Mary of Meet me in the Kitchen chose Sauteed Broccolini as a Barefoot Blogger Bonus Recipe for this month. My local Price Chopper and Hy Vee grocery stores did not stock broccolini. It was Whole Foods who finally came thru for me … they had a few bunches. I was told to “hurry and get here because when people see it they usually buy it all”. (Yeah, like I believed that.) But in the end, it was my mother and me that bought all they had!
The recipe is very straight forward and easy to follow. I tend to wonder if the 2 minute blanching process followed by the ice bath is truly necessary. Could I achieve the same results by increasing the sautee time? The butter, lemon and garlic sauce went well with this vegetable.
I hope Ina G. will not be upset that I made her Brownie Pudding in a Rachael R. pan!
Tia of Southern, Eh? tasked us to make this divine dessert.
I chose to make only half the recipe. It was a perfect fit in my new one quart, oval dish. I adjusted the baking time to 30 minutes.
This also is a very easy recipe to follow. Even though I read the recipe thru several times over the last few weeks (yes, and right before I made it) and knew about baking in a water bath … I forgot. (Whew .. it turned out OK so I could come clean about my lapse in memory.) It wasn’t until 20 minutes into baking that I remembered the water bath. With only 10 minutes to go, I decided to take my chances. I am pleased to say that the top crackled when I dipped out the first serving and the center was exactly as other have described it … pudding like. This dessert is best described as “less-than-pretty”. But, what it lacks in beauty, it more than makes up for it in taste! Dust it with a little powder and it’s good to go …