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Posts made in January, 2015

Winter Camp Cooking Class

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015

Hello all!! During Winter Camp this year our very own Chef Kimmie ran an awesome cooking class for all our Campers. Since S’Mores are a standard in any camping setting, Chef Kimmie took that concept and put a cool spin on it. S’Mores Ravioli! Now these are not your traditional ravioli… boiled in water and smothered in a pasta sauce. These are a delicious baked pastry that are assembled in the fashion of a traditional ravioli. Sort of like a Turnover… but Ravioli sounded a bit more fun!! S’Mores Ravioli recipe…  Makes 5 to 7 (depending on size) Ingredients 1 pie crust (recipe below) 4 oz Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar 2 cups mini marshmallows 1 egg white – beaten Pinch of flour   Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Roll out pie crust onto a lightly floured surface. Cut crust into squares, approx. 4″ X 4″. Knead and roll dough scraps to cut out more squares. Break chocolate bar into segments. Put 3 chocolate bar segments and about 10 mini marshmallows on a square of dough. Top with another square of dough. Roll edges and crimp with a fork. Place Ravioli on baking sheet and brush with egg white. Bake at 375°F for 14-17 minutes. Allow Ravioli to cool for a couple of minutes before enjoying. Contents will be HOT!   PIE CRUST Makes 1 single pie crust   INGREDIENTS 1 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder ½  cup partially frozen butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 3 to 4 tablespoons ice water INSTRUCTIONS 1) Place the dry ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.  Process for 5 seconds to blend. 2) Add half of the butter. Toss to coat with flour. Pulse 4 to 5 times, then process for 4 to 5 seconds. Add the remaining butter and pulse again 4 to 5 times, then process about 4 to 5 seconds. The mixture should have the texture of coarse corn meal and may still contain some larger pieces of butter (that is OK!). 3) Empty the mixture into a large bowl. Add the ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, drizzling it around the side of the bowl. Use your fingertips to push the mixture towards the center with each addition. Do this around the entire bowl. As more water is added, clumps of dough will form. The clumps of dough will become larger with each addition. Once your dough begins to form one cohesive ball, add the remaining tablespoon of water, a teaspoon at a time until all of the crumbs adhere and “clean” the bowl. If not, add a few more drops of water. (Chef’s Note: Adding the water sparingly and cautiously will allow you to get your dough to the right consistency… firm and not sticky. If your dough is sticky, you’ve added too much water. You just need the dough to “come together” in...

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