Cold Noodles

Old recipe from Megan’s grandma

Old recipes aren’t always the best, but there is an emotional quality to them that can’t be found anywhere else. They bring us closer to the past and allow us to relive special memories. Granted, just because you have grandma’s recipe, doesn’t mean you’ll be able to make it “just like grandma used to make”. In fact, a popular conspiracy theory on our end is that recipes from grandmas often “accidentally” omit some minor detail so that you can never get it quite right! Regardless, we enjoy re-discovering old recipes, especially ones dear to our hearts.

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Honey Whipped Ganache

A whipped ganache is a filling similar to a ganache but with a lower chocolate to cream ratio. When whipped, it gets a nice velvety consistency that makes a good filling/topping for cakes, cupcakes, pastries, macarons, the list goes on. Specifically for macarons, using whipped ganache is better than buttercream in my opinion, because it creates a better moisture migration between the shells and the filling. This leaves you with a tastier macaron, but because it uses chocolate it has a slightly lower tolerance to heat.

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Honey Madeleine Cake

Fig, honey and pistachio St.Honore.

Every supper club, I try to do something new by developing new ideas or testing out new techniques and recipes. I’ve been wanting to make a version of a St. Honore of my own by substituting a round choux at the base instead of the puff pastry that is typically used. The idea of a round hollow choux at the bottom of a pastry filled with any filling excites me, if done properly, it looks very neat and minimalistic. We had tested this prior to the pandemic with the kiddies, unfortunately I have lost my notes.

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Supper Club (2021-08-10)

Green Giant water with its pulp, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, jalapeno apple jelly, parmesan crumble, finished with sacred basil leaves and flowers.

Appetizer. Tomato salad 2.0 – It’s interesting to look at how a dish evolves from its inception to the final product. Without any iterations/failures, the dishes can’t get any better. I originally bought the mozzarella (wanted to buy a burrata, but couldn’t find it in Brampton) for the previous tomato salad but never got around to it using it that day and so it ended up on this plate.

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Sweet Potato Dog Treats

In an effort to make sure our dogs (Queenie & Rugby) live long beautiful lives, Megan and I have decided that we are going to try to make them dog treats instead of feeding them the junk off our plates all the time. This means adding dog treats to our weekly meal prep. We decided to start off pretty easy: sweet potato chews! We basically sliced a sweet potato to roughly 1/2″ thickness, put them in there oven at 250°F for 3 hours, flipping them after each hour. Voila! We keep these in a jar by the dinner table so that they are on hand when our girls are working their best puppy dog eyes for our dinner. So far, they don’t seem to know the difference (and if they do, they sure don’t seem to mind!). We also tried cutting them into 1/4″ strips and putting them in a dehydrator for approximately 24 hours for a firmer/crispier texture. Both are delicious according to the dogs!