Executive Chef and Co-Owner of Beacon Restaurant-Bar-Bakery,
25 West 56th Street NYC 10019 212/ 332-0500
Turkey Tip: Soak turkey in brine 24 hours before roasting.
pounds kosher salt
- Bring salt, sugar and water to a boil and simmer for 1/2 hour. Cool
brine completely and soak the turkey in cold brine for 24 hours. 2 - After the turkey has reached a desired color, cover the
breast of turkey by making a tent out of aluminum foil. 3 - Bring turkey to room temperature prior to roasting.
Apple Bread Pudding
Adapted from Chef Waldy Malouf's cookbook, The
Hudson River Valley Cookbook, Harvard Common Press, 1998
The pudding can stand by itself or it can be served with ice cream
or whipped cream.
Serves 6 to 8
or 5 T. unsalted butter, softened
cup brown sugar
7 or 8 oz. loaf French-style bread, sliced
Jonagold or Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch
t. vanilla extract
the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 2 quart casserole or souffle dish
and spread the brown sugar evenly over the bottom. Butter the bread
generously, stack it, and cut it into 2 inch squares.
Toss the bread with the apples and put them in the casserole on top
of the sugar. Whisk the milk, eggs, and vanilla together and pour
over the bread. Bake the pudding 40 to 45 minutes, until a knife inserted
in the center comes out clean. Baking time varies with the depth of
the baking dish. The brown sugar will have melted into a delicious
caramel; be sure to include some of it in each serving.