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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

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Thursday, December 15, 2005


Santa Cookies (In metric measurement, for conversion go to http://www.thatsmyhome.com/recipes/converter.htm)
Ingredients:
- 200 gr flour
- 1 tea spoon baking powder
- 50 gr ground almond (or flour)
-125 gr icing sugar
- 1 package of vanilla sugar or aroma
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- little salt
- 3 egg yolks (use from cooked eggs)
- 160 gr margerine

For the icing colour:
icing sugar, water, food colouring, little bit of chocolate

Boil the eggs for about 4-5 minutes (until hard)->cool down->peel until egg yolk is left
Mix margering, sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, and the icing sugar well.
Make egg yolk crumbs and put them into the mixture, add almonds. Mix the flour and the baking powder and add to the mixture.
Put the dough in a plastic foil and leave in the fridge for 2 hours
After that the mixture is ready "to be worked". Roll out the dough (if there are too many crumbs you can roll it out between two sheets of plastic foil) and cut out triangles.
Bake for 10-15 minutes at340 degrees fahrenheit. Let cool down.
The cookies are now ready, if you would like to add some colour ...

...you will only need to mix icing sugar and water (only very little water!!!). In order to get the red colour you can add food coloring. Eyes can be made of melted chocolate.

Sunday, December 11, 2005


Raisin Bagels

Ingredients:
- up to 4.5 cups whole wheat flour (white flour or mixture also possible)
- 2 packages active dry yeast
- 1.5 cups warm water
- 5 tablespoons of sugar
- handfull of raisins (if you want, other options: all kinds of grains, or other)
- 1 tablespoon salt
-1 tablespoon sugar


Bring 1 gallon of water to the boil.
Combine 1.5 cups of flour, yeast, water, 5 tablespoons of sugar, and salt. Beat at low speed of electric mixer. After 1 minute stir in as much flour as you can with a spoon. Sart kneading the dough for approximately 15 minutes (the dough has to get very elastic/stretchy). Cover with a clean towel and let rest for 10 minutes.
Cut into 12 equal portions, shape each portion into a bagel. Place on a greased baking sheet, cover and let rise for another 20 minutes.
Put bagels into the oven (on the highest tray) for about 4 min (turn them after 2 min). Put the bagels in the boiling water for approximately 15 seconds, turning them once. After putting them back on the tray and into the oven leave them for 25 minutes at 375 Degrees.


Littel Bagel History from wikipedia.com:

The bagel (or sometimes beigel) is a bread product traditionally made of yeasted wheat dough in the form of a roughly hand-sized ring which is boiled in water and then baked. The result is a dense, chewy, doughy interior with a browned and sometimes crisp exterior.
The dough may also be flavored to produce many varieties: salt, onion, garlic, egg, pumpernickel, rye, sourdough, whole wheat, multigrain, cinnamon-raisin, cheese, caraway, blueberry, and muesli among others. Bagels may be topped with seeds such as poppy or sesame, which are baked onto the outer crust.
A related bread product is a bialy
, which has no hole, is often onion or garlic-flavored, and is less crispy on the outside.
Though often made with sugar, malt syrup, or honey, bagels should not be confused with
doughnuts (donuts).



Everybody can be a chef!!
Find quick and easy recipes (all been tested) on this site.
Who says "I didn't even have time to cook..." will never have to say it again. See how easy it is to impress your family and friends with just a few ingredients.