Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cook and Bake Day

A day of cook and bake today.  It seems lately that we have been on the run.  Nothing that I can pin down and say we did this or that, just running...  Well today is a day at home.  YEAH!!

So I whipped through the house with a dust cloth and vacuum - after cleaning like crazy last weekend for Easter I think that'll do.

So time to play in the kitchen.  Turkey soup from frozen leftovers from Easter.  DH asked for homemade noodles in the soup.

Homemade Noodles
1.5 cups flour
1.5 teaspoon salt
Make well and add
2 eggs, slightly beaten
a glug of milk (I don't measure)
mix together and let it set for five minutes or so.

Roll out on a floured surface - roll thin
let set for 20 minutes

roll up loosely and cut in 1/2 inch slices

roll out and let dry for two hours.  I turn them at an hour.

Break into 4 to 6 inch lengths and cook in your soup for 10 minutes.

My Grandmother used a bit of water not milk.  Either works great.

While those were drying I thought I better stir up some more granola.  There are tons of great recipes mine is just a variation of Alton Brown's.  I like to add more nuts and dried fruit and of course I use honey instead of maple syrup.  Just our preference.  And I triple the recipe, if I'm getting all the stuff out I want to make enough to last a couple weeks.

While that was baking I thought I'd bake a pie.  I told DH I need to make a pie just to make sure I still know how.  He is careful about what he eats, tries to stay away from sweets.  But he gave me the thumbs up on the pie.  So a plum apricot pie was rolled out and popped in the oven.

Plum and apricot go well together.  I have mixed them for a crisp as well as pie.  The fruit is some that we put-by in the freezer last year.  With the fruit I mixed a bit of sugar, about 1/2 cup, about 1/3 cup flour, and some cinnamon.  Put this in to my pie shell and baked at 400 degrees for 55 to 60 minutes.  Till golden brown and bubbly.

So that has been my cook and bake day.  Now it's time to drop those dried noodles into that turkey soup.
Happy cook and bake to your house as well.
a little bird

1 comment:

  1. Robin.. oh what a fun baking day.. I have been so busy [like you, can't pin down what I have been doing.ha]. But, I have totally enjoyed catching up on your blog.. You so inspire me..
    pie looks yummy.



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