Recipes by Chef Joey
First, you make a simple batter:
1 cup flour, sifted
½ cup milk
½ cup water
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp soft butter
Mix the eggs and flour together, adding the milk and water slowly.
Add the salt and butter and whisk until smooth.
In a hot skillet, add a tsp of butter, or cooking oil for savory crêpes coat well.
Add ¼ cup batter for each crepe and tilt the pan so the batter swirls out – the back of a ladle also helps to spread it out.
Cook for about 1 minute or until the sides are brown. Lift with a spatula to loosen it and cook the other side.
Stack them on top of each other and cover with a cake pan (for height) or a piece of foil.
Crepes can be savory (salty) filled with ham and melted cheese, or sweet, say filled with Nutella or something as simple as strawberry jam.
This is the easiest cookie recipe you will ever need for your entire life! The base is magic! And the fillings are what you want. When you make them from scratch, it takes 20 minutes and costs less than 20 cents a cookie. So bake a batch for your loved ones – they are nutritious and healthy.
You can add cinnamon, raisins, chocolate chips, dried fruit, glazes, frostings. Or you can roll this cookie dough out and get creative with cookie cutters. Or just roll into small balls for the perfect cookie!
You will need:
1 pound of soft BUTTER
1½ cups sugar
2 ¾ cup flour
2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
Mix the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs and mix well.
Combine the flour, salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add flour mix in small batches – mix well.
Use a small ice-cream scoop to form round balls and place dough balls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 15 mins in a 350-degree oven.
I make these cookies all the time for my daughter, and when she says, “Papa, I want a cookie!” I know she is getting good stuff.
From the Worcester Historical Museum
30 Elm St., Worcester
Take a break from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a less hectic time of celebration in the warm glow of a Candlelight Tour at the Salisbury Mansion!
December 22 and 29 from 4:30-6:30 PM. Adults $10.00; Museum members and under 18 years of age $5.
Passes not accepted for this special event.
Children can enjoy a cup of cocoa and hear a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” just as the youngest Stephen Salisbury did many years ago…
…On Saturday, December 23 at 2:00 PM. “Steevie is noisy and is just reading Twas Night Before Christmas to Mrs. W., who is here today” (1839). Adults $5; Museum members and under 18 years of age free.