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Monday, November 21, 2011

Bannock Step by Step

To start you will need:

Add 4 cups of flour

Add (approx) 1 tbsp sugar
Add (approx) 2 tbps baking powder
My dad uses the larger spoon in the cutlery set as a table spoon
Each spoonful is heaping

Also add a pinch of salt, (approx 1 tsp)

 Mix together all dry ingredients
My dad shakes them in the bowl because he feels it mixes it evenly

Mix 3/4 c. water and 1/4 c. oil together

Create a well in the middle of the flour
This is where you will put your liquid ingredients
After adding 1/4. c oil with 3/4 c. water, also add 1 + 1/4 c. more of water

Pour liquid ingredients together and then mix from the inside out
Pull flour from the sides into mixture

Kneed dough inside bowl to start

Take dough out of bowl and put remaining flour on table to continue kneeding

Put dough onto pizza pan and even around the edges

Bake in oven at 400 - 415 F for 25-30 minutes

Let cool for several minutes
It should look like this

Serve with tea, butter, honey or jam!

Bannock recipe provided by Gary Merasty

-The Littlest Chef

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fluffy Bannock

This recipe calls for:

4 c. all purpose flour
2 tbsp (heaping) baking powder
1/4 c. oil (or 14 c. lard)
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 c. water

To prepare:

Preheat oven to 400 F
Mix all dry ingredients together
Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients
Mix water and oil together (or lard)
Pour water in middle
Mix from the inside out, slowly pulling more flour mix from the sides into the water, until all mixed
Kneed thoroughly
Put on cookie sheet, and
Put into oven for 25-30 minutes until crust is golden!


Today is a bit different of review...
I did not actually make this recipe myself. My dad is the bannock maker in the family, so I took a series of pictures of him making it instead. He does not use actual measure equipment, most are guesses. Here is a series of pictures to make:
(coming soon)


It's delicious and fluffy. My dad has become more health conscious. h\He substitutes lard for oil now, and enjoys using whole wheat flour. However, multipurpose flour makes it far more fluffier.

I also think it tastes just that much better. Enjoy! :)

-The Littlest Chef

Friday, November 04, 2011

Yucky Fried Rice Paste

This recipe calls for:

1.5 C cooked rice
1 pepper, medium dice
2 stalks celery, medium dice
1/2 onion, diced
2 eggs
Cooked meat, medium dice
Soy Sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

To prepare:
Cook rice (if no rice cooker on hand, use a pot on the stove)
In a frying pan, heat meat, with the vegetables, salt, pepper, and any other seasonings you would like, until the veggies are soft.
Add cooked rice, and soy sauce.
Once everything is mixed and cooked, crack eggs over and cook.

I didn't actually use a recipe for this, my boyfriend made something similar a few weeks ago and it turned out really good. When we tried to re create it it turned into a horrible mess.

Whether it was the fact we wanted a quick meal and used 5 minute rice;
The fact we weren't careful how much soy sauce we added;
The fact the heat was turned down when adding the eggs turned it into a binding paste;
The fact we didn't scramble the eggs separately (although we've never done that before);
Or maybe it was that we had too much filling in the frying pan, what was supposed to be fried rice stir-fry, we ended up with a oatmeal looking paste mush.


Next time, I'm looking up a recipe for fried rice. I am never being spontaneous again. :(

-The Littlest Chef