For the first time in my life, I actually finished a jar of yeast! For most of my adult life, I've been throwing out expired tinfoil *packets* of yeast -- I've never even aspired to using up jars of yeast. But I have been baking so much of late! Here are the recipes that are responsible for this culinary feat:
No-Knead Bread -- best crusty European-style bread ever!
No-rise pizza crust (see a trend here? I'm not a patient baker yet....)
Mix and set aside for 8 minutes:
.25 oz package of dry yeast (a little more than 2 tsp)
1/4 tsp sugar
3/4 c. 110-degree water
Pour this over:
1 3/4 c. all purpose flour and 1/2 tsp salt
Mix well with a heavy spoon, then knead for 2 minutes. Press into a 12'' circle, place on lightly greased pan and stretch to the edges. Top and bake at 500 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
Our other favorite recipes, which I just realized don't use yeast, I'll include just for the fun of it:
Popovers -- we *love* these for breakfast...
1 c. milk
1 c. flour
1/2 tsp salt
Blend eggs and milk, add flour and salt. Mixture should be the consistency of (unwhipped) whipping cream, add milk if it's too thick. Pour into greased muffin tins, filling about 2/3rds. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes, then turn oven down to 350 for another 10-15 minutes or until golden. Makes 10-12 popovers.
Crepes from the Ratatouille Cookbook:
1 1/2 c. milk
1 cup + 2 tbsp flour
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp melted butter
Put all ingredients in blender in order listed and blend until smooth. Scrape down sides and blend again. Set in fridge for 30 minutes or overnight.
Pour 1/4 to 1/3 cup into pan over medium heat (we use cast iron and a notch or two below medium. Cook about 45 seconds on first side, and 30 on the other.
There, now if I lose the scraps of paper I have some of these recipes on, I'm safe (as long as the internet doesn't go away! Or Blogger....)
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6 years ago