free baked recipe

anonymous asked:

What's your favorite recipe?

not combat rations, thats for sure. ive had enough of those for a lifetime. 

but my latest food hit has been pretzel bites. pretzels are an awesome food but rarely available fresh when i want to eat them, which is usually when i’ve woken up in the middle of the night. they’re relatively labor-intensive to make, which is good once the insomnia sets in. keeps me busy. plus, pretzels are sweet on the inside, salty on the outside, just like me. except im also salty on the inside. dont listen to steve.

when i make pretzels, it’s by the metric ton, so the recipe i have makes approximately a million of them.probably you will not want this many, because you don’t have thor or steve to help you eat them. or clint. probably you could just shove some into a vaccum cleaner instead, thatd be about the same. so divide the recipe in half or quarters for normal human consumption. take 11 cups of flour, 1 cup of brown sugar, ½ cup of oil and mix. 4 cups of warm water gets 11 teaspoons of yeast and sits for a bit, then goes in the flour mix. then mix it and let it rise for about an hour. the dough should be sticky to the touch and absolutely awful to get out of your metal fingers. while you wait, wander your living area for some poor sucker to rope into helping you, because stage 2 is easier with help. or you can sit down and wonder why you talk yourself into doing things like this. consider your choices. it’s already too late to go back to sleep; youve got dough rising.

get a deep fry pan or sauce pan and fill with about two inches of water. bring it to a rolling boil on the stove and add in three or so tablespoons of baking soda. you really can’t do too much of that, as long as the water’s not getting super cloudy. preheat the oven to 400 degrees. wake steve up and tell him he has to help. 

get a couple egg yolks in a bowl with a basting brush, and find some kosher salt or sea salt. grease up a few pans. 

flour a surface and roll the dough out until it’s between ½ and ¼ in thick. get your poor unsuspecting minion to cut out bite sized bits. i use an inch and a half circle cookie cutter, but you can use whatever you want, really. tony used a laser cutter last time i let him help, which was…not ideal.

drop the cut outs into the boiling soda water, and let them sit for a few seconds, then fish them out. you can use your robot hand for that, but again, you’ll be getting dough out of it for days. i let them drip dry on a cookie drying sheet, but you could also drop them on a clean dishtowel i guess. you just dont want them to be wet when you put them on the cookie sheet. 

they’re not gonna expand a ton, so just stuff em up close to each other on the sheet. paint the tops with egg yolks and sprinkle with salt. pop em in the oven for 10-15 min or until golden brown. 

repeat the boiling-and-baking until you want to die, then keep going until you run out of dough. while the last batch is baking, take a half a stick of butter, a quarter cup of flour and make a roux in a saucepan. add two cups of milk and two cups of cheddar cheese, some salt and pepper to taste, and a quarter cup of mustard, give or take. im showing you how much to use with my hands but you cant see it. sorry, i dont really measure stuff most of the time. heat and stir till it’s melty and amazing, and dip pretzels on in there. 

by the time you have completed this process and eaten as many pretzel bites as you want–and there will be enough. it’s a dang big recipe–you will want to enter a food coma and sleep forever. or for 70 years or so.

there. insomnia fixed.

Flourless low carb brownies (3 ingredients only!) for Sunday mornings!

• 100 g of cocoa powder
• 2 eggs
• stevia extract
• 300 ml of water (doesn’t count, right?)

Boil cocoa and stevia in a hot water until dissolved. Put aside, let it cool down a little. Whip the egg whites (you may want to add some salt or lemon juice to make the process easier, but this it depends on you only), also put aside. Stir the yolks into the chocolate mixture, then add the whites. Bake for 8 minutes at 200C. Cut into squares, serve cold 😉

Secretly paleo, vegetarian, gluten free, grain free, low carb, sugar free and low calorie :)

Percy Jackson Lotus Flower Cookies

*Vegan*
Yields 2 dozen cookies

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ cup vegan butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons rose water
Equipment
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • 2-inch circle cookie cutter
  • Plastic wrap
Decoration
  • Pink vegan frosting in a decorating bag fitted with a #366 tip

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour and salt.
  3. In large bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and rose water.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix on low until well combined.
  5. Divide dough into two halves and then wrap each half in plastic wrap. Stick them in the fridge to chill.
  6. Roll out dough to about ¼ an inch thick and then use a cookie cutter to cut circles. Place the circles onto a lined baking sheet and then bake for 12 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. Use a #366 leaf tip to pipe pink frosting onto each cookie in a lotus flower design.Start with larger petals on the outside and work your way to the center, making the petals smaller as you go.
  2. TaDa! If you feed these Percy Jackson lotus cookies to your guests, they’ll never want to leave!
10

Indian Meatballs with Sweet Coconut Curry Sauce 

Flavorful. Amazing. Incredible. Whole30 Compliant! These are spicy, so this is your warning. There was no holding back, but the coconut curry sauce provides the perfect balance. Served with spiraled sweet potato noodles, and this is the perfect meal prep!

Ingredients for Meatballs 

½ lb ground round (or ground beef)

1 egg 

4 cloves garlic, minced 

¼ large yellow onion, minced 

2 large tbsp cilantro, minced 

Seasoning blend: 1 tsp kosher salt, 1 tsp ground black pepper, 1 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp garam masala, ½ tsp fennel seeds, ½ tsp Indian red pepper, ½ tsp tandoori masala, ½ tsp cumin, and ½ tsp cinnamon. 

Ingredients for Coconut Curry Sauce 

¼ large red onion, minced 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

1 tsp tomato paste 

1 tsp curry powder

7 oz tomato sauce 

1 can (14 oz) full fat coconut milk 

1 tbsp cilantro, minced 

½ tbsp arrowroot starch/powder or tapioca powder 

1 ½ tbsp date syrup (softened [pitted] dates pureed with water), more if necessary

Salt and pepper to taste 

Parsley and cilantro for garnish 

Olive oil

Other Ingredients 

Sweet potato noodles 

Directions for Meatballs 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with a small bit of nonstick spray. 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. 

Using a small ice cream scoop or a large tablespoon, form balls – this mixture should make 6-8 meatballs. 

Once the meatballs have formed, place them into the oven and let them bake or 15-18 minutes or until the internal temperature reads 150 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Directions for Sauce 

In a large, deep pan or pot, heat a few tbsp of olive oil over medium heat. 

Add in the onion and the garlic and cook until the onion becomes translucent.

Once the onion has cooked, add in the tomato sauce and the coconut milk. Stir to incorporate. 

Bring the mixture to a simmer and add in the tomato paste and date syrup. 

Toss in the cilantro. 

Reduce the heat and let cook. 

Stir and add in the arrowroot starch to thicken.

Once the meatballs are finished in the oven, place them into the sauce and allow to finish cooking for another 5-7 minutes. 

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasonings and sweetness accordingly. 

Once the meatballs are fully cooked and the sauce has thickened enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, remove from the heat.

NOTE: sweet potato noodles are best when blanched. Do not eat them raw. 

Garnish and serve. 

Enjoy! 

4

Salmon with Blistered Tomatoes 

Hey! I have missed all of you so much. Though I’m not returning with a full start to finish recipe, I did some cooking, and I definitely waned to share with all of you – especially since I brought my camera out. I also wanted to let all of you know that I regularly update my instagram. My profile is bakingwithbooks

Ingredients 

1.5 lb skin-on salmon cut into three portions 

Seasoning blend for salmon: kosher salt, black pepper, Herbs de Provence, smoked paprika, hot paprika 

One pint mixed (orange and red) cherry tomatoes, rinsed and stems removed 

Olive oil 

½ large shallot, sliced or roughly chopped 

2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped 

Fresh parsley, roughly chopped 

Kosher salt and pepper 

Strawberry balsamic dressing (found at Whole Foods)

Directions 

In a large cast iron skillet over medium heat, drizzle a fair amount of olive oil and add in the shallots and garlic and let them sweat and infuse into the oil. 

After about 1 minute, add in the tomatoes, season generously with salt and pepper and allow them to blister for about 3 minutes. 

Remove tomatoes to a bowl. 

Add a little more olive oil to the pan and place the salmon skin-side down into the pan, searing for about 2 minutes. 

Flip and continue cooking for about 4-5 minutes. 

Add back in the tomatoes and add in a small amount of strawberry balsamic. 

Remove from heat when salmon is finished (should be moist and still slightly pink). 

Serve while hot. 

Enjoy!  

Vegan Birthday-Cake Cupcakes

This is your new go-to, foolproof vanilla cupcake recipe for when birthdays swing around the corner.

These cupcakes are light, sweet, moist, and heap of vanilla give them the most iconic birthday cake taste. Top with pink frosting and colourful sprinkles and you’re set with a classic that won’t displease anyone.

To make these cupcakes you will need: (Makes 12)

1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
1 cup cane sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup unsweetened almond or soy milk
¼ cup coconut oil
¼ cup vegan butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar


Start by beating the butter, oil, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add in the milk and slowly mix until combined. Add in the flour, baking soda and powder and stop mixing as soon as there are no lumps on a medium speed, if using a mixer. Finally, add in the vinegar and immediately fill your cupcake liners. Evenly distribute between 12 liners, you can also make up to 15 if you fill them just halfway, they rise quite a bit. Bake at 350 C for 18-22 minutes.

The cupcakes should be golden, not browned. The surface should be springy to the touch, if it doesn’t spring back and leaves an indent they are not ready. You can also insert a toothpick in the centre and ensure it comes out clean.

As you can see, these cupcakes are light sweet clouds. They are very fluffy and not heavy, so they make a perfect individual serving. A more fun, and personal treat as opposed to a slice of cake.

To make the frosting, you’ll need:

1 cup vegan butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 cups icing sugar
2-3 tablespoons almond or soy milk
pink food coloring

Whip the butter and shortening until fluffy and glossy. You want to incorporate as much air as possible to ensure a fluffy frosting. Add in the icing sugar 1 cup at a time until you reach the desired sweetness and texture. If your frosting becomes too stiff, loosen it with a couple tablespoons of milk. This makes more icing than needed, but can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. You’re bound to have a birthday within that time! You can also half it.

Make sure the cupcakes are completely cool before icing. Store them in an airtight container in the fridge and pull put 1 hour before serving to come to room temperature. Don’t forget the sprinkles, otherwise you’ve basically wasted all your time making these cupcakes and you’re an awful friend.

7

Spicy Chicken & Sweet Potato Bowl

protein packed and freaking delicious. 

Ingredients 

2 lbs chicken breast, cut into chunks 

2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks 

Seasoning blend: granulated onion, granulated garlic, ground ginger, Hawaiian lava salt, Mexican oregano, cumin, sweet paprika, black pepper, crushed red pepper, and chili powder. 

Bowl ingredients of your choice. I used purple cabbage, sweet peppers, Roma tomatoes, avocados, cilantro, lime, and Whole30 compliant taco sauce or salsa of your choice. 

Safflower or coconut oil for cooking. 

Directions 

Par-cook your potatoes for about 5 minutes in the microwave until they are fork tender. When ready, crisp in a pan with a small amount of oil. Use some of your seasoning blend to season the potatoes. 

Heat oil over medium heat. Once hot enough, cook chicken chunks and season liberally.  As a matter of preference, you can cook the chicken in the sauce or just add it at the end. 

Once potatoes and chicken are both done, assemble bowl however you’d like.

Enjoy! 

Yoghurt based pizza dough (aka the easiest gf pizza base ever!) with Mexican inspired toppings - an easy lime and chipotle flavoured pizza sauce (tomato purée, lime juice, chipotle paste, garlic powder, oregano, black pepper, olive oil and water) and pickled jalapeños, onions, bell peppers, avocados, extra mature cheddar, mozzarella and fresh coriander. ♥

2

Crispy, Juicy Chicken Thighs – Meal Prep 

A quick recipe for your meal prep needs 

Ingredients 

Boneless, skinless chicken thighs 

Seasoning blend – 1 tsp of each: kosher salt, black pepper, lemon granules, dried oregano, granulated onion, granulated garlic, smoked paprika, and ancho chili powder 

Freshly minced parsley or cilantro 

Olive oil

Lemon juice  

Directions 

Using the seasoning blend, fresh herbs, and lemon juice, and olive oil, create a marinade for the chicken thighs and let marinate for about 2 hours in the fridge, removing 30 minutes prior to grilling. 

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and heat a cast iron pan over medium high heat. 

Sear the chicken thighs on each side to develop a crispy skin and finish in the oven until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Slice and portion for meal prep. 

Enjoy! 

Made these cupcakes last night at midnight for a vegan potluck 🎃 Pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon “cream cheese” frosting. Dusted with cinnamon sugar.

Cupcakes:
1 ¾ cups all purpose flour
1 ¼ cups sugar
¼ cup coconut sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons pumpkin spice
(Or ½ tsp nutmeg & ginger, ¼ tsp allspice & cloves)
1 ¼ cup pureed pumpkin (fresh or from a can)
1 1/8 cup coconut milk (cream)
½ cup cashew milk
½ cup vegetable oil

Bake at 350 for ~18 minutes. Should be springy to the touch and a toothpick inserted should come out clean. (Allow to cool completely before icing)

Frosting:
½ cup vegan butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
1 cup Daiya cream cheese
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
4 cups icing sugar (more or less depending on how sweet you like it)