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Chocolate Magic Cake
Combine dry ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add rest of ingredients
and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Batter will be thin. Pour
into a greased & floured 9 x 13 cake pan. Bake at 350 degrees for
30 - 40 minutes until cake tests done.
Chocolate Lover's Frosting
Mix 1 cup powdered sugar, cocoa, margarine and 2 Tablespoons milk.
Beat slowly until mixed well. Add rest of powdered sugar and milk and
mix well, then whip at high speed until fluffy and light.
Fluffy Banana Pancakes
Sift dry ingredients in a medium size bowl. Combine bananas, milk,
egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients to the banana
mixture and stir until just combined. Pour onto hot greased griddle
using 1/4 cupfuls. Flip when the pancakes bubble and are browned on
Harvest Grain & Nut Pancakes
If you choose, you can grind the oatmeal into a fine powder in a
blender or food processor; I prefer to leave the oatmeal as is.
Combine dry ingredients in a bowl. In another bowl combine milk, oil
and egg and add to dry ingredients, stir until mixed. Stir in nuts.
Ladle by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle. Flip when bottoms are
browned and bubbles form in the middle.
Peanut Butter Pancakes
Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour out
by 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle. Flip when bottoms are browned
and bubbles form in the middle.
Add oats to the milk and set aside for 15 minutes. Mix flours,
wheat germ, sugar, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. Add
eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla along with oatmeal mixture and stir
until mixed. Pour by the 1/4 cupfuls onto hot greased griddle and flip
when bottoms are browned and bubbles form in the middle.
1 c. flour
1 Tbsp. baking powder
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. melted butter or vegetable oil
3/4 to 1 c. milk
Plain Egg Noodle Dough:
dry ingredients together. Mix in rest of ingredients and knead until
smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide dough into halves or thirds and roll
out on lightly floured surface to about 1/8" thick. Cut into desired
widths/shapes. Lay on cookie sheets to dry for at least an hour. If
not using right away, put into container or resealable plastic bag and
refrigerate until ready to use.
Carrot Pasta Dough:
all ingredients and mix together. Knead until smooth (may need to add
small amounts of flour if dough is sticky). Cover and let rest for one
hour. Roll out and cut as desired, or put through a pasta maker.
Spinach Pasta Dough:
Cook spinach in boiling water for one minute. Remove with slotted spoon and cool in ice water. When
cooled, remove from the water, squeeze in a towel to dry and place in
the bowl of a food processor. Puree until a very fine paste forms. Mound
3 1/2 cups of the flour in the center of a large wooden cutting board.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg and spinach and
the olive oil. Using a fork, beat together the eggs and oil and begin to
incorporate the flour, starting with the inner rim of the well. The dough will come together when half of the flour is incorporated. Start
kneading the dough with both hands, using the palms of your hands.
Once you have a cohesive mass, remove the dough from the board and
scrape up and discard any leftover bits. Lightly re-flour the board and
continue kneading for six more minutes. The dough should be elastic
and a little sticky. Wrap the dough in plastic and allow to rest for 30
minutes at room temperature. Roll out and cut as desired or use a pasta
Alternate Spinach Pasta Dough:
spinach in a food processor or blender until fine. Squeeze dry again.
Combine with eggs and oil. Stir in flour and salt. Knead until
smooth. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes. Roll out and cut as
desired, or put through a pasta maker.
Tomato Pasta Dough:
the flour on a large floured surface or in a bowl. Make a well in the
center. Break the eggs into the well. Add the salt, oil, water, and
tomato paste. Beat the mixture in the well with a fork, then gently
start to work the flour into the liquid. Continue until the dough
becomes sticky and difficult to work with the fork. Use your hands to
form the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured
surface. Knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic, about 10
minutes (or use a stand mixer with a dough hook.) You may need to add
more flour since this dough can be sticky. Cover with a bowl or towel
and let rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Proceed with rolling and cutting the
pasta or use a pasta maker.
Whole Wheat Pasta Dough:
flours together in a bowl with the salt. Add water and eggs and mix.
Knead until smooth. Let rest for 30 minutes. Roll out and cut as
desired, or put through a pasta maker.
I had no idea it was that easy to make a pasta! Wow. I might try that. Thanks!
Quoting jbyrd898:I had no idea it was that easy to make a pasta! Wow. I might try that. Thanks!
I used to have a pasta maker...put the ingredients in, turn it on, and within minutes I'd have fresh spaghetti, fettucine, lasagne, noodles, even macaroni or rotini! I bought the machine off eBay for $30. Well worth the $$.
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