Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Food: A Summery Supper + Recipes

Why not put together an easy and decant dinner party for friends and family to share your summer vacation adventure? I know I'll be doing it when I'm back! Set a nice buffet style table with some interesting dishes {like rabiola cheese} some great drinks... and you are all set for a fabulous night to share over fun memories and stories!

* Herbed Flatbreads
* Warm Robiola Cheese with Pine Nuts, Olives, and Golden Raisins
* Penne Frittata with Basil and Ricotta
* Hand Shake Daiquiri

Here are the recipes:

Herbed Flatbread

* 1 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
* 1 teaspoon active dry yeast (from one 1/4-ounce envelope)
* 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface and hands
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bowl
* Coarse salt
* 1 teaspoon sugar
* 1 large egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
* Sea salt, for sprinkling
* 1/4 cup fresh rosemary or thyme (or a combination)

1. Place water in a medium bowl; sprinkle with yeast. Let stand until foamy, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour, oil, 2 teaspoons coarse salt, and the sugar. Stir until dough forms.
2. Turn out dough onto a lightly floured surface; knead with floured hands until smooth, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled bowl, and cover with plastic wrap. Let dough stand in a warm, draft-free place until it doubles in volume, about 1 hour.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Divide dough into 16 equal pieces; cover with plastic wrap. Roll out 1 piece to roughly 4 by 10 inches on a lightly floured surface; transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Brush with egg wash; sprinkle with sea salt and herbs. Repeat with remaining dough, arranging 4 pieces per sheet.
4. Bake, rotating sheets halfway through, until crisp and golden, 18 to 22 minutes. Let cool on sheets on a wire rack.

Warm Robiola Cheese with Pine Nuts, Olives, and Golden Raisins

* 1/2 cup chopped homemade or store-bought roasted red peppers
* 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
* 2 tablespoons chopped oil-cured black olives
* 2 tablespoons chopped golden raisins
* 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* 8 ounces Robiola Bosina cheese
* Garnish: fresh oregano

1. Mix together peppers, pine nuts, olives, raisins, oregano, and oil. Let stand for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, let cheese stand at room temperature.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake cheese in an ovenproof serving dish until just starting to melt around the edges, 5 to 7 minutes. Top with relish. Garnish with oregano. Serve immediately. (Reheat cheese in oven for about a minute if it starts to set.)

Penne Frittata with Basil and Ricotta

* 6 large eggs
* 1/2 cup whole milk
* 1/2 cup fresh ricotta cheese
* 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
* 1 teaspoon coarse salt
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
* 3 cups cooked and drained penne rigate pasta (from 7 ounces dry)
* 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
* 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* Garnish: fresh basil

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together eggs, milk, ricotta, Parmesan, salt, and pepper. Stir in cooked pasta and chopped basil.
2. Heat a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium heat. Add oil; swirl to coat bottom and sides of skillet. Pour in egg mixture, and cook until edges are just beginning to set, about 2 minutes.
3. Transfer skillet to oven, and bake until eggs are completely set, 10 to 12 minutes. Invert onto a plate, and re-invert onto a serving dish. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut into wedges. Garnish with basil.

Hand Shake Daiquiri

This summer, rediscover the daiquiri. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is the perfect addition to any summer get-together — fun, delicious, and ready to pour. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is made with Bacardi Superior Rum, tangy lime and sugar.

Suggestion for the Bacardi Hand-Shaken Daiquiri:
Step 1: Moisten the rim of a tall glass then dip in sugar to rim the edges
Step 2: Pour over ice
Step 3: Garnish with a lime wedge
Step 4: Enjoy!

* Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and compensation was provided by Bacardi via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Bacardi.

{Images via Sunday Supper and recipe via Martha Stewart}


rental mobil said...

Very nice, thanks for sharing.

Ambyr said...

I love chalkboard menus- I made my sister one a few years ago. And that herbed flatbread looks so delish!


naomemandeflores said...

What a pretty table! Perfect menu also!

Camila Faria

Neahle Ize` said...

I like this concept for a simple summer dinner party. Typically I over complicate everything when entertaining at home and end up stressed out. This looks very easy to pull off!

Kariyah said...

Umm, it all looks so delicious! I love the little framed blackboard. Cute!

Nicole said...

Beautiful photos!The table looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

Kisses from Hong Kong,

Teresa said...

I'm stealing the idea for a late Summer Dinner I'll have.
Now I have to find a blackboard for the menu as it is the perfect last touch on it.

Andrea Reh said...

I really want to make those flatbreads. Weekend project, I think.

Andrea x

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