Food, NYC

Half Baked Recipes

This post goes out to all of my current works in progress, why they worked and why they didn’t.

First an update on the previous post where I paired the lentils and quinoa with tofu and broccoli.

Spicy Baked Tofu

tofu before fully coating in marinade

tofu before fully coating in marinade

marinaded tofu

marinaded tofu

IMG_2540

the complete dish

Why it worked: All of the flavors were on point.  I made a paste with several spices and lime juice to marinade the tofu.

Why it didn’t work: I should have pan fried the tofu as I usually do, but I thought baking would be easier as I could do it all in one batch.  The result was little rubbery instead of a crispy outer shell.

Yogurt crusted cauliflower

cauliflower before prep

cauliflower before prep

pre-baked cauliflower

pre-baked cauliflower

shell just fell off

shell fell off

I had high hopes for this one as the website had beautiful pictures of perfectly crusted cauliflower wedges http://www.purewow.com/entry_detail/recipe/8821/Forget-florets–roast-the-whole-damn-cauliflower.htm

Why it worked: strong flavors and made an excellent paste that stayed on the cauliflower throughout the duration of baking.

Why it didn’t work: it did not cut into slices and form the “crust” noted in the recipe

Daphne Oz Sweet potato brownies

pre-baked

pre-baked

post baked

post baked

Much better with a peanut butter swirl

Much better with a peanut butter swirl

This one looked perfect on the TV show (as most recipes do) http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/sweet-potato-brownie-bites-daphne-oz

Why it worked: there was flavor in a lower fat version of a brownie.  Tasted even better with a swirl of peanut butter.

Why it didn’t work: The texture was not a hit.  It was not cake or fudgy.  It was a confused brownie.

Raspberry Corn muffins

pre-baked

pre-baked

Why it worked: It was simple to doctor up a box of inexpensive Jiffy corn muffin mix.

Why it didn’t work: it was in between a sweet and savory version and needs to be more of one or the other.

Advertisements
Standard

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s