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How to Make a Buttermilk Blueberry Puff – Magnolia Table

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Y’all, why I decided to try a new dish for a get together…. I’ll never know! But this dish is so easy to make and has such a unique taste! All the eggs and buttermilk give it a very unique texture and honestly was hard for me to work through. I absolutely loved the flavor profile, everything about the flavors is exactly what you’d hope for. Between the berries, the pastry and the coarse sugar topping the flavor is immaculate. But it is a very squishy dessert and I wasn’t huge on it. If there was a way to toughen it up -it would be the perfect dessert! But it was good in its own right and is definitely worth trying!

*Fun fact, figured out afterwards it should be cooked croissants. Fun lesson learned!

Overall Review: 3.5/5

I honestly just couldn’t get over the texture, but this is a super easy recipe to make and is a great brunch item! So if squishy textures don’t bother you, give it a shot and let me know what you think below!

Buttermilk Blueberry Puff

From Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines

Ingredients
  

  • 12 tbsp Unsalted Butter at Room Temperature
  • 12 cups Cubed Croissants (6-8 large)
  • 3 cups Blueberries or Blackberries
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 6 Large Eggs
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Coarse Raw Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
  • Grease a 9 x 13 x 3 baking dish with 1 tbsp butter
  • Spread the croissant cubes evenly in the dish and top with berries
  • Use a mixer and beat the 12 tbsp butter with granulated sugar until creamy. This takes a couple minutes to do.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Beat in the cream, buttermilk, vanilla and salt.
  • Pour over the croissants and berries. Sprinkle with coarse sugar
  • Bake until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 35 minutes.
  • Serve warm. Leftovers last about 2 days.

Granny’s Monkey Bread Review

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Monkey see — Monkey do! I have always always always loved monkey bread. I remember having this as a special treat on Christmas morning and it was always the perfect breakfast. So for our 5-year anniversary this year I decided to make this breakfast for my husband and I! I thought this Granny’s Monkey Bread from Self Proclaimed Foodie sounded amazing! So today is my review of this recipe. Please note the original recipe is linked below for your reference.

Overall Review: 3/5

Before I get to the ingredients and instructions based on my experience, I did want to go over my review of this recipe. I personally think this turns out a bit more ‘buttery’ than I would like. It was still really good and tasty, especially right out of the oven. But the butter taste is pretty overwhelming. I did post all the pictures from my experience so you can see the steps and how everything turned out. I definitely will try another monkey bread recipe in the future! If you have a good Monkey Bread recipe I should try let me know if the comments!

Granny’s Monkey Bread Review

My review of Granny's Monkey Bread from Self Proclaimed Foodie

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsps Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Cut the biscuits into sections of 4. Kitchen scissors are easier to cut if you have them!
  • Combine one cup of sugar and 2 tsps cinnamon in a bowl
  • Toss the cut biscuits in the sugar/cinnamon mixture — I had to do them in small groups to make sure they all got an even coating.
  • Once you have the pieces coated in the sugar/cinnamon mixture– carefully place them in the bundt pan
  • In a small saucepan place the remaining sugar/cinnamon mixture. Its supposed to be about a cup, if it doesn't fill a full cup I would personally add more to make sure you have a full cup
  • Add 1 cup(2 sticks) of butter to the saucepan
  • Let the ingredients melt together — I whisked them to get it to the right consistency
  • Pour this on top of the biscuits in the bundt pan. Try to make it as even as possible
  • Place in the oven for about 12-14 minutes until golden brown and no doughy butter comes out when you put a knife in it.
  • Flip the bundt pan on a plate and serve!

Notes

To see the full recipe from Self Proclaimed Foodie go to https://selfproclaimedfoodie.com/grannys-monkey-bread/.
 
 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter And Sage

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Two Words: Flour Explosion!

This caused one of the biggest cooking messes I’ve ever made in my trailer. I had flour covering me, the counter, and basically half the trailer. I’m not kidding either! So. Much. Flour. This recipe was relatively inexpensive and was honesty so so good. The biggest issue I had with this recipe was that I needed more counter space. The lack of counter space created a lot of issue trying to move things around and make space for all the steps.

Let’s start from the beginning, a quick 12 minutes in the microwave equaled soft sweet potatoes that were easy to mash. Combine the sweet potatoes, ricotta and salt and pepper. After that add the 3/4 cup of flour. I had to add a couple extra tablespoons of flour to get it to the consistency Chrissy said I had to be at. Goal was to not stick to the side of the bowl. I was so excited when I finally hit that point that I ran over to my husband to show him how well I was doing. He had no idea why I was so excited, but I needed to tell someone I did it! Ha!

At that point, you place it on your counter space with flour and start kneading the dough to make the gnocchi. Chrissy said 9-10, 90 degree turns would do. I’m pretty positive I was doing something wrong because it took me more like 15-20 to get it to be non-sticky. And non-sticky was a reach, it was more like less sticky than it was before. Once I got to that point, I moved it into the three dough balls as instructed and tried to roll it into 12 inch long rolls as requested. Honestly, each one was a different size and different width. I definitely did not get those rolled out right, but I wasn’t as concerned with that.

At this point, I cut the dough and threw the pieces into boiling water. As this cooks you can get the sauce ready. Honestly, the easiest part of the entire meal. Melt a stick of butter, add freshly torn sage leaves and cook. Once the gnocchi rises, strain it and put it into the butter/sage mixture. Sprinkle the Parmesan, salt and pepper and mix and you are good to go!


Overall Review:

Overall Difficulty: 1/5

Price: Less than $20 for all ingredients.

Materials Needed

  • 1 Pound Sweet Potato
  • 1/2 cup whole-milk ricotta
  • 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup of all-purpose flour (I needed a couple more tablespoons)
  • 1 Stick Butter
  • 1/4 cup torn sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated parmigano-reggiano cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (butter sauce)

Taste: 5/5

Recommendation: This recipe is super filling, a little goes a long way. I would recommend pairing this with some veggies, fruit and some chicken for a wonderful meal.

The recipe can be found in Chrissy Teigens cookbook Cravings. This recipe review is a part of our Cravings Cookbook review series.


xoxo – The Unprofessional Chef