Taking the day off

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My professor cancelled my only class today and instead of being the responsible student we all know that I am, I stayed in bed for the majority of the day and made crepes for breakfast.

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I’ve been eating and making crepes at home for years now and usually eat an entire batch on my own. Eating one crepe is to be saved for fancy crepe cafes or street carts in Paris (maybe? I haven’t actually been).

I usually use the Joy of Cooking recipe but I found a version online that worked well which may or may not be the same recipe.

Here it is!

  • 12 cup all-purpose flour.
  • 12 cup milk.
  • 14 cup lukewarm water.
  • 2 large eggs.
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted.
  • 12 tablespoons sugar.
  • 1 pinch salt.

Mix everything together in a blender. Butter your pan. Swirl around enough batter to THINLY coat the pan. Flip. Eat.

I like mine with more strawberry jelly than is healthy.

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Molly Yeh’s AMAZING Cookbook

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If you haven’t bought Molly on the Range yet then you should go do that immediately. Right now. I’ll wait.

Did you do it? If you didn’t you’re missing out big time. Molly’s book is a wonderful combination of Asian and Middle Eastern inspired cooking with a dash of comfort food and “I could actually make this” thoughts.

I read the whole book in one night and it made me all warm and fuzzy inside. So I tweeted at Molly and when she responded I think my whole life was made.

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Seriously though that mac and cheese flow chart was a thing of beauty. And I’m really into tahini lately so I was validated by Molly’s consistent use of it.

I hope to cook everything in her book and I’ll be posting photos of those meals ASAP.

Easy Hollandaise

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I love eggs. I feel like that must be clear at this point. But just in case you didn’t know. I really love eggs. So much so that I even like pouring eggs over eggs. Because that’s really what hollandaise is. Eggs and butter.

I’ve been making hollandaise for a while now and I’ve had a few experiences where it separated and I was sad but for the most part it’s been a smooth ride for me and hollandaise. I know it’s supposed to be one of the hardest sauces to make but honestly I think it’s pretty easy and anyone can do it.

I made this one without a recipe but you can find great recipes everywhere online. Food52 has a video and recipe here.

Hollandaise is really just egg yolks, butter, salt, and lemon juice.

You whisk the egg yolks with the lemon juice until they get nice and frothy. Then, using a double boiler, heat the mixture and continue whisking until it gets thick and sort of clumpy. Take it off the heat and whisk in the melted butter.

I’ve seen recipes where you use cubes of butter instead of melted but I think I like the melted better and it makes the whole process way easier.

Whisk in salt at the end and then serve immediately. This is the thing with hollandaise, you have to serve it quickly and you can’t reheat it. At least in my experience trying to reheat it usually just breaks the sauce and only once have I successfully recombined it to be creamy again. So if anyone has any tips on keeping the sauce hot or reheating it please let me know!

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Eggs Benedict is typically poached eggs, Canadian bacon, and an english muffin with hollandaise. I’ve made it, I’ve eaten it, I’ve loved it. But really hollandaise tastes good on any combo of eggs and bread. Or just bread (but don’t tell my mom I do that, she’ll worry about my cholesterol).

Things I’ve Eaten

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In addition to the cooking I’ve been doing, I also have eaten a fair amount of food I had no hand in making!

The mac in the upper left-hand-corner of the fancy collage wordpress created for me is from Philly’s very own Mac Mart! It was pretty good, more of an American cheesy sauce than I usually like but their topping options are fun and it makes for a very attractive and yummy dish which definitely visually lives up to the hype. If you haven’t checked out their instagram you definitely should.

Also featured in this lovely collage is some pizza I got from some place I can’t remember the name of down by Smorgasburg, a lovely food/drink plaza set up by South Street Seaport. You’ll notice I only have two pictures of tacos but don’t worry these are only some of the tacos I’ve eaten this summer.

It’s really hot out and I don’t want to cook or blog or do much of anything but let’s see how well I do with the last month-ish before I go back to school.

Things I’ve Made

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Okay, so I’ve been really bad about blogging lately because I have 3 jobs! One of them is running the blog over at Local Stove so if you’re in the Philly area and want delicious home cooked food delivered to you door then check that out immediately.

I’ve  been cooking a bit, sometimes making delicious and beautiful meals and other times just eating whatever is in the fridge. Check out my instagram if you haven’t already for all that I’ve been cooking and eating!