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Roasted Potatoes with Tomatoes and Capers
This dish is cooked in combination modes of Combi-Steaming and Convection Roast.
3 - lbs small golden potatoes, steamed till just barely tender about 15 minutes
Cooled and cut nto ½” thick slices
1 - 10oz container cherry tomatoes, halved
2 - cloves garlic, crushed
½ - teaspoon dried oregano
1 - tablespoon salted capers, rinsed well
3 - tablespoons olive oil
¼ - cup fresh basil leaves, washed dried and finely minced
For this recipe you will be using first the Steam Mode and then the Roast Mode.
First steam the potatoes. Set them aside to cool then cut them into ½” thick slices.
Gently toss the potoatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil and salt & pepper to taste. Spread the potatoes onto a rimmed baking sheet.
Combine the tomatoes with the garlic, capers and oregano and a little drizzle of oil and spread over the potatoes.
Cook in the Convection Roast mode at 400 degrees on the lower rack for 30 minutes or until the edges of the potatoes begin to crisp.
Transfer to a serving platter and top with the fresh basil.
4 - 6 Servings
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Almond Orange Olive Oil Cake
One of the great mysteries of the the appliance industry is that most ovens sold nowadays feature Convetion cooking modes; however, recipes rarely reference cooking with Convection.
1 - cup whole raw almonds lightly toasted and cooled
¾ - cup twice-sifted cake flour
1 ½ - teaspoons baking powder
Pinch of kosher or sea salt
4 - large eggs
1 - cup sugar
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
Finely grated zest of one small orange or Meyer lemon
⅔ - cup extra virgin olive oil
Toast the almonds in the Convection Mode 325 degrees until golden brown inside, set aside to cool completely.
Leave the oven set at 325 or change to 350 degrees if using standard Bake Mode.
Butter the bottom and sides of a 9” round cake pan and line the bottom with a circle of parchment paper.
Place the almonds in a food processor with one third of the cake flour and process until almost as fine as sand.
In a medium sized bowl whisk together the remaining cake flour, baking powder and salt then whisk in the ground almond mixture.
In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, whip the eggs on high speed until well-blended. Add the sugar gradually then add the vanilla and orange zest. Continue whipping on high speed until the mixture triples in volume, about 3 minutes.
On low speed, add the flour mixture in three batches alternating with the olive oil and beating just until the batter is blended.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until firm to the touch in the center. Cook in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting onto a rack.
Recipe from “Wine Country Table ” author Janet Fletcher