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Cooking 101: Sky-High Brunch Bake
“This bake looks different every time I make it, but it always tastes delicious.” Tracy
Sherva, Kraft Kitchens.
what you need
1 pkg. (17.3 oz.) frozen puff pastry (2 sheets), thawed
6 eggs, beaten
1 cup POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
hot pepper sauce
2 pkg. (10 oz. each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, cooked,
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 cup chopped red peppers
oven to 400°F. Unfold puff pastry sheets and roll out one sheet to about an 11-inch square and one
to about a 12-inch square.
2. LINE bottom and side of greased 9-inch springform pan with 12-inch pastry sheet.
3. BEAT eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk. Reserve 1 Tbsp.egg; set aside. Add ricotta cheese, pepper sauce and
spinach to eggs in bowl; mix until blended.
4. LAYER half each of the bacon, cheese, spinach mixture and red peppers in pastry-lined pan. Repeat layers.
5. PLACE remaining pastry sheet over mixture; fold and tuck pastry edges into pan to enclose filling. Pinch edges
6. BRUSH surface with reserved egg; pierce pastry several times to form vents or slits, which will allow steam to
escape during baking. Bake 45 to 55 min. or until top is golden brown. Cool 10 min. Run small knife around edge of pan before
removing. Makes 12 servings.
Grilled Cornish Hens with Garlic and Ginger
8 whole cornish hens
6 oz lemon juice
1 oz fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp garlic minced or chopped
salt & pepper to taste
melted butter as needed
ginger oil to taste
1. Split hens down trhe back and flatten
2. Combine the lemon, oil, ginger, garlic, salt & pepper to make a marinade.
3. Marinade for 3-4 hours
4. Remove hens from the marinade. Broil or grill until done. Baste with marinade several times during cooking.
5. Shortly before done, brush the hens with melted butter.
6. If desired drizzle a few drops of ginger oil around the hens after plating.