Friday, April 22, 2011

White Bean Hummus

This is the hummus mom brought to the family reunion in Rupert.

2 cloves garlic
1 t chopped fresh rosemary
2 cans great Northern beans, rinsed and drained (3 C cooked or 1 C dry, then cooked)
3 T lemon juice
3 T tahini (I just grind up sesame seeds in my blender to make a paste)
3/4 t salt
1/4 t ground red pepper (I just used black pepper)
1/4 C olive oil

You can make this in a food processor, but I lost the blade to mine (!), so I did it this time in the blender.  First I blended up the sesame seeds, added the rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper, then added the lemon juice, beans, and oil.  I just blended it until it was all smooth. Delicious with those multi-grain Food Should Taste Good chips from Costco.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mexican Wedding Cookies/Russian Teacakes

Mom came over tonight during priesthood session and we decorated some cookies.  She brought Betty Crocker's Cooky Book from who knows what year that she always made cookies from.  Since the book was here, I thought I'd see if the Mexican Wedding Cookie recipe was in it that I used to make as a girl, and it is!  Instead of writing it on a card, I'll just jot it down here and print it!

1 C butter
1/2 C confectioners' sugar
1 t vanilla
2 1/4 C flour
1/4 t salt
3/4 C finely chopped nuts

Mix butter, sugar, and vanilla thoroughly.  Mix flour and salt together; blend in.  Mix in nuts.  Chill dough.

Heat oven to 400.  Roll dough in 1" balls.  Place on ungreased baking sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes, or until set but not brown.  While still warm, roll in powdered sugar.  Cool.  Roll in sugar again.  Makes about 4 dozen 1" cookies.