Short Cut Puff Pastry

See the video on how its made here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6O6zqEBtq8 4 cups white flour 2 tsp salt 18 ounces cold butter 1 cup cold water   Combine flour and salt. Grate butter with a cheese grater and toss into flour with your hands until well combined. Add water in and stir with a fork, adding more water to make it come together if needed. Transfer onto your counter and gently knead a few times to make it come together. Divide into three equal pieces whether by weighing or by sight. They should be about 1 pound each. Take one ball and … Continue reading Short Cut Puff Pastry

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My Mamas Scones

A staple in our family, serve for brunch, make a batch for friends coming over to snack on, quick to throw down and frugal to make! I never make just a single batch… Youtube video here- https://youtu.be/xBN70sB16AQ   2 1/2 cups flour (white or wholewheat) 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 c sugar (we prefer organic cane sugar) 1/3 c cold butter (You can also swap this for 1/4 c cold bacon fat or lard, but don’t grate it, just mix in with your fingers until pea sized) 1 c milk (a great use for milk that’s a little on the … Continue reading My Mamas Scones

Grilled Potatoes

A quick way to use up leftover baked or instant pot cooked potatoes without heating up the house! Potatoes take foreverrrr to cook from raw on the grill but this way they’re done when your meat is (or sooner!) 4 large leftover baked or instant pot cooked potatoes, cut in half or quarters (9 min high pressure/manual release) 3 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp good salt 2 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp black pepper Toss potatoes in oil, add spices and toss. Can be mixed together upto an hour ahead of time while you’re prepping other … Continue reading Grilled Potatoes

5 minute Honey Sweetened Lemonade

I just can’t justify the amount of sugar most lemonade recipes call for. We prefer a much simpler, quick to mix up lemonade, sweetened with a modest amount of honey,  this way we can enjoy it regularly when the weather is hot! Honey Sweetened Lemonade In a 2qt/half gallon jar, add; 1 cup hot tap water 1/3 c honey 1/2 c lemon (or lime!) juice. Bottled or fresh squeezed, whatever works best for you 1/8 tsp good salt Shake well to dissolve honey, then top up with cold water. Enjoy immediately or store in fridge for later. Jazz it up … Continue reading 5 minute Honey Sweetened Lemonade

Seedy Whole-Wheaty Sourdough Sandwich Bread

There’s a bakery where I grew up, that has all sorts of seedy baked goods. To me, nostalgia is a cheese filled twisted seedy breadstick. I just can’t help myself. Or their bread I believe they call “Hikers” bread, is what I had in mind when I was coming up with this recipe. I’ve been making a loose version of this for a year or two but finally got it together enough to measure and record things so you too, could have a good seedy whole-wheaty sandwich loaf. The eggs are optional although I obviously recommend them. People add a … Continue reading Seedy Whole-Wheaty Sourdough Sandwich Bread