Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
This dish is practically the same as Enchiladas Verdes only easier to make. It is very yummy and one of my favorites!
Green Salsa (click here for recipe)
Corn tortillas (I used about half the tortillas in a large packet...it made a lot)
Fresh Mexican cheese (you can use Mozarella or Monterrey Jack instead), crumbled or shredded
1 onion, finely chopped
Cut the tortillas into large strips, then cut strips into squares. Typically you deep fry the tortillas, but I like to just place the tortillas squares in a cookie sheet (lined w/ aluminum foil) and then drizzle olive oil over them. I then bake them at 350 degrees F. for about 20 minutes or so. You should check them every so often and use a wooden spoon to mix them around so that they cook evenly. You want them toasted. (Fried or baked, either way is good).
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
1 pkg Active Dry Yeast
1 c milk
1 c sugar
1 c flour
You can warm-up the milk a little if you like. Mix all ingredients and set aside. If you actually wanted to do the whole 10 day deal, I'm sure you can use this starter and find the directions online.
MIX the following ingredients and add to your starter:
1 c vegetable oil
1/2 c milk
1 c white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 c flour
1 large instant vanilla or chocolate pudding mix
1 c chopped nuts or raisins (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease 2 large loaf pans. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon. Dust the greased pans with half the mixture. Pour the batter evenly into the pans and sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the batter. Bake for 45-60 minutes. Cool until bread loosens from the pan and turn onto serving dish. For muffins, bake at the same temperature for 30 minutes.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
INGREDIENTS FOR CURTIDO:
TO MAKE PUPUSAS:
You'll need a hot griddle to cook the pupusas on. Grab some masa and begin rolling it into a ball, put a little bit of olive oil on your hands as you roll it. With your fingers make an identation on the masa ball and fill it with your filling of choice. Bring sides of masa in to cover the filling (shape it to a ball again) and then begin to flatten it. Place on hot griddle and let it cook on each side for about five minutes (it might take more or less). Serve hot and top with curtido. Enjoy!
Note: I didn't do this, but you really are supposed to put some oil on the griddle before you place the pupusas to cook.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3/4 cup beer
3/4 cup flour
1 Tbsp. salt
2 Tbsp. oil
2 eggs, separated
To prepare, place flour in a mixing bowl and add egg yolks, salt, oil, and beer. Stir batter until thoroughly mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow it to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours or as long as 24 - the longer the better, to a point. Just before using batter, stir it well again. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff but not dry; gently fold egg whites into batter. Cut Salmon into about 2 inch. squares and fry in oil at 375 F for 2 1/2 min. Makes up to 2 lbs Salmon.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
*Note: I found Rye flour in the health food section at my grocery store, not in the baking section where I thought it would be.*
While Bread is warm, brush tops with melted butter. Let cool.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Okay, this is a Brazilian recipe so I don't know if it will work in the USA. It is pretty simple to make though so it's worth the try. Before you do the topping be sure to put tin foil over it for an hour or so to keep the humidity and it will get really soft and moist.
Here it goes:
3 C (not heaping, just enough) flour
2 C sugar
2 C boiling water
1 C cocoa powder
1 C oil
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. bakind soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Mix in a large bowl the flour, sugar, cocoa, oil, eggs, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the boiling water and mix again.
Put it in a regular cake pan (make sure to grease it first) on 350 F preheated oven for about 30-40 minutes.
250 grams (about 8-9 oz) Sugar
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
3 tbsp. water
Mix everything in a pan on the stove top and pour it over the cake while it's still hot (the sauce that is). It should get a little hard after it cools down.
I made this without the sauce and it was still pretty good. It was even better the next day because it got really moist. We ate it with Häagan Dazs ice cream and it was pretty dang good!