Road Ahead – Recipes from Scratch – Part 6
These are the recipes I use weekly.
Pie crust or pastry( chicken and pastry dinner)
3 cups sifted all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking power
1 cup lard or shortening
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
5 tablespoons ice water
Sift flour with salt, baking powder. Cut lard into flour mixture until crumbs form. Beat egg lightly and add to mixture. Add lemon juice, and water. Stir with a fork until blended. Roll out on a lightly floured space. makes 2 pie crust.
for pastry: roll out very thin, cut into squares or strips, drop into boiling broth and chicken. Cook about 10 more minutes. This is like a chicken and dumplings but the pastry’s taste almost like a noodle. I usually have to double the recipe as they eat it up fast here.
No bake Choc. Oatmeal Cookies
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 1/2 cups quick oats
Mix sugar, butter, cocoa, milk in a pan over med. heat, boil 1 minute.
remove from heat, stir in peanut butter, then quickly stir in oatmeal.
then drop by spoon fulls on to wax paper.
Chocolate Cream Pie ( this will disappears very fast)
makes 2- 9″ pies
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3 eggs, beaten
12 oz. can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup water
3 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 baked pie shells
Combine sugar, cocoa, flour in a heavy sauce pan, stir to remove lumps.
combine eggs, milk, water in a mixing bowl.
gradually add milk mixture to cocoa mixture, stirring until well blended.
Cook over med. heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
remove from heat, add butter and vanilla, stir until butter is melted.
pour in to pie shells and chill. then top with whipped cream. ( you had better hide one)
Creamed Cheese Peas (the only way my kids will eat peas)
1/2 stick butter
2-3 tablespoons flour
6 slices of cheese ( or a jelly jar of the canned cheese sauce in the recipe tab)
1 can of peas
In a sauce pan add butter, melt butter over med. heat, stir in flour and add a pinch of salt, stir until it thickens. then add about 6 slices of cheese and stir until the cheese melts, then add a can of strained peas.
Quick Pizza Dough
2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup lukewarm water
Dissolve yeast in water, mix flour and salt together then mix with yeast mixture. let sit covered for 5 minutes. grease pan and sprinkle with flour. form crust and let it rest for about 10 minutes. (to prevent sogginess, coat lightly with oil or non-stick cooking spray).
add toppings. bake at 400* for about 20 minutes.
An even faster pizza: use English muffin halves, and add topping.
Coconut Dream Bars (a heavenly treat)
Bake at 350* , 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown, in a 13 X 9 pan
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups coconut
Combine flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, butter until particles are fine, use low speed of mixer. press into the bottom of an ungreased 13 x 9 pan and bake at 350* for 15 minutes. beat 1 1/2 cups brown sugar with eggs , just until blended. mix in remaining ingredients, spread over partially baked crust. bake 20 -25 minutes or until golden brown. cool and cut.
I know this is mostly sweets. But in hard times this is what is cut first from the food bill. And having sweets around always makes hard times a little easier on old and young alike.
What is your best sweets recipe? Would you share it here with us?
Have a great day,