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Apple Popovers and Chicken and Dumplings!

23 Oct

Yum Yum Yum. Both these dishes were quite yummy.

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I found another recipe I wanted to try using the ramekins. The recipe can be found here and was called Apple Souffle but these are not souffles, the texture is more like popovers. I was dubious if the recipe would actually work because there was no rising agent except for eggs but as they were cooking they popped up like popovers and then I realized what they really were! The only change I made was to add ~2 tsp granulated sugar to the batter to ensure it came out sweet. I made one of these without cinnamon because my dad dislikes cinnamon. And we didn’t eat them with extra sugar or maple syrup because I forgot about that step. They were good anyway.

The one in the back actually tipped over because it had the least batter. Apple popover-4878

The recipe is very easy. I highly recommend it but cook it right before you want to eat it because they deflated A LOT. These pretty popped up pictures are all right out of the oven.

Close up of the cinnamon-less one.
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The chicken and dumplings were made based on this recipe from allrecipes.com. I used about a pound of boneless, skinless chicken thighs. Instead of cream of chicken, I used cream of mushroom. And I used 1 can of milk and half a can of chicken stock just because I didn’t have enough stock (I used the can as a measure). In addition to the onion and celery, I added some frozen mixed veggies (carrot, peas, and corn) and left out the celery seed because I don’t own any.

Very filling! Makes five very big bowls.
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Curry Dumpling Bentos and Apple Pie

20 Jul

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I had some frozen curry dumplings on hand so this was the theme of these bento boxes. One was for my sister for lunch on Thursday and the other was for me even though I had no where to go. The dumplings were made following a tutorial from lunchinabox. They’re delicious pan fried.

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Also in the lunches were chickpeas in lemon, olive oil and Parmesan cheese, celery sticks with peanut butter in the cute case, salad with homemade ginger dressing, and the chocolate chip oatmeal cookie I made a while back.

I made apple pie again! I used recipes from allrecipes but I’ll include them here for reference.

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Grandma Ople’s Apple Pie

Ingredients:
* 1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
* 1/2 cup unsalted butter
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/4 cup water
* 8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

Directions:
1. Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce temperature, and simmer 5 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

Changes I made
: I only used 1/4 cup butter and left out the water. I also mixed the apples in the sauce before putting in the pie but only because I had much less sauce than the recipe actually made. I’m deathly afraid of watery pies. In retrospect, adding the water wouldn’t have hurt if I let the pie cool overnight before cutting into it.

Basic Flaky Pie Crust
(makes only 1 crust)

Ingredients:
* 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
* 3 tablespoons ice water

Directions:
1. Whisk the flour and salt together in a medium size bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss mixture with a fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together.
2. Gently gather dough particles together into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap, and chill for at least 30 minutes before rolling.
3. Roll out dough, and put in a pie plate. Fill with desired filling and bake.

I only made one crust because I had a store-bought frozen one on hand

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edit to add:
mini apple pies! made from the leftover materials.
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Apple Cinnamon Muffins

15 Oct

Hello world!

My roomie went apple picking recently so we had tons of apples! I stole two and made these absolutely delicious apple cinnamon muffins. So good I can eat them for breakfast AND dessert. The recipe was very easy too. You must try these, they taste really good and look nice too so go impress your friends.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Muffins

(Adapted from allrecipes.com)

Ingredients:
Dry:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Wet:

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 apples – peeled, cored and chopped

Topping: (I kinda randomly mixed unknown amounts up)

  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease twelve muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners.

2. Stir together dry ingredients. Mix in wet ingredients. Fold in apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

3. In a small bowl, stir together topping and sprinkle over unbaked muffins.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.