Thursday, April 28, 2011

A Couple More Recipes.... help you use up last year's storage crops.

Potato Bannock
{from One Potato, Two Potato by Janet Reeves}

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt {I used sea salt}
2 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp sugar {this stuff worked fine for me}
2 tbsp shortening or lard {I used butter}
3/4 cup mashed potato
1 cup cold potato water or cold water {I would go w/ the tatter water}

Preheat oven to 450 F. Sift flour, salt, baking powder, and sugar. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles course meal. Stir in potato. Add cold water and mix with a fork. Knead gently 8 or 10 times {I like 9 for "superstitious" reasons ;)} on a lightly floured board. Use extra flour if necessary. Pat into an oval shape about 3/4 of an inch thick. Score with a sharp knife. Bake for 20 minutes or until bannock sounds hallow when tapped. Serve with butter, and jam or molasses. {It tastes pretty darn good plain served with the recipe below!}

Bay Borscht
{from Natural Foods Cookbook by Jean Hewitt}

2 tbsp oil {I used butter}
3 large onions, chopped
3 beets, peeled and grated
2 beets, peeled and cubed
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 medium-sized head red cabbage, shredded
2 quarts vegetable broth or beef broth
2 cups chopped skinned fresh or canned tomatoes
1/2 tspn dill seeds, freshly ground
2 bay leaves, crumbled
1 tbsp soy flour {I used rye}
3 tbsp brewer's yeast
1 tspn sea salt
sour cream or plain yogurt

Heat oil in a large kettle and saute the onions, beets, carrot, potatoes, and cabbage, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes.
Add broth, cover and simmer until vegetables are crisp-tender.
Combine tomatoes, dill seeds, bay leaves, flour, brewer's yeast, and salt and add to kettle. Cook for 10 minutes.
Serve topped with sour cream or plain yogurt. Yields 6 to 8 servings.



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Scented Nectar said...

Please let me know when you are making both of those, and what plane to catch to where, because that sounds so delicious that I'm rudely inviting myself to dinner. :D

nefaeria said...

Hehe! :D I am close enough that you wouldn't need the plane. ;)

Scented Nectar said...

Whew! I'm not a fan of flying. :)

Bek said...

Haha, they do sound gooood!

nefaeria said...

SN: you might be after the Ontario Northland experience. ;)

Beks: Thanks! :) I bet they could easily be altered to a vegan recipe. ;)

Medusae said...

OMG - that recipe looks very complicated but has got to be SO worth it. I'm drooling here! om nom!!

I haven't got brewers yeast kicking around. My household is incomplete!! heheh

nefaeria said...

Medusae: Well the next time you fly into town on that UFO, please do let us know and I will see if we can whip it up. ;)

Medusae said...

HAHA!! shhh Don't let it slip. I go cow tipping with it.