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Rice with Saffron, Almond & Green Apple

1 1/2 Cups Jasmine Rice

2 1/4 Cups Water

1/3 Cup Almonds, Slivered and Toasted

1/2 Cup Green Apple, Fine Diced

6 or 7 Threads, Saffron

1 Teaspoon Ginger, Finest Dice

Salt & Pepper to taste

Dash of Nutmeg

2 or 3 Tablespoons Butter

1 or 2 Thai Dry Birds Eye Chili Pepper, Fine Crushed

 

In medium large heavy kettle bring Water & Butter to the Boil

Add rest of ingredients stir as it comes back to the boil

Cover and lower temperature, simmer about 15 minutes or until rice is al dente

Stir to fluff and serve

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Crunchy Almond French Toast with Saffron Whiskey Cream

FRENCH TOAST

2 -3 Tbs Butter

1 Loaf Ciabatta Bread, Cut into Slices about 2 Fingers Thick

6 Eggs

1 Cup Cream, I used 1/2 & 1/2 Cream

2 Tsp Vanilla

1/2 The Zest and 1 Tsp of the Juice Of One Large Orange

2 Tbs George Dickel Rye Whiskey ( Dickel has a very Smokey Vanilla Flavor perfect for this French Toast).

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

1/2 Tsp Nutmeg

Pinch of Salt

THE CRUNCH

3 Cups Special K

1 Cup Almond Slivers

 

Put the Special K and Almonds in a Zip Bag, use either a rolling pin are

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Peach Crisp with Saffron

Start by preheating your oven to 350.

I make a basic Oatmeal Crumble Crust. I use a crust on the bottom as well as the top, yeah, I’m versatile that way…

2 to 3 Cups Quick Oatmeal

1 to 1 1/2 Cup Flour

1/3 Cup Brown Sugar

1 to 1/2 Cup Butter, melted

Put the first 3 ingredients in a real big mix bowl. Mix well. Add melted Butter. Mix until a course, pea size crumb forms. I usually start with the lower of the amount of the dry ingredients I have listed. Add more to achieve desired crumble

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