Monday, December 10, 2007

Whew!

RNews, our all-news Time Warner station, came bright and early this morning. The truck showed up a little before 6 a.m. Wendy Mills, the reporter, and Matt, the camera man, showed up around 6:15.

The process was short and sweet. We did a live segment at 6:30 a.m. After that, they shot me cooking my recipe from the 2004 Pillsbury Bake-off contest and did a short interview. Then they edited the footage to create a piece that I suppose will run throughout the day.

They didn't put video on their Web site, but here's a link to the RNews article.

The irony of this? We subscribe to DirecTV, not Time Warner, so we can't see what ran!

By the way, here's the recipe I demo'd:

Sun-dried Tomato and Goat Cheese Appetizers

1(12-oz.) can Pillsbury® Golden Layers® Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 oz. (1/2 cup) crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1 teaspoon dried onion flakes
1 teaspoon dried pesto seasoning)*
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Heat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 10 biscuits; separate each evenly into 2 layers, making 20 dough rounds. Press each in ungreased miniature muffin cup.

In small bowl, mix mayonnaise, goat cheese, tomatoes, onion flakes and pesto seasoning. Spoon about 1 1/2 teaspoons mayonnaise mixture into each dough-lined cup. Sprinkle each with Parmesan cheese.

Bake at 375°F. for 10 to 16 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from muffin cups. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) Bake at 375°F. for 12 to 16 minutes.

* About the pesto seasoning, I have used McCormick Gourmet Collection Pesto Seasoning, but it can be tough to find. Two alternatives:
- Use a scant teaspoon of dried basil and a pinch of garlic powder.
- Even better, measure a tablespoon of prepared pesto sauce into the 1/2 cup measure for the mayo. Then measure your mayo. That way, you're not adding extra oil to the mixture. Thanks very much to Susan H. for this idea!

1 comment:

Emiline said...

6 am?! I've gone to bed that late. That's too early to be on camera. Plus, you probably had to wake up extra early to get ready.
Glad it went well!
I'm excited that I have someone to root for when it's time for the bake-off.

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