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Chapter 3: Sweet Breads

Rockridge Press Rockridge Press ePub

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Great banana bread is a valuable staple recipe because it can be a perfect gift, a satisfying snack, and an energy-packed way to start the day. Bananas contain potassium, which can help regulate blood pressure and help muscles to contract properly without cramping up. The warm spices in this recipe also have health benefits such as regulating healthy glucose levels in the blood and lowering blood pressure.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, sift together the flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and spices.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla until well combined. Whisk the banana and shredded coconut into the wet ingredients.

4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir together until just combined. Do not overmix the batter or the bread will be too dense.

5. Lightly grease a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan and dust it with the almond flour.

6. Spoon the batter in the loaf pan, and bake for about 55 minutes, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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8. The O in the No

Paula Young Lee Travelers' Tales ePub

Chapter Eight

The O in the No

The cat that cannot reach the meat says it stinks.

Persian proverb.

Seven A.M. Sunday. There is no hunting today, so John is sitting morosely at his breakfast, eating French toast made with warm eggs just laid by the hens. I swear the chickens looked proud of themselves when I went to the henhouse this morning. Some days, they are too busy bickering to notice me hovering by the door in my pajamas and boots. Other times, they press forward, expecting me to give them nice tasty worms. Today, they practically stuck a name tag on each shell so Id know which hen laid which egg. By the time I trundled back to the human house, John was sitting at table, waiting for his breakfast, and reading Uncle Henrys because I hide Guns & Ammo on church day. Uncle Henrys has a Firearms section that he checks religiously. He also looks for snowmobiles, ATVs, and tractors.

His mother wanders in the kitchen, looking for coffee.

Hey Mum, he calls without preamble. You want a peacock?

No, she says flatly.

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VENETO

Michelin Michelin ePub

VENETO

Viticulture in Veneto is closely linked to the region’s history: the wine “de Venegia” was known since the Middle Ages not only in the Italian peninsula, but also beyond its borders, thanks to the far-reaching trade practised by the Serenissima Republic of Venice. It is not surprising, therefore, that wine is an integral part of the culture and daily life of the Veneto. As the goal of local vintners is to make wines of the highest quality, it is not surprising that Venetan production is remarkable not only for its volume (the region is one of the largest producers in Italy) but also for its excellence. The number of designated areas that Veneto boasts also puts the region in the high end of the table, attesting the importance viticulture has in the life of the population and in the regional economy.

Vineyards in the Verona countryside

Fauxware/SHUTTERSTOCK

The terroir

Archaeological finds in the Lessini mountains confirm the close bond the Veneto has with the vine. It is perhaps due to this millenary tradition that the region has such a diverse and rich range of varieties of both white and black grapes.

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Beef, Pork, and Lamb

Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus University of North Texas Press ePub

BEEF, PORK, AND LAMB

Thank goodness meat doesn’t punish the gluten-free diet. Plain meat—preferably local, organic, and pasture-raised beef, pork, lamb, and venison—is naturally gluten-free. It’s the added sauces, broths, seasonings, rubs, and marinades that you have to watch out for.

We’re Texans, and we are not giving up meat. Period. We also don’t cotton to wimpy flavors, so you’ll find an abundance of Tex-Mex and Southwestern influences in our beef, pork, and lamb recipes. That means red chiles, green chiles, ancho chiles, jalapeños, and bold, flavorful spices. We Texans also love our barbecue, and we’ve included some great recipes for those backyard feasts, plus a few for oven-barbecue lovers. Our Lasagna with Crema Mexicana sauce is a new Tex-Mex classic, while Stuffed Orange Bell Peppers with Homemade Chorizo and Authentic Fresh Pico de Gallo is more free-form.

Yes, we know there’s a world beyond Texas, and we haven’t forgotten that. Our Sicilian-style Veal Scaloppini is superb. Beef Tenderloin with French Gourmet Brown Sauce and Oktoberfest Best Wiener Schnitzel are classic European delights. And our Caramelized Onion and Applewood-Smoked Bacon Meatloaf with Homemade Ketchup is the best you will ever put in your mouth. We hope you have some fun with these delicious, easy-to-prepare entrées.

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Potatoes, Grains and Pasta

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press ePub

And Then Potatoes, Grains, and Pasta

There is nothing that smells better than potatoes baking. Idaho potatoes are the popularized ones, but California and Maine produce a fine type for baking or any other style of cooking. For me, Idaho takes the lead for baking because of its shape—long, flat, quicker cooking than the round kind. Just scrubbed and placed in a 350° oven and baked until done, about 1 hour, but timed to come out when you are ready to sit down; or rubbed in vegetable oil and salt; or wrapped in brown paper or aluminum foil to keep them from cooling off. Just bake them, and the whole family will succumb—even the curvaceous ones. Serve with sweet butter or sour cream, chopped chives, grated cheese, crisped salt pork—or all of them.

POTATOES ON THE HALF SHELL

For 6

6 Idaho potatoes

1/4 cup milk or cream

1 egg

4 tablespoons butter

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon chopped green onions [optional]

[Preheat oven to 350°.] Bake the potatoes, cut in half lengthwise and scoop out the potato. Mash, while hot, with the milk, beaten egg, and butter and beat until fluffy. Season with salt and pepper, and onion if you wish. Spread the shell with [additional] butter and pile lightly and high into it. Sprinkle with a smidgen of nutmeg or paprika or grated Parmesan cheese.* Bake until brown on top.

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El Paso

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

EL PASO

About two hundred miles before we got to El Paso, we came to Pecos, the center of the agriculturally rich Pecos Valley and land of “the world’s best cantaloupes.” It was easy to visualize the past and the year 1883 with dusty cowboys and worn spectators leaving the arena of the world’s first Rodeo and hastening to the pavilion for the juicy melon as a prelude to the evening with its festive square dances. It was even more enjoyable to actually be in this county where the “law of the West” and the seat of vigilante Judge Roy Bean were established, and to partake of this famous Pecos cantaloupe. It was dark by the time we left the old pioneer ranching center. We saw not a flicker of light along the way except for an occasional passing truck. Suddenly, the darkness was broken by a splenderous sight of twinkling lights and stars. Over the sprawling mesa of El Paso, the stars and lights on the mountains seemed to merge into one luminous expanse of glitter.

El Paso del Norte, once a gateway for the Spanish conquistadores, was named by Don Juan de Oñate on May 4, 1598. The proximity of metropolitan El Paso and its sister city in Mexico, Juárez, allows for the flow of the peoples and the products of two republics. The best views of the city itself are from the surrounding mountaintops or from one of the tall buildings within the city, which have been scarce in the past but are now slowly beginning to shoot up. Bessie Simpson of the El Paso Times took me to lunch at the beautiful El Paso Club on top of the El Paso National Bank Building—one of those new and few “lookout” buildings which tower over the city. The club is quite stunning, done in rich golds, blacks, and reds. Bessie offered me not only the good view and pleasant atmosphere, but also a very tasty recipe that our family has particularly enjoyed.

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Rio Grande Valley

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

RIO GRANDE VALLEY

The Rio Grande Valley, which is simply called “the Valley” by Texans, is one of the most extraordinary regions in the state, or I might say in the United States. It is sprawled along the banks of the Rio Grande River through four of the southernmost counties in the state, starting up near Roma and along through pleasant, small towns in tranquil and semitropical settings, one right next to the other on down to Brownsville. Tourists flock there at a rate second only to Florida’s and California’s, enjoying the year-round beauty of its emerald green citrus orchards, vegetable fields, and the nearly always blue skies. It is a botanical paradox.

Its fertile soil produces a variety of forty-seven vegetables and enormous groves of citrus trees. Laboratory tests on Texas oranges and grapefruit show them to have the highest sugar and juice content of any grown in the world. Lemons also exceed in volume of juice. Fred Birkhead of McAllens CC said that if the Valley hybrid onions and carrots get any sweeter the United States won’t need any other country’s sugar.

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Tabla de conversión métrica

Kris Rudolph University of North Texas Press ePub

CONVERSIÓN MÉTRICA

MEDIDAS DE VOLUMEN (en seco - harina)

1/4 de taza= 35 g

1/3 de taza = 47 g

1/2 taza = 70 g

3/4 de taza = 105 g

1 taza = 140 g

MEDIDAS DE VOLUMEN (en seco - azúcar)

1/4 de taza= 48 g

1/3 de taza = 63 g

1/2 taza = 95 g

3/4 de taza = 143 g

1 taza = 190 g

MEDIDAS DE VOLUMEN (líquidos)

4 onzas (1/2 taza) = 120 ml

8 onzas (1 taza) = 240 ml

16 onzas (2 tazas) = 480 ml

32 onzas = 960 ml = .96 litros

PESOS (masa)

1 onza = 30 g

3 onzas = 90 g

4 onzas = 120 g

8 onzas = 240 g

10 onzas = 285 g

12 onzas = 340 g

16 onzas = 1 libra = 454 g

DIMENSIONES

1/4 de pulgada = 6 mm

1/2 pulgada = 1.25 cm

3/4 de pulgada = 2 cm

1 pulgada = 2.5 cm

TEMPERATURAS/HORNO

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Salads and Dressings

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press ePub

Salads and Dressings

There is nothing quite as cool as a shimmering molded salad. Every kitchen, regardless of size, should support a few molds of various shapes, inexpensive or otherwise, but decorative. You may turn out some works of art as your imagination runs riot. Just give everything enough time: allow at least 3 hours for gelatin to “set”—six hours is better—and when making a large mold for a summertime meal, make the day before you use it.

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A few things to remember:

Before unmolding, moisten both the plate and the molded salad with wet fingers. The moist surfaces make it easy to slide the mold into the center of the plate after unmolding.

To unmold salads quickly, dip the molds in hot water, then loosen sides with a silver knife. Tap it with your hand and the salad will come out easily.

Remember that everything shows in a molded salad, so when adding fruit, bear in mind that:

These Fruits Sink: Canned apricots, Royal Anne cherries, canned peaches and pears, whole strawberries, prunes and plums, fresh orange sections, grapes.

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Chicken and Game

Kim Stanford and Bill Backhaus University of North Texas Press ePub

CHICKEN AND GAME

We make some unbelievable chicken recipes, plain and simple. Chicken is so versatile, whether roasted, grilled, broiled, or fried. It makes a great salad, or makes a good salad even better. Our chicken dishes will captivate your guests or simply make you the family hero—dishes like Bourbon-Soaked Chicken with Applewood-Smoked Bacon and Vermont Cheese. We have “Real” Oven-Fried Chicken, and yes, it really works without frying. Your kids will love it. Then, of course, there’s our Herb-Crusted Parmesan Chicken. That’s right, gluten-free Parmesan chicken. We think it’s about time.

We also recommend this very important step: Use only organic, free-range chickens that are plump, with a creamy appearance, no visible blemishes and definitely no odor. Bonus: You’ll be amazed at the wholesome flavor and supple texture of fresh organic pasture-raised chicken. Before cooking, place the chicken in a nonreactive bowl and cover with apple cider vinegar for 20 minutes to remove any impurities. We use the vinegar as a cleaner, not as a flavor. Rinse, pat dry, and refrigerate until ready to use.

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Desserts

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press PDF

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The Best From Helen Corbitt’s Kitchens

Reader’s Request

What is easier or more gracious than serving Pots de Crème for dessert in the living room with coffee after dinner. The crème pots are available all over the country in china shops—so invest! Good too for holding vitamin pills, cocktail picks or whatever.

POTS DE CRÈME

For 8 except someone always wants two

3 cups half-and-half

9 egg yolks

¾ cup white sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1½ teaspoons vanilla

Light brown sugar

[Preheat oven to 325°.] Heat the half-and-half. Beat egg yolks with sugar and salt. Beat in the hot half-and-half gradually with a French whip. Add vanilla. Strain and pour into pots de crème cups. Cover the pots and put in a pan of hot water 1-inch deep. Bake for 30 minutes or until a knife when inserted comes out clean. Remove pots and chill. Place a teaspoon of brown sugar on top of each dessert and run under the broiler to melt; cover and serve.

Use the same recipe but change the flavoring: omit the brown sugar

(brulée). Add 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate to the hot milk for Pots de Crème au Chocolat.

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San Antonio

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio, Texas, has a distinct personality, perhaps more than any other city in the country with the exception of San Francisco and New Orleans. Long years before the American Colonists threw off the English yoke, Franciscan padres from Spain were building their missions in and about old San Antonio, and there they are today—the missions—dozing in the Texas sunshine and dreaming of days when only the musical sound of Spanish was heard about their walls. In addition to the missions, many other landmarks from San Antonio’s past remain to this day, preserved for all to enjoy. Much of this is due to the heroic efforts of a remarkable group of San Antonio ladies called the Conservation Society. The Conservation Society has made it their business over the years to protect the old city’s historical homes, missions, and other landmarks from destruction at the hands of eager builders and developers. The society’s membership boasts of many of the oldest and best established families in San Antonio. Its members are alert, tireless, and as militant as soldiers when any of the old shrines are threatened (as the city fathers have learned time and again).

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Columbus

Mary Faulk Koock University of North Texas Press ePub

COLUMBUS

I stopped off in Columbus on my way home from Houston to see Rosanne Harrison for a few minutes, but ended up spending the day! A number of the girls were over having coffee and making plans for next year’s Magnolia Arts and Homes Tour Festival. It was so successful this year. People came from far and wide and just loved the band concert on the courthouse square, consumed gallons and gallons of hand-turned ice cream, and drank ten thousand gallons of cold, fresh homemade lemonade at the sidewalk café while they watched the buggies and wagons start for the tours of old Columbus homes and the Old Opera House where Houdini once appeared. In the late 1880’s, this was the only place between New Orleans and El Paso where opera was performed. The builder, R. E. Stafford, millionaire, cattleman and banker, built his own two-story home adjacent to the Opera House at an angle where he could watch the performances from his own bedroom! Liza McMahan, who, with her husband, is editor of the hundred-and-five-year-old newspaper, was acting as chairman of the Festival. The girls were also talking about the party they had been to the night before down at the Taits’ place. It was El and Alice Tait’s thirtieth wedding anniversary, and their two daughters had sent out invitations simply saying, “A Special Occasion,” with the time and the place. Special it was indeed! The guests danced on the wide front porch, which was added to the log cabin built in 1847. The music was furnished by one of those good Schulenberg bands, the Telstars. Lil Stallman started a long serpentine procession to the shed behind the house, where an enormous white-satin-tied box held a “special gift” for Alice and El. Suddenly the top of the box flew open, and amid colorful balloons, Rita Tait and her fiancé emerged to announce their engagement. Rita was wearing her mother’s wedding gown and John was wearing El’s wedding suit. Toasts were exchanged by Rita and her father, and later all the guests offered toasts to both couples. May West, who is reportedly one of the “best cooks” in Columbus, had made the traditional Wedding Cake she makes for her special friends on such occasions. May is a wonderful friend to have, as she has the largest deep freeze in town and keeps it loaded with all kinds of goodies she loves to cook.

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Entrée Sauces

Patty Vineyard MacDonald University of North Texas Press ePub

Entrée Sauces

The sauce to meat is ceremony, according to Lady Macbeth. But what would the ceremony be without the sauce? I’m sure the hostess who serves a really superb sauce feels at times that she is playing god to the mortals who partake of it. And why not? It takes patience to make a sauce that will enhance, not disguise.

Any sauce, whether simple or complex, takes time—to blend the proper proportions of fat, flour or egg yolks, and whatever liquid goes into it. A good rule in blending is to follow your sauce recipe, and carefully; but let your imagination inspire your seasoning.

Reader’s Request

A sauce to make a fish dish a delectable entrée any day, and especially for company.

IMPERIAL SAUCE

2-1/2 cups

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

1/4 cup finely diced mushrooms

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup Thick Cream Sauce [opposite page]

1 cup mayonnaise

1 teaspoon lemon juice

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