Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Onion Rings

 Here's our favorite onion ring recipe. 
It reminds us of our most favorite onion rings from 
Micheal's Restaurant back in the day.

Onion Rings
adapted from Sara Moulton

2  onions 
2 c buttermilk 
1 c flourSalt 
Chili powder 
Oil for frying

Slice  onions into 1/4-inch rings. Place in large bowl and cover with buttermilk. 
Season flour with salt, pepper, and chili powder. 
Dredge onion rings in seasoned flour. Dip again in buttermilk, then again in seasoned four.
Fry in batches, in 350 degree oil for 2 to 3 minutes until golden, giving them a flip.
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with more salt. 
Let oil come back to temperature before frying next batch.

Chocolate Sheet Cake

 Here's an old time classic brought into the present by 
adding a little course sea salt. 
Oh Yeah.

Chocolate Sheet Cake

1/2 c butter
1/2 c coconut oil
1 cup coffee (or water or combo)
3 T cocoa powder
1 c sugar
2 c flour
1 t  baking soda
1 t salt
1/2 c buttermilk
2 eggs
1 t vanilla

6 T butter
6 T cream (or milk)
1/2 c sugar
1 c chocolate chips

In a small sauce pan combine butter coconut oil coffee/water, and cocoa and stir until melted.
In the bowl of a mixer whisk the flour and sugar then add the melted butter mixture and beat well.
Next add in the soda, salt, buttermilk, eggs and vanilla.
Pour into a greased jelly roll pan and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 min.

For the frosting, melt butter, cream and sugar and bring to a boil for 30 seconds.
Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. 
Stir until smooth then pour over cake.
Sprinkle with course sea salt and nuts.