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Recipe: Artichoke Soup

Another attempt on the savory menu during the Bake-a-thon was Artichoke Soup (though technically ours would be better described as Spinach-Artichoke Soup but who is really paying attention here?

Anyway… from the website Examiner.com we have:

6 cups chicken stock
12 articoke hearts, chopped
1 white onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
2 cups milk
6 Tbs. yellow cornmeal
2 Tbs. butter
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 Tbs. cilantro

1: In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine the chicken stock, artichoke hearts, onion and salt and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook 30 minutes.

2: In a medium bowl whisk together the milk and yellow cornmeal. Whisk this mixture into the soup until it is smooth.

3: Add the remaining ingredients into the soup and cook 5 minutes before serving.

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Recipe: Cheese Bread (aka Pão de Queijo)

Another recipe my friend and I worked on during the Bake-a-Thon was Cheese Bread… or more precisely: Brazilian Cheese Bread (aka Pão de Queijo). So how is this any different from a popover? Well in general:
Popover is a light, hollow roll made from an egg batter typically baked in muffin tins
Bread is prepared by cooking a dough of flour and water and often additional ingredients, such as butter or salt to improve the taste.

After sifting through plenty of recipes I settled on one that I found via AllRecipes.com.
Since there was no tapioca flour on hand traditional flour was used instead… what happened in the end was that our version of the about (though tasted fantastic) didn’t look like the picture. Hmm… How did ours look? Well from my friend’s Facebook Wall
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