Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Lemon Yogurt Chicken

Lemon Yogurt Chicken-- from Lesli who got it from Genevieve

about 1 lb chicken--chop in pieces
coat with flour (in bowl)
butter in pan
brown chicken on both sides on high heat (about a minute or less)

reduce heat to low
add garlic (optional)
add plain yogurt (1 cup)
add outer part of lemon peel (grate it into the chicken)

(optional) add juice from lemon

optional --add herbs
add salt to taste (not optional)

you cook the chicken on low heat so it's tender, but make sure it's all the way or most of the way cooked before you add the yogurt because you don't want to cook it very long with the yogurt in or the yogurt will separate. It still tastes good but the texture is much worse.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Lazy Sourdough Apple Pancakes

Lazy Sourdough Starter

Begin by making this lazy sourdough starter in the evening, and the next morning, enjoy Sourdough Apple Pancakes (below).

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups warm water

1. In a plastic bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water, whisking with a wooden spoon.
2. Add flour and beat well.
3. Transfer to a large container such as a gallon bucket or jar. Cover loosely with a towel and let sit overnight at room temperature. Starter should triple in size.
4. In the morning, beat again with a wooden spoon. Starter is now ready to use.

Lazy Sourdough Apple Pancakes

  • 1 1/2 cups lazy sourdough starter
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 apple, washed

1. Quarter and core the apple, then lay one piece on its side. Slice thinly.

2. In a large bowl combine sourdough starter and all remaining ingredients. Beat well.

3. Add sliced apples and stir to coat.

4. Heat a cast-iron skillet or non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add a few drops of oil and use a spatula to coat the bottom of the pan.

5. Ladle pancake batter into the middle of the pan, making sure to include a few apple slices in the mix.

6. Cook until small bubbles form on the top of the pancake and the underside is golden. Flip pancake and continue to cook.

7. Transfer to a pate or holding platter. Serve with maple syrup, apple sauce or apple butter, and cinnamon-spiced whipped cream.

I really liked these with unsweetened applesauce and cinnamon on top, but they're also really good with syrup.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Butter pecan hot drink

Go sledding.
Come inside.
Take off your coat and boots.
Put on Christmas music.
Fill one glass to the top with high quality butter pecan ice cream. You might add a little milk.
Put it in the microwave for 90 seconds. There will be a full head of foam.
Salt lightly.
Drink while still hot.