Saturday, August 27, 2016

Edible salad bowl.

Simple homemade bowl to hold a salad and be the chips also.


1/2 - cup flour (whole wheat)
1/3 - cup water
1/8 - cup salad oil
1 - teaspoon baking soda
1 - pinch salt


Mix ingredients.
Let rest.
Roll out ingredients to a large circle.
Take a metal bowl and invert it to set on a baking sheet.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
Place tortilla over bowl.
Place unit in oven for 10-12 minutes until the shell is hard.
Remove from oven.
Remove bowl from tortilla.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Tibeten bread

Tibetan bread is like a tortilla on steroids.

Two cups of all-purpose flour (Any kind of flour is okay, like wheat, all-purpose, or self-rising. If you use all-purpose flour, you will need some baking powder.)
One tablespoon of baking powder
One cup of water


1.5  cup flour
1    cup water
1    tsp baking soda
a little salt

cook on medium high 10 minutes flip and cook seven more minutes
1    tablspoon olive oil
2    table spoon water around

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Johnny cakes.

Johnny Cakes

Makes 6 large or 10-12 mini cakes

1 cup Fine stone ground yellow or white Cornmeal

1 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 1/4 - 1 1/2 and up to 1 3/4 Milk, variable

2 Tablespoons Butter or fat drippings to grease griddle

Good Quality Maple Syrup

Pre heat griddle to 375 degrees or an iron skillet or sauté pan.

Mix all ingredients until lightly just until batter like. Allow to rest 5 minutes.




1 cup white cornmeal
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
Bacon drippings


In a medium bowl, place cornmeal and salt.
In a medium saucepan over high heat, bring water to a rapid boil; remove from heat. With the saucepan in one hand, let the boiling water dribble onto the cornmeal while stirring constantly with the other hand. Then stir the milk into the mixture (it will be fairly thick, but not runny).
Generously grease a large, heavy frying pan (I like to use my cast-iron frying pan) with the bacon drippings and heat. When pan is hot, drop the batter by spoonfuls. Flatten the batter with a spatula to a thickness of approximately 1/4 inch. Fry until golden brown, turn, and brown on the other side (adding more bacon drippings as needed).
Serve hot with butter, maple syrup, or applesauce.
Makes 4 servings.



Picture of Corn cakes.
Nice alternative to pancakes once in a while.Sort of a fried polenta without all the boiling.  If you do not have time to make polenta, this is the perfect alternative.  Great for breakfast or even a mid day snack. In a pinch they can be a great substitute for biscuits.
Great for camping.

1 Cup boiling or extra hot water (or a bit more).
1 1/2 Cups ground yellow cornmeal
Couple pinches of  salt
1/2 cup milk (if Camping use 1/4 water and 1/4 condensed or powdered milk.
Pinch or so of baking soda (optional)
2 Tablespoons  butter or frying oil.
Pancake syrup, molasses, honey, and or your favorite fruit.

Bring 1 cup of water to boil in a medium saucepan.
Combine the cornmeal, salt, boiled water, and milk in a medium bowl.
Stir well.
Melt the 2 tablespoons butter (or cooking oil) in a skillet or a cast iron griddle over medium heat.
Pour 1 tablespoon of batter  into the skillet, pancake style to cook.
Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until edges are lacy and lightly browned using a spatula to turn.
Serve hot Pancake syrup, molasses, honey, and or your favorite fruit. (They are not half bad cold either for use in a salad.)