Mother's Day (Re-Broadcast) | WYPR

Mother's Day (Re-Broadcast)

May 14, 2020

A specials Mother's Day show full of stories and recipes that remind us of mom.

Chef shares a few cookie recipes:
Butterscotch cookies:

  • 3 ½ cup all-purpose flour,
  • 3 tsp baking powder,
  • 1 cup butter,
  • 2 cups dark brown sugar,
  • 2 eggs,
  • 1 tsp vanilla,
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans.
  • Cream the butter in a mixing bowl, slowly add the brown sugar until mixed. Add vanilla, add the eggs 1 at a time, add the flour and baking powder, mix until combined. Take this out of the mixer, fold in nuts by hand, roll mixture into a log form, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate. When you are ready to bake, slice the log into thin circles, bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Sour Cream Drop Cookies:

  • Mix ½ cup butter,
  • 1 ½ cup sugar,
  • 2 whole eggs,
  • stir in 1 cup sour cream,
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Meanwhile, have the following mixture sifted in a bowl:
  • 2 ¾ cup flour,
  • ½ tsp baking soda,
  • ½ tsp salt,
  • ½ tsp baking powder.
  • Stir this into your first mixture by hand, chill, and bake at 375 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. When they come out of the oven, you can sprinkle sugar on top, or top with “burnt butter icing:” melt 4 tsp butter in a pan until golden brown, blend in one cup of 10x sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and for icing-like consistence add up to 2 tbsp of hot water.

Tony shares a "heart healthy menu for mom:"
Buy a good quality whole chicken and season it well ahead of time with sea salt, fresh cracked black pepper, and a little bit of vinegar or olive oil.  Rub the skin with this as well as the inside cavity of the bird. In a heavy skillet/thick cast iron pan, heat the pan with chicken or duck fat in it, brown the bird nicely on all sides.  Put it in the oven at 400 degrees for a little over an hour. Use a thermometer, the chicken should be about 160-165 degrees when you take it out of the oven.  Let it rest for 4-5 minutes to reach 170 degrees.  This could pair nicely with boiled potatoes and/or broccoli rabe and a Rose from the South of Italy.At the end of this segment, Tony and Chef Wolf answer some of your listener questions.