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Thursday, 28 February 2013

JAMES and JELLIED WALDORF SALAD!?!



To Nicole’s and Maybelle's delighted surprise, James arrived ahead of schedule.  When I tried to take Maybelle for her walk, she was so reluctant to leave James that she walked for several blocks with her head turned longingly backwards. 

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            My contribution to supper tonight will be homemade hamburger buns and a Jellied Waldorf salad from Knox On-Camera Recipes.  Nicole is doubly intrigued  -- a retro recipe AND it’s jellied!  


            The pecans for the salad come from a tree in Nicole’s backyard. 

Maybelle loves pecans, too.  

When James tires her out, playing with her Wubbly, she scrounges around under the tree for a treat which she expertly shells herself.


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Moment of Truth:   The salad was pretty weird!    2 Thumbs Down, 1 Up (mine)


The hamburger buns were good, however. 

HAMBURGER BUNS
¾ cup warm water
1 tbsp sugar
2 ¼ tsp yeast
2 tbsp softened butter
1 egg
1 ½ tsp salt
2 ½ cups flour
Sesame seeds

·        Dissolve sugar in warm water.  Sprinkle with yeast and let sit for 5 mins.
·        Rub butter into flour.
·        Beat egg. 
·        Add egg, salt, and bubbly yeast to the flour.  Knead until smooth.
·        Let rise in a warm place for 1 ½ hours.
·        Punch down and divide dough into 6 to 8 pieces.
·        Pat pieces into circles and place on well-greased sheet.
·        Let rise for 30 minutes.
·        Preheat oven to 375 while letting buns rise 15 more minutes.
·        Brush buns with milk and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
·        Bake for 20 minutes.

 Nicole filled them with spicy turkey patties, baby spinach, mayo, and an egg!  Yum.