Dec. 17th, 2010 11:07 am
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Waffles, slightly sweet. From Crystal Paine, in Tammy's Recipes.

4-6 servings

1 3/4 cups flour (used plain white so far, would like to try wholemeal)
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder (used about 1.25, makes for crispier and lighter waffles)
2 eggs (I separate and beat the whites first)
1 3/4 cups milk
1/2 cup oil or melted butter (urgh. This is just too much. Maybe 1/4 cup?)
1 teaspoon vanilla (really should get around to buying this.


1. Combine dry ingredients in large bowl.

2. In a separate bowl, beat wet ingredients and then add to dry, stirring just until moistened.

3. Cook on pre-heated waffle iron until waffles are browned and test done.

I'm really not convinced by beating the whites, nor mixing the ingredients separately and then together. I forgot half the milk, so am sure I killed the whites, and then they weren't separate by the time I added the rest of the milk. Maybe because I was using a whisk I had less problems with lumps?

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We can use vinegar to kill the stinging weeds in the 'garden'. Huzzah! No need to support big evil parent of Roundup.
It's not selective, but I don't think there's anything there (other than the trees) we want to save.

Bündner Gerstensuppe

Finely chop all solid ingredients.
1 onion
1 seel
2-3 medium carrots
1-3 stalks celery
1/2 smallish celeriac (celery root)
2 medium potatoes
150g smoked speck/bacon. I used proscuitto. I dislike speck intensely.

1 bay leaf (don't be chopping this!)
100-150mL cream. I used 'thickened'.
knob of butter OR some olive oil. I see no need for both.
About 2 litres of chicken or vegetable stock.
100g pearl barley.
Ground salt and pepper

Seriously easy to make.
Chop everything.
Put into pot.

Or, broken down:
Heat butter/oil in pot, add onion and leek, cook gently for 10 minutes.
Add the carrots, celery, celeriac, bay leaf, and meat. Turn the heat up a bit. Cook, stirring occasionally, for another 10 minutes.
Add the stock, barley and potatoes. Simmer gently for an hour (or longer). Add water sometimes if it reduces too much. Stir occasionally.
Remove from heat, and add the cream.

I cooked these during the hour it was simmering.

Pesto muffins
Some proscuitto. I dunno. Four palms worth of slices?
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder ( I really need to figure how this is different to baking soda/bi-carb soda)
2 eggs
1 large cup milk.
100g cubed fetta cheese
Small 1/2 cup pesto.

Mix dry ingredients and make a well.
Crack in the eggs, add the milk. Fork to combine.
Add the rest of the ingredients.
Mix together.
Put into muffin tins, about 3/4 full. (Grease or line these first)
Bake at 190oC.
10-15 min for mini muffins (makes approx 30)
20-25 min for cup-cake sizes (makes approx 20)



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