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Drop Biscuits

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These drop biscuits are super easy to make, with only 3 ingredients!  You simply mix everything together in a bowl, scoop it out, and drop on a cookie sheet, and bake! Perfect to have with  soups or as a sandwich or just on there own,warm straight out of the oven, with butter and jam.



Drop Biscuits

½ cup Mayonnaise
1 cup milk
2 cups self-rising flour

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 200 C/400°F.

2. Combine mayonnaise and milk in a medium bowl, then add flour and stir until incorporated.

3. Divide dough into 12 biscuits and place on a greased or lined baking sheet about 2 inches apart.

4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.


 VARIATIONS
*Cracked Pepper Biscuits: Before baking, sprinkle the tops of the biscuits with fresh cracked pepper.
*Garlic Butter Biscuits: Add a half teaspoon of garlic powder to the dough, then brush the tops of the biscuits with a mixture of 2 Tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder.
*Cheesy Drop Biscuits: Stir in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese




Butterscotch Pudding

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Social isolation continues, day 35 for us, and the kids have been asking for something sweet! Pudding it is!If you have a sweet tooth and are looking for a simple dessert to make, you should give this one a try. This butterscotch pudding is rich, creamy, and truly delicious. One of the easiest treats to put together with simple ingredients,the hardest part is waiting for it to chill in the refrigerator. For me, it's comfort food at its best, and good Lord knows we can all use a little extra dose of comfort these days. Hope you are all keeping safe, and staying home.




1-1/2 cup Brown Sugar, Light Or Dark Is Fine
1/4 cup Cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 cups Whole Milk
4 whole Large Egg Yolks (discard Or Save Whites For Another Use)
2 Tablespoons Butter

 Whipped Cream


INSTRUCTIONS

Gently whisk together the brown sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium nonstick pan.

In a separate pitcher or bowl, whisk together the milk and egg yolks. Pour it into the pan with the brown sugar mixture a…

Stay Home

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These two ladies have been on my mind lately, they are my maternal great grandmother Francisca and my paternal great grandmother Maria. I have been thinking of them because of their strength, determination and courage. You see they both became very young widows,a mere week of each other. Both their husbands died because of the spanish fever (The 1918-1920 influenza pandemic). They each had one small child and were both pregnant at the time. My maternal grandfather was one when his father died, and my paternal grandmother never met her father. I do not know how these women coped. I think of all the conditions in which they were living in at the time, and I am always in awe of their resilience. Fast forward to 2020, global pandemic Covid 19, and all that is being asked of me (all of us) is to stay put in the comfort of our homes! With running water, electricity, heating, bathrooms, food in our cupboards, and the knowledge and information that this is what has to be done! Let's honou…

Two Ingredient Flatbreads

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This recipe is so very simple to make,  even if you’ve never made bread at home before! This soft, chewy, garlicky flatbread is worth rolling up your sleeves and giving it a try. You can serve them plain, but we all know everything is better when it’s brushed with garlic butter. Everything. I made these to go along withChicken Coconut Curry, I made for dinner last night!. If you make them sans garlic butter, you can use them for wraps!





Ingredients

2 ½ cups plain Greek yogurt

2 ½ cups self-rising flour + more if needed


Place Greek yogurt in a mixing bowl and give it a stir. Add in 2 cups of flour and stir to combine. Gradually add in more flour until the dough starts to form into a ball.
Tip the dough onto a well-floured surface and knead with your hands for a minute or two.
If the dough is still too sticky, add some more flour and continue to knead.
The dough is ready when it is able to hold it’s shape and is not sticking to your hands or the surface.
Divide the dough into 8  parts.

Tangerine Cake

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This Tangerine cake is a little burst of sunshine in the midst of all the gray weather we are having, and all the doom and gloom of late, being felt world wide. Where ever it is you may find yourself when reading this, I hope you and yours are all well!






Ingredients

2 eggs
2 tangerines
1/2 cup vegetable oil (125ml)
1 cup sugar (225g)
2 cups self-rising flour or all-purpose flour + 2 teaspoons baking powder (226g)

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Grease and flour a flan pan or bundt cake pan.

To a blender cup add, eggs, tangerines (cut in half without seeds), oil and sugar.
Blend.
In a medium bowl add flour and baking powder if using.
Pour the tangerine mixture into the flour and mix well.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Let it cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

** Sprinkle with icing sugar or top with a cream cheese frosting

Tangerine Cream Cheese frosting

1 cup  cup cream cheese
1/4 cup of butter
zest and juice of…

Korean Beef Bowl

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This Korean Beef is salty, sweet, crispy and a bit spicy. It's an umami-bomb,delicious and very easy to make!  One pan,ground beef and a simple sauce and dinner is on the table in no time. Not gonna lie, I would eat this for breakfast, it's so good you guys! I hope you try it!




For Sauce:
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
4 cloves garlic finely minced or grated
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown sugar ( I used a 1/4 cup, 4 tablespoons)
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon ginger root grated ( I didn't have any)
1 teaspoon Sriracha or 1/2 teaspoon crushed red-pepper flakes, or more to taste

500 grams ground beef
3 green onions sliced, green and white parts separated
4 eggs
4 teaspoons butter
1 ½ cups cooked rice ( I used jasmine rice)
sesame seeds optional, for garnish

Instructions
Whisk together the sauce ingredients, set aside.

Place a large pan over medium high heat on the stove. Add the ground beef and brown, breaking the meat up as it cooks until done, approximate…

Galette des Rois (King Cake)

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A Happy New Year to you all! The French Galette des Rois or “King Cake” celebrates the end of the Christmas season, on Epiphany January the 6th. It is made with two layers of puff pastry and filled with frangipane, a thick, sweet paste made from almonds, butter, eggs and sugar, and it is oh so delicious!   Tradionally baked inside the galette is a feve (a broad bean), and when the galette is sliced, and divided up by the number of people present, the youngest child of the family gets to decide who has which piece and the person who gets the fève in their piece of cake gets to be crowned King or Queen, and is in charge for the day! Now to avoid a trip to the dentist, just place a piece of candied fruit, an almond or a rasin instead of a feve. This is the first time I ever made a Galette, and I am so pleased with it! I was scared to make one, I thought it was complicated, but you know what it's not! Lots of little steps, but nothing you can't do I promise!






Almond Filling

1 cup …