Let’s welcome August with some great new recipes! I think these choices will give you something to hang on to and serve over and over again. You probably have noticed that there was no BRC last month. I’ve decided to give this challenge a break for July and August to allow you to focus on the two required recipes each month and reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed by trying to squeeze in three BB recipes in the midst of vacations, swimming lessons, camp, and the seemingly never-ending heat where some of you call home. This leads me to tell you that we’re going to take the bonus recipe in a different direction for September. I’m working the kinks out of a new challenge which will be announced early next month so stay tuned! So without further ado, I give you August’s recipes…
Veronica of Supermarket Serenade
has chosen Mango Banana Daiquiris
which can be found in Back to Basics on page 47 (which is not available on FN.com – recipe below)
and should be posted on Thursday August 13th.
Andrea of Nummy Kitchen
has chosen White Pizza with Arugula
which can be found in Back to Basics on page 82
and should be posted on Thursday August 27th.
Mango Banana Daiquiris
2 cups chopped ripe mango (1 to 2 mangos, peeled and seeded)
1 ripe banana, chopped
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (4 limes)
1/4 cup sugar syrup*
1 1/4 cups dark rum, such as Mount Gay
Mango slices, for serving
Place the mango, banana, lime juice, sugar syrup, and rum in a blender and process until smooth. Add 2 cups of ice and process again until smooth and thick. Serve ice-cold in highball glasses with the mango slices.
*To make simple syrup, heat 1 cup sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan until the sugar dissolves. Chill.