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Potato and Leek Gratin

Last nights menu was pork loin with hard apple cider glaze with Potato and Leek Gratin.  I am going to focus on the gratin in this post and will post the pork loin in a later post. 

potato leek gratin

1 cup heavy cream 2 garlic cloves peeled and crushed lightly 2 Tbls. butter divided Spring of thyme plus some 2 leeks, halved and sliced really thin 1 ½ lbs potatoes thinly sliced (1/8th inch) 1 cup  grated Gruyere cheese salt and pepper

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Add cream, garlic and thyme sprig in a sauce pan,

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Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping

Oatmeal Cake with Broiled Topping *

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 cups milk

2 cup uncooked oats, quick cooking (not instant) or rolled

3 cups all purpose flour

2 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2  teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

2 stick (8 oz) butter — softened

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup packed light brown sugar

4 large eggs

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Topping

8 tablespoons butter, melted

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

4 tablespoons milk

2/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Bring water and milk to

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