Posts Tagged ‘bake

06
Feb
21

stuffed eggplant

I’ve prepared eggplant before, mainly sliced into about 1 inch slices and prepared.

A different method this time. Basically sliced lengthwise, scoop out some of the interior leaving a shell (x2).

Prepare your favorite stuffing with the removed eggplant diced.

Sparing the details, such as peeling the eggplant, and salting and draining etc, precook the shells in an oven.

Add the stuffing to the shells and baked again till cooked through and soft.

Not the most appetizing pictures of the finished product but similar to a pizza with an eggplant crust.

the shells before baking
prepped ingredients and stuffing preparation
pre baking the shells
A small amount of cooked rice added with sauteed onion,diced green pepper and celery along with seasoning.Later, (not shown) add tomato sauce, diced, cooked sausage. spoon into shells, top with sliced mozzarella cheese.
The finished meal , Placing one of the shelves at the upper most position results in a broiler effect if you like the eggplant a bit more well done. Oven temp was about 350 degrees F Timing was by eye.

20
Jan
20

meatball enchilada

left over meatballs, mind you, a ground chicken blend with sauce already a bit spicy from my heavy hand on the red pepper flakes.  Pasta, noodles, gnocchi  ??  Take two, Wraps ! going towards the Mexican style.

Step one make some white floured tortillas , cook in the trusty cast iron skillet with a touch of oil brushed on. (I won’t bore you with the recipe for flour tortillas, a bit of bacon fat mixed into white flour and water is all it takes)

img_20200115_190525

img_20200115_190717

there is something about having a tortilla (or flatbread) puff up like this, a sign of good luck?

img_20200115_191223

chop or slice the aforementioned meatballs

img_20200115_191633

keep it simple with a few ingredients like shredded mozzarella, finely processed broccoli, meatballs and sauce. 

lay down some sauce, meatballs, broccoli and cheese

img_20200115_192130

roll up, closely nestle in a pan, a bit of oil in the pan before placement

img_20200115_192321

top with sauce, cheese and broccoli, I don,t go wild with the sauce like traditional enchiladas, I like the wraps with a bit of crunch and the ability to be eaten like a wrap.

img_20200115_194031

bake the babies till heated through, cheese melted, crunchy edges, flame them under the broiler if desired.

img_20200115_194144

MMMMMMMM… not overly sloppy

img_20200115_194218

were just about done here….  

beverage suggestion ?

Thanks for stopping by !!!

 

25
Aug
19

recipe replicate II,

Back again, actually I made this recipe before the last posting…

again one from  myfavoritepastime.com  Buchty Dough Recipe

img_20190811_163810

after sifting ingredients, make a well in the center and add milk and melted butter.

img_20190811_164023

Start to mix the dough slowly as NOT to incorporate all the flour at this time. flick some of the flour over the mixture and let stand covered about 30minutes….kinda like the last recipe I posted…

img_20190811_171951

The result  after 30 minutes

 

Gradually add the beaten egg, knead in the mixer about 8 minutes

Now for the usual, let stand covered for about an hour….

This time your going to divide into 16 sections….

img_20190811_194022

Now you’ve got an 8 by 8 inch pan prepped, so fill it with the 16 formed balls of dough, with added butter brushed on.

img_20190811_194918

An amazing rise !  Hungry already !

img_20190811_212955

One variation of this recipe from the basic dough recipe is a either sesame or poppy seed filling, I opted for plain dough recipe with black sesame topping

img_20190811_213218

after a bake time, browned and done

excellent crumb !

img_20190811_215705

Fluffy pull apart goodness !

img_20190811_215735

Broil, or toast test reveals the texture.

img_20190812_130450

In comparison from the previous post, these are more a sweet bun (or bread type recipe). 1/4 cup sugar int he mix.

Deceivingly fluffy roll but with big flavor and thicker mouthfeel than anticipated. I guess the three eggs add a lot to the structure

Will definitely repeat this recipe with the sesame seed filling.

Here’s the ingredients, for brevity Ive left off the instructions

Ingredients

  • 450g (1Ib, 3⅔ cups) all-purpose flour 
  • 1½ teaspoons Fleischmann’s instant yeast
  • 60g (¼ cup + 1 tablespoon, 2oz) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 120ml (½ cup) warm milk
  • 40g (3 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 3 eggs, beaten

BTW Buchty means small roll or cake.

01
Apr
19

Apple Squares

A pie that turned into a bunch of squares. I was going to go for a pie but decided to spread the whole thing on to a sheet pan. I followed the dough recipe from the Cuisinart food processor by mixing the dough as directed and before it actually comes together, placing it plastic bags and squeezing it to a disk , then refrigerate for an hour. Butter was the fat utilized.

The apples were then prepped with fresh grated cinnamon, all spice,and nutmeg with both shaved solid brown sugar and granulated brown sugar. (and a touch of grated ginger root). To provide some structure bread crumbs were added also.

The dough rolled out very easy both top and bottom.

img_20190331_145015

The squares ready to go, with a small one on the side.

Trimming into squares

img_20190331_153119

Well, I went this far, so I added sugar and chocolate icing.

COFFEE?

 

28
Feb
19

stuffed eggplant

A wonderful tasting dish, eggplant can be used for many dishes , usually I egg and breadcrumb coat slices and either fry or bake them. This recipe cuts the prep time considerably. Easily modifiable.

Ingredients: (in addition to the eggplant)

  • breadcrumbs, course or a panko type is favorable
  • diced onion
  • egg
  • sausage links

Simply slice the eggplant horizontally. I usually peel off some of the skin leaving some. Lay on a baking sheet ,cut side up, brush with olive oil. Bake for about 20 minutes at a moderate heat. ~350 degrees Fahrenheit.

While the eggplant is cooking, brown then diced Italian sausage, set aside, saute diced onions.

Now that the eggplant is baked with a wide spoon or spatula, scoop out the eggplant carefully leaving the shell intact. In a bowl measured by eye, add some bread crumbs, the soft eggplant, sausage, egg(s) , diced onion and seasoning as desired. I found that the sausage addded considerable flavor so I went light on the seasonings.

Mix and return the stuffing mixture to the shells, drizzle with olive oil and return to the oven , again baking till done about 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Remove from oven, let cool and slice, possible to serve with a tomato sauce also. A very tasty meal and not overly filling.


the baked eggplant
ready to return to the oven

ready to be served
06
Jun
16

Banana chocolate cake

Bananas,a staple of our diet but  when they ripen faster than you can eat them,  into the freezer they go. I happen to come across this recipe for chocolate banana bread (and muffins)  that fit the bill with the exception of buttermilk, which I substituted milk with a bit of vinegar to sour it. So the frozen overripe bananas, now defrosted can be utilized.

The recipe is from Chatelaine.com

Chocolate-chunk loaf and muffins

basically a cake recipe that makes a lot of batter enough for 12 muffins and 1 loaf, good for lunch box.

IMG_0409

IMG_0411

    no pictures as of  yet of the finished products, they rose just fine and had a semi light  texture.

(another use for overripe bananas is that they can be mashed and served with other overripe fruits or utilized in a smoothie.

 

30
May
16

The best stew

One of the best stews I’ve made recently (when the weather was cooler) required a variety of meat. Over several weeks of shopping I accumulated the required ingredients.

Otherwise known as a cassoulet,  a classic french dish, the melding of the flavors is fantastic. I made sausage and duck a requirement along with smoked pork shanks.

It could also be constructed as a Baeckeoffe, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baeckeoffe

a recipe from Hubert Keller here: http://www.hubertkeller.com/recipes/recipe_details9500.html?show=TV-Episode-103-B

The process and assembly is more or less self explanatory.

IMG_9781

Main ingredients

Duck quarters, carrot, mushrooms, livers, sausage, pork shank, beef, chicken necks, onion, bay leaf, Brussels sprouts.

 

IMG_9782

Layering

IMG_9783

IMG_9784

IMG_9785

IMG_9786

IMG_9787

The cooking vessel is sealed with dough

IMG_9788

I didn’t have a large enough pot so it was split between two, keeps well in fridge.

IMG_9789

Done, the dough seal is a crunchy treat.

IMG_9790

IMG_9791

IMG_9793

I’ll collect ingredients for another baking, already have some chicken feet and pigs trotters in the freezer.

31
Oct
15

Eggs and Polenta

something different on the breakfast plate , polenta.

Very easy to make , simply stir the corn flour/meal into boiling water, cook for about 5 minutes.

Place the mixture in a greased bread pan, let cool and refrigerate, the mixture will gel.

Similar to cornbread, but more gelatinous, slice the polenta, bake slightly and broil and/or fry, with olive oil.

If desired, make a sauce, veggie and re-hydrated mushrooms were available.

IMG_9144Plated up

IMG_9141

The cooled and refrigerated polentaIMG_9142

The mushroom veggie sauce.

IMG_9143 Sliced and fried polenta.

The ingredients for the polenta: Colavita instant  Polenta Cornmeal Mix.

100% pre-cooked corn flour, 100% Gluten free

03
Oct
15

Apple crisp

Ahhhh…….

apple  🍎 season and the apple crisp/fruit recipes abound…

other than outright making apple pie,

so here’s one:

oven at 375 …✔︎

► grease up a 8 inch square pan

✔︎ the following

IMG_8860☐1 cup oats

☐3/4 cup brown sugar

☐1/2 cup flour

☐1 teaspoon cinnamon , ground, fresh if possible

☐1/2 teaspoon nutmeg, ground, fresh if possible

☐1/2  teaspoon ginger root , ground,  fresh grated preferred

▶︎ combine the above in a bowl and cut in :

☐6 tablespoons butter,

if unsalted: then add  ☐ 1/4 teaspoon salt

——————————————————————–

► prepare  ☐ 4-5 apples,

mine was a mix of Greening and Macintosh.

if you have on of these machines , it makes life easy. It goes into the dishwasher to clean. (remove wood from handle)

IMG_8861

IMG_8855IMG_8856IMG_8857

IMG_8858

peeled, cored, and spiral cut….

▶︎ place the apples in the greased pan, separate into slices of course, add the topping mixture….

► bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit, about 30 minutes…

IMG_8862

▶︎ cool to preferable serving temperature, serve plain , garnish with heavy cream, whipped cream(s) (flavored), diced apples,other fruit etc.🍨

IMG_8863

☕️

✑ utilizing character sets
25
Nov
13

spiced raisin crunch cookies

from Poppy’s Patisserie /Bunny Kitchen

http://bunnykitchen.com/2011/11/06/spiced-raisin-crunch-cookies/

This  original recipe from the United Kingdom  is by metric  weight so using a conversion app, converted to ounce weight measurements. Or if an app or calculator is not available ,then by longhand. That is 1 gram = 0.035274 ounces.

Using a scale instead of traditional volume measuring cup, the ingredients were weighed. It was a not a large batch of cookies. One 1/2 sheet pan is large enough.

The method of making these cookies is different as the butter sugar and honey is melted together.

So here’s how I assembled the cookies.

110 grams, 3.88 ounces (rounded to 4 oz.) 1stick, margarine (butter).
75 grams sugar, 2.64 ounces, by weight
(used white, cane sugar vs. demerra)
placed both in a glass measuring cup and microwaved till melted , then stirred together.
Added about a tablespoon or so honey. Mixed in.

In a separate bowl mix together
110 grams, 3.8 ounces by weight flour, all purpose.
add pinch of salt .
as for the spices, I used some spices from a chai tea mix, ground in a mortar and pestle. cardamon pod, cloves, ginger etc.
mix (or sift ) together.
add 110 grams, 3.8 oz. by weight Quaker type oats.
Add 50 grams, 1.75 ounces by weight
raisins.

Mix together so the raisins are distributed in the dry mix and then add the melted butter/syrup  mixture.
Mix by spoon and then by hand, my mix came out very moist. IMG_3938

On a parchment paper  lined cookie sheet press flat a  ball of the cookie dough to about 2 to 3 inches diameter.

I added small size chocolate chips, sprinkling them and pressing them into the surface of the cookies.IMG_3939IMG_3940 IMG_3941

Bake at 325 Fahrenheit  for about 10 minutes. The cookies will be soft till fully cooled and they really didn’t brown on the tops.

These are easy to mix and make. Plus there is the learning experience of using a scale for measuring ingredients by weight, versus a measuring cup by volume.




Archives

January 2023
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Recent Posts

Twitter Updates

Follow Metro Blog on WordPress.com

Original Netcom Site Ending May 01 2019


Antique and Vintage Clocks

Collecting, repairing and restoring antique and vintage mechanical clocks

pacmaniax

Okay, so it's really just ONE Pac-Maniac, but you get the picture.

My Favourite Pastime

Simple Everyday Recipes

Zero-Waste Chef

Less waste, more creativity, tastier food

Talking Hydroponics

Growing & Much More

Power Plant Men

True Power Plant Stories

Bottles & Cans & Just Clap Your Hands

Rhode Island’s Better Beer Blog • by Lou Papineau • @BottlesCansRI • bottlescansclaphands@yahoo.com

Goan Recipes

Learn about Goan and Indian Recipes

cooking from the heart

inspired by june & norma

RecipeReminiscing

Food the old fashioned way

Beer Hobo

Words and photos from the road

Alcoholidays with Mama Bear

"I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they are going to feel all day." -Dean Martin

spf 99

my two ounces

Bard's Home Brew Brewery

A Homebrew Journey

TwistedSifter

The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized

rise of the sourdough preacher

Of homemade bread, food and other recipes / Una storia di pane fatto in casa, cibo ed altre ricette

Rugutis

The spirit of fermentation

JEFFREYTHARP.COM

A voice of sanity in a world gone mad...

Later On

A blog written for those whose interests more or less match mine.

My Food and Me

... just about food and more food!!!

my sister's pantry

Eat food... real food

Rantings of an Amateur Chef

Food...cooking...eating....tools - What works, and what doesn't!

Two Barn Farm

Sustainable Farming, Permaculture, Gardening and Homesteading in Ohio

Little London Observationist

An expat blog about "the little things" in London

elfogoncito.net

Cocina Dominicana

gettin' fresh!

turning dirt into dinner

Talin Orfali Ghazarian

Don't ever change yourself to impress someone, cause they should be impressed that you don't change to please others -- When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, always remember that the teacher is always quiet during a test --- Unknown

ediblesubstance

A foodie's thoughts

Food in Jars

a little mech, tech, and food

cupcakejunky

Fashion, Food, Interior Design and Architecture

Rachel & Maya

Dishing about all things food related.

Advoken's Blog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Croque-Camille

Food Adventures in Paris

Veggicurious

Vegetable-forward food and lifestyle experiments featuring bold flavors with an international focus.

Wide Angle Adventure

a resource for the independent traveler

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: