Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS

Foothill dining: Holland House and Angostura

By
From page B2 | February 04, 2013 | Leave Comment

Marsala whipped sweet potatoes

Ingredients:

3 pounds orange-flesh sweet potatoes (red garnets)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Holland House Marsala Cooking Wine
6 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Grated peel of 1 orange
1/4 cup whipping cream (optional)
Toasted pecan pieces

Directions:

Fill a six-quart pot halfway with water. Peel each potato and place in pot to prevent browning. Cut potatoes into 1-inch cubes and return to pot. Drain water so there is enough just to cover potatoes. Stir in salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Boil 10 minutes or until potatoes are soft.

In a small microwaveable bowl or 1-cup glass measuring cup, heat marsala cooking wine in microwave 1 minute on medium power or until very hot. Stir in butter, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and orange peel.

When potatoes are cooked, drain water from pot. Add marsala cooking wine mixture to pot. Whip with electric beater until smooth. Stir in cream, if desired. Keep warm until ready to serve. Garnish with pecans.

Notes:

Whipped sweet potatoes may be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Reheat in microwave, covered, on medium power. Stir occasionally.

 

Sweet-salty-bitters glazed nuts

Crisp, crackly and oh so dee-lish. Takes 5 minutes to put together, 25 minutes to roast and cool. So easy you’ll be back for more.

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons Angostura aromatic bitters
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 cups raw nuts (pecan or walnut halves, whole almonds or cashews)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Place oven rack in the middle of the oven.

Melt butter with Angostura bitters in a six-cup bowl in the microwave or in a four-quart pan on the stovetop. Stir, then add sugar, salt and cinnamon; stir well. Sugar does not have to be completely dissolved, but a warm sauce will coat nuts more thoroughly. Add nuts to bowl (pan) and stir until well coated. If needed, warm up mixture a little.

Line a large, rimmed sheet tray with parchment paper. Spread nuts out evenly on paper, separating them as much as possible. Roast 13 to 16 minutes or until golden brown; remove from oven. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes, then use your fingers to break up clusters. When completely cooled, transfer nuts to serving bowls or store in an airtight container.

Makes three cups.

Notes:

If you do not have parchment paper, line tray with heavy-duty aluminum foil, dull side up. Roast 13 to 16 minutes or until nuts are golden brown; remove from oven. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes only, then stir nuts frequently until cooled and no longer sticking to the foil. If nuts stick to foil too much as they cool, pick up foil and remove nuts to another flat surface with your fingers. Keep nuts separated; do not put them in a bowl until completely cooled.

Pre-roasted cashews are fine for this recipe.

Democrat Calendar

LEAVE A COMMENT

Discussion | No comments

.

News

Herard over the back fence: Try fishing at Wakamatsu

By Bob Billingsley | From Page: B1

 
Downtown group coordinates painting, awnings

By Wendy Schultz | From Page: A1

 
More mountain lion sightings reported

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: A1, 8 Comments

Supervisor Nutting trial begins

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1, 63 Comments | Gallery

 
Sanford murder case to jury

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
Gearing tax questions to correct office saves time

By Treasurer-Tax Collector | From Page: A3

.

Opinion

My turn: More than a buzzword

By Special to the Democrat | From Page: A4, 23 Comments

 
Building restored

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

 
Outstanding dog

By Mountain Democrat | From Page: A4

.

Letters

National Day of Prayer

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 1 Comment

 
‘Parents, be afraid’ letter

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 17 Comments

Ukranian situation

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 3 Comments

 
Misquote

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 8 Comments

Altshuler framing

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A5, 6 Comments

 
.

Sports

Pitching the ‘Root’ cause of Trojans’ victory

By Mike Bush | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
Pedal power at the forefront next month

By Jerry Heinzer | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Outside with Charlie: Transitioning

By Charlie Ferris | From Page: A6

 
Sports Scene: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

Roundup: April 22, 2014

By Democrat Staff | From Page: A7

 
.

Prospecting

4-H’ers star at showcase

By Dawn Hodson | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
At a glance: Look for fireballs

By Mimi Escabar | From Page: B2, 1 Comment

Authors to share their stories

By Pat Lakey | From Page: B2, 2 Comments

 
Church to host human trafficking conference

By Pollock Pines | From Page: B3

Grow For It! Flower of Easter

By Barbara Schuchart | From Page: B5

 
.

Essentials

Crime Log: April 1-3

By Cole Mayer | From Page: A2

 
Weather stats 4-22-14

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

Building permits 4/7-11/2014

By Michael Raffety | From Page: A2

 
.

Obituaries

Bobby Lloyd Bridges

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
Harry Frank Harper

By Contributor | From Page: A2, 6 Comments

Marion “Wayne” Griswold

By Contributor | From Page: A2

 
.

Real Estate

.

Comics

Rubes

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
New York Times Crossword

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Flying McCoys

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Speed Bump

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Tundra

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Horoscope, Thursday, April 24, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Horoscope, Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Working It Out

By Contributor | From Page: A8

TV Listings

By Contributor | From Page: A8

 
Shoe

By Contributor | From Page: A8

Sudoku

By Contributor | From Page: A8