Wednesday, January 28, 2009
This is one of my Favourite recipes; a colonial shortcake. I pulled it out of a Colonial Williamsburg cookbook published in the 80's and have use it for sweet and savory dishes; just use chicken and pan sauce or beef and gravy instead of glaze and berries.
2 C of Flour
1/2 C of flour in reserve (you may need more)
1/2 ts of baking powder
1/2 ts of salt
4 T of unsalted butter softened
2/3 C of milk
Preheat oven to 425 and grease a cake pan well
1. sift dry ingredients
2. cut in butter until mixture is corn meal like
3. add 1/3 C milk and 1 egg to dry ingredients and mix well
4. add 1/3 C milk and 1 egg to ingredients and mix well
5. add last egg
6. add and mix flour into mixture a handful at a time until you can pick up the dough w/o it sticking to your hands
7. spread the dough evenly from the center of the pan out to the sides and bake for 15 minutes
8. let cool for 20 minutes and then cut in half with a bread knife to make two layers.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Micheal and I wandered to Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown yesterday. It has to excellent if incongruous collections, Byzantine/ classical and precolumbian mesoamerican . Apparently Mrs Post had rather eclectic tastes in artwork and assembled the collection in the early part of the 20th century.
The Pre Columbian collection is housed in a beautiful pavilion that is comprised of five circular and domed rooms around a circular courtyard with a fountain in the center. The walls are all glass making it one of the most striking small museum spaces I have ever seen. The acoustics inside are very peculiarApparently it was designed in the 50's by Phillip Johnson well known for the worlds fair towers in New York.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thursday, January 1, 2009
Here's a new picture of Elias cuddling with me.