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CassandraFroggie ... Ribbit !!!
4,224 posts
Location: Back in Paris... for now !

Gooooooood morning HOP

Am back in the USA until the end of the month and therefore back online as well ... Missed you

As i travel I have a book in which the people I meet can write poems, stories or ... recepies ...

This is how I have learnt how to make proper ceviche, bake my own bread, make enchiladas in salsa verde etc ...

I figured we could all share receipies ?

SOL S BREAD (that is the name of the dfriend who gave me teh receipie)

2 FULL SOUP SPOONS (ya know ... da big ones ... watcha call it again ?) of unrefined sugar OR honey OR sugar
2 FULL SOUP SPOONS (ditto) of dry grain yeast
3 cups of WHEAT (1 1/2 of white wheat and 1 1/2 or wholewheat)
1 full soup spoon of salt
6 full soup spoons of oil (3 of regular and 3 of olive oil)
sunflower seeds or olives or sundried tomatoes or anything you want the bread to taste like ...

Mix lukewarm water with sugar. then add yeast and cover to let raise for 5/6 minutes.

in teh meantime put wheat and salt in a large bowl as well as the oil (I would recommend seeing how the yeast part goes before adding the oil though cause yeast can be tricky !!)
Once yeast has raised (probably not the proper word ???) put everything togetehr and mix gently with wooden spoon for short time.

Cover and let rest for 15 minutes

Now is whenyou need musKles a bit ....
put the dough on a table where you have spread some white wheat first and start massage the dough (i know it is not teh right word I mean petrir in French or amasar in spanish ... anyone help ?) little by little yiou add some white wheat to it so it sticks less while you are "massaging" it in order to let air bubbles be trapped in it.
Massage for 10 minutes
Then add whatever seeds you wish and massage again for 5 minutes
Put back in large bowl and cover and let it raise for 45/60 minutes

it is now almost double of the volume...

cut in two pieces or three or ... give it teh shape you want and pre heat the oven (medium temperature) put bread on a plate for oven with a bit of wheat on it and let bake for 45/55 minutes

Bread is ready and then ... ENJOY

Shine on

"I want brown bread... no, that is diesel oil..."
"So I was raised in Europe, where History comes from ..."
"NON !!! La Plume de mon oncle n est pas Bingibangibungi !!!"

GlitterTitsCorean Spinner
34 posts
Location: Corea, Maine

Looked around to see if a thread like this was already kicking around, and i'm glad i did, there's some great stuff here!!!

I love cooking, and i love REALLY spicy food, so i thought i would share my chili recipe, which is guaranteed to know your socks off!! the total cooking time only takes about 45 minutes

***GT's Fire Chili***
You will need
1 Big pot
1-2 lb of ground beef
a bit of chopped onion( i hate onions, but chili tastes wrong without em)
1-2 nice lookin' green peppers (chopped)
1-2 habanero peppers (diced very small)***CAUTION***Habaneros are one of the worlds hottest peppers!! don't not touch or rub your eyes while handling peppers, keep out of reach of kids and pets!!! wash hands thoroughly after dicing!!!
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes
1 28 oz can of baked beans (i use B&M, they're the best)
1 can black beans
1 can light red kidney beans
1 can dark red kidney beans
chili powder, cumin, and whatever else you may want to add, like basil, oregano...

In the large pot, brown beef, add onion and habaneros, sprinkle with chili powder and simmer.
Next, add green peppers, now is the time to really cook these if you would rather have you green peppers not so crunchy!
Add diced tomatoes, do not drain before adding!
then add all of your beans (but be sure to pick out the salt pork in the baked beans, you don't want someone to find that later!)
add quite the liberal amount of chili powder. i use hot Mexican style chili powder, but regular chili powder is fine too! also add any other spices, like cumin, basil, garlic, oregano...
simmer in the pot for about twenty minutes, keep stirring, it has a tendency to burn to the bottom of a pan if not stirred.

and there you have it, the bestest chili ever! (in my opinion, anyway!)

i like to eat it over basmati rice or on potatoes, or serve it with cast iron cornbread! (i'll add that recipe later!)

sometimes i add aduki beans too

I believe the key to this chili is the baked beans, they really give it an awesome flavor, adding a bit of sweetness to the whole thing!

hope you like it!


Fruit don't talk...they listen...and wait.

GlitterTitsCorean Spinner
34 posts
Location: Corea, Maine

Cast Iron Corn Bread

This is the recipe my mother taught me

Stir together:
1-1/2 cups corn meal
2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons baking powder (don't forget this, my mom has a tendency to forget this and the whole thing comes out flat as hell!)

Mix in:
2 cups milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup canola oil

Spoon into a large, well seasoned, cast iron pan. cook at 350 for about 20 minutes, or until it starts to brown and a tester comes out clean. take out of oven and sprinkle sugar on the top!!

Fruit don't talk...they listen...and wait.

Bek66Future Mrs Pogo
4,728 posts
Location: The wrong place

A little late, I know...but a good Holiday cookie recipe!

Enjoy!!! grin

Christmas Cookie Recipe

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
Lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Crown Royal

- Sample the Crown Royal to check quality.
- Take a large bowl, check the Crown Royal again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one level cup and drink.
- Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy bowl.
- Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again.
- At this point it's best to make sure the Crown Royal is still OK, try another cup Just in case.
- Turn off the mixer thingy.
- Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and chuck in the cup of dried fruit.
- Pick the frigging fruit off floor...
- Mix on the turner.
- If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers just pry it loose with a dewscriver.
- Sample the Crown Royal to check for tonsisticity.
- Next, sift two cups of salt, or something.... Who giveshz a sheet.
- Check the Crown Royal.
- Now shift the lemon juice and strain your nuts.
- Add one table.
- Add a spoon of AR, or somefink.... Whatever you can find.
- Greash the oven.
- Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.
- Don't forget to beat off the turner.
- Finally, throw the bowl through the window.
- Finish the bottle of Crown Royal.
- Make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.

Cherry Mishmash! santahat

"Absence is to love what wind is to extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

PeleBRONZE Member
the henna lady
6,193 posts
Location: WNY, USA

When it comes to food Bec, there is No. Such. Thing. as too late! wink
(I get that email every year, also making it clear that it isn't ever too late to laugh either! grin )

For those who enjoy fondue, this was a big hit recently....

On stove top mix over heat

16oz Honey Meade
16oz Orange Juice
A few table spoons honey to taste
minced garlic, rosemary, sage, thyme (I don't measure them, it's just to taste)

Bring to a boil.

meanwhile, plate a bunch of raw shrimp or small pieces of chicken.
Veggies are also good for this.

Pour mix from stove top pan to fondue pan.

Skewer your meat choice and allow it to cook in the fondue pot.
It comes out so yummy that we were running out of stuff to shove in it. wink

Higher, higher burning fire...making music like a choir
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"And for the decadence of art, nothing beats a roaring fire." -TMK

MidkiffBRONZE Member
shadow stranger
462 posts
Location: Carmi, Illinois, USA

bump (for love of food smile )

"Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able, and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" - Epicurus

Ash3sSILVER Member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa

Oh happiness... Food is what Tiggers do best grin

Chocolate Marshmallow Pie
Make the day before you wish to eat it.

1 x 200gr packet of tennis biscuits crushed
100gr margarine

[*]Mix ingredients together and line dish

250gr marshmallows
120gr dark chocolate broken into pieces
190ml milk
Pinch of salt
5ml vanilla essence
250ml whipped cream

[*]Combine marshmallows, chocolate, milk and salt in the top of a double boiler
[*]Allow to melt, stirring occasionally
[*]Allow to cool completely
[*]Combine cream and vanilla essence and whip until soft peaks form
[*]Fold gently into the chocolate marshmallow mix
[*]Pour into dish with biscuit base
[*]Allow to set overnight

Note from Ash3s You dont need to make the biscuit base. I normally serve it in small, heart-shaped ramekins with a dollop of cream on top. You can also substitute the dark chocolate with any other chocolate that will melt easily. Hazelnut chocolate is a favourite of mine, or you can use a peppermint chocolate for a variation.

EDITED_BY: Ash3s (1300729435)

Flow DNAGOLD Member
Destroyer of ceiling light fixtures
433 posts
Location: Cape Town, South Africa

I'm pretty sure that would kill me, because I'd eat it all in one go.

Ask me about flow, and prepare to listen for the rest of your life, or tell me to stop talking eventually...

Ash3sSILVER Member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa

Originally Posted By: HelixOfStixOMG.
I'm pretty sure that would kill me, because I'd eat it all in one go.

All in one go? Yes, it possibly could kill you... But, at least it would be a happy death tongue2

astonSILVER Member
Unofficial Chairperson of Squirrel Defense League
4,061 posts
Location: South Africa

Smashed chicken:

Take a chicken breast fillet per person. Flatten it (with a hammer, or between two plate, or by riding over it with a unicycle, or whatever).
Mix up some mayonnaise and hot mustard (English or German are both good). Coat the chicken.
Sprinkle with grated cheese.
Bake until chicken is done.

Nom it all.

'We're all mad here. I'm mad, you're mad." [said the Cat.]
"How do you know I'm mad?" said Alice.
"You must be," said the Cat, "Or you wouldn't have come here."
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures In Wonderland

Ash3sSILVER Member
161 posts
Location: Durban South Africa

Ooooo, that sounds nice. And reminds me of an Indian version of it.

Mix plain greek (yes, I did say Indian version) yoghurt with a heaped teaspoon of chicken tikka paste. Add a sprinkle of salt. Marinade your chicken overnight in the fridge, in the yoghurt mix.

Grill / bake until chicken is done smile

gitaSILVER Member
.:*distracted by shiny things*:.
3,776 posts
Location: brizvegas, Australia

awww ubblove i LOVE this thread grin i still have it saved in my bookmarks grin so glad to see it brought back from obscurity - by a real person & not a spammer! grouphug bounce2

do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good to eat!

if at first you do succeed, try not to look too astonished!

smile! grin it confuses people!

brenonfire413SILVER Member
Fire Spinner Exarch
514 posts
Location: New Orleans, LA United States, USA

Chicken Adobo:
Tangy, sweet and very garlicky with a strong black pepper kick. Very simple Filipino food.

3 lbs. boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks
8 cloves of garlic finely chopped (more or less according to taste)
1 cup cane vinegar (or rice wine vinegar)
1 cup water
1/4 cup white sugar
black pepper and salt to taste

In a large skillet warm the oil on medium heat and saute the garlic until golden. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper (be generous with the pepper, it's supposed to be spicy!) Add the vinegar, water and sugar. Bring to a boil briefly then reduce to simmer. Cook until the chicken is done and most of the water is evaporated.

Serve as is on rice or pasta. Also good in tortillas or pita bread in a wrap

"Are you sure it's safe to drink bleach?"
"Yes, bleach is 90% water, we are 90% water, therefore: we are bleach."
-Nathan Explosion, Metalocalypse

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