Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Here are a few recipes I told some of y'all I would post. Sorry it took me while on the dressing.

Cafe Rio Style Tomtillo Dressing
3 tomtillos
Juice from one lime
1/2 cup butter milk
1/2 cup mayo
1/2 cup sour cream
1 packet of buttermilk ranch mix
1 cup fresh cilantro
5 stocks of green onion
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cyan pepper
4 tsp sugar

Through in a blender till liquefied and smooth.

Homemade Bread
3 cups warm water
1 1/2 heaping Tbsp yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp salt
1/3 cup oil
6-7 cups of flour
5 1/2 Tbsp of gluten

In a large bowl mix water, yeast, and, sugar. Let sit till yeast begins to grow, about 10 minutes.
In a separate bowl mix 3 cups flour, 2 1/2 Tbsp of gluten and salt.
Add oil and flour mixture to yeast. Mix and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes.
Add 3 1/2 Cups flour and 3 Tbsp gluten to dough.
Knead For 10 minutes.
Let dough rise 10-20 minutes.
Shape loaves and put into lightly greased loaf pans.
Let the dough raise till the it reaches the top of the pan.
Bake at 375 for 25 - 35 minutes.

* I wasn't able to find the gluten I bought and made the bread without it, and the bread turned out fine. However, the bread will be fluffier and lighter with gluten. I also added milled flax seed and oatmeal to the dough. Then put an egg water mixture and the flax seed and oatmeal on stop of the shaped loaves before I baked them, to make the bread more wholesome looking.

Homemade Microwave Popcorn
1/2 cup popcorn kernels
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

In a cup or small bowl, mix together the popcorn kernels and oil. Pour the coated corn into a brown paper lunch sack, and sprinkle in the salt. Fold the top of the bag over twice to seal in the ingredients.

Cook in the microwave at full power for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes, or until you hear pauses of about 2 seconds between pops.
Carefully open the bag to avoid steam, and pour into a serving bowl.

*A few kernels will remain unpopped. Longer cooking may pop the rest, but will burn some of the already-popped kernels, so it is not recommended.

1 comment:

connie said...

ah, thanks Sylvia! posting here is great... chances of me losing them are way lower now!