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Ratatouille [3 of 5] – Seared Scallops with Beurre Blanc, Omelette, Roast Duck with Raspberry Sauce, Remy’s Soup

Quick links: Scallops | Omelette | Roast Duck | Remy’s Soup | Verdict   Get out your berets and baguettes, it’s time for another week of Ratatouille! This week we were joined again by our friends Aly and Drew from Dreams To Become.  We enjoyed some great food! So check out the recipes for week 3 of Ratatouille!  Also, we just got…
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Lion King – Zebra (kinda), Bug Grub (& Gummy Worms), Baobab Fruit, Hawaiian Pig

Quick links: Zebra | Bug GrubBaobab Fruit | Hawaiian Pig | Verdict

 

Lion King is my all-time favorite Disney movie. It is even in my top 5 movies of all time, any genre. That said, I was not super excited to eat the food from the movie. I don’t have the strong will that Simba has to slurp down a giant grub. But Hakuna Matata! I highly recommend everyone rewatching Lion King, even if it’s only been a week since your last viewing.
We also had to do some substitutions. Eating like a lion is fairly hard to do as a human and living in the United States. But I did eat bugs…oh did I eat bugs

 

Zebra (it’s actually beef because Zebra meat is expensive and illegal I think)

Too bad I don’t have my own personal Scar around to bring me Zebra meat like he did the hyenas.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

It is surprisingly hard to come by in the USA, and I think it is illegal too.  So, I had to settle on regular ol’ beef. But I found a good Kenyan recipe called Nyama Choma. 

Nyama Choma
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 -2 kg beef (or zebra), suitable for roasting
  2. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  3. 1 -2 lemon, juice of
  4. curry powder, to taste
  5. turmeric, to taste
  6. coriander, to taste, fresh finely chopped
  7. paprika, to taste
  8. salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine the lemon juice, garlic and spices (to suit your taste) into a large glass dish and mix very well.
  2. Add the meat and stir to coat the meat with the marinade and allow to marinade for at least one hour.
  3. Preheat the oven to 450F
  4. Set meat on a hot pan over the stove and sear the outside. Do not cool long, maybe only 30 seconds to a minute each side.
  5. Transfer the meat to the oven.
  6. Cook the meat for 3 minutes, flip it and cook it for 3 more minutes.
  7. The meat should be done when it has a temp of 135F
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Slimy, yet Satisfying Grub

I don’t get why Simba chose the biggest fattest bug in the pile. But I commend him for eating the bugs.

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(Credit: Disney)

Also, I did it, I ate some bugs. I had some shipped from Thailand and I ate them just to appease all of you.  Spoiler: It wasn’t slimy OR satisfying.

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But to further appease all of you, I made something that is actually slimy and satisfying. Some home-made gummy worms!

Slimy Yet Satisfying Gummy Worms
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Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Prep Time
40 min
Total Time
3 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pkg 3 oz raspberry jello (or other flavored)
  2. 2-3 oz unflavored gelatin
  3. 3/4 c whipping cream
  4. 3 c boiling water
  5. 1 tbs lime juice
  6. 4 tbs sugar (divided)
  7. 1 tbs lemon rind (fine) (or 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice)
  8. 15 drops green food coloring
  9. 100ish flexible straws
  10. 1 tall container
Instructions
  1. Combine gelatin and 1 tbs sugar in bowl
  2. Add boiling water.
  3. Let it cool to lukewarm and then add the whipping cream, lime juice and 15 drops green food coloring.
  4. Flex out the straws and place them in a tall, tight container. It helps to place a rubber band around.
  5. Pour the gelatin mixture into the straws
  6. Refrigerate for 3+ hours
  7. Use a rolling pin to squeeze the gummy worms out, or you can try holding the straw under warm water.
  8. Once all worms have been taken out of the straws, place into a container.
  9. Mix the remaining sugar and lemon rind until they make a uniform mixture
  10. Sprinkle the worms
  11. Enjoy
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Baobab Fruit (Pomegranate)

No recipe here, but just for your info, the fruit that Rafiki has is called a Baobab fruit.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

I couldn’t come by one. So I ate pomegranate, because it looks similar to the fruit in the movie.
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Dress in Drag and do the Hula

Luau! If you’re hungry for hunk of fat and juicy meat,
Eat my buddie Pumbaa here cuz he is a treat! A hundred dollar dine, a tasty swine,
all you gotta do is get in line. Are ya achin’?
Yup Yup Yup
For some bacon?
Yup Yup Yup
He’s a big pig, You can be a big pig too! Oy!

This may be morbid, but I actually cooked some nice Hawaiian-style pork. No regrets. It was one of, if not the best meal that I’ve made.

 

Mr. Pig
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Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
4 hr 40 min
Cook Time
4 hr 30 min
Total Time
4 hr 40 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bone-in pork shoulder butt roast (4-5 pounds)
  2. 4 teaspoons liquid smoke
  3. 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  4. 2 unpeeled ripe bananas
  5. 1/2 cup water
Instructions
  1. Place the roast on a 22x18-in. piece of heavy-duty foil;
  2. Sprinkle with liquid smoke and soy sauce.
  3. Wash bananas and place at the base of each side of roast.
  4. Pull sides of foil up round meat; add water.
  5. Seal foil tightly; wrap again with another large piece of foil.
  6. Place in a shallow baking pan; refrigerate overnight, turning several times.
  7. Place foil-wrapped meat in a roasting pan.
  8. Bake at 400° for 1 hour.
  9. Reduce heat to 325°; continue baking for 3-1/2 hours.
  10. Drain; discard bananas and liquid. Shred meat with a fork.
  11. Serve over rice
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Will it Make you Part of the Circle of Life?

The recipes this week went all over the place. I had some of the best food and worst food and some medium food in there. I definitely don’t want to eat bugs again, but I’m sure there will come another movie with bugs. Sigh….

Verdict:

Nyama Choma – 7/10

Bugs – 1/10

Gummy Worms – 7/10

Hawaiian pork – 10/10

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The Little Mermaid – Shrimp, Crab, Les Poissons, Baguettes, Wedding Cake

Quick links: Shrimp | CrabLes Poissons | Baguettes and Wedding Cake | Verdict

 

Les poissons, les poissons! How I love les poissons. Love to chop and to serve little fish. First I cut off their heads, then I pull out their bones. Ah mais oui, ca c’est toujours délice.

Little Mermaid is one of the Disney all-time greats. It has some great food too if you’re a seafood lover. So become a nasty fish-killer and check out all the food from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

 

Shrimp

To establish Ursula’s evilness, the first shot of her shows her eating live shrimp.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

We weren’t brave enough to pop a live shrimp in our mouths, but we tried to keep them as untouched as possible. 

Shrimps
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Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 bag frozen shrimp (or fresh shrimp if you want)
  2. Pot full of water
  3. Sea Salt
Instructions
  1. Fill a pot with water and add sea salt
  2. Bring water to a boil
  3. Dump the shrimp in and boil for 3 minutes.
Notes
  1. Cooked shrimp should be a C shape, if they go full O, you've cooked them too long.
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Also, here’s a homemade easy ****tail sauce

 

 

Sebastian’s Crab Meat

For a French cook that is employed by royalty, I really question his cooking methods. Maybe there’s something I don’t know and if anyone has more info on his cooking style, let me know.  But when the chef finds Sebastian, he throws Sebastian in a sauce and then flour,

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

as if he was preparing to fry him. It is like he’s breading him for frying or baking in the oven. But instead, he stuffs him

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

and he throws Sebastian in a pot of boiling water, where the flour and sauce would just come off.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

So we followed the same pathway as Sebastian did.

Sebastian Crab
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
25 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 live crabs
  2. 1 c. White Wine
  3. 2 tbs lemon juice
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 celery stock
  6. 2 tbs fresh parsley
  7. 1 tbs sea salt
  8. crushed pepper
For the sauce
  1. 1 c french salad dressing
  2. 1/4 cup white wine
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1 egg
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. flour to coat
Instructions
  1. Fill a pot with water so that it'll cover the crabs, add the white wine, salt, pepper and lemon juice
  2. Bring pot to a boil
  3. Add the onion, celery and parsley
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the salad dressing, white wine, egg, milk salt and pepper
  5. Get your crab. If it's been in the fridge or icebox, it'll be less active and easier to coat.
  6. Dip the crab in the sauce and coat it in the flour
  7. Now undo all that work and throw it in the pot and boil for 7-10 minutes
  8. Serve on a bed of lettuce with lemon wedges, fresh parsley and croutons
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But also, here’s a recipe for a stuffed crab that makes more sense.

What the Chef should have done
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 live crabs
  2. 1 c. White Wine
  3. 2 tbs lemon juice
  4. 1 onion
  5. 1 celery stock
  6. 2 tbs fresh parsley
  7. 1 tbs sea salt
  8. crushed pepper
For the stuffing
  1. 1/2 c fresh mayo
  2. Fresh parsley and spinach
  3. Croutons (cut into smaller pieces)
  4. Salt and pepper
For the sauce
  1. 1 c french salad dressing
  2. 1/4 cup white wine
  3. 1/4 cup milk
  4. 1 egg
  5. salt and pepper to taste
  6. flour to coat
For the crab
  1. Fill a pot with water so that it'll cover the crabs, add the white wine, salt, pepper and lemon juice
  2. Bring pot to a boil
  3. Add the onion, celery and parsley and let boil for a few minutes
  4. Add the crab and boil for 7-10 minutes.
For the Stuffing
  1. Remove the crab and let cool.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  3. Clean out the crab and set aside the meat.
  4. Add the meat to a bowl with fresh mayo, parsley, croutons.
For the breading
  1. In a separate bowl, combine the salad dressing, white wine, egg, milk salt and pepper
  2. Dip the stuffed crab in the sauce and then coat it with flour.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and cook in oven for ~20 minutes, until the stuffing starts sizzling and the breading gets golden.
  4. Serve on a bed of lettuce with lemon wedges.
Notes
  1. I have not tried this recipe, but anyone that does, let me know how it is.
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Les Poissons

So les poissons is french for the fishes.  The chef during his ear-worm song, makes some yummy fish appetizers. 

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

We made these with with olives and added a little swiss cheese.
 

Les Poissons
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 lbs fish (I used salmon)
  2. Sea salt
  3. 1/2 cup butter
  4. 1 small block swiss cheese
  5. Green pitted olives
Instructions
  1. Like the chef on Little Mermaid, rub the fish with the salt. (You may remove the head and gut it before this)
  2. Melt butter in pan on a medium heat.
  3. Place the salted fish in the pan and let cook for ~10, until the fish has reached 145F
  4. Remove from pan and cut into cubes
  5. Cut the swiss cheese into cubes as well
  6. Place 1 cube of fish on top of 1 cube of swiss cheese, top with an olive and skewer with a toothpick.
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Baguettes and Wedding Cake

We have made baguettes and wedding cake before, as it was shown on Little Mermaid. So for those recipes, check out Pinocchio for the baguette and Lady and the Tramp for the Wedding Cake. 

 


Will it Make you use a Dinglehopper?

Sadly, we don’t really love shellfish and crustaceans except for shrimp. So we weren’t too crazy about the crab. But crab lovers will hopefully love it., The shrimp was good and the fish was great.

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Verdict:

Shrimp – 7/10, ****tail sauce – 5/10

Crab – 5/10

Les Poissons – 7/10

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Fox and The Hound – Fresh-from-the-Cow Milk, Raspberry Jam, Foxy Birthday Cake

Quick links: Fresh Cow Milk | Raspberry Jam | Foxy Birthday Cake | Verdict

 
I swear I didn’t cry when the widow drove Tod out to leave him in the forest. I was cutting onions…cuz this is a food blog. No crying here, just onions. Man, this movie is good, and so sad. It could be because dogs and foxes are so cute. There wasn’t too much food in the movie, but the highlight was the widow’s raspberry jam!

 

Fresh-from-the-Cow Milk

There are a few times where fresh milk is shown.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

There really isn’t a recipe besides buying a cow, and milking it. But we wanted to experience what Tod experienced. Selling raw milk is illegal here, except if the milk is sold directly from the farm. So we drove 1.5 hrs outside the city to a dairy farm and got a gallon. Man, it was delicious. So rich and creamy. Some people even claim it’s better for you. So if you’re in an area where you can get some fresh milk, I highly recommend it.

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Widow’s Raspberry Jam

When Tod is getting chased by Amos Slade, we see the widow cooking something on the stove.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

We’re not sure exactly what it is, other than it is some red substance in a pot. I figure, why not make some raspberry jam. It makes sense that the widow would be making something like that.

I had no idea that making raspberry jam was so easy! It turned out delicious.

Widow's Raspberry Jam
Yields 6
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Total Time
30 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups mashed raspberries
  2. 4 cups sugar
  3. 2 Tbs Lemon Juice
Instructions
  1. Place raspberries in a large pot
  2. Using a potato masher, mash the raspberries
  3. Heat the raspberries on high until they reach a full boil
  4. Boil for 2 minutes
  5. Remove from heat
  6. Add the sugar and lemon juice
  7. Place back on stove and bring to boil again
  8. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly
  9. Remove from heat
  10. For a thicker jam, beat with an electric beater for 4 minutes
  11. Pour in jars and refrigerate.
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Tod’s Birthday Cake

In the saddest part of the movie…that I definitely didn’t cry in…the widow is driving Tod away. She looks at a photo of him on his birthday with a big ol’ cake.

(Credit: Disney)

(Credit: Disney)

We have experience making treats for dogs from the 101 Dalmations post, so we decided to make a doggie cake because foxes and dogs are pretty similar, right?

Our dog loved the cake.

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Tod's Birthday Cake
Serves 4
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 10 min
For the Cake
  1. 1 egg
  2. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  3. 1/4 cup cooking oil
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  5. 1/3 cup honey
  6. 1 cup shredded carrots
  7. 4 pieces bacon (save grease for frosting)
  8. 1 cup whole wheat or white flour
  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  10. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
For the frosting
  1. 1 package of cream cheese
  2. 1/3 cup peanut butter
  3. bacon grease from cooked bacon
  4. 1 tbs milk
For the cake
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 6 cup ring mold.
  2. Combine the egg, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and honey, if desired, in a large bowl; blend well. Stir in the carrots and bacon, mix thoroughly.
  3. Sift together the flour and baking soda and fold into the mixture.
  4. Spoon cake batter into prepared pan.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.
  6. Let cake cool in pan for 10 minutes; then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
For the frosting
  1. Place package of cream cheese in bowl
  2. Add in the peanut butter, bacon grease, and milk
  3. Beat with electric beater until smooth.
  4. You may add veggie oil to thin it out or corn starch to thicken it up as desired
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Will it Make us Best of Friends?

The milk was amazing. The raspberry jam might be one of my favorite recipes. We tried it on crepes that day too and it was divine. Our dog loved the foxy cake (and it wasn’t HORRIBLE for human consumption).

Now go watch Fox and the Hound. It’s on Netflix. 

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Verdict:

Milk – 7/10
Raspberry Jam – 10/10
Foxy Cake – OHMYGOSHFOOD!/10 for dogs, 5/10 for humans

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Aristocats – Creme de la Creme ala Edgar, Goose ala Provencale stuffed with Chestnuts and basted with white wine, French Onion soup

Everybody wants to be a cat! Aristocats doesn’t feature much food, but the food it does show isn’t half bad. It’s set in Paris, so the food has a lot of French influence. There are a couple dishes that range from a simple dessert to a high-end meal. So check out the recipes from Aristocats.

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Cinderella – Porridge, Homemade Toast, Cream, Corn, Bonus 19th Century Hot Chocolate

Quick links: Cream | Corn | Porridge | Homemade Toast | Bonus: Hot Chocolate | Verdict

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A semi-timely post coinciding with the live-action Cinderella, which we watched as well! Unfortunately, we didn’t do any recipes from the live-action Cinderella…although the sweets that were shown at the ball were tempting. 
The animated Cinderella is a perfect breakfast movie, as all the food in the movie is breakfast food. So get that fire going, brush some cinders on your face and discover all the food from Cinderella.

Lucifer’s Cat Cream

Of course Lucifer gets the first food of the movie.

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(Credit: Disney)

And on the subject of Lucifer, who would unironically name their cat after Satan? Why would Cinderella’s dad marry someone who unironically named their cat after the devil? Wouldn’t that raise some red flags? It’s not exactly subtle.

Lucifer's Cat Cream

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:
3/4 cup Whole Milk
1/3 cup Unsalted Butter
  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan over a medium heat (or in microwave) be sure not to let the butter boil
  2. Remove from heat
  3. Add in the milk
  4. Mix well for 2-3 minutes.

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Greedy Gus-Gus Corn

Are the chicken feed corn kernels really worth it? Are they Gus?!?!

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(Credit: Disney)

I ate some corn, like Gus. I didn’t have to run away from a hungry cat while doing it though. There’s not really a recipe for this, just corn. You can steam it until it’s soft. Or let it go stale and eat it as chicken feed.IMG_20150413_212141

Drizella’s Porridge

Cinderella is shown taking some breakfast to her step-family. We wanted to be accurate with the type of breakfast she would be serving, seeing as this is supposed to take place in 19th-century France. However, it seems like the animators either didn’t see it as taking place in France, or just weren’t accurate with their French breakfasts. It looks like Cinderella is taking her family porridge and tea.

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(Credit: Disney)

However, porridge isn’t a common French breakfast. They usually eat grains, coffee, and fruits. But because it really looks like porridge, we were true to the animation and made some porridge.

Drizella's Porridge

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:
50 grams porridge oats
350 milliliters milk or water or a mixture of the two
greek yogurt thinned with a little milk
clear honey to serve
  1. Put the oats in a saucepan, pour in the milk or water and sprinkle in a pinch of salt.
  2. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4-5 minutes, stirring from time to time and watching carefully that it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  3. Or you can try this in a microwave. Mix the oats, milk or water and a pinch of salt in a large microwaveproof bowl, then microwave on High for 5 minutes, stirring halfway through
  4. . Leave to stand for 2 minutes before eating.
  5. To serve. Pour into bowls, spoon yogurt on top and drizzle with honey.

Source: bbcgoodfood.com
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Anastasia’s Toast

This is more accurate to France. Toward’s the end of the movie, Cinderella brings her step-family breakfast yet again. This time it’s toast.

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(Credit: Disney)

We didn’t want to just buy some bread at the store and toast it, we make our own bread from scratch.

Anastasia's Toast

  • Servings: 20
  • Difficulty: medium-hard
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Ingredients:
4 cups bread flour divided
2 teaspoons active quick rising dry yeast
2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 cups warm water
  1. Put 1/4 cup of bread flour on your clean counter top and reserve.
  2. Place remaining 3 3/4 cups bread flour in your mixer bowl.
  3. Spoon the yeast on one side of the bowl, and the salt on the other side.
  4. Pour in the warm water and with your regular mixer paddle, mix on low speed until the dough comes together in a mass.
  5. Switch to the dough hook. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Dough should clear the sides but stick to the bottom. If it is too sticky, add 1 tablespoon of flour at a time. If too dry, add 1 tablespoon of water to dough to adjust.
  6. Let the dough rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Turn the mixer on again and mix for 3 minutes. (If mixing by hand, mix for 6 minutes, then let rest for 7 minutes and mix again for 7 minutes.)
  8. Take the dough out and place on the counter. Remember that 1/4 cup of flour that we reserved? We’ll use it now.
  9. As you knead the dough by hand, incorporate more flour as you need.
  10. Knead by hand until the dough is very satiny, smooth, tight and formed into a nice, compact ball.
  11. Place this dough in a large lightly oiled bowl
  12. Turn dough over so that all sides have a thin coating of oil.
  13. Cover with plastic wrap and set in warm place for 1 1/2 hours to let rest and rise.
  14. Dough should almost double in size.
  15. While the dough is rising, about 1 hour into the rising stage, preheat your oven to 450F and place your pizza stone, inverted baking sheet or covered cast iron pot into the oven to heat up.
  16. If you are using a loaf pan for steam, also place that into the oven, on the very bottom rack, off to one side of the oven.
  17. After the dough has risen fully, punch dough down and form back into a ball. Poke your finger on the surface – the dough should give into the pressure and slowly creep back up.
  18. Ok, here’s the fun part. Cut the dough into half – you’ll shape one half at a time (keep the other piece under wraps)
  19. Pick up the dough – stretch it out until it forms a big rectangle.
  20. Dust your work surface with flour and fold over the ends of the dough inwards in 3rds.
  21. Now do a little “karate chop” lengthwise down the middle of the bread and stretch out the long ends again.
  22. Fold over in half. The karate chop helps get the middle tucked inside.
  23. Pinch all sides shut. This is important – you want to make sure that all ends including the short ends are pinched tightly to create a seal. This allows the bread to rise & expand up and out evenly. If the bread looks a little lopsided, you can try to fix it by letting it rest 5 minutes and gently stretching it out again. Just don’t knead the dough again – you’ll pop all the beautiful gas that took 1.5 hours to create!
  24.  Turn the bread over so that it is seam side down.
  25. Cover the loaf with a damp kitchen towel. Repeat with the other dough ball.
  26. Leave the loaves to rest on your well-floured pizza peel or cutting board for 30 minutes.
  27. After bread is done rising, take a sharp paring knife and make 3-4 shallow, diagonal slashes on the surface of the loaf. This allows the steam in the bread to escape so that it expands evenly during the baking process.
  28.  When you are ready to bake, remove your baking vessel from oven. Carefully slide the gorgeous loaf into or onto your baking vessel.
  29. If you are using pizza stone or inverted baking sheet: You can probably fit both loaves on it at the same time, just leave at least 6-8″ of space between the loaves. -> Get a 1/2 cup of water ready next to the stove.
  30. Open the stove, put your bread in the oven and throw the water on the oven floor or in the pre-heated loaf pan.
  31. Immediately close the oven door. This creates your steam. -> Bake 20-25 minutes.
  32. Check temperature of the bread – internal temperature should read 190-200F.
  33. Remove and let cool before cutting into it.
  34. If you are using a long cast-iron pot or covered baker: -> Before closing the lid on your pot/baker, put 1/4 cup of water directly in the pot. Cover immediately.
  35. Put pot in oven. -> Bake 10 minutes.
  36. Remove lid of pot. Bake another 14 minutes.
  37. Check temperature of the bread – internal should be 190-200F. Remove and let cool before cutting into it.
  38. Repeat with other loaf. (For convection ovens- bake 8 min covered, 10-12 min uncovered. Check temperature of bread)
  39. To re-crisp the crust, put in 375F oven for 5 minutes.
  40. Cut the bread and toast  it!

Source: steamykitchen.com

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Bonus: 19th Century Hot Chocolate

It seems like she just has hot water in her tea kettle. But we didn’t feel like making tea. So even though it probably wasn’t hot chocolate, we found a great recipe for 19th century hot chocolate. Remember, sweet chocolate didn’t come to be until later.

19th Century Hot Chocolate

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients:
1/2 pint water
1/2 pint milk
1 ounce bakers chocolate
  1. Scrape fine one square of Baker’s chocolate (which will be an ounce).
  2. Put it in a pint of boiling water and milk, mixed in equal parts.
  3. Boil ten minutes, and during this time mill it or whip it with a Dover egg-whip (one with a wheel), which will make it foam beautifully.
  4. Sweeten to the taste, at table.

Source: huntsville.about.com

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Is it a dream/a wish your heart makes?

Everything was alright. Nothing was blow-your-glass-slippers-off amazing. The best thing about the meal was the homemade toast. That was really good. The hot chocolate was kind of disappointing. Of course, I don’t love bitter chocolate, and it was pretty bitter.

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Verdict:

Cream – 6/10

Corn – 6/10

Porridge – 7/10

Toast – 10/10

Hot Chocolate – 7/10

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