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Living in Bermuda, I have cooked some things I would never make if I was living in the US. Homemade bagels are definitely one of them. Why would I bother making bagels if I lived in a city that had great bagels on every corner? Here in Bermuda there aren't many bagel options and there is only one place that doesn't use frozen ones. It was a very dense yet soft dough. We halfed the recipe to make 6 bagels. It's best to make a smooth ball and then poke a hole through it rather than rolling out a log and trying to connect it. Making the onion topping. We like everything bagels. Salt and pepper added to the previous ingredients. Just like pretzels, bagels are boiled before baking. Lots of cornmeal to prevent sticking. Yum. The interior was soft and chewey, the outside had some crunch. We decided to make what might have been the best egg sandwich of my life. Bagels The recipe we were hoping to try was here, but we ended up doing this easier one.

Basic Flour Tortilla Recipe at yield Makes 8 large tortillas Preparation In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients and 1/2 of the water. Mix together with your hands and continue adding water into the dough until it forms a solid ball, but is not too sticky. Heat a griddle or cast iron pan to medium heat. The cooked tortillas will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator or up to six months in the freezer. Naan I am finally here with the recipe for Naan. There are not many who are not familiar with these teardrop-shaped flat breads, soft pillowy cushions with rippled surface, and smothered with butter. They are utterly delicious! Over the past few months, I have been getting so many requests and seeing searches for Naan in my blog, I am almost embarrassed to have taken so long to come up with the post. As in all cuisines, bread is an integral part of Indian cuisine. Naan may be made in different flavors; garlic, spices, herbs or whatever you can think of. This is a more traditional recipe of Naan with yeast. Please do not be intimidated by the long process. Since Naan is traditionally cooked in the Tandoor – a clay oven with extremely high temperature, Naan made at home usually do not have the authentic texture and look. The cooking time is very important; it has to be well done, but overcooking it in the skillet or the oven will stiffen it making it crusty, which is not desirable. Pocket Pita

The One Black Bean Recipe You Must Make I make a big pot of these tangy, flavorful black beans at least once a month. They have become a major staple in my house and the best part is they are insanely easy (and cheap) to make. Eat them with fried eggs, salsa, and tortillas for a Mexican breakfast (aka huevos rancheros, see above) or serve as a side dish with chicken or fish. Spoon over brown rice, add sliced turkey sausage and top with some hot sauce and avocado for a quick, healthy, and filling dinner. Use the below recipe as a base, but feel free to change things up according to your tastes. Kemp’s Black Beans Recipe from What you’ll need: 1 lb dried black beans (about 2 1/3 cups), picked over and rinsed (but not soaked) 1 medium onion, finely chopped 3 Tbsp olive oil 8 cups water 1 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup Sherry (cream or medium-dry) 1 to 2 Tbsp soy sauce 1 to 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar Unlock the Secrets of Food: The Big Book of Food & Nutrition, new from Men's Health.

Crusty Bread Recipe There’s just something about the smell of fresh baked crusty bread that makes you feel at home. If you like fresh baked bread but don’t like all the elbow grease that goes into it then keep reading. Bread makers were all the rage a few years ago and took a lot of the work out of fresh homemade bread. But what if I told you you could get the best homemade crusty bread ever without needing any gadgets, machines or even kneading the dough? That’s correct, NO KNEADING! Crusty Bread Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose or bread flour, more for dusting ¼ teaspoon instant yeast 1¼ teaspoons salt Cornmeal or wheat bran (optional) Directions 1. 2. 3. 4. Easy right? Oh and if you’re into frugal cooking check out Frugal Mom’s Guide to Cooking Once a Month. See also: Cupcake Wedding Cake Gratitude Journal 5 Ways To Save Money With Young Kids Spring Cleaning Food: Use Up The Old, Make Way For The Fresh Coat Rack with Shelf: Add To Your Mud Room Or Entry

Baked Wonton Tacos When I was a little kid, around every New Year’s, my mom and grandma would sit down and make Mandu {Korean version of potstickers or wontons} all day to make Teokguk {Korean version of wonton soup} and I’d just sit with them trying to help out. I remember trying to help out making my own Mandu, though not really successfully. Then my mom and grandma made their own mandu skins from scratch… And now… how grateful I am that I can get premade mandu skins so easily… although I think I should try and make my own skins sometime… It’s definitely on my to-do list. But until then, these premade wonton skins would do. When I saw that you can use wonton skins to make little tacos, I immediately experimented with the idea. I added ingredients that I love, like cilantro and avocado slices… So refreshing and delicious. Boil one chicken breast (boneless and skinless) until fully cooked. Shred the chicken using two forks. Add chopped cilantro leaves (1 TBS). Add cheese (2 TBS) to the chicken mixture.

Flour Tortillas When I was growing up in South Texas we had this neighbor who would, on Saturday afternoons, make her tortillas for the week. Believe me, I made friends with her children so I could make myself available for tortilla day. I think she enjoyed my enthusiasm and always had a few extra tortillas for me to take home. They were sublime! Eventually we moved to North Texas and that ended my weekly tortilla gorge. I had quite a bit of culinary know-how, and I had the internet which would surely hold the key to delicious tortillas, right? You would be surprised! I tested a number of recipes for tortillas with all manner of ingredients. I discovered pretty early that all-purpose was the flour to use. I despaired that I would never find what I was looking for when, while looking at the shortening shelf at the grocery store, I remembered one thing from the Saturday's at my neighbors. Flour Tortillas Makes 12 Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl. Cover and let rest 30 minutes. Enjoy!

Life Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice photo: Eating cheap is easy. Given $10 to buy ingredients for a meal for four, even the most hopeless home cook could whip up grilled cheese and tomato soup or a simple spaghetti-and-meatballs combo. But putting together a gourmet dinner for under $10 is more challenging. Now Frugal Foodie has a challenge you: what’s your best super-cheap yet gourmet meal? (All cost estimates are based on non-sale New York City supermarket prices. One Pan Chicken and Rice by Hilary Allard of Sliced and Diced Cost: $5.73, or $1.43 per serving. Allard’s sauté uses one pot and is finished in the oven, minimizing dishes as well as cost. Caramelized Cauliflower Fritatta by Michael Natkin of Herbivoracious Cost: $7.08, or $1.77 per serving Fresh herbs give Natkin’s frittata zing, but can make a big dent in the budget if you’re not already growing your own. Monday Spinach Rice Medley by Katie Clark and Telly Kousakis of More Dough Than Dollars Cost: $7.15, or $1.79 per serving Strawberry Chicken Salad

Honey Wheat Bread with Homemade Honey Butter « The Modest Kitchen The past few days I have been craving a fresh loaf of bread. Adam really likes whenever I bake honey wheat bread so that’s what I made. I have also been seeing around the interwebs how to make your own butter. So I did and IT WAS SO EASY! Recipe: Honey Wheat Bread Ingredients: 1 package of active dry yeast (or 2 1/2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast, if using a bread machine)1 cup of warm milk (80-90º F)*1 egg1 teaspoon of salt1/3 cup of honey 1 cup all-purpose flour*1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour1/2 cup of rolled oats *Scald milk first and let sit until it reaches correct temperature. *You can use all wheat flour if desired. Okay, so I dumped all the ingredients in the bread machine and let it mix and rise in there (I know, I am so lazy). If you want to do this by hand, just dissolve the yeast in the warm milk and then begin adding the other ingredients. You will let your bread rise initially after mixing for about an hour. Okay now onto homemade butter. Back to making homemade butter…

2-Minute Chocolate Chip Cookie For One « Recipe This is one of those ‘I-need-a-cookie-right-now-or-I-die’ recipes that can be prepared in almost no time.We all know that kind of situation, don’t we? I definitely do, I confess.And you know what? This impressive cookie not only takes less than 5 minutes to prepare, it tastes really delicious. Just like a good chocolate chip cookie.The preparation is beyond easy… just have a look… First you need this stuff. 1. 2. 3. 4. Save a few for the top, if you wish to.5. Ta-dah! 6.

Step-by-Step: Homemade Bagels I was visiting a friend recently and she casually offered me bagels for breakfast—she just had to finish baking them, she said. Baking them? You see, she let them rise overnight, then finished them off in the morning so they’d be warm and crusty for breakfast. She made them from scratch. If that isn’t impressive, I don’t know what is. But it got me to wondering. When I saw Meredith’s recipe for homemade bagels, I was inspired to give it a try. You start by adding warm water to a mixing bowl. You add the yeast to the warm water… …along with the sugar. Once the yeast doubles, you add the oil. Then comes the flour and salt and the whole thing gets placed into the mixer with the paddle attachment. You could also simply do this in a heavy glass bowl and use your hands to mix. But if you have a mixer, you use the paddle attachment until it all comes together. Then you cover the bowl and put it in a warm place to help it rise. Once it has doubled, you punch it down and put it on a floured surface.

Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes “Scalloped” is an attractive word, isn’t it? When I hear it I think of several things: first, there’s scallops, as in the seafood—totally delicious. Then there’s the scalloped shape that can live on the edge of a pair of shorts or on the collar of a woman’s blouse—always pretty and dainty. And of course scalloped potatoes also comes to mind, which carries my imagination to a land of crispy potato skins drenched in a sea of cheese and cream. The first players up are: a few Russet potatoes (I’m sure other varieties will work equally as well), Parmigiano-Reggiano and butter. Start by scrubbing your potatoes good and clean. Then, using a sharp knife, make slices across the potato, being sure to stop before you reach its bottom. Cut up your butter. Then do the same with the Parmigiano-Reggiano. Next, open the potatoes’ crevices and shove the parmesan and butter, alternating between the two. When they’re done baking, you’re still a few minutes away from cheesy gloriousness! Description

5 Ingredient Guinness Quick Bread Here is a quick and easy recipe for Guinness bread, perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year. This is a great beer bread to go with your corn beef and cabbage or shepherd’s pie tonight. This recipe is too easy, it’s got just 5 ingredients. It uses self-rising flower, brown sugar, a pinch of salt and Guinness. How could you get any easier? You can substitute all purpose flour in this recipe too, but make sure to add 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt for every cup of flour used. Make sure to also check the date on your self rising flour. 5 Ingredient Guinness Quick Bread Ingredients 3 cups self rising flour 1 cup brown sugar, not packed a pinch of salt 1 – 11.2 oz Bottle of Guinness Butter Method 1. 2.

Stumblers Who Like 50 of the World's Best Breakfasts – Written by Victoria Philpott Not quite had your fill of breakfasts just yet? Check out our beautifully visual list of the 30 best breakfasts from around the world. Plan your next culinary adventure or just get a little adventurous with breakfast at the weekend. Salivating. If you’ve got a tasty recipe for a breakfast you’ve made in a hostel kitchen, let us know. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. Phew, and that’s it! Follow me on Twitter @VickyFlipFlop and let me know what you think of them all… And if I’ve inspired you to travel the world to sample them, remember you can always book your cheap hotels with us at Thanks to everyone for the images from Flickr. Related posts