Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread

Great googly-mooglies.

Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread | spachethespatula.com #recipeThat’s what I have to say about this recipe. It’s really good…like really really good. It’s one of those creations I have to pat myself on the back for putting together. I mean…not to brag or anything, but this is one of the best things I’ve tasted in a while (okay, I may be bragging a tad).

The other best thing I’ve tasted lately is Cafe Rio, which just opened it’s first store in the Seattle area. Mikey and I have been there 4 times since it opened last week. We may be a bit obsessive, and I think it’s getting out of hand. The only reason we haven’t been every single day is because it’s like a 20 minute drive. I wish I was joking.

For those that don’t know, Cafe Rio is like the best fast Mexican place, ever. They make their tortillas right in front of you, they have the most delicious sweet pork barbacoa, and their taco salads will change your life. Okay, I have to stop talking about it or I may convince myself I need it for dinner again, which is so not necessary.

 

Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread | spachethespatula.com #recipeLet’s talk about this super incredible cornbread, instead. It’s so perfect for Spring…I mean flowers and berries? It would be beyond pretty to serve during an outdoor brunch. Even though berries are now coming into season, I may have used frozen blackberries here because I had some at home and you know how it is. This would be so wonderful with fresh berries, though.

Also, I’m kind of obsessed with the whole lavender-blackberry flavor combo. There isn’t too much lavender, so nothing tastes perfume-y, it’s just fresh and delicious and a perfect compliment to the hearty corn meal.

Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread | spachethespatula.com #recipeI used a mixture of corn meal (well, actually I used corn grits, but either will work) and corn flour to create an extra tender cake that still has heft to it. The resulting cornbread has the best texture—soft and dense, but also crumbly and pillowy.

Oh, and you totally have to top this cornbread with a healthy drizzle of good honey. The floral notes in the honey will bring out the lavender even more. It’s totally divine, trust me.

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Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread

Blackberry-Lavender Cornbread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp lavender
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal or corn grits/polenta
  • 1/2 cup corn flour
  • 1/4 cup honey, plus more to serve
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half
  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 tbsp (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 to 1 and 1/2 cup (5-6 ounces) blackberries, frozen is fine

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease an 8"x8" baking dish with nonstick spray.
  2. In a food processor, process together the all-purpose flour, sugar, and lavender until the lavender is mostly broken up and combined. Add the mixture to a medium bowl.
  3. To the lavender mixture, stir in the salt, baking powder, cornmeal, and corn flour. Set aside.
  4. In the bowl on an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the honey, half-and-half, eggs, and butter. Beat until combined. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Scatter the blackberries over the top. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and set. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with extra honey.
http://www.spachethespatula.com/blackberry-lavender-cornbread/

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Chocolate Cookies N’ Cream Cookies

You know what’s annoying?

Chocolate Cookies N' Cream Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeWhen you try and post a recipe on your blog only to find out a recent update has broken pretty much everything, grrr! Apparently the latest update to WordPress broke the plugin I use for posting recipes (Ziplist) leading to a whole heck of a lot of headache last night.

Luckily, Mikey helped me figure out a way to keep my old recipes showing on the blog, while still being able to post news ones, albeit with a new plugin (EasyRecipe)…that’s why things may look a bit different.

Oh AND Comcast decided to stop working last night—we’re talking internet, TV, phone…the whole shebang. Because, you know, just the WordPress break wasn’t enough *exasperated sigh*

Chocolate Cookies N' Cream Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeChocolate Cookies N' Cream Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeBut ANYWAY, how was your Easter? I mean, if you celebrate it, that is…otherwise, how was your weekend? I spent mine playing card and board games with friends. It was a lot of fun, but I always feel a little sad when I don’t get to spend holidays with my family—unfortunately, that’s the price of living 3000 miles apart. Good news, I’ll get to see them soon, as I’m going back to Florida in a couple of weeks. Bad news, the reason I’m going is to get sinus surgery. I have a huge polyp in my nose that has apparently overtaken my right sinus. SOOO not looking forward to getting my skull drilled out, or the 2-3 weeks of recovery that will follow.

Okay enough talk about that. It’s probably not the best thing to be sharing with you before I present you with food, haha! Luckily, I think these cookies are delicious enough to make up for it! The base of the cookie is almost identical to the base for my Chocolate S’mores Cookies. They’re rich and brownie like, and stay moist for days! Inside, I mixed in pieces of cookies n’ cream chocolate. You can use the Hershey’s variety (which was always my favorite growing up), but I used a giant cookies n’ cream rabbit and a couple of the Dove ones that I had leftover from Easter. It’s a super simple combo, but it’s so amazingly tasty—and really good dipped in milk ;)

Oh, by the way, this recipe is in weights because sometimes that’s easier for me when I’m developing a recipe. It ensures that none of the baking ratios get screwed up. You can get a great kitchen scale on Amazon for like 30 bucks; I think I got mine from Costco. I literally use mine everyday. I promise it’s a very very small investment you won’t regret!

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Chocolate Cookies N' Cream Cookies
 
Ingredients
  • 6 ounces (1 and ½ cups) all-purpose flour
  • 1 ounce (1/4 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 3 ounces (scant ½ cup packed) dark muscovado sugar (can substitute dark brown sugar)
  • 5 ounces (scant ¾ cup) granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted (zap it in the microwave in 30 second increments)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 and ½ ounces cookies n' cream chocolate, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixed fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar for 5 minutes. Add in the melted chocolate and vanilla and beat until combined. Add in the egg and beat for a few more minutes until light and fluffy. With the mixer on low, add in the flour mixture and the cookies n' cream pieces and mix to combine.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least an hour and a half.
  4. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a few baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 and ½ tbsp-sized), scoop the dough an inch or two apart onto the prepared baking sheets.
  6. Bake for 10 12 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes of the sheets before removing to a wire rack to cool further.
  7. Store cookies in an airtight tupperware.

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Piña Coladas…Molecular Gastronomy Style

I have a weird Friday “drink” for you today!

Piña Coladas...Molecular Gastronomy Style | spachethespatula.com #recipeA while ago, Mikey got me a couple of molecular gastronomy kits as gifts. I haven’t really used them (aside from in a dressing for this salad), because I’m always a little lost as to what I should do with a ll the strange ingredients. But, a stroke of inspiration hit me recently and I thought of a play on piña coladas (because I can’t stop craving everything tropical and coconut-y).

I actually made two versions: one that is super molecular gastronomy-y, and one that is more accessible to everyone.

So what are they? The first one is a popping sphere of a mixture of pineapple juice, coconut juice (which is really this coconut-grape blend that I really love…you could substitute light coconut milk), and Malibu rum, with a foam made of pineapple juice and Malibu. It looks like an egg which is kinda perfect for Easter.

The popping spheres are pretty much exactly like those popping bobas you can get, only bigger. They’re surprisingly easy to make, and I felt like a crazy chemist in my kitchen while making them—it was AWESOME.

I also think the spheres would be delicious in a little pool of coconut milk or Coco Lopez, instead of the foam, if you want something a bit richer. Then, they would look even more like eggs!

Piña Coladas...Molecular Gastronomy Style | spachethespatula.com #recipeThe second is the same mixture used for the popping spheres, but just frozen into cubes. I poured some Malibu over them, and topped it all with the same foam. You don’t have to include the foam, but the only “weird” ingredient it contains is soy lecithin, which I know is sold by Bob’s Red Mill if you don’t have a molecular gastronomy kit.

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Piña Coladas…Molecular Gastronomy Style

Piña Coladas…Molecular Gastronomy Style

Ingredients

    for the popping spheres:
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup Malibu rum
  • 1/4 cup coconut juice (I use this, but feel to sup light coconut milk)
  • 1 gram calcium lactate
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 grams sodium alginate
  • for the foam:
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup Malibu
  • 2 grams soy lecithin

Instructions

    for the popping spheres:
  1. In a bowl, combine the pineapple juice, Malibu, coconut juice, and calcium lactate. Stir with a spoon to combine.
  2. Portion into circular silicone molds (or really any small molds), and freeze for 90 minutes, or until frozen.
  3. In a bowl, combine the water and sodium alginate. Blend with an immersion blender for 3-5 minutes until combined (it should look all gelled). Let sit for 5 minutes.
  4. Drop a few of the frozen spheres into the solution and stir gently. After 5 minutes, remove them with a slotted spoon, and place in a bowl of water to rinse.
  5. Remove the spheres from the water with a slotted spoon and drain by pressing the spoon onto a paper towel. Serve.
  6. for the foam:
  7. In a rectangular dish or tupperware, combine the pineapple juice, Malibu, and soy lecithin. Blend with an immersion blender for 4-5 minutes until foamy. Allow to sit for 5 minutes, then spoon off the foam and serve.

Notes

*If you want to make the cubes, you can leave out the calcium lactate, freeze, and serve with extra Malibu poured over top.

recipes adapted from Molecule-R Cookbook

http://www.spachethespatula.com/pina-coladas-molecular-gastronomy-style/

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Homemade Sriracha

I know I’m not the only one who is addicted to this stuff.

Homemade Sriracha | spachethespatula.com #recipeYou put sriracha on everything, too, right? Nothing is safe from my fiery red rain of deliciousness—eggs, pasta, rice, meat…I may even be developing an ice cream recipe…

So, when I found out I could make it myself I basically went crazy. So crazy, in fact, that I apparently lost the ability to read…or something of the sort, because even though I read the recipe that I based this off of literally 30+ times, I still managed to skip over the same part every. single. time. …Until I made it and it was too late, of course.

BUT! It turned out so super delicious anyways, so I’m sharing with you my weird version! What is it I did wrong? I added the vinegar to the fermentation stage instead of after. Whatever. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it!

Homemade Sriracha | spachethespatula.com #recipeThis actually tastes almost exactly like the famous rooster sriracha, only it’s a bit sweeter, probably because I used palm sugar in this instead of granulated sugar (and maybe due to adding the vinegar too early?). You’ll also notice that mine is much brighter, almost electric in color, which makes it much prettier, and therefor better ;) But really, I think it’s more vibrant because it’s fresher.

Also can we talk about how cute the sriracha bear is?! Like, why isn’t this a thing? Now it is. I’m seriously considering giving away sriracha bears as gifts, because who wouldn’t want that?

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Homemade Sriracha

Yield: about 2 cups

Homemade Sriracha

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 ish pounds (I used 1 lb 6 oz.) red chilies (red jalapenos, fresnos, or long peppers), stems removed
  • 4 tbsp palm sugar (can substitute light brown sugar)
  • 6-7 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 tbsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the chiles and garlic are chopped.
  2. Transfer mix to a couple jars, cover, and store at room temperature for 7 to 8 days, stirring daily.
  3. After the mixture has been sitting out for a while, transfer to a blender and blend until smooth.
  4. Press the mixture through a fine mesh strainer into a medium saucepan.
  5. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, until reduced and slightly thickened. Store in the fridge.

Notes

recipe adapted from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/homemade-sriracha/

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Coconut Easter Cookies

Hi! I’m here to brighten your Tuesday with these super bright and cute Easter cookies!

Coconut Easter Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeI just love Easter desserts and candies because they are always so colorful! Most holidays have particular colors that represent them (i.e. Christmas has red and green, Halloween has orange and black, Valentine’s Day has reds and pinks etc.), but for Easter it’s like every color—yay!

I”m kind of obsessed with these cookies because I think they’re really unique. Instead of using frosting to color and decorate the cookies, the cookies themselves are dyed different colors! And, instead of a plain sugar cookie, these are coconut cookies.

Uh, yeah, I’m on a bit of a coconut thing, lately. I think it’s because I’m wishing to be somewhere tropical on a fun Spring Break vacation. Ahhh a girl can dream!

Coconut Easter Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipe Coconut Easter Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeSo how do these festive cookies taste? They have a shortbread-like texture (and that buttery flavor!), with a subtle coconut flavor. They’re lightly sweetened, so they’re perfect withs some tea. Or, serve them with a scoop of coconut ice cream for a super yummy dessert. They’re really good, and I definitely made audible “mmm’s” after every bite of the first one.

I made these into cute bunnies, flowers, and eggs to celebrate Easter, but obviously you can use any cookie cutters (or colors) you want.  I had some leftovers of each of the colors—not enough to make into a full cookie—so I mashed them together to form multicolored Easter egg cookies! This kind of might be a fun thing to do for all of them, but I didn’t think of it until the very end.

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Coconut Easter Cookies

Yield: at least 2 dozen (depending upon size of cookie cutters used), my batch made 27

Coconut Easter Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 and 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup unsweetened, finely shredded coconut
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • gel food coloring

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar for about 5 minutes. Add in the coconut extract and milk and mix to combine. Add in the coconut, flour and salt and mix to combine.
  2. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls. Knead a different color into each dough ball then form each into a disc and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. One at a time, roll each disc out between two pieces of plastic wrap to about 1/4"-thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out into shapes and place on a baking sheet lined with a silicone baking mat. Place the baking sheet(s) into the freezer for at least 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  5. Bake the cookies for 13-14 minutes then cool for a couple minutes before moving to a wore rack to cool further.

Notes

recipe adapted from here

http://www.spachethespatula.com/coconut-easter-cookies/

Coconut Easter Cookies | spachethespatula.com #recipeAlso, SUPER HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my little sister, Rebecca!!!

Pasta with the Pine Nuts

Today, I’m sharing with you one of the recipes I grew up on.

Pasta with the Pine Nuts | spachethespatula.com #recipeThis is one of those dishes that everyone loves. It’s one that my sisters and I would beg for as kids. I’m not even joking; it elicited a chorus of “pasta with the pine nuts, pasta with the pine nuts, pasta with the pine nuts!” on more than one occasion. That’s what we’ve always called it. I’m not sure why (maybe because the crunchy, toasted pine nuts are the best part?), but I feel like “Pesto Pasta” better describes what it is… Nonetheless, “Pasta with the Pine Nuts” is what it will affectionately always be called in my house.

It’s funny actually, but when I group texted my family to make sure I was remembering the (very simple) recipe correctly, it was met with “YUM” and “I want some!” all around—it really is that good.

Pasta with the Pine Nuts | spachethespatula.com #recipe Pasta with the Pine Nuts | spachethespatula.com #recipeIt’s so easy, too. At home, we used to use pre-made pesto from the refrigerated section of the grocery store. I used homemade here since I had some on hand, but know that it’s delicious either way.

This dish is adaptable, too. I’m just presenting it to you how my family most often enjoyed it. The only things that you absolutely can’t forget would be the pesto and pine nuts. The sun-dried tomatoes can be substituted with fresh, or go ahead and leave them out all together. If you don’t care for olives, don’t include them (my family just loves them). I probably wouldn’t substitute for any other kind of olive either (no kalamata or green), as I feel like the flavors would be too strong. Add some chicken or shrimp if you want more protein. It’s all about what you like. We prefer using thinner cappellini noodles for this, but you could get away with spaghetti or linguini as well.

Oh, and by the way, this is good, warm, cold, and everything in between ;)

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Pasta with the Pine Nuts

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cappellini pasta
  • 3 oz thinly sliced prosciutto
  • 1.5 oz sun-dried tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
  • 2/3 cup pesto
  • freshly-grated parmesan, to serve

Instructions

  1. Boil the pasta according to the package directions, then drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. In a small sauté pan, toast the pine nuts until golden-brown; set aside.
  3. In the same pan, crisp up the prosciutto over medium-high heat. Drain on a paper-towel lined plate.
  4. Add all of the ingredients to the bowl of pasta, and toss to coat.
  5. Serve with freshly-grated parmesan cheese.
http://www.spachethespatula.com/pasta-with-the-pine-nuts/

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Ginger-Lemongrass Bourbon Iced Tea

It’s finally Friday! I hope you’re thirsty ;)

Ginger-Lemongrass Bourbon Iced Tea | spachethespatula.com #recipeI’m not really sure these could get more Southern. Sweet iced tea and bourbon? I really should have served these in mason jars, but I just got these glasses and was excited to use them.

These would be my first wine glasses. What did I drink wine out of before?, you may wonder… Good question. I would have people over and serve them wine in a tumbler. I’m not even kidding. I’m just that classy. These were like $12 at Fred Meyer for 4, so I thought I really didn’t have any excuse not to buy them.

Ginger-Lemongrass Bourbon Iced Tea | spachethespatula.com #recipeSo this cocktail…it’s kind of totally awesome. It’s delicious and really easy to make. Just brew up your favorite black tea for iced tea (I use the Starbuck’s Tazo black tea that’s specifically for iced tea), have some bourbon on hand, and make a really easy simple syrup. Simple syrups are just that…simple. All you have to do is add equal parts water and sugar to a saucepan and simmer for like 10-15 minutes. If you want to flavor it, add in your flavorings with the water and sugar. For this one, I used ginger and lemongrass because those flavors are refreshing to me, and I wanted to go with a cocktail that would be perfect for a sunny Spring day.

This really makes me wish I had a front porch with a rocking chair to enjoy this, but the picnic table in park across the street worked almost as well :P

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Ginger-Lemongrass Bourbon Iced Tea

Yield: about 2 cups simple syrup

Ginger-Lemongrass Bourbon Iced Tea

Ingredients

    for the ginger-lemongrass syrup:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 to 2 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 lemongrass stalk (white portion only), chopped
  • for each cocktail:
  • ice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) bourbon
  • 2 to 4 tbsp ginger-lemongrass syrup, depending on tastes
  • iced black tea
  • lemongrass stalk (optional)

Instructions

    for the ginger-lemongrass syrup:
  1. In a small saucepan, combine all of the ingredients and bring to a a simmer over medium-low heat.
  2. Simmer for 15 minutes until fragrant and the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Strain the simple syrup through a fine mesh sieve. Allow to cool.
  4. for each cocktail:
  5. Fill a glass with ice. Pour in the bourbon followed by the simple syrup. Fill the remainder with the iced black tea and add in a lemongrass stalk to use as a swizzle stick.
http://www.spachethespatula.com/ginger-lemongrass-bourbon-iced-tea/

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Are Southern cocktails your thang? Try this one next!

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Cherry-Mint Julep

Naan Grilled Cheese with Homemade Pesto

You may or may not know that April is National Grilled Cheese Month.

Naan Grilled Cheese with Homemade Pesto | spachethespatula.com #recipeWhy every month isn’t Grilled Cheese Month is, frankly, beyond me. Buuut in honor of it, I made you a ridiculously cheesy grilled cheese. I used garlic naan for the bread to make it extra delicious. I also made homemade pesto (seriously shocked I don’t have a pesto recipe on this site, yet).

Guess what happens when you try to photograph a really, really hot and fresh grilled cheese that you loaded with 2 types of cheese and pesto? It creates something like a puddle of cheese. I’m not really sure this is something to complain about, though…

Naan Grilled Cheese with Homemade Pesto | spachethespatula.com #recipeI started with 2 pieces of pre-made garlic naan for the bread. You could use regular naan, whole wheat naan, plain old bread…whatever you want. I just like the garlic naan because 1) added garlicky flavor, and 2) I like the fluffiness and slight crunch it adds. I then spread some homemade pesto on both pieces. This pesto is unbelievably tasty. I use pecorino cheese in it for a bit of nuttiness. It has a slightly different, and stronger, flavor than parmesan. You can use it on just about anything. I stirred some into my scrambled eggs, yesterday, and it was bomb.

Then, I topped the pesto with mozzarella cheese, for ultimate, stretchy-gooey factor, and gruyere for lots of flavor and melty-ness. Pop the whole thing in a panini press for a few minutes and you are left with one of the best grilled cheeses you will ever try.

I do think this would be awesome with some fresh tomato slices, but as Mikey has a weird hatred of raw tomatoes, I skipped them for his sake.

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Naan Grilled Cheese with Homemade Pesto

Yield: 2 servings

Naan Grilled Cheese with Homemade Pesto

Ingredients

    for the pesto:
  • 3 and 1/2 to 4 ounces fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2/3 cup freshly-shredded pecorino cheese
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt & freshly-ground pepper, to taste
  • for the grilled cheese:
  • 2 pieces garlic naan
  • 2 and 1/2 oz. gruyere, freshly shredded
  • 2 and 1/2 oz. mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup pesto

Instructions

    for the pesto:
  1. In a food processor, add in the basil, pine nuts, and garlic and process until combined. Drizzle in half of the oil with the motor running. Now, add in the cheese, and with the motor running again, drizzle in the remainder of the oil.
  2. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.
  3. for the grilled cheese:
  4. Spread two tablespoons of the pesto onto the flat side of each piece of naan. Sprinkle the cheeses over one side and top with the other piece of naan. Grill in a panini press for 3-4 minutes until grill marks form and cheese is melted. (You can also use a pan on the stove, you'll just have to flip the sandwich halfway through cooking, and adjust the cooking time.)
  5. Cut the sandwich into quarters and serve.
http://www.spachethespatula.com/naan-grilled-cheese-with-homemade-pesto/

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