y.u.m

i know, i know.  white flour is the devil.  however one of my co-workers is constantly reminding me of the old addage, “everything in moderation…including moderation.”

so, in that spirit, i’m going to try this out.  soon.

Yogurt-Zucchini Bread with Walnuts

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup walnut halves (4 ounces)
  2. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  7. 2 large eggs
  8. 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  9. 1/2 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  10. 1 cup coarsely grated zucchini (from about 1 medium zucchini)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°. Butter and flour a 9-by-4 1/2-inch metal loaf pan. Spread the walnut halves in a pie plate and toast them for about 8 minutes, until they are fragrant. Transfer the toasted walnuts to a cutting board and coarsely chop them, then freeze for 5 minutes to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a medium bowl, mix the sugar with the eggs, vegetable oil and fat-free yogurt. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients along with the grated zucchini and toasted walnuts and stir until the batter is evenly moistened. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake for about 1 hour and 10 minutes, until the loaf is risen and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let the loaf cool on a rack for 30 minutes before unmolding and serving.

Make Ahead

The zucchini loaf can be wrapped tightly in plastic and kept at room temperature for up to 4 days, or frozen in plastic and foil for up to 1 month

Ganache-Stuffed Chocolate-Chip Cookies

COOKIES

  1. 1 cup walnuts
  2. 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  3. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  4. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  6. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  7. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  8. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  9. 1 large egg
  10. 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chips

GANACHE

  1. 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  2. 5 tablespoons heavy cream
  3. 2 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  4. 2 tablespoons crème fraîche

Directions

  1. Make the Cookies: Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the nuts in a pie plate and toast for 8 minutes; let cool, then chop.
  2. In a bowl, mix the flour, baking soda and salt. In the bowl of a standing mixer fitted with the paddle (or using a handheld mixer), cream the butter with the sugars and vanilla at medium speed, about 1 minute. Beat in the egg. With the mixer at low speed, beat in the dry ingredients. Beat in the walnuts and chocolate chips. Spoon level tablespoons of the dough onto 2 ungreased baking sheets, about 2 inches apart. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until firm.
  3. Make the Ganache: Put the chocolate in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring the cream and corn syrup to a boil; pour over the chocolate and let stand for 1 minute. Whisk until smooth. Whisk in the crème fraîche. Refrigerate the ganache, stirring occasionally, until thick and spreadable, 1 hour.
  4. Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, until golden; let cool on the sheets for 2 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  5. Sandwich the chocolate-chip cookies with the ganache and serve.
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1 Response to “y.u.m”


  1. 1 alli August 17, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I disagree my friend. White flour is definitely not the devil. in fact, it might be god. it’s Jesus come back, the 2nd coming. white flour.


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