintage modern buffet with a Tiffany blue color. Each food item is it's own piece of art and it looks delicious on the buffet. 
We also add little touches like signage and fresh flowers.

Our giveaway prize for one lucky bride: our Killer Chocolate Cake. This is a multi-layer chocolate cake with buttercream frosting, a glassy ganache and garnished with raspberries. 

We would love to be a part of your event! Contact us today to book your event.