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Title: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 12, 2010, 09:19:24 am
Okay Mr Bill

Spotted Dick
Ingredients

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup fresh white bread crumbs
90g (3oz) prepared suet mix (raw beef or mutton fat - check supermarket)
1/3 cup castor sugar
1/3 cup sultanas
1/3 cup mixed peel (mix of orange, lemon and/or grapefruit peel)
1 egg
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoon demerara sugar (type of granulated brown sugar.  I think mum used to use just normal brown sugar most of the time)
custard to serve

Method
Grease four 200 mL mini cake moulds (use a pudding basin and cook all at once)
Sift flour
Add breadcrumbs, suet, sugar sultanas and peel
Combine egg and milk
Add to dry ingredients
Beat well to combine
Put into pudding basin
Ladies help me here: what is the correct way to cover and tie up a pudding in a basin?
Place in a saucepan with water no more than half way up basin (you don't want water in the pudding)
Bring to boil
then cover pan and simmer for 1 hour on very low heat (it is the steam more than anything you want here)
Remove and allow to cool for 10min
turn out onto plate
Sprinkle with demerara sugar
Serve with custard

Adapted from http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9300/spotted+dick (http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/9300/spotted+dick) for use by our American friends
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on June 12, 2010, 09:40:09 am
Thank you, it sounds so good.  I will try to make this.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Hisgirl on June 12, 2010, 10:16:56 am
Great idea!


Fred's Macaroni and Cheese
This is the BEST I've ever eaten!!


This amount will fill 2 9 X 9 small pans or one 9 X 11 pan.

Store list: 
8 oz box elbow macaroni
4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. sour cream
15 or 16 oz. cottage cheese
3 eggs


Boil 8 ounces of elbow macaroni per instructions on box.
In a big bowl, dump
15-16 ounces of cottage cheese,
8 oz. sour cream
3 beaten eggs,
1 tsp. yellow mustard,
2-3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/3 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Stir this all together and add cooked macaroni and top with  1-2 cups shredded cheese.
  Baked in greased pan at 350 for about 30-45 minutes  till golden on top. Freezes well.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 12, 2010, 11:05:05 am
That sounds so very good and inviting Dana
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: DianeL on June 12, 2010, 11:57:21 am
What an amazing recipe from Fred.

Sour cream in a Mac'n'Cheese, wow!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on June 12, 2010, 01:51:25 pm
QuoteLadies help me here: what is   the correct way to cover and tie up a pudding in a basin?


Best to use an earthenware pudding bowl. Having filled it, lay a piece of cotton cloth over it - piece of sheet would do nicely. Then tied around under the rim with string. Pass it round twice and tie tightly. Cut off ends. Then bring the corners of the cloth over the top and tie. This gives you a handle with which to lift the pudding out of the saucepan.

See the illustrations here http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/779/cover+a+pudding+basin (http://www.taste.com.au/how+to/articles/779/cover+a+pudding+basin) but they use foil
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 12, 2010, 07:55:18 pm
Thanks Jo.  I knew the instructions they had wasn't how Mum used to do it
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on June 13, 2010, 05:34:46 am
Foil's no good - you can't beat cloth. It lets the pudding 'breathe'.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 13, 2010, 06:46:06 am
Yeah that is what mum used to say.

You know what I like and that is spiders.  You know the ice cream in soft drink...haven't had one in ages!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on June 13, 2010, 07:04:16 am
You like spiders? Join the club! I think they're amazing little creatures.
And I remember doing the ice-cream in the fizzy drink thing too. Nowadays I just think it ruins a good ice-cream and a good fizzy drink! (Corona - anyone remember that fizzy drink with the weird tops?)


Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 12:47:31 pm
Ever try a root beer float?
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Sarah on June 13, 2010, 02:30:54 pm
Quote from: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 12:47:31 pm
Ever try a root beer float?


Oh Bill!  I love floats!  The most interesting one I've ever had was with butter pecan ice cream and coke.  Grandparents are the creatures of invention.  :hugegrin:
Title: Summer Chicken
Post by: Hisgirl on June 13, 2010, 03:09:12 pm
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 03:44:28 pm
Quote from: Sarah on June 13, 2010, 02:30:54 pm
Oh Bill!  I love floats!  The most interesting one I've ever had was with butter pecan ice cream and coke.  Grandparents are the creatures of invention.  :hugegrin:
That is different but sounds good!  If it is sweet I love it!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 13, 2010, 08:17:57 pm
Quote from: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 12:47:31 pm
Ever try a root beer float?


Okay another translation problem.  Sounds like your floats are what we call spiders
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 13, 2010, 08:48:03 pm
That sounds really good Dana.

Okay try this one

Swedish Meatballs
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup cream or evaporated milk
1 lb minced beef
1 egg
small onion (grated)
1/2 cup beef stock (I use 1 1/2 cups)
cornflour
1/2 cup extra cream (more if you want more sauce)
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1/8 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup oil

soak breadcrumbs in cream or evaporated milk
combine with minced beef
Add egg, garlic, onion, allspice and seasoning
combine well
Shape with moistened hands into balls about 2 inches diameter or size preferred
Heat oil in large frypan
Brown meatballs on all sides
Add beef stock
Cover and simmer gently for 20min
Remove meatballs to a hot serving dish
Thicken remaining liquid with cornflour blended first with a little cold water
Heat through till boiling remove from heat
Gently stir in extra cream
serve immediately over boiled rice or buttered noodles
Serve with a green vegetable.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on June 13, 2010, 09:13:45 pm
OK lets stop at Danas and then we will go to Foadles, who is doing dessert?
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 13, 2010, 10:03:34 pm
Pick me Pick me

how about cheese cake

Cheese Cake
Base:
250 grams (9oz) plain sweet biscuits (great combo is 2/3 arrowroot biscuits to 1/3 gingernut biscuits)
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice
1/2 teaspoon ginger
125 grams (4oz) melted butter

Filling:
250 grams (9oz) cream cheese
400ml (14oz) condensed milk
1 egg
grated rind of 1 medium lemon
1/3 cup lemon juice

Crush biscuits into fine crumbs
Stir in melted butter and spices
Press mixture into a lined 8" pie dish (use spring form tin if you have it)
Spead mixture over base adn up sides of tin, pressing in firmly
chill in fridge

Beat cream cheese well
add condensed milk, lemon rind and juice
beat egg very well and add (I sometimes leave the egg out)
Beat very well until mixture starts to thicken (this could take 5 min or more even with electric mixer)
Pour into crumb base and spread evenly
Chill in fridge until set

Decorate as you choose - fruit, cream, and/or chocolate all make good toppings

Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on June 14, 2010, 09:21:35 am
Oh yes Foadle, you found another one of my specialties, New York Cheesecake from scratch
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Sarah on June 14, 2010, 04:16:46 pm
American float definition....a glass filled with ice cream with soda poured over it.  Yum!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 14, 2010, 06:47:52 pm
Australian Spider definition: Ice cream with soft drink poured over it

Yep same thing
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Sarah on June 14, 2010, 09:36:16 pm
Quote from: Foadle on June 14, 2010, 06:47:52 pm
Australian Spider definition: Ice cream with soft drink poured over it

Yep same thing


I like our name better.  Who wants to a drink named after an icky bug?
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 15, 2010, 12:34:39 am
Those who live in the top security ward of Noah's Ark (that's my brother-in-law's name for it - he's kiwi)
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Sarah on June 15, 2010, 09:36:27 am
Kiwi? ???
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Hisgirl on June 15, 2010, 09:41:32 am
Quote from: Sarah on June 15, 2010, 09:36:27 am
Kiwi? ???


Kiwi = New Zealand
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: pastorzzub on June 15, 2010, 10:44:10 am
Just baked cup cakes with my daughter.

125g butter
125g sugar
2 eggs
125g self-raising flour
grated peel of two tangerines
1 tablespoon of milk

Mix it all up (best way: mix the butter and sugar first.  Then add the eggs and milk.  Then the tangerine zest, then the flour bit by bit.  Stir like crazy until it is smooooth).  Put in little paper cases for cupcakes.

Put in oven for 12-15 minutes (180c).

Make up some icing sugar (125g + a few drops of water).  Add red food colour to make pink icing sugar because we need to make princess cupcakes.  Put icing sugar on cakes.  Use another batch of icing sugar and add yellow food colouring as your youngest son will NOT eat PINK CAKES!

Get some rainbow sprinkles and sprinkle generously.  Make sure one of the cakes has 10000 times the amount of sprinkles to the rest so your daughter can name that her princess cake.

They are really yummy...

Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 25, 2010, 07:14:44 pm
Tried this yesterday.  Easy and filling.

I think it was Naan (or narn or however it is spelt) bread.  Indians use it with their various meals for scooping up liquidy substances.  I saw it on tv and decided to give it a go.

Plain flour with just enough water to make something the consistenct of bread dough.  Break off small handfulls and roll into a ball before rolling out flat.  Place in fry pan with just enough oil to grease.  After couple just enough time to seal flip seal and then flip and cook till brown.  if it starts to puff up with air you have done well but it still tastes okay if it doesn't (I had some and some).

I made a hot but tasty sauce dip thing that I invented on the spot but turned out great (or so I thought).   I used a large dollop (great cooking term  :hugegrin: ) of tomato paste mixed with a little boiled water then thickened with corn flour and a generous teaspoon of curry powder.  Was great
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: pastorzzub on June 26, 2010, 01:51:36 am
Sounds yummy.

I am about to have cornflakes and milk to wake me up on this Saturday morning.  I have such a sense of destiny today though.  Very very excited. 

Why? Don't know...
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Daughter of the King on June 26, 2010, 02:30:55 am
Wow! Maybe you're gonna have one of those "next level" days where there is a real shift in the Spirit. Hope it's a blessed day!

Btw it's weetabix and milk here!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on June 28, 2010, 08:53:11 pm
Have you ever tried fish and potato pie?  It is really good (or so I think)

Mash a tin of tuna and some diced onion into your potatoes.  Place in a backing dish and put grated cheese and tomato slices on top.  Put in oven until the cheese is melted.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: lovesblessing on July 08, 2010, 01:39:39 am
In light of the fact that sweet corn is going to be abundant soon everywhere, I thought I would share a neat way to cook it that is fast and easy.......clean your corn, rinse it, and while still wet wrap it in a paper towel, and microwave it for 2 minutes.....and instant sweet corn on the cob!  Yahoo!  It is soo good without all the boiling water and all mess......!  Enjoy!  ;)
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Hisgirl on July 08, 2010, 09:05:14 am
Yes!  We love microwaved corn!


I never tried wrapping it in a paper towel, though.  We just put the corn, in its green shucky leaves, on a plates and microwave it 3 minutes.  When it comes out, all steamy, we then pull back the leaves, slip off the silk, and use the leaves as a handle.


Your way sounds neater, LOL.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on July 08, 2010, 08:25:49 pm
You can't forget to add the butter...nom nom nom
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on July 08, 2010, 08:27:13 pm
and lots of salt :drool1:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on July 08, 2010, 08:38:16 pm
Do you need a bucket to catch all the drool
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Floatingaxe on July 09, 2010, 01:28:03 am
Chocolate Cake in a Mug

4 tbsp cake flour (NOT self-rising)
4 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp baking cocoa
1 egg
3 tbsp milk
3 tbsp oil
3 tbsp chocolate chips (optional)
a splash of vanilla
1 large coffee mug

Add dry ingredients, mix well. Add the egg, and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk & oil, mix well. Add the chocolate chips (optional).
Add vanilla, mix again. Pour into your mug, place mug in microwave & nuke for 3 minutes at 1000 watts

The cake will rise over the top of the mug - don't be alarmed.

Allow to cool a little & DIG IN!!! It can serve two (if you want to feel slightly more virtuous)


Why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on July 09, 2010, 02:43:54 am
And that is a bad thing ???
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on July 09, 2010, 02:46:22 pm
A yummy thing
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 11, 2010, 08:38:19 pm
Bread Pudding

This is a good one for using old bread.

Soak old/dry bread for at least four hours.  Better over night if you can but not for more than 24 hours (as the yeast ferments).  Wring out the bread and add mixed dried fruit, brown sugar and egg.  Mix well and place in baking pan in oven on no more than 180C and cook until a knife inserted comes out clean.  This can take a while as the bread is so moist.
Sorry I can't give you exact measures but it does taste good hot or cold.  Serve hot with custard or ice cream or eat cold as ordinary cake
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on December 11, 2010, 07:58:42 pm
Hey Bill, would you mind putting your zucchini bread recipe in here for us.  It sounds so good I am going to have to try it
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on December 12, 2010, 09:52:47 am

Here it is:    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
                  1teaspoon ground cinnamon
                  1/2 teaspoon baking soda
                  1/2 teaspoon salt
                   1/4 teaspoon baking powder
                   1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
                   1 beaten egg
                   1 cup sugar
                   1 cup finely shredded unpeeled zuchhini
                    1/4 cuo cooking oil
                   1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans toasted.

Grease bottom and 1/2 inch up sides of an 8x4x2 inch loaf pan, set aside.  In a medium bowl combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and nutmeg.  mAKE A WELL IN CENTER OF FLOUR MIXTURE, SET ASIDE.

In another medium bowl combine egg, sugar, zucchini, and oil.  Add zucchini mixtureall at once to flour mixture.  Stir just until moistened (batter shoiuld be lumpy).  Fold in nuts, spoon batter into prepared pan.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 50 to 55 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near center comes out clean.  Cool  in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove from pan.  Cool completely on a wire rack.  Wrap and store overnight befoire slicing.
                 
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on December 13, 2010, 04:45:43 pm
Thanks Bill
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 17, 2011, 06:47:54 am
Something decadent for the sweet tooth...and easy to make

Biscotten Torte

24 milk coffee biscuits

1 tablespoon coffee (I use cocoa successfully as I am allergic to caffeine)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 cup boiling water

2 tablespoons brown sugar
600mL cream

chocolate and fruit to decorate

Method:
1. dissolve the coffee and sugar in boiling water
2. beat the brown sugar into the cream until thickened
3. lay a row 3 biscuits end to end then another row beside it the same
4. brush liberally with the coffee mixture
5. put a little under a quarter of the cream evenly over the biscuits
6. repeat steps 3-5 until all the biscuits are used (do not squash the biscuits on each layer)
7. coat entire cake with cream mixture
8. top with grated chocolate and fruit of your choice (strawberries work well)

This is real yummy
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 21, 2011, 11:18:45 am
You know what would be awesome? If this thread was stickied.  :hug:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 21, 2011, 11:19:47 am
Anyone else want to see this thread stickied?  If enough people want it, I'll sticky it.  ;)

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Rachel Faith on September 21, 2011, 11:50:50 am
STICKY IT!!!!
:hugegrin:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: bill16652 on September 21, 2011, 01:00:29 pm
Yes, please sticky it
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Daughter of the King on September 21, 2011, 02:35:14 pm
Good idea cos sometimes you remember someone posting a great recipe on here from ages ago and can't find the thread.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 03:54:29 pm
Well it would save me having to do a search every time I have a recipe to add
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 21, 2011, 04:03:36 pm
Ask and you shall receive...  ;)

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 04:34:02 pm
I wanted to put this at the beginning but although I wrote the OP there must be a time limit on modification as only my most recent posts in this thread can be modified....I was thinking about this when I put in the last recipe but recent talk shows this could become a lot bigger thread, so we need a contents. 

Pete is there someway this can be put in at the beginning of the thread and something everyone can "modify" so they can add their recipes to the contents list?  Also I don't know how to hyperlink to a set point on a page so I have just hyperlinked to the page

CONTENTS (post number and recipe)

LIGHT MEALS
2          Fred's Macaroni and Cheese (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/)
26        Naan Bread (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)
30/31   Easy Corn (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)
51        Boiled Eggs (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/40/)
51        Ham and Cheese sandwich (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/40/)

MAIN MEALS
Beef
15        Swedish Meatballs  (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/)

Chicken
12        Dana's What I'd Serve Jesus Chicken  (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/)

Fish
29        Fish and Potato Pie  (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)

LIGHT SWEETS
25        Cup Cakes   (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)

DESSERTS
1          Spotted Dick (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/)2          Cheese Cake (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/)
35        Chocolate Cake in a Mug (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)
38        Bread Pudding (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/20/)
40        Bill's Dessert (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/40/)
42        Biscotten Torte/Tiramisu  (http://www.hisgraceoasis.com/general-discussion/hgo-recipe-book/40/)
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Optimax on September 21, 2011, 04:41:13 pm
I'm not much of a cook.

Here are two recipes I do when I "cook" for myself, which is almost never.

First One

Take small pan, fill half way with water.
Light burner.
Place on burner to heat.
Place two eggs in shell into water.
Leave in pan on burner
Leave for approximately 12 minutes.
Remove eggs from pan, cool with water, peel.
Add salt and pepper according to taste.

Eat.

These are called boiled eggs.
Very popular around March/April.

Second.

Take two slices of bread. I prefer white.
Add a layer of mayonnaise to one piece of bread according to taste.

Add two slices of Honey Ham on top of mayonnaised bread.
Add one slice of Cheddar Cheese on top of ham.
Add lettuce, tomatoes on top of cheese.

Put second slice of bread on top of tomatoes.

Eat.

This is called a ham and cheese sandwich.   :hugegrin:


Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 21, 2011, 04:45:31 pm
Quote from: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 04:34:02 pm
I wanted to put this at the beginning but although I wrote the OP there must be a time limit on modification as only my most recent posts in this thread can be modified....


Correct.

There is a 1 week (10080 minutes to be exact  ;) ) time limit on editing posts.  This applies to all members at HGO.

Quote from: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 04:34:02 pm
I was thinking about this when I put in the last recipe but recent talk shows this could become a lot bigger thread, so we need a contents. 

Pete is there someway this can be put in at the beginning of the thread and something everyone can "modify" so they can add their recipes to the contents list?


Nope.

However, anytime someone adds something to the thread, if they send me a PM, I would be more than happy to edit the contents.

Incidentally, I've been playing with MediaWiki (same software that Wikipedia runs on) for a project at work, and I was thinking it might be cool to create an HGO wiki.  A recipe book that everyone can edit and keep up-to-date would be a good "pilot" to see if the wiki idea is a good one for HGO or not.  If there's any interest in doing something like that, I can set up an HGO wiki pretty quicky (yes, I know that's misspelled, but it rhymes, so I'm OK with that  :P ).

Quote from: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 04:34:02 pm
Also I don't know how to hyperlink to a set point on a page so I have just hyperlinked to the page


At the top of every post, there is a "title".  For example, in your post the title is RE: HGO Recipe Book.  That is how you can link to a specific post on a page.

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Sarah on September 21, 2011, 05:19:55 pm
Buttered toast,  add a slice of tomato, covered with slice of cheese, brown in oven, eat!    :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 21, 2011, 05:39:10 pm
I think a HGO wiki cookbook would be an awesome idea! :D
If people are up for it then I would love to be part of testing the idea out. This is so cool. Foadle, who knew a recipe thread would become so inspiring? :D
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Rachel Faith on September 21, 2011, 06:13:53 pm
BLACK BEAN BURGERS (serves 2)

1 - 15 oz. can black beans, drained
1/4 cup diced and sauteed onions
2 slices multigrain bread, finely crumbled
1/2 teaspoon each of garlic powder, black pepper and onion powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cracker crumbs

In a large bowl, mash the drained black beans.
Add the sauteed onions, crumbled bread, and spices.
Mix thoroughly. Add 1/4 cup of cracker crumbs (or just enough to be able to form patties out of the mixture).
Using your hands (after washing) form the mixture into 1/2 inch thick patties.

Grill 5-7 minutes.

For a breaded burger, gently coat each patty with more cracker crumbs. In a lightly oiled, non-stick pan, fry both sides of the patties.

Serve with a garnish of lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, and any other condiments on buns or over a bed of rice.

-Rachel's Kitchen
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 06:18:29 pm
I like the wiki idea and it gives you a chance to play around and trial
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 21, 2011, 08:26:39 pm
OK cool.  I'm going to go play around and see if I can get a wiki setup.  I shall return....   ;)

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on September 21, 2011, 09:09:23 pm
Any excuse is a good one hey  :hugegrin:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 21, 2011, 09:55:58 pm
It's alive!  ;)

http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php (http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php)

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on September 22, 2011, 02:11:23 pm
I can't believe I've not posted my chocolate cake!

VANISHING CHOCOLATE CAKE
Sift together

7ozs s.r.flour
8 ozs castor sugar
¾ teaspoonful of salt
½ oz cocoa powder

Rub in 4ozs hard margarine
(or chuck the lot into a processor!)

Mix 2 beaten eggs with
2 fl ozs evaporated milk
2 fl ozs water and
1 teaspoonful vanilla extract (not essence)
Add this to the cake mix and stir well or just buzz a few more seconds in the processor.

Line the base of a cake tin with a circle of greaseproof paper and grease the sides
Pour mixture into the tin making a dip in the middle so the cake isn't too pointy.
Bake in middle of low oven 1700C (Gas No 3) for 45 minutes.
Turn out, remove the paper base and leave to cool, then slice in half

CHOCOLATE COVERING
Sift together
¾ oz cocoa powder
8ozs icing sugar
1½ fluid ozs scalded milk
1 teaspoonful vanilla essence

Melt 2½ ozs hard margarine in a medium sized saucepan - just melted, don't overheat.
Stir sifted powders into margarine and add scalded milk (milk brought rapidly to the boil and used immediately)

Stir and beat lightly until mix has a glassy look.
Pour some icing between the two halves and reassemble the cake on a sheet of greaseproof paper.

Slowly pour the rest of the icing over the top of the cake, ensuring that it cascades evenly across the cake top and down the sides. If timed correctly, the icing should set almost as soon as it is poured. If not, scoop up the excess with a palette knife and add to the top and sides of the cake until it is not flowing any more.

Slice, serve and enjoy!! But quickly - it won't last long!!!!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 22, 2011, 02:24:25 pm
yummy. I love chocolate.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 26, 2011, 11:04:23 am
BTW. I have been adding recipes to the wikki. I realized that I need to go back and add a line to name the person who contributed the recipe. If there is anyone who doesn't want their recipes included for some reason or would rather not have their contribution attributed to them,  then please let me know.

I will keep a list on the "Discussion" page for the cookbook of anyone who would prefer this. Thanks.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 26, 2011, 11:18:40 am
Also, it would be awesome if some of you guys would jump in and start doing some editing on what I've added. If you need help with figuring it out, then let me know.

I've been trying to put the recipes in a common format so they will be uniform. I've found that, in terms of the way it all looks, that listing the ingredients and then putting directions in a paragraph form seems to do the best. Let me know if anyone has any ideas.

I think Leah was working on adding a table of measurement conversions, which I think would be awesome.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Pete on September 26, 2011, 11:22:02 am
Quote from: Supplanter on September 26, 2011, 11:18:40 am
Also, it would be awesome if some of you guys would jump in and start doing some editing on what I've added. If you need help with figuring it out, then let me know.

I've been trying to put the recipes in a common format so they will be uniform. I've found that, in terms of the way it all looks, that listing the ingredients and then putting directions in a paragraph form seems to do the best. Let me know if anyone has any ideas.

I think Leah was working on adding a table of measurement conversions, which I think would be awesome.


Might I suggest using bullet points for your ingredient lists?

Just preface every ingredient with a * and it will create a nicely bulleted list.

I edited this recipe to give you an example;
http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php?title=Pasta#Fred.E2.80.99s_Macaroni_and_Cheese (http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php?title=Pasta#Fred.E2.80.99s_Macaroni_and_Cheese)

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Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 26, 2011, 11:42:57 am
Looks good to me.  :D
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on September 27, 2011, 12:43:02 pm
I have every recipe in this thread in the Cookbook on the Wiki. There is A LOT of editing left to do, but check it out -try editing something. It's a lot of fun. Oh yeah, and keep adding recipes  :amen:

http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php?title=HGO_Cookbook (http://wiki.hisgraceoasis.com/index.php?title=HGO_Cookbook)



Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on October 01, 2011, 06:32:24 pm
Haven't worked wiki out but I had to add another recipe

Mars Bar Slice

3 60g Mars bars
3 tbs butter/margarine
3 cups rice bubbles
family block of chocolate

Place rice bubbles in a large mixing bowl and set to one side.  Chop mars bars.  Melt butter in a small saucepan and add mars bars.  Stir continually until melted (note the nougat in the Mars bars will not melt down totally).  Add to rice bubbles and mix well.  Press into a 7" x 11" slice tray.  *Melt block of chocolate and poor over top and spread approximately evenly.  Place in fridge to set.

*When melting chocolate it should be done in a bowl over a saucepan of water so you don't burn or scorch your chocolate.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on October 03, 2011, 09:33:46 am
That sounds sinful. lol  :hugegrin:

Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on October 03, 2011, 07:09:53 pm
Not unless we make a law against it.  Remember with law there is no sin lol...so shhhh we won't tell anyone
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: pastorzzub on October 04, 2011, 05:29:44 pm
Quote from: Foadle on October 01, 2011, 06:32:24 pm
Haven't worked wiki out but I had to add another recipe

Mars Bar Slice

3 60g Mars bars
3 tbs butter/margarine
3 cups rice bubbles
family block of chocolate

Place rice bubbles in a large mixing bowl and set to one side.  Chop mars bars.  Melt butter in a small saucepan and add mars bars.  Stir continually until melted (note the nougat in the Mars bars will not melt down totally).  Add to rice bubbles and mix well.  Press into a 7" x 11" slice tray.  *Melt block of chocolate and poor over top and spread approximately evenly.  Place in fridge to set.

*When melting chocolate it should be done in a bowl over a saucepan of water so you don't burn or scorch your chocolate.


My daughter, who is 5, and I made this tonight for desert.  It was extra yummy.  Wife came home from work and loved it.  Daughter was so proud of herself, she melted the mars bars and everything...

Used an 8" by 8" tin, and it fitted fine.  Don't know what you call a family bar of chocolate but the one I bought was about 1/2 the size needed, so the chocolate on top was spread rather thin - would use more next time, but definitely yummy.  I thought there would be too much butter, but it was perfect.

Thanks so much!!!
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on October 04, 2011, 07:08:22 pm
Quote from: Foadle on October 03, 2011, 07:09:53 pm
Not unless we make a law against it.  Remember with law there is no sin lol...so shhhh we won't tell anyone


lol. You crack me up.  :hug:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Supplanter on October 04, 2011, 07:09:55 pm
Quote from: pastorzzub on October 04, 2011, 05:29:44 pm
My daughter, who is 5, and I made this tonight for desert.  It was extra yummy.  Wife came home from work and loved it.  Daughter was so proud of herself, she melted the mars bars and everything...

Used an 8" by 8" tin, and it fitted fine.  Don't know what you call a family bar of chocolate but the one I bought was about 1/2 the size needed, so the chocolate on top was spread rather thin - would use more next time, but definitely yummy.  I thought there would be too much butter, but it was perfect.

Thanks so much!!!



Awesome. I love when children are learning how to cook, It's just so wonderful seeing how much they enjoy something like that.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on October 05, 2011, 07:31:43 am
oops I did a typo in my post ... it is WITHOUT law there is no sin lol

Glad it was a hit in your family zub.  A family block of chocolate is 200g but I usually use more as I find that is rather thinly spread
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Miss D Meaner on July 12, 2012, 06:07:08 am
Lemonade (one of my favourites)

1 cup of sugar
juice of 2 lemons
1 tsp of lemon essence (or rind if you don't have the essence)
water

Dissolve sugar in boiling water (at least one cup but I usually use more)
Add juice and lemon essence and stir
Pour into 2L jug/bottle and top up with water
Chill
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: LittleRocketBoy on January 08, 2013, 04:19:09 pm
This is hands down the "worst" hot dog you will ever eat. They are truly addicting.

First the hot dog chili, which is the key ingredient.

1 lb hamburger, lean
1/2 cup water.

add the hamburger and water to a saucepan. Break up the hamburger meat as much as you can! Allow the water to steam away and the meat to brown. Once the meat is browned, add the water back and continue to add as you simmer. Just maintain a wet consistancy... but not runny.

Add:
1 TB Tones Chili Powder. No other brand will do. You can find it at Sam's Club.
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp Texas peter (we like it hotter so we use habanero sauce)
1 1/2 tsp A-1 sauce
1 TB Worcestershire sauce
1 1/2 tsp Frech's yellow mustard

Simmer for 20 minites to half an hour. If you let this sit to long the flavors will blend too much. So plan on a one meal batch. It does not freeze or store well. If it looses the heat, be ready to add a couple shakes of the hot sauce. The heat is such that it is hot at the back of your throat.

Thin red links are best. There should be a "pop" when you bite the dog.
Must have fresh buns. Nuc them for a few seconds so they are soft and moist.
Use sweet onions, not too harsh.
Use mustard and catsup.
Add about two three TB of the chili.

Eat with chips and a COLD drink.

Thank you Lord for taste buds.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Gig on June 14, 2013, 10:48:49 am
Apple Crisp Pizza  :kiss:

Ingredients:
Pastry for single-crust pie (9 inches)
2/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
4 medium apples (like Gala, Fiji, Braeburn, Empire) peeled and diced into 1/4 inch pieces

TOPPING:
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup salted butter, softened (see Note)
1/2 cup caramel topping

Instructions:
Note: I like to use salted butter because it cuts the sweetness of the pizza. If you don't use salted butter sprinkle some salt on top of the crisp. Trust me. It brings out the flavors.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll pastry to fit a 12-inch pizza pan; fold under edges to give the pizza a bit of a raised crust. Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Add peeled, diced apples and toss. Arrange the apples in a single layer over the pie crust to completely cover it. I didn't use all of my apples because I had really big apples.
For the topping: Combine the flour, brown sugar, oats, cinnamon, and butter in a bowl. Mix well. I like to use my clean hands to get in there and mush it together until it's the texture of wet sand. Sprinkle topping evenly over the apples.

Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes, or until apples are tender. Remove from oven and immediately drizzle with caramel topping. Cut into pizza slices and serve warm with ice cream. Makes 12 servings.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on December 08, 2016, 07:21:25 am
Bounty Slice.


Okay so here in Australia we have a chocolate bar called Bounty. One of my favourites.  It was only recently I learned that you poor Americans do not have it.  But I have a recipe  :hugegrin:  and it is super simple  :hugegrin: :hugegrin: :hugegrin: .


I make it as a slice rather than bars because it is quicker, easier and less messy, but I have done the bars too.


Ingredients
4 cups desiccated coconut
1 tin sweetened condensed milk (195g)
2 x 350g milk chocolate


Method
1. Line a slice tin with baking paper (butter does not work for stopping this from sticking to the bottom, so paper every time on this one)
2. Melt one block of chocolate in a bowl over boiling water then pour and spread evenly in prepared slice tin
3. Set tin in fridge (or freezer for shorter time period) until chocolate is half set - maybe in the cooler climates you may not need to do this.  You don't want it to fully set or the base chocolate separates from the rest of the slice so you want it firm but not quite set so that the coconut will "grip" the base when it is added.
3. Combine coconut and condensed milk.  Advise you put 3 cups of coconut in at first and then add more as you need.  The mixture should bind but not be dry or overly sticky - it will be a little sticky though
4. Melt 2nd block of chocolate and pour evenly over the top
5. Put in fridge/freezer to set
6. Lift paper out of tin and ease off of slice
7. Cut up and eat


.... smiley licking lips .... mmmmmm
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on December 11, 2016, 05:43:57 pm
Foadle, I always thought you were in the UK!

But we can buy Bounty bars in Confectionery - yum yum!!



Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on December 11, 2016, 05:55:34 pm
I have a recipe for you, just nice for Christmas!

Zabaglione - per person

1 Egg yolk
1 tablespoon of Masala wine
1 tablespoon of fine sugar (castor sugar in the UK)


mix egg yolks in a bowl and bowl resting in a saucepan of gently simmering water

add sugar and wine and keep beating until the mix becomes thickened and fluffy.

It should leave a little trail when you lift the beaters out of the mix. If it doesn't, it's not done enough. The mix also needs to get warm from the bain marie so the egg cooks a bit.

When stiff enough, pour into wine glasses and serve immediately with bourbon biscuits


Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on December 12, 2016, 03:28:17 pm
While both my parents were are from England, I was born and bred in Australia.  I've never been to England.  See, I'm full of surprises  ;)  even when I'm not aware of it  :doh:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: flaglady on December 13, 2016, 04:14:08 pm
 :lolflag:
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on April 14, 2020, 06:23:47 am
I forgot about this thread.  I am going to have to go through and copy these recipes into my recipe book.  There are some very inviting sounding ones.
Title: Re: HGO Recipe Book
Post by: Foadle on April 14, 2020, 06:25:58 am
ICE CREAM

Ingredients:
600ml whipping cream
400ml Sweetened Condensed milk
1tsp vanilla essence

Method:
Beat all ingredients together until cream thickens.  Place in contain with lid and freeze (About 4-6hours depending on dimensions of container).