Monday, April 02, 2007

Weekend Cookbook Challenge 15 - Easter/Spring Food

I don't know about you, but I am ready for Winter to be over! Friday night we sat on our deck for the first time this year. Saturday was eh. Sunday it snowed. It's still snowing this morning. Bleh. This month's Weekend Cookbook Challenge is all about hope for better weather soon in the form of Spring and/or Easter Food. Great theme from Marta at An Italian in the US.

That's why it's so crappy that I really really didn't like what I made.

I know, it happens from time to time, right? Not every dish is a winner. But this one sounded so good, so perfect for a Spring Brunch. I was shocked when neither Scott or I didn't like it. And none of the pictures turned out either. Is that a sign?

I am going to post the recipe for this anyway. Maybe this will appeal to someone out there to try, and maybe they will have better luck than we did and love this. You never know!

Pear and Onion Strudels

from Atco Blue Flame Kitchen Holiday Cookbook 2002

1 medium onion chopped
2 tb butter
1 pear peeled, halved, cored and thinly sliced
1 tb coarse grain dijon mustard
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup shredded Monteray Jack cheese
1/2 tsp salt
4 sheets phyllo pastry
1/4 cup butter, melted

In a pan saute the onion in 2 tb butter over medium heat until golden brown, about 7 minutes. Stir in the pear slices and cook until tender, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Stir in mustard, both cheeses and the salt. To prepare each strudel, brush one sheet of phyllo pastry with some of the melted butter. Arrange one-quarter of the mixture in a log along the short end of the phyllo. Fold sides over pear mixture and roll up tightly into a log. Place strudel, seam side down on a greased baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining phyllo and filling. Bake at 375' for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

See? It sounds good, great even. I don't know, maybe it was the type of cheese we used? The brand of mustard? Well if anyone out there gives this a shot let me know.

Many thanks to Marta for hosting this month! Make sure you get your posts to her by April 9!


MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Some things just don't happen do they...maybe we should be happy it turns out good as often as it does.
Yeah, it looks good...

Sara said...

Yeah it does sound good. Hope someone out there has better luck than me...