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Slow Cooker Maple Baked Beans

4 cups (900 g) dried white or Navy beans 2 onions, peeled and chopped 1 cup maple syrup 1 lb (454 g) salt pork, rind removed and diced 1/2 cup tomato paste 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 3 teaspoons paprika salt and pepper to taste Soak beans in…

Maple Golden 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…

Raisin Bannock

2 cups all purpose flour 2 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup lard or butter 1/2 cup dried currants or raisins 1 cup water Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit Mix together flour, baking powder, sugar and salt. Cut in the lard (or butter) until…

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…

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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…

Hamburger Buns

Yield: 12 buns Heat in a medium saucepan: 4 tbsp (40 grams) all purpose flour 4 tbsp (40 grams) water 8 tbsp (80 grams) milk Cook, stirring constantly, until you have a thick, sticky paste. Scrape into in the bow of a stand mixture, then add: 5 cups (720 grams) cups all purpose flour 2…

Morning Glory Muffins

Place in a large bowl and mix well:  2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1/2 tsp salt  Add 2 carrots, shredded (2 1/2 cups) 2 apples, shredded (2 cups) 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup nuts 1/2 cup coconut In a separate bowl, whisk together…

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