Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wed Nov 19



I just had a creamy SWEET ONION SOUP at my favorite Boone restaurant, Mangia Buona
My server said that the chef who made the soup wasn't in so I found this recipe online, sounds 'bout right.

2 1/2 cups of milk
3 cups thinly sliced vidalia onion
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons flour

Heat milk very slowly in a heavy saucepan (lowest heat possible) until it just reaches the boiling point. Remove it from the heat before it actually boils. This is known as scalding the milk. (Don't cool the milk before proceeding). In another saucepan, cook the onions, with salt and mustard, in butter over low heat, until they are very limp and soft, but not brown. Sprinkle the flour into the onions, mixing with a wooden spoon as you sprinkle. Stir and cook the mixture another 3-4 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the scalded milk, stir well, cover and cook another 10-15 minutes over lowest possible heat. Stir it from the bottom every few minutes. It will become thick and creamy. Add a few dashes of pepper and nutmeg to taste. Serve with your choice of garnish.
also at Mangia Buona, I couldn't resist their
1 1/2 cups Heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup Sugar
1 Carton (8 oz) mascarpone cheese (cream cheese can be used as a substitute)
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
1 cup Gallo family vineyards Moscato, divided
3 tsp Pumpkin pie spice
2 pkg (3 oz each) ladyfingers
1/2 cup Orange juice
1/2 cup Crushed gingersnaps

In a small bowl, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. In another bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, pumpkin, 1/2 cup Moscato, and pumpkin spice until smooth. Fold in whipped cream; set aside. Dip one package lady fingers, one at a time, into the orange juice. Place in a 13-in x 9-in x 2-in baking dish. Spread with half of the mascarpone pumpkin filling. Dip the 2nd package of ladyfingers into the remaining Moscato; place over filling. Spread remaining filling over the top. Cover & chill for at least 1 hour or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with gingersnaps.


Farmgirl_dk: said...

Hey, nice link! Good job. :-)

Joanna said...

I knew you'd be proud :-)

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Just got your comment on my blog....who's Robbyn? Did she help you with the hyperlinking, too?

Anonymous said...

The pumpkin recipe looks awesome! Thanks for your suggestion on helping to cure my baby chicks. Fortunately today they are much better with the current product I am using. If they get worse again I will try your method.

Canning Tomatoes said...

The pumpkin Tiramisu looks amazing! I have all of these pumpkins to use up and I am finding that there are so many amazing things you can do with pumpkin other than plain ol' pie! Thanks for the post!