No Rise Pizza Dough

Yield: 1-15″ thin crust pizza INGREDIENTS 16 grams instant yeast 1/2 teaspoon sugar 3/4 cups (350 grams) water 1 3/4 cups (500 grams) all purpose flour 1/2 tablespoon (17 grams) salt INSTRUCTIONS Combine four, yeast, sugar and salt. Add water, stir to combine, then knead for 2 minutes with a stand mixer. Lightly flour your…

Classic Biscuits

3 cups all-purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 3/4 cup cold butter (do not use warm butter) 1 egg 1 cup whole milk Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Grate cold butter on a box grater, set aside.  Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Cut grated butter into the flour mixture with  a pastry cutter or two…

Slow Braised Maple Carrots

Ingredients 3 tablespoons butter 6-8 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal in ½″ lengths 1/2 cup maple syrup 1 teaspoon salt pepper to taste 1 cup water Chopped fresh parsley for garnish Instructions Melt the butter in a medium saucepan with a lid, sauté carrots for a few minutes, then add maple syrup, salt and…

Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans This recipe is rich and hearty, and fills your home with rich aroma as it gently cooks in the slow cooker. Serves 4-6 Ingredients 2 cups (450 grams) dried navy or white beans 1 onion, peeled and chopped ½ cup pure maple syrup 250 grams salt pork, rind removed and…

Maple Multi-Grain Bread

1 cup multi-grain cereal (Red River, 7 grain, etc.) 2 1/4 cups boiling water 3 teaspoons instant dry yeast 5 1/2 cups all purpose flour 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons salt Place oats in the bowl of a stand mixer. Pour boiling water over top. Let stand for 30 minutes,…

Pork and Vegetable Miso Soup (Tonjiru)

Ingredients 300 grams sliced pork belly  1 burdock root  1 taro potato (150 grams) 100 grams daikon radish 1 carrot  1 onion  2 green onions ½ block (125 grams) konnyaku (yam cake) 8 cups dashi water*  6 tablespoons miso  1 tablespoon sesame oil  Ginger, peeled and grated (optional) Garlic, minced (optional) * Tomomi recommends Hondashi…

Lebanese Olive Oil Soap

Ingredients 1,000  grams olive oil (1 litre of oil = 920 grams) 340  grams water 124  grams lye (also called caustic soda or sodium hydroxide) Laurel leaves Tools 2 large plastic containers – one for the lye, one for the water Large stainless steel bowl for mixing the oil and lye Pot for heating oil Stainless steel…

Lebanese Stuffed Grape Leaves (Warak Enab)

100-120 grape leaves  2 tablespoons vegetable oil 500-600 grams ground beef 1 teaspoon salt  2 teaspoons 7 spice  1 1/2 cups short grain white rice 2 potatoes, sliced  1/4 cup lemon juice 3-4 cloves of garlic, sliced 2-3 tablespoons olive oil for drizzling over the layers, or more as needed    Pick grapes leaves in the…

Oxford Marmalade

Plan to make your marmalade at the beginning of the Seville orange season (around January 15) to capture the oranges at the height of freshness.  This recipe is simple to up-size or reduce: it’s equal parts oranges, lemons, water and sugar. If you increase the recipe, though, just make sure you have a pot that’s…

Pizzette Fritte

Yield: 20 balls INGREDIENTS  2 ¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ½ teaspoon sugar  1 ½ cups lukewarm water 3  ½ cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons vegetable oil Additional vegetable oil for frying Salt Optional Chopped basil Mozzarella, cut into small cubes Anchovy paste In a large bowl, dissolve the yeast and sugar in…