a perfect pair.

14 Nov

let it be known in the land of recipes that it is true, i have been holding out on you. though my kitchen is still booming in the pm with my endeavors to conquer new recipes (some successes, some horrific tragedies), my blogging has fallen behind. which is why today i am posting my two most recent recipes in one post. both of which are entirely mouth watering and addictive. i believe i have eaten three (almost four) of the scones below in less than 24 hours. my figure is very saddened by my new obsession.

 

the first recipe is that of Peruvian Chicken. mmmmm mmmm good. I first heard of this mouth-watering dish at my favorite  watering hole, Taco Mamacitas, located both in Chattanooga and Nashville. Though I never tried their Peruvian Chicken (I am too fond of the shrimp tacos), I had only heard rave reviews. Thus, I decided to try to make this myself. I was not dissapointed. Not only is it beautiful aesthetically & aromatically, but it is muy delicioso.

 

ingredients:

2 chicken breasts

1 1/2 tsp olive oil

1 1/2 tbs paprika

1 tbs ground cumin

1 1/2 tsp seasalt

1 1/4 tsp black pepper

5 cloves garlic finely chopped

2 1/2 tbs white wine vinegar

2 large onions

2 red or yellow peppers chopped

1 lemon, sliced

instructions:

1. preheat oven to 425 degrees and butter/oil small roasting pan. in small bowl, combine paprika, olive oil, cumin, garlic, salt, pepper and white wine vinegar. mix into a paste. toss cut up onions in paste and lather chicken with remainder of paste.

2. place chicken and onions into roasting pan. top with peppers & lemons.

3. cook for about 45 minutes until chicken and veggies are tender. baste periodically so the chicken does not become dry. voila! quick, easy and SO pretty peruvian chicken.

 

and now for the ever-so-addicting/not-just-for-breakfast apple-cheddar scones that have conquered my judgement as well as my appetite. OMG. so delicious! plus you can look all cute and trendy serving these up for tea with your gal pals. now, the recipe below is the exact one i used. however, next time i am going to add some applesauce to the mix to make it taste a bit more apple-y. also, i toss of cinnamon would probably be a nice addition as well.

ingredients:

2 apples of choice (i use my fav, honeycrisp)

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbs baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

6 tbs unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup sharp cheddar (white is prettier but orange does the trick too)

1/4 cup heavy cream

2 eggs

instructions:

1. preheat oven to 375 degrees. butter baking sheet. chop apples into 1/16ths (basically, tiny chunks) and lay out in single layers on the baking sheet. bake until tender and slightly colored (about 20 mins). Then cool. (For the speedy foodie, place in freezer for 5 mins to cool down quick).

2. whisk flour, baking powder, sugar and salt together. in seperate bowl, use mixer to mix together butter, one egg, apples, cheese and cream. once mixed, slowly add in the flour mixture. DO NOT OVERMIX. or you shall have sad scones, and we prefer happy scones here at bohemian newlywed.

3. sprinkle counter with flour and roll out dough into a circle about 1 inch thick. cut into six pieces. place pieces on the baking sheet.

4. in seperate bowl whisk your other egg and add a dash of salt. brush the egg wash on each of the scones and sprinkle with sugar. then, place in the oven and bake for 30 mins (until golden and firm).

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