- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tsp of garlic
- 1/4 lb of sliced mushrooms
- 2 TBLS tomato paste
- 3/4 cup of beef broth
- 1 TBLS Worchestire sauce
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Preheat oven to 450
1 cup of pureed squash
2 tsp sugar
11/2 cups of milk
1 package of dried yeast dissolved in 1TLB of warm water
31/3 to 41/3 cups of bread flour. You can substitute some whole wheat here but the bread will be heavier.
Scald the milk, then mix in the pureed squash, butter, sugar and salt. When this mixture cools to lukewarm add the yeast and enough flour to make a soft supple dough. It should be slightly tacky.
Knead well. (My mother used to say that a well kneaded dough should be as soft and smooth as a baby's bottom. As funny as that sounds it's actually a perfect description)
Let rise until doubled in bulk. Punch it down and shape your loaf. Place in a well oiled bread pan that has been sprinkled with a little cornmeal of whet germ, and let sit in a warm place until it is well risen over the top of the bread pan.
Place in the oven to bake lowering the temp to 425 after the first 15 minutes.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees
6 cups flour
3 TBLS baking powder
2 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1-2 cups raisins
Mix together and add:
2 TBLS oil or melted butter
2 cups milk
Grease and flour two bread pans. Separate dough as equally as possible and bake until tops are brown. Test doneness by tapping the bottom of the loaf for a "hollow" sound.
* This recipe is a good way to use milk that might be a bit sour.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Luis and I are by no means vegan but every once in a while I forget to defrost meat and have to make due. More and more of my friends seem to be discovering they have food allergies or just want to try to go vegan for awhile, so this meal is for you.
I recently discovered a recipe for Oven-Baked Tofu that is incredibly easy and tasty. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take a typical package of tofu, remove from water and pat dry with paper towels. Place block of tofu on a pie dish (or something oven safe with sides) and brush with soy sauce. (If you don't have soy sauce you can just salt the block.) Let bake for 1 hour; then slice to serve.
A good accompanying dish is a variety of vegetables - also baked. For this combination, I used the following;
- 3 medium zucchinis, sliced
- 3 small summer squash, sliced
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes
- 2 green peppers, sliced
- half large onion, sliced
- 10 cloves garlic, cut in half
- 1 teaspoon celery flakes
- salt and pepper to taste
Coat the bottom of the baking dish with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add the vegetables, spinkle with herbs, salt and pepper and toss with 2 TBLS to 1/4 cup of olive oil. (Use more or less olive oil per your preference.) Place in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees and bake for an hour.
You can use any combination of vegetables and herbs you want here. It is all about what you have around and want to mix.
Finally, I cooked up some quinoa - which a grain-like seed that is high in protein and has a pleasant, nutty flavor. It's easy to cook; boil 2 cups of water or stock, add 1 cup of quinoa, lower temperature and simmer for 10 minutes or until all the liquid is gone.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Let me preface this by first saying that while this turned out delicious, there are many things I would have done differently. So, I wasn't sure what the title for this post should be.