Posts Tagged ‘bake

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.

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    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.

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Main ingredients

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

 

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Layering

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The cooking vessel is sealed with dough

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

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Done, the dough seal is a crunchy treat.

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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

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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

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► 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)

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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…

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

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☕️

✑ 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.

28
Oct
12

Pork chop stuffing bake

Baked pork chops with stuffing. An alternative to stuffed pork chops.

20121028-170839.jpggetting close to thanksgiving, so why wait till turkey day to make some stuffing. It’s just a few steps more after sautéing some vegetables and the like.

20121028-171056.jpgjust add torn bread, day old bread, frozen bread scraps crusts, breadcrumbs, whatever to the sautéed veggies. Season and add some water or stock.

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20121028-171718.jpgadd the rest of the stuffing and press firmly to cover the chops. Bake in the oven.

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