Posts Tagged ‘butter

11
Sep
22

EASY AND QUICK (FOOD PROCESSOR) CAKE BITES

NOT EXACTLY THE BEST LOOKING DESSERT ON THE TABLE BUT GOOD FOR AFTER DINNER, SNACKING AND GREAT WITH A COFFEE OR TEA. USUALLY MADE FOR THE HOUSE BUT ALSO CAN BE A GREAT TREAT TO BRING TO DINNER . THE PURSUIT OF THE PERFECT PERSON IS NOT RECOMMENDED TO EAT.

THE MEASUREMENTS NEED TO BE ADJUSTED FOR THE PAN SIZE BUT I’M NOT FUSSY AND QUICK AND EASY ALSO MEANS IT’S BAKED IN THE VORTEX OVEN, QUICK TO HEAT UP INSTEAD OF THE LARGER OVENS.

175 GRAMS OF ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

1 1/2 TEASPOONS BAKING POWDER

GINGER PASTE TO TASTE (OMIT OR SUBSTITUTE)

1/4 TEASPOON SALT

1 1/4 STICK BUTTER

175 GRAMS SUGAR

3 EGGS

VANILLA EXTRACT TO TASTE

CREAM THE BUTTER AND SUGAR IN THE FOOD PROCESSOR TILL FLUFFY ADD THE DRY INGREDIENTS, MIX AND THEN THE EGGS PULSED IN ONE BY ONE. ADD THE GINGER PASTE TO TASTE SAME WITH THE VANILLA.

PREP A CAKE PAN, I USED AN 8X8 PAN, PARCHMENT ON THE BOTTOM AND SPRAYED.

BAKE AT 340 DEGREES, THE VORTEX OVEN CAN BE FINICKY , RECOMMENDED TEMP FOR THE CAKE SHOULD BE AROUND 200 DEGREES FAHRENHEIT INTERNAL. TEMP AND TIME NEED SOME TWEAKING.

YOU CAN END UP WITH A LAVA CAKE CENTER .

COOL, TRIM THE TOP (THE COOKS SAMPLE) IF NECESSARY, FLIP REMOVE FROM PAN, CUT INTO BITES AND GLAZE WITH OPTIONAL GINGER PASTE ADDED TO THE GLAZE. (MILK AND 10X SUGAR)

DONE.

31
Mar
21

corn dog bites

Usually not a New England regional recipe, corn dogs, but since we have some hot dogs, this looks like a different recipe. We enjoy corn bread once and while and this is a good finger food snack option. The original corn dog recipe requires deep frying hot dogs covered with batter. This recipe just requires baking.

Use mini muffin tins, essentially a corn mini muffin with a piece of hot dog in the middle.

Adapted from a YouTube recipe from the Food Network.

Your quantities may vary .

  • 4 hot dogs, sliced to bite size pieces
  • __________________________________
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or 1/2 cup milk soured with a bit of vinegar.
  • 1 egg
  • _____________________________________
  • 1/2 cup corn meal (I used dry masa)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • ______________________________-

Combine wet ingredient list and in another bowl dry ingredients list, mix both together till incorporated like a muffin mix.. (you could of course use a prepared box mix.)

Fill half way the muffin tins with the batter, greased or use those fancy pleated paper liners if so desired.

Push in the pieces of sliced hot dogs into the batter.

Bake 375 for about 10 minutes.

I ended up with more hot dog pieces than batter so the last few muffins have 2 pieces in each muffin. Our mini muffins tins may be larger than normal. If you place your sliced hotdog piece, the diameter horizontally, perfectly in the middle of the muffin batter, then slice it horizontally after baking, you have a round cornbread donut shape, with a hot dog in the middle to place on a tray. (didn’t get a picture of that).

The hot dog bites are good as is, but to enhance the serving, provide some dipping sauces , mustard and ketchup are a favorite.

get the ingredients ready

31
Mar
21

vanilla yogurt pound cake

This is a modified recipe from all recipes.com. Since I did not have lemon flavored yogurt I used what was in the fridge, vanilla flavored yogurt and substituted lemon extract with vanilla extract. A nice crumb, lighter texture than a usual pound cake. Sweet enough for a dessert or a side, toasted/grilled with coffee., serve with fresh fruit, ice cream as you desire,

mise en place

  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of vanilla flavored yogurt

bring all ingredients to room temperature

oven @ 325 degrees farenheit

grease and flour your pan of choice

a typical cake mix procedure

cream the sugar and the butter till light and fluffy

beat in one egg at a time

add vanilla extract

sift the dry ingredients

to the the butter sugar blend, mix in the dry ingredients, wet ingredients, alternately ending with the dry.

mix just until incorporated.

place in pan , bake, test with toothpick or thermometer.

remove from oven and cool 1O minutes or so.

carefully turn out to a wire rack.

cool completely, enjoy

01
Feb
21

Chicken with wine

 

Catching up on some recent meals to post.

An easy recipe for a classic way to prepare chicken. One of the many adaptations of coq au vin. I won’t post the recipe as there are so many variations. Basically a braised chicken with wine.

 

26
Aug
20

chicken thigh sandwich

A quick sandwich with max flavor, nice to have fresh bread and hand picked tomato on the same plate !

pound out one chicken thigh and season with course kosher salt and fresh ground pepper with a touch of ground turmeric. We are using and boneless chicken thigh. (please fresh ground pepper blend course ground, take the time to source fresh peppercorns a secret of maximum flavor to any dish. totally worth it.

heat to high a saute or fry pan

while the pan is heating prep some iceberg lettuce shredded and leafed to fit bread , thin sliced onion and slice fresh garden tomato

cut the fresh from the oven bread , 2 large slices. mid way from a round loaf

in the hot saute pan, with a combo of olive oil and butter, sear off the chicken thigh one side under high heat, flip, and lower heat for several minutes,

With a bacon press on the chicken to retain heat, remove from heat and let finish cooking, several minutes.

mound up the lettuce on one slice of bread

carefully slice the thigh horizontal into 2 very thin slices as best as possible, place on the lettuce.\ to cover the slice of bread.

top the thigh with thinly sliced onion, then sliced fresh picked tomatoes

butter the top slice of bread with mayo

top it off

enjoy with a strong ale

26
Apr
20

no knead bread

a bread recipe that involves minimal labor with great results!

adapted form Garden Fork YouTube posting

I need bread I just didn’t knead this loaf !

measure by weight

430 grams flour

9 grams salt

1/2 teaspoon yeast ~1 gram

mix the above ingredients

add  245  345 grams water

with a spatula mix until all is incorporated  , dough will be shaggy, DO NOT KNEAD

cover as is and let rise about an hour or two or more depending on room temperature or in oven with light on to prove.

line a bowl with baking paper (parchment)

carefully turn out the dough to a floured surface, fold top , bottom , and sides and gently tuck into a ball.

carefully transfer dough to the parchment lined bowl smooth side (top) up.

let rise again about an hour or as necessary.

preheat oven to 425 or better with a covered crock or casserole in oven.

When at 425 remove crock, carefully lift by the parchment paper, the dough and place in heated cock, cover with the heated lid, return to oven.

bake for about 20 minutes

remove lid and bake for about 20 minutes more at a lower temp, about 350 degrees.

remove from oven , lift by parchment and let cool, remove baking paper.

UPDATE: I make this recipe often as it’s easy and less labor than other recipes. Now I usually let rise in a crock, covered bowl etc. Then, turn out dough to a non stick bread pan, let rise again and bake. Super Simple ! You could actually let it rise in the baking pan itself !

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430 grams of flour

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9 grams of salt

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about 1/2 teaspoon yeast

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345 grams water

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pour in the water

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just mix till combined

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after about an hour (or so)

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prepare a bowl with parchment baking paper

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gentle fold the dough and from into a ball

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into the bowl…

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cover and let rise

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a heated covered crock

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risen blistered dough

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place into heated crock or casserole

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into a well heated oven about 425 degrees Fahrenheit

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reduce heat , uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes or so

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done

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bottom of loaf

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soft airy crumb

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toast test

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buttered up

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01
Feb
20

Eggplant something or other (moussaka)

I found I did get the basis of this recipe from a WP blog  Mostly Greek Eggplant Mousskasa , Eggplant Moussaka    after a search for eggplant recipes.

The eggplant is my fav meal, and at times better than the chicken or beef or used as a filler with meat.  So here we go.

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I used ground pork instead of beef

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I stuck with the cinnamon spice for the Greek style taste of the tomato sauce

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some canned diced tomato for the suace

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a bit of melomel replaces the wine

process the tomato sauce

salt and let sit for while to draw out some water, test fit in the baking dish

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brush with olive oil, broil till browned, both sides

make the bechamel sauce

into the baking dish

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add the tomato sauce

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top with the bechamel and some grated parmensan, bake.

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after baking, let cool a bit.

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excellent flavor the eggplant, tomato sauce and bechamel compliment each other

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not overly watery or runny, just right, perhaps a glass of wine and a chunk of fresh bread.

 

 

 

 

 

09
Jan
20

Apple chocolate chip muffins

I believe this is from Bake or Break website , recipe modified

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added some fresh ground spices not listed of course !

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ground spices added

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my new grated i was gifted for Christmas

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not exactly a light muffin, the apples have a lot of moisture , but I needed some chocolate and fruit for dessert.

 

 

 

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OK …..i made dough also, bread and rolls BC you can live on muffins alone !

 

 

14
Oct
19

Bacon and eggs pasta, AKA spaghetti carbonara

A popular dish in many forms and interpretations with different types of pasta. The basic ingredient bacon (or pork belly)  with eggs.  AKA spaghetti carbonara, ETC.

Simple Ingredients let the pictures tell the story…….

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TOASTED BREAD, BREADCRUMBS

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ADD BEATEN EGG

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CHEESE

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ADD THE BREADCRUMBS

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SIDE OF TOMATO

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PARM

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SOME DISHES TO DO …. AND STUFF TO PUT AWAY…

 

 

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

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

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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…

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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….

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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.

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An amazing rise !  Hungry already !

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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

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after a bake time, browned and done

excellent crumb !

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Fluffy pull apart goodness !

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Broil, or toast test reveals the texture.

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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.




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