The soup starts very simply; you just need :
splash of olive oil
2 onions, chopped
couple cloves garlic, sliced up.
2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and grated
4 cups chicken stock
1 chipotle pepper from can
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
little salt to taste
sour cream to garnish (I didn't use any)
Cook onions in a tbsp of oil until browned.
Add sliced garlic, cook for a few minutes.
Add chicken broth.
I grated my sweet potatoes before hand, just so you can watch the onions so they don't burn.
Add sweet potatoes to stock, onions and garlic. Bring to simmer.
Once simmering, add chipotle, cumin and cinnamon. Stir well and simmer until potatoes are soft.
Finished soup! I also made this ahead & re-headed for flavors to get richer.
When I served it, I grilled a chicken breast, took 1/3 of it and cut it up in my bowl, and poured my soup over it. This added extra protein and flavor, but I just didn't know what else to make with it, and it went just fine!
I have no idea what yeast doughs have against me, but I always have an issue with them. I watched and read Michael Smith's recipe of sweet dough cinnamon rolls and thought it would be easy enough. My fiancee is a baker, and has been for ten years, so I figured with his supervision nothing could go wrong, but it did. My dough DID NOT rise at all. It was tough to knead and just wasn't cooperating. Maybe it's cause it was cold out, but I'm pretty disappointed. I'll give the recipe and maybe you'll have better luck than I did. And like most of my recipes, this one has been halved!
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/8 tsp yeast
Mix half flour and yeast into bowl.
Warm milk, butter, brown sugar, vanilla and salt until butter is melted. Low heat!
Pour liquid into dry. Mix with mixer until well blended.
Add eggs. Mix well. Add rest of flour and use dough hook on mixer to blend.
This is my dough rolled out after 2 1/2 hours resting.
Roll up dough & cut and place into buttered pans. Bake at 350F for 30 minutes or so.
Here are my cinnamon rolls! :)
Hope you like the recipes! I'll be doing a review on a cookbook this week also, so watch out for that. I also borrowed Mastering the Art of French cooking for the library, so be prepared for lots of french cooking!
Until next time,