Thanks to Mary we can pronounce this week's recipe of TZATZIKI, as well as a few other difficult words. I am not fond of yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, so I was sure this was not for me.
With that in mind, I immediately cut the recipe in half. After chilling for a few hours, I tested it with a cracker and found it to be delicious. I cut a red pepper into strips and used it as a dip, and even spread some on a sandwich for lunch. I am definitely going to be making this again, but next time I will prepare the full recipe.
I caught a bit of a break this week as I made the Tzatziki (along with my older son doing the same recipe from afar) for "Food Revolution Day". My good intentions originally had me making up one of the many recipes I have missed from FFWD...but ultimately the only new recipe I knocked out this week was for banana bread. I decided to deal with the over ripe ones on my counter, in desperate need of attention. So I tried a new recipe from "Cook's Illustrated" for "ultimate banana bread". And without Dorie's wonderful attention to detail- I missed the reason I chose the recipe in the first place - the sliced bananas on top !
The actual recipe did not spell them out as an ingredient, so of course I went on my merry way - forgetting all about them. Until I got the last step, which instructed me to arrange banana slices on top. My taste-testers found this to be hilarious. Me, not so much, as all available bananas were now mush. My guys went on to admonish me that "all cook's learn to read the entire recipe from start to finish before taking the first step". These guys have been supervising FFWD too long. Of course I replied that the recipe had a breach of protocol and should have separately stated the slices in the ingredients list, as a "reserve" .....explaining that Dorie would have done so and never would have let me down :) Next week, back to the big book- AMFT. PS- I am not bothering to include the recipe as it did not get a standing ovation. Note the sugar on top is from IKEA. Doesn't everyone go there to purchase groceries ?
Happy French Friday~