Croissants

http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/classic-croissants.aspx

 

For the dough
  • 1 lb. 2 oz. (4 cups) unbleached all-purpose flour; more for rolling
  • 5 oz. (1/2cup plus 2 Tbs.) cold water
  • 5 oz. (1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs.) cold whole milk
  • 2 oz. (1/4 cup plus 2 Tbs.) granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 oz. (3 Tbs.) soft unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. plus scant 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
  • 2-1/4 tsp. table salt
For the butter layer
  • 10 oz. (1-1/4 cups) cold unsalted butter
For the egg wash
  • 1 large egg
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Bell Pepper Couscous

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/rainbow-bell-pepper-couscous-recipe.html

This was good, very heavy on the bell peppers. Leftovers make a good addition to chili.

 

Ingredients
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, minced
Half an onion (I used yellow)
3 medium red, yellow, green or orange bell peppers or a mix, finely diced
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh oregano
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup couscous

Directions
Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat; add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add 2/3 cup water, the bell peppers, oregano, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil over high heat and cook until the peppers just begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the couscous, immediately cover and remove from the heat. Let stand, covered, until the liquid is absorbed and the couscous is tender, about 7 minutes.

Transfer to a platter or large bowl and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.

If it’s not moist enough, add broth. Don’t add too much salt.