Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mulligatawney for a crowd

I made this for our churches Lenten soup supper last night, and it seemed to go over well. This is adapted from The Joy of Cooking , but adapted for a crowd.

In a large soup pot, place a whole chicken ( including skin and organs) and fill pot to within two inches of top. Simmer for two days.

The day you want to serve the soup, remove all chicken with a slotted spoon and leave to cool. Slice 5-7 onions, depending on size and taste. Peel and crush one head of garlic. Remove all the chicken from the bone and return to pot. Add 1/3 cup curry powder, and 1/4 cup freshly grated ginger, and stir.

A couple of hours before serving, add two cups basmati rice (brown or white doesn't matter, but DO use basmati) and a 32 ounce carton of coconut cream. Stir and keep warm until ready to serve.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Happy Fasnacht Day!

It's not often I find myself thinking, "What I really need right now is half a dozen allergy friendly mini donuts." OK, I do, but I usually don't feel strongly enough to do something about it, especially since I'm REALLY trying to avoid sugar. However, today is Fasnacht Day , I decided to indulge. This indulgence was, of course, influenced by Turbo making untold numbers of mini doughnuts in his mini doughnuts iron.

Ratio-wise, these are a variation on my brownie for 2.

Mix together:
1/4 cup mochiko (sweet white rice flour)
1 egg
2 TBL sugar
1 TBL rice milk
1/4 tsp baking powder
dash cinnamon (optional)

Mix together, and fry in your fat of choice (I used olive oil) and dust with powdered sugar.

Happy Fasnacht Day!