Monday, January 21, 2008

Bannana Oatmeal Bread

The recipe:
Preheat oven to 375
- 2.5 cups white wheat flour
- 3/4 cup quick cook oatmeal
- 1 Cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup regular sugar
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 overripe bananas
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup oil
- 1/2 cup raisins
The recipe was concocted this weekend as a way to deal with the bananas that were going to rot. The idea was to make a breakfast treat that would be high in fiber. This bread is dense. I had hesitated to put it in one loaf pan because I did not know how high it would rise. I now feel comfortable suggesting it be all cooked in one pan (for 50 minutes) or in muffin tins (for probably no more than 30 minutes). The pan I used was glass and it needed to be well greased.

Mush up the 'naners with the eggs and all the oil. I used one of those pastry thingies -- but a fork would probably work too (or a potato masher).

Dump it all in a mixer and let it go.

The object is not to leave it lumpy -- the stuff needs to be mixed well (make sure there are no dry clumps).

The end product was quite good -- but it is very dense. Cool it in the pan for about ten minutes, then turn it out on a rack.
I'll probably have to tweak this recipe a bit. If anyone else decides to make it, let me know how it turns out, or ways it could be improved. Since most Americans don't get enough fiber in their diet, I am always looking for tasty ways to bake with wheat flour. In this case I used white wheat. If any one uses regular whole wheat, please let me know how it works.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Shrimp Creole. Like I Have It In New Orleans

Melt some butter in a large heavy iron skillet and add some bell peper, onions, and celery. Saute the supper for about 5 minutes until limp. Then go ahead an add some flour, only about 2-3 teaspoons of all purpose flour. stir the mixture until it gets nice and brown then you add the following.
2 cups of chopped tomatoes, 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, a bit of tyme leaves, ½ teaspoon of sugar and 1 teaspoon of salt, ½ teaspoon of hot tabasco , now don’t leave this out, it’s the best part.
2 pounds of peeled large or the way I love it, Jumbo shrimp and the last is a cup of white cooked rice.
Stip the sucker until it begins to thicken cover and cook for about 30 minutes.

Just before you serve it, spoon the shrimp over a mound of white rice that you’ve put in the plates. This should serve about 4-5 hungry people.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

The Great Wall Of Food In China

Chinese Mutton
Chilli Fish Soup

It looks like one huge bowl of chilli right? The fish slices were all below.The fish tasted fantastic. Very fragrant, but not overly spicy. Nonetheless this was enough for 4 people

Chinese Fried Meatballs

This is the toufu (beancurd) dish. Hong Shao Dou Fu This is REALLY good.

And oh yes, The Great Wall