Saturday, October 30, 2010

In the Kitchen with Chef!Brutus ~ Baking up a Holiday Treat!

Presenting a  Recipe for an Italian Treat For the All Hallow's Eve  Holiday

This is Chef  Brutus giving a Tutorial on 
 "Prep~Mise en Place" to QM Rose 
this past Spring:

and this was the resulting Dish:
An impromptu blend of sauteed veggies, which was served over Penne Rigate 
for luncheon. 

Brutus has been recognized by Queen Mum* as" HRH Prince Brutus, Iron Chef "
the first feline to hold that prestigious Title.

* Of Course, QM has no affiliation with The Food Network, and their Hooman Iron Chefs.
Thank you.

Today, Chef would like to share with you a Treat  
for your Hooman Companions.
This is an  Old Sicilian Recipe, a biscuit  known as
L'Ossa del Morte
 "Bones of the Dead"
This is a traditional treat, actually available in Good Italian bakeries year 'round.
Queen Mum's Mum, also named Rose, (now residing at The Bridge)
used to use these cookies when QM was an infant, to help with "teething"
They are also good with wine!
                      Just a little planning, and this recipe will yield about 30 servings!   
This particular recipe was developed by a Chef on  
by the username  of BILLSFRAN
Prep Time: 20 20 minutes ~  REST TIME: 12 HOURS! (Overnight)
Bake Time: approx. 15 minutes
Servings: Approx 30
1  pound confectioner's sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
2 1/2tsp ground cloves
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1. Sift together the sugar, flour, baking powder and cloves. Make a well in the mixture
and pour the eggs into the well. Work the eggs into the mixture, first with a fork, then with your hands, until you have a  smooth dough.
2: Line a baking sheet with foil. Roll dough into 1 inch rolls, (resembling tootsie rolls!)
and place each biscuit on the prepared baking sheet. Cover with a clean teatowel and let rest overnight.
Biscuits will spread!
3: Preheat an oven to 350F (175 degrees C)
4: Bake in the preheated oven until golden, about 15 minutes.
Remove biscuits from the pan immediately as they come out of the oven or they will stick.
Cool completely on a wire rack.
And there you have it!
Chef does hope you try these for All Hallow's Eve - they will keep quite least through 2nd November. (All Souls' Day.)
That is, unless your Hooman consumes with a nice bottle of Claret and looses all self-control!
(As QM has been known to do on occasion!)

Happy Halloween To You All!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Femme Friday ~~♥ Our Sweet Little Marigold ♥~~

Emo~Mari generally shuns the limelight, preferring not to be photographed.
It is difficult to get Her to pose for Us.

A Very  GentleKitty She's grown up to be, teasing and bullying of Her brofurs while in Her kittenhood  taken quite well, overall.
She loves scritches under her front legs, and is quite the Vocalist at Bedtime, voicing a perfect "miaow" for each stroke She receives.

Thank You  for visiting with us!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mischief a bit early this year??

Oh, Emily!! How Could You?!!

Our Emily has been quite the affectionate girl these past few weeks, which We have found sweet, and comforting given the rather hard Summer We've just been through.
Last night however, Some little Miss decided to show The Royals Who Exactly Is Queen.
By Peeing on Our Bed!

Oh Emily, really...
You silly girl, of course you're forgiven.

In future, if One could exercise a bit more self-restraint it would be more becoming of a Queen!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Saturday, October 02, 2010