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Comfort Food and Easy Entertaining
As a private chef, caterer and cooking instructor I am often asked "What do you enjoy cooking when you're at home on a weeknight or entertaining guests at your table?" I started this blog to answer that question. Here I will share with all of you the recipes that I find delicious and comforting. Many of the recipes are my own versions of classic dishes, some are contemporary twists on old ideas, and some are discoveries I made while perusing my grandmother’s vast collection of cookbooks dating back to the early 1900’s. Please enjoy these videos. I have also included links to some of the published articles I have written recently. Please feel free to comment here or email me directly with any questions, comments or general thoughts. My email address and information on my catering, private chef and private cooking classes can be found on my website: www.portlandcomfortfood.com
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into eight pieces, chilled ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¾ cup milk
Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in large bowl to blend. Using fingertips, rub the chilled butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in the cheese.
Add the milk and stir until the mixture is evenly moistened and forms dough.
Sprinkle a clean work surface with flour. Scrape the dough out onto the floured surface. Gently pat the dough out until it is about 1 inch thick. Cut rounds out of the dough using a 2-inch biscuit cutter. Evenly distribute the biscuits over the pot pie filling and bake as directed above.
Or... bake in a 375 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, or until risen and well-browned.