Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)

Source: The Recipe of Love
Date tried: July 9, 2012
Yield: 4 servings
Time needed: 20 to 40 minutes, depending on choice of grain

Although this is listed in the Breakfast section of The Recipe of Love, it is also suitable as a side dish with any meal.

I have altered the instructions in two ways. First I reconciled the instructions with the list of ingredients. Although the list of ingredients calls for only ½ cup of spiced butter, the instructions called for 2 full cups.

Also, in my experience cracked wheat ordinarily takes only 15-20 minutes to absorb the water over a simmer heat. I am sure if I left the saucepan on a boil for 35-45 minutes as the original printed instructions dictate, I would be setting off smoke alarms big time as the wheat burned black in a dried-out pot.  Also a covered pot and a lower heat saves energy and keeps the kitchen cooler. So I have revised those instructions to match my actual practice.

Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with eggs)

Kin’che (Cracked Wheat with Eggs)
2 cups cracked wheat or barley
4 cups water
½ cup spiced butter
2-3 eggs
1 Tbsp. red onion, chopped
Sea salt to taste

Bring water to boil.
Add the cracked wheat or barley to the water.
Reduce heat to simmer, cover and let cook until water is absorbed and grain is tender (about 20 minutes for cracked wheat, 40 minutes for barley.)
Heat ¼ cup of the spiced butter in a skillet and sauté onions in it for about 2 minutes.
Beat eggs and add to onions.
Add egg/onion mixture to cooked cracked wheat.  Mix in well
Add remaining ¼ cup of spiced butter and salt to taste.

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Clam Whiffle

Source:More-with-Less Cookbook
Date tried:July 16, 2017
Yield: 6 servings
Time needed:1 hour

I don’t think I have ever heard the word “whiffle” except in the title of this recipe. A little definition, courtesy Peg Bracken. accompanies the recipe: “A whiffle is a soufflé that any fool can make.” So if a soufflé has ever daunted you, here is where to begin.

Clam Whiffle

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Basic Wholegrain Pancakes

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried:May 7, 2015
Yield: 16 4” pancakes
Time needed: 10-15 minutes prep.  Cooking time varies with space available to cook pancakes

This is a very basic recipe which can be altered to provide many different flavours. Below are two versions.  The first, topped with apple slices, jaggary and ground cinnamon is the plain basic recipe.  The other with pineapple tidbits and maple syrup is the buttermilk version.

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Yorkshire Pudding

Source: Whole Foods for the Whole Family
Date tried: May 1, 2015
Yield: 1 8” x 8” pan or a dozen muffin tin size (6 servings)
Time needed: 2 hours chilling time + 1/2 hour in the oven

Would you believe it is the first time I ever made Yorkshire pudding myself? I can understand why they are so popular. I used the muffin tin technique for baking and they came out quite well.  Loved them!

Yorkshire Pudding with Beef Steak

Yorkshire Pudding with Beef Steak

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Creamy Cottage Eggs

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: September 10, 2012
Yield: 2 servings
Time needed: 5-10 minutes

A simple variation on scrambled eggs. The cottage cheese should melt and the mixture be very creamy.  Take care not to overcook the eggs or you will end up with chewy eggs in a puddle of water.

Creamy cottage eggs

Creamy cottage eggs

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Pancake, Waffle or Camping Bread Mix

Source: Recipes for a Small Planet
Date tried: July 12, 2013
Yield: 6 ½ cups
Time needed: less than 10 minutes

Baking mixes are always handy.  Here is a high-protein mix for using at home or while camping whether you want pancakes, waffles or bread.

Pancakes from RSP mixPancake, Waffle or Camping Bread Mix
4 cups whole wheat flour
1 cup soy flour
2 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. salt
½ cup non-instant dry milk (or 2/3 cup instant dry milk)

Stir these ingredients together and store in a tightly-covered jar or can.  Pack into a plastic bag for camping.

To use, take 1½ cups of this mix and add:
1-2 eggs (or powdered eggs)
2 Tbsp. oil
2 Tbsp. honey (or sugar)
Water or milk to bring batter to desired consistency.

Water and powdered eggs alone will produce a good campfire bread.
Use the oil and honey as well for pancakes or waffles.  A thicker batter makes good pancakes, a thinner batter is best for waffles.

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