I can’t tell you how long I’ve been dreaming of this recipe, Arroz Con Leche Brûlée. Several months ago I created it in my head, and even wrote it in my notes of things to do. I started making my vamped up extravagant version of arroz con leche and found it to be so creamy and decadent in the same vein as crème brûlée… Thats when I imagined my arroz con leche topped with a layer of hardened caramelized sugar and adorned with fresh fruit.(more…)
Category: Crafty Food
I usually repurpose one of my senior pie photos on #PiDay because I make pie all year round. I felt this year deserved a brand new photo and something a little fantasy and hopeful. Mini apple pies seem to be a good portrayal of how I’ve been feeling. It’s almost as if I could touch the beginning of Spring and am anticipating some happy changes in the next couple of months. Fingers crossed. To be completely honest, I’ve hit the pandemic fatigue wall and know we are in the final stretch… just gotta hold on tight a little longer.(more…)
I’ve been making Fried Bean And Cheese Empanadas for a while now. When I first started sharing my food creations back in 2011 I made a potato corn and cheese version of these empanadas… at the time I was calling them ‘Presley’s Pantry Veggie Gourmet Empanada/Pockets!’ – I know that’s a mouth full. I had decided to share them back then after hosting my extended family over for dinner one night. It was something to document since they had been a huge hit.(more…)
I am so grateful for your existence, and feel super lucky to call you my partner. I wanted to surprise you with a special breakfast, and I know that pizza is your favorite. Since you are my warm and fuzzy I desired to do something sweet for you. I ordered everything I needed from Northgate Market so I could give you my Cupid’s Arrow Breakfast Pizza. I made it with Mozzarella cheese, papas, roasted red peppers, and jalapeños. Each time you tear into this heart-shaped pizza pie remember how much I adore you. Thank you for putting a smile on my face, and for being so supportive always.
xoxo – Presley’s Pantry
Ingredients for Cupid’s Arrow Breakfast Pizza:
- a batch of pizza dough – Click here for recipe
- 2 tablespoons Olive oil
- 2 tablespoons cornmeal
- 4 cups Mozzarella Cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced pickled jalapeños
- 1/4 cup roasted red bell pepper
- 2 potatoes, cooked and cut into heart shapes and arrow
- 4 eggs
Bring dough to room temp
Rub a baking sheet lightly with olive oil an hour and half before you’re ready to bake.
Pull plastic wrapped dough out of the refrigerator to come to room temperature.
45 minutes before ready to put your pizza in the oven, place a pizza stone on rack 1/4 of the way up from bottom of oven. Preheat oven to 500 degrees Fahrenheit.
Prepare the ingredients
Fry your potato hearts and arrow pieces. Set to the side.
Take one of your dough balls and place on a lightly floured surfaced and shape into a disk. Then continue to pull out into the desired size of your pizza by draping it over the back of your hands, and continue to rotate dough with the back of your hands in a clockwise motion with the aid of your thumbs.
Sprinkle your lightly olive oiled baking sheet with a pinch of cornmeal then lay pizza dough directly on top to form shape. Continue to go around the edges forming a slightly raised rim with the tips of your fingers by pinching and gathering the dough. Then shape into a heart.
Drizzle a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil on the inside of the heart and then spread it around the inside with you fingers avoiding the rim.
Top with 1 cup mozzarella cheese, a few jalapenos, red roasted bell pepper, and a few potato hearts. Break a raw egg in the middle and place pizza in oven for 11 minutes or until crust is golden!
Bake each pizza one at a time. Place your heart shaped pizza on a plate and decorate with potato arrows, and serve with coffee, fresh fruit, a little salad.
There are very few things that make me as happy as a freshly baked homemade Cheddar Caramelized Onion Sourdough Loaf. This bready gem is worth feeding your starter for month after month, year after year. I wrote this recipe down in hopes you will enjoy it this holiday season, as I know my family will be.(more…)
Gelatina Navideña is as traditional for my family as setting up our Christmas tree during the hoilday season. It’s a welcomed light treat to have on hand after a big meal. It usually makes it’s grand entrance onto the table and sits proud waiting to be cut so it could wiggle and jiggle from plate to mouth. With the Posadas (from Dec. 16th to Dec 24th) approaching I thought I would bring out this Gelatina Navideña for you to make in your home. I took the classic combo of cherry and lime and added creamy coconut to the mix for an amazing dance on the tastebuds. Plus it’s beauty represents the colors of Mexico and Navidad all at the same time! I hope you and your family and staying safe and healthy.(more…)