Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Prime Rib Roast Beef (Standing Rib Roast)

Prime Rib Roast Beef with 4 bones (about 7 to 8 lbs)
Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 500 degrees F. 
.Sprinkle the roast generously with salt and pepper and set on a roasting pan (fat side up) and. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes at 500 degrees F to seal the meat.

Lower heat to 375 degrees F and cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until the thermometer inserted in the center of rib roast registers 120 degrees F for medium rare, 130 F for medium well, 135 for well done. 

Remove from oven and let sit for about 25 minutes before carving. Remember that it will still cook even after you take it out of the oven.

How to make the Au Jus Sauce of out Drippings

Collect all the drippings, put in a pan, and simmer on medium-low heat. Deglaze with red wine and add butter. Sprinkle salt and pepper, if desired.

Tip: Ovens are all different. By using a cooking thermomether, you have a better chance of perfecting your roast.

*Serves 6 persons

*Serve with mashed potatoes and some vegetables like green beans, green peas, or carrots.. Pair with a good full-bodied red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Bordeaux.

Pound Cake

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
5 beaten eggs
1 1/4 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 10 inch bundt pan. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until it becomes fluffy. Beat the eggs in one at a time. Add the vanilla and stir with the spatula. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk. Pour batter into the pan. Bake for 1 hour and 20-30 minutes. Test with a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake.  Toothpick should come out clean when done. Remove from oven and let cool for 15 minutes before slicing.

Kitchen Tested 9/5/2007
Edited by author 01/27/2011

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