Peanut Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:October 11, 2017
Yield: 5 quarts 32 1-oz servings
Time needed:45 minutes

I am still enjoying this granola, though not always with strawberries.

Peanut Granola with Fresh Strawberries

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Ale Bele

Source: Indian Recipes Under 30 Minutes
Made: December 23, 2013
Yield: 4-6 servings
Time to make: 15 minutes.

Amazingly simple crêpes and so sinfully delicious.  Your sweet tooth cannot resist.

Ale bele (Coconut Crepes)

Ale Bele (Coconut Crêpes)
1¼ cups/125 gm white flour
Pinch baking powder
¼ tsp/1 gm salt
1 egg
1 Tbsp/20 gm granulated sugar
1 cup milk + 3 Tbsp/240 ml milk or half milk and half water
3 Tbsp/60 gm grated jaggery dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water
2 cups grated coconut
Ghee for frying

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
In a second bowl beat the egg with the granulated sugar until foamy.
Stir in the milk or milk & water mixture.
Gradually add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well for 1 minute.
Let stand for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile add the coconut to the dissolved jaggery and cook for a few minutes.  Let cool.

Warm a small amount of ghee in a 6” frying pan.
Pour 2 Tbsp. batter into the frying pan, tilting it to cover the whole bottom of the pan.
Cover with a lid and cook for one minute.
Remove to a waiting plate and repeat until all the batter is used.

Place a small amount of the cooled coconut filling on each crêpe and roll tightly.
Serve on a dish and sprinkle with more coconut.

Chunky Granola

Source: More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:June 28, 2017
Yield: 2 1/2 quarts
Time needed: 20-25 minutes

This is one of my best granola recipes, enthusiastically endorsed by my 3-year old grandson. Even better, a slight modification will give you “‘nola bars”.

Chunky Granola

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Homemade Macaroons

Source: The Parkdale Potluck Cookbook
Date tried: March 3, 2014
Yield: 12-24 cookies
Time needed: 20 minutes

For a dessert challenged baker like myself, no-bake cookies are a no-brainer. And macaroons are one of my favorites.  These are very good, but heavy on the cocoa and oatmeal.  I would like to find a recipe that lets the coconut shine through.

The recipe calls for setting the cookies on wax paper, a commodity I seldom have in the house.  I was about to add that to the shopping list when it occurred to me I could probably use the banana leaves that have been sitting in my freezer. Sure enough, once thawed out and softened with coconut oil they worked just fine.

The recipe says 12 to 24 cookies depending on whether you use a tablespoon or teaspoon to spoon them out, but I got nearly 4 dozen using a tablespoon.

Homemade macaroons

Homemade macaroons

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Easy Crunchy Granola

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: March 10, 2012
Yield: 12 cups
Time needed: approximately 30 minutes

This lives up to its name. A nice granola and easy to make. I like the generous amount of coconut in this one. The only drawback with granola is that it needs frequent attention to prevent burning. So choose a time to make it where you will not be interrupted by other chores.

Easy Crunchy Granola

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