Bachelor’s Banquet

July 5, 2009 at 11:08 am | Posted in Miss G: Food | 1 Comment
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Miss Glitzy received an email from Nicholas, one-half of the duo who created Bachelor’s Banquet. Nicholas and his friend, Max have started their first cookbook that showcase easy-to-prepare and beautiful-to-look-at recipes for the busy urbanites!

And boy, these 2 bachelors, who are currently based in New York, have the credentials. Max was a chef de partie at the Michelin 2-star restaurant Gordon Ramsay in New York. Nicholas, who is a Singaporean based in New York, was private chef and marketing consultant + photographer for Martha Stewart Living magazine.

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The duo took a year to put together this book which boasts more than 80 recipes! Miss Glitzy was literally drooling at names like Instant Foie Gras Ramen, Seared Scallops and Pork Chops, Blueberry Zabaione and Nutella & Banana Brioche! Doesn’t that feel like a decent meal already?

Here is one recipe from the sample book:

Pound Cake Garden

A classic pound cake paired with seasonal fruit and a granita of fruit juices is an excellent way to end a great meal. If you really do not have time to make a cake, buy one from your local supermarket.

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Don’t you think the end product is a home-made version of the desserts at 2amdessertbar?

Pound cake
11/2 cups all-purpose flour
300 g butter
11/2 cups sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 vanilla pod
¼ cup whole milk
¼ cup heavy cream

Garden
4 oreo cookies, crushed
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blackberries
1 tablespoon dried cranberries

Granita
1/2 cup filtered apple juice
1/4 cup pomegranate juice

Garnish
Honey
Microgreens

Pound cake
1) In a mixer cream butter and sugar until the butter starts to lighten then slowly add cream and eggs, beating them slightly after each addition.
2) In a mixing bowl combine flour, vanilla, salt and baking powder and add to mixer alternately with milk.
3) Pour into a greased and floured pan and bake at 175ºC for 1 to 11/2 hours or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
4) Turn out onto a cooling rack, once cooled slice into 3 cm square pieces.

Garden
1) In a small bowl crush oreo cookies with the back of a large spoon to form oreo crumbs.

Granita
1) In a large shallow plate combine apple juice and pomegranate juice, place in the freezer for 15 minutes or until the solidification process starts.
2) Before the mixture is frozen use a fork to shave off and crush up the the mixture forming a rough sorbet.

To assemble
1) Place 2 pound cake squares onto each plate, arrange raspberries, blackberries and dried cranberries into 2 to 3 piles on the plates then draw a line of honey though the plate.
2) Remove the granita from the freezer and plate on a separate spoon. Garnish with a line of honey, microgreens and raspberry pink sugar.

If you are interested to get more easy recipes to impress your guy/friends/family, you can grab a copy of the “Bachelor’s Banquet” before its official launch in September!

Visit here to place an order – a hardcover book is S$19.99 and the softover copy is S$15.99 now!

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    Very usefull. Thanks! hey idiot buy mp3s only here!…


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