Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Microwave bacon

or using two connected sheets.

You don't need a skillet to fry up some bacon. Follow these easy instructions to sizzle it in the microwave instead.

4 to 8 - pieces bacon


Step 1
Place 2 sheets of paper towel on a microwave-safe plate.

Step 2
Lay up to 8 slices of bacon on the paper towels. Make sure not to overlap the slices. (we usually do just six per layer of turkey bacon.)

Step 3
Place 2 more sheets of paper towel on top.

Step 4
Heat in the microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes.  (with five pieces, I use three minutes and 2 3/4 minutes for 4 pieces.)

Note: some turkey bacon can cook in as little as 3 minutes. 



Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Quick bread

Soda water bread.

3 cups self-rising flour
12 oz Sprite or 7-Up
honey optional

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Pour in 12 oz. liquid (soda of choice). Knead the mixture together. (Will be or need to be lumpy). Divide mixture and pour into 2 bread pans.
Bake in 350°F preheated oven for 1 hour.



    3 cups of whole wheat flour
    1 tsp baking powder
    1 tbsp sugar
    2 cups of your favorite soda water

Combine all the dry ingredients and combine well. Make sure the baking-powder mixes with everything else well. Now pour 2 cups of cub soda. Measure carefully, trying not to let it froth up. It’ll froth up the moment you add it to the flour mixture. Combine everything well.

Fold the dough into a greased loaf pan. Bake at 200 degree C (350 F) for 45-50 minutes till the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Wait for the loaf to cool down a bit before you cut into it.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Yet another gravy recipe.


1/3 - cup butter margarine or lard. (4 tablespoons)
1/3 - cup unbleached flour or cornstarch
3 to 4 - cups liquid (Milk, water, meat broth)


Melt butter.
Slowly add flour and let cook till the four taste goes away (about two minutes or so)
Slowly stir in milk till it is fully incorporated.
Add salt and pepper


Foolproof Gravy
non-standard recipe
Serves: 1 c gravy
  • ½ c unsalted butter {or your fat of choice}
  • ¼ c unbleached flour
  • 1½ c low sodium stock warm or at room temperature
  • S + P
  1. Melt and brown the butter. Do this by setting your pan low and slow and keeping your eye on it. It can go from browned and aromatic to burned and bitter very quickly.
  2. Vigorously whisk in the flour a bit at a time all while simultaneously whisking.
  3. After a few minutes, slowly pour in the stock.
  4. Heat and stir until nicely thickened.
  5. Adjust seasonings as you go.
Gravy with mushrooms

Corn gravy:
pan drippings
chicken stock