Posts Tagged ‘milk

01
Oct
17

Grapenut Pudding

I can’t take credit for this simple nutritious recipe. My wife makes this periodically also known as a custard to some.

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One of those handed down faded paper recipes folded and retained for easy access.

 

The recipe, doubled, just fills a rectangular glass ware baking dish, placed in a water bath in a large broiler pan.

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The richness can vary, ranging from any combination from low-fat milk to heavy cream for the milk component. The  grapenuts are the type usually found along side breakfast cereals at the market. Fresh grated nutmeg a plus, an anytime snack  kept in the fridge that doesn’t last long !

 

13
Aug
17

leek and mushroom soup

2 leeks left from the market , What to do with them. I had eaten some in a salad recently but I figured I could make a soup before the leeks dried out.

Sliced the leaks in the food processor, with 1/2 a white onion. In the soup pot sweated with a combination of butter, olive oil and seeds, fennel, caraway, celery and a touch of saffron. Course salt and quad mix pepper to taste, gifts of Hawaiian sea salt and  Himalayan pink salt were used.

Sweat the leeks covered at the simmer while dried mushrooms soaked, simply place the mushrooms in a glass container and use heated water from a single serving coffee machine (Keurig) however may cups it take to fully soak the mushrooms. Let steep while the leeks simmer for about 20 minutes.

Drain the mushrooms, chop if needed. Add flour by eye to the leak mixture and cook a bit more to provide the consistency of the soup.

Add stock (or water) to leek mixture and simmer till it thickens, add the drained mushrooms. Adjust viscosity if needed. I poured about 1/2 the volume of the soup to a food processor, processed till creamy by adding a bit of heavy cream and  milk and returned it to the pan with the unprocessed remainder so some leeks are present in the soup.

Excellent soup the only downside is that I didn’t have any toast to accompany the soup as dough was rising at the time.

30
May
17

green peppers stuffed with broccoli and rice.

Usually stuffed peppers contain some sort of meat, this time a cheesy rice with broccoli filling was used.

Other stuffed pepper recipes:

https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2012/03/25/stuffed-peppers/

https://pmetro.wordpress.com/2013/04/19/stuffed-peppers-2/

Prep the broccoli (and garlic ! of course)

I chose to steam instead of saute.

I usually zap the peppers in the microwave a bit to soften them up.

cut off the top and remove the seeds and ribs (but you knew that!)

as you would prepare some rice, use stock instead water for a kick of flavor.

Prepare a bechamel sauce (butter and flour with milk or for a rich sauce evaporated milk), seasoned as you would prefer.

add the broccoli mixture to the sauce.

mix in the rice

Add some grated cheese, in this case Parmesan to complete the stuffing.

in a baking dish big enough for the peppers, fill the peppers carefully and put them in the dish.

need some bread crumbs ? I chopped up some pretzels for the topping

Into the oven they go ….

run up the broiler after the peppers are hot and bubbly to get the brown crunchy top.

20
Nov
16

Soured blueberry corn muffins

A typical corn muffin recipe, instead of  only milk for one of the wet ingredients, the addition of a sour dough starter.img_1203

1 cup white flour

1 cup yellow cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

3 teaspoons baking powder

Scant 1 cup sour dough starter

1/4 cup Melted butter

1 egg beaten

Milk, as necessary , if batter is too stiff

Added 3.5 ounce bag of dried blueberries

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Standard wet and dry ingredient mix, combine each first then mix together.

 



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The sweetness of the blueberries stands  out from the slight sourness of the cornbread.

12
Nov
16

Single skillet maple French toast

Two slices of bread sized to the pan, one beaten egg combined with milk and cream accented with maple syrup. Salt and pepper blend to taste. 

Pour over buttered preheated skillet, bread slices , medium heat with a broiler finish.



Drizzle with maple syrup if desired. Coffee beverage.

26
May
16

Peasant’s plate

Some black eyed peas prepared from the previous day.

Bacon, onion, garlic, brocolli , mushrooms. 

Prepare and combine with flour, oil, butter, stock, milk.

Heat through adding grated cheese along the way.

Season as required.

15
Jan
15

Another casserole

Lately it seems to be easy to prepare a casserole and bake it. The weather is cold, but not really cold on this date so the oven warms the kitchen and provides an savoury aroma.

Pasta 1 lb
Broccoli
One 14 once can peeled tomato
One can tomato soup
Chopped garlic
Italian seasonings
Dried basil
Dried red pepper flakes to taste.
(No onion!)
Shredded Parmesan (packaged)
Grated Parmesan

Boil the pasta in water till1/2 done.
Toss in broccoli to the pasta, and cook for several more minutes.
Drain pasta and broccoli , add the rest of the ingredients , less cheese.
Turn into and baking dish, top with cheese, heat in a 350 oven till cheese is melted and pasta is cooked.

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