Monthly Archives: March 2013

Crustless Quiche

2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
2 cups half and half cream
4 eggs
1/2 to 1 cup vegetable and or meat
1 cup cheese, shredded

Mix together salt, flour, and baking powder with a whisk. Combine eggs and cream, and add to flour mixture and whisk all together. Place cheese, vegetable, and meat in bottom of pie plate. Pour liquid and flour mixture overtop.

Bake at 350F for 35 to 45 minutes until lightly browned on top and well set in center. Cool about 10 minutes, and serve.

Chili and Beans

1 sweet onion, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
one 14oz can diced tomatoes
one 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
1 lb ground chuck, browned
2 cups pinto beans, cooked and drained
2 cups kidney beans, cooked and drained

Saute onion and bell pepper in a small amount of water until tender. In large dutch oven, mix first eight ingredients together. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. Add beans and cook for 15 more minutes.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp water
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup chocolate morsel
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Sift flour, salt, baking soda together. Combine butter, sugar (white and brown) vanilla, water. Beat until creamy. Beat in eggs, add flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Bake at 375F for 10 to 12 minutes, until texture of your choice.

Whole Wheat Bread

6 cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
grind 4 cups whole wheat berries for 6 cups flour
1 heaping tbsp yeast
3 tsp salt
1 egg
1/6 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups water heated to 125F

To mix with Bosch
1. In small bow, combine 2 cups ground wheat with yeast and salt. Measure oil and honey in same measuring cup, (honey will slide out more easily) and put in Bosch bowl. Add egg and heated water, then the mixture of flour, yeast and salt.

2. Turn on Bosch to low speed and add 3 1/2 cups of flour.; Mix until incorporated. Slowly add remaining 1/2 cup until mixture forms a softball and pulls away from sides of bowl. Mix on medium speed for 8 minutes.

3. Set Bosch bowl with dough still inside on top of stove under light. Allow to rise until it touches lid of mixer, about an hour to an hour and a half.

4. Take out dough, oil hands and counter (or cutting board) and a bread knife, then cut dough in half. Shape each piece into a loaf of bread. Oil two 8×4 bread pans and place loaves inside. Make two diagonal cuts on top of loaves, one near each end.

5. Set pans on toop of stove under stove light and cover with piece of wax paper. After loaves have risen to about half an inch to one inch above pan, place in cold oven with oven light on. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes.

6. Remove pans from oven, and lay pans on sides until loaves cool a little and slide out easily. When cool, put in bread bags.

To mix by hand:

1. In large bowl, combine 3 cups of whole wheat flour, yeast, and salt. Measure oil and honey in the same measuring cup ( honey will slide out more easily), and add to flour. Beat egg lightly in measuring cup and add to flour mixture. Add heated water.

2. Mix ingredients with wooden spoon until a soft dough forms. Add 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 cup at a time, until dough is ready to turn out onto counter. Sprinkle counter with some of remaining 1 1/2 cups flour, turn out dough, and knead for 8-10 minutes, adding the rest of the flour as needed, until dough is smooth and elastic and springs back when touched. (Try not to add any more flour than the recipe calls for, even if it seems a little sticky. It may toughen the bread).

3. Place dough in oiled bowl, cover, and let rise in a warm place until doubled in bulk, about an hour to an hour and a half. Continue with step 4 in recipe above.

Baked Chicken

1 Springer Mountain whole chicken
1/3 cup water
garlic powder
black pepper
parsley
celery salt
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 white onion, small to medium, diced

Pour water into large baking pan. Place chicken in pan, breast side down. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, pepper, parsley, and celery salt to taste. Place minced garlic and diced onion into water. Cover and bake for at 350F for 45min to 1 hour, until internal temperature is 180F, when checked with meat thermometer. Cool for 10 minutes, slice, and serve. Use juice for gravy.

For a full meal, serve with baked carrots, brown rice and gravy, lima beans, and whole wheat rolls.