Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Pantry Basic Recipes:

Baking powder biscuits:

4 cups flour (any)
4 Tbs baking powder
4 tsps salt
Cut in:
4-8 Tbs fat (oil or butter or shortening)
1-2 cups milk/water until moistened

Roll or drop and bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Great for sandwiches, biscuits and gravy, with honey, with soup, or use a shortcake (add a TBS of sugar). Also can use with tuna salad or any other way.

Basic Gravy

1 Tbs cornstarch
1 Tbs flour
To 1 cup cold water/ broth
Add to warm meat drippings or thick broth and cook until it thickens. Season to taste with salt and pepper and herbs.

Favorite Gravy

Cook left over meat in water (I usually add onion and garlic)- then add the above cool water and corn starch mix to it. Simmer until it thickens and season with salt, pepper and herbs.
Serve over rice, potatoes or biscuits.

Basic Pancakes/ crepes/ blinis

4 cups flour
1 Tbs baking powder
2 tsp salt
2 Tbs sugar
2 -4 Tbs fat/ oil
1-2 cups milk

Mix and cook on a hot- greased skillet.

Basic Beans

Soak- overnight
4 cups beans in about 8 cups water. (enough for the beans to double in bulk and still be covered).
The next morning drain beans add about 10 cups water (enough for the beans to double in bulk and still be covered).
Cover and cook all day on Med/high in the crock pot, stove top, oven or over a fire (stir occasionally if on stove top or fire).
When beans are tender add salt to taste and enjoy.

Chocolate Oaties

Mix, then set aside:
3 cups rolled oats
1 cup coconut
½ cut nuts

Mix, then bring to a boil:
1 stick melted butter
6 Tbs baking cocoa
1 cup sugar
½ cup water

Add in the oats- stir until all coated, place by spoonfuls onto wax paper or plates to cool

Refried Beans

Take soaked beans, drain excess water, mash and then warm in a fry pan (with as much or little oil/fat as you want). Add salt to taste.


Food storage books:
Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe in a Crisis (Paperback)by Peggy Layton

Crisis Preparedness Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Home Storage and Physical Survival (Paperback) by Jack A. Spigarelli



Where to buy:
Local Co-ops
Walton Feed .com

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