Cranberry Nut Loaf

Source: Simply in Season
Date tried:August 3, 2017
Yield: 1 loaf
Time needed:1 1/2 hours

This is a perfect nut loaf for the fall/winter holiday season.

Cranberry Nut Loaf

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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.

Chechebsa

Source: The Recipe of Love
Made: September 10, 2013
Yield: 2-4 servings
Time to make: 20-30 minutes.

The simple flour and water dough is kneaded and then fried like bannock before being crumbled and drenched in butter and honey for a simple, but satisfying dessert.  One might call it Ethiopian popcorn.

Chechebsa

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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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Sesame Crisp Crackers

Source: Diet for a Small Planet
Date tried: July 15, 2013
Yield: 3-4 dozen
Time needed: 20 minutes

I do about as well with crackers as I do with pastry, which is not well at all.  However, the method for these is quite simple and quick.  Though I do hate recipes that say “bake until crisp and golden” without giving you any idea of how long that will take.  I guessed at ten minutes, and found 12 minutes did the trick.

I don’t have any cookie cutters, so these are not pretty:  just basic squares.  But they are tasty morsels.

Sesame Crisp Crackers

Sesame Crisp Crackers

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