Monthly Archives: May 2013

Barbecued Rib Rub

1/3 cup ground black pepper 1/4 cup paprika 2 Tbsp sugar 1 Tbsp salt 1 Tbsp chili powder 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 1/2 tsp onion powder Combine ingredients in a small bowl until uniformly blended. Yield: about 1 … Continue reading

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Meringue Buttercream

2 cups softened unsalted butter 1 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 5 large egg whites, room temperature 1/2 t cream of tarter 2 t flavoring or liqueur candy thermometer Beat the butter until smooth and set aside. In a … Continue reading

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Snow White Cake

3/4 cup Crisco or vegetable shortening 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 t vanilla extract 2 3/4 cups sifted cake flour 1/2 t salt 4 t baking powder 1 cup milk, room temperature 4 egg whites, room temperature Pre-heat the oven … Continue reading

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Blender Pesto

2 cups fresh basil leaves (see note below) 1/2 cup olive oil 2 T pine nuts 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed with a heavy knife handle and peeled 1 t salt 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 2 T freshly … Continue reading

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