Sunday, August 27, 2006

Hotcakes by Dee (dairy-free)

These are extremely delicious and are based on a american hotcake recipe, so you get pancakes like at McDonalds without the dairy! YUM! I use a 1/4 cup to measure out the batter, and it makes the perfect size. We make them for breakfast on any special day - birthdays, christmas, sleepover brunches - you name it, in fact any day is a good excuse to make them.

2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 tin coconut cream
1/2 cup water

Place top three ingredients into a bowl. Beat egg and sugar together. Add with liquids (coconut cream & water) to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth. Cook on a hot fry pan, until golden, flipping when the bubbles begin to burst.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Beef and Vegetable Stew

This is a very scrumptious stew, one in which the kid’s always ask for seconds.

For 5 servings:

750g chuck or blade steak
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp instant beef stock
2 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp thyme
2 onions, chopped
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup frozen peas
2 bay leaves
1 1/2 cups water

1. Cube steak. Coat with the next five ingredients in a plastic bag. Brown meat in a hot frying pan. Place in the crockpot.
2. Add vegetables and bay leaves. Mix together and then add hot water and stir well.
3. Cook on LOW for 8 hours, and then enjoy served with rice and seasonal vegetables.