Lynette La Mere of Pure Joy Catering is always ready with some helpful planning ideas for just about any special occasion. Always generous with her talents and her recipes–be sure to check out the Pure Joy blog for more delectable and decadent, DIY treats for Super Bowl 2013! Here are just a couple of the mouth-watering bites that you will find (a little sweet, a little savory–just perfect!). Honestly, I’m not sure if I can wait until the Super Bowl to try out the brownie recipe . . . Yum!
Article by Lynette La Mere, Executive Chef Pure Joy Catering
Published in Jan 2013 Food & Home Magazine
I have tried all the brownie recipes you can imagine and these are still my favorite.
8 oz. butter
5 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
2 1 /2 cups sugar
1 “shy” cup flour (take out 1 Tbl.)
1 /4 tsp. salt
1 Tbl. Vanilla
1 /2 cup walnuts, toasted & chopped
3 /4 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10 inch baking pan. Melt gently over low heat in a small sauce pan the butter and unsweetened chocolate cubes. Take off the heat and add the sugar, eggs flour, salt, vanilla, walnuts and the chocolate chips. Fold together with a rubber spatula and then scrape out into the prepared pan and bake till just pulling away from the sides of the pan, about 25-30 minutes.
By Lynette La Mere, Executive Chef Pure Joy Catering
These are addictive; I can’t tell you how many people say “I don’t like mushrooms but these are amazing!”
2 1/2 lb medium sized mushrooms
1 lb bacon, crisped and crumbled
1/2 lb soft goat cheese (room temperature)
2 bunches of fresh chives (reserve a fat pinch of them for garnish)
1/2 lb cream cheese (room temperature)
shot Worcestershire sauce
pinch cayenne pepper
Wipe mushrooms clean and pop off the stems. Gently blend all of the ingredients. Fill mushroom caps with a small scoop each, it’s ok to heap the filling, it won’t melt out. Put them on a rimmed sheet pan. You can hold them here at this point one or two days refrigerated & bake them later if you want.
When needed, bake them at 350 degrees uncovered with a couple spoons of water in the pan to keep them moist during cooking until the cheese is colored just a bit, about 15 minutes.
Photos and Recipes via: Pure Joy Catering Blog