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15 October 2006 @ 03:33 pm
Welcome to the Grand Re-Opening of The Recipe Binder! This community has been stagnant for months and it's time for that to change. To celebrate we have a brand new layout (and userinfo). I also have a long list of new recipies in queue so be expecting some new ones in the coming weeks.

Thanks for sticking by here in the slow months,

Erica
 
 
31 May 2006 @ 10:20 pm
Basic Scones (with Variations)

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbs baking powder
2 Tbs extra fine granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 Tbs butter, softened (not melted!)
1 egg
1 cup milk (approx.)

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare either a scone pan or baking sheet by spraying with a non-stick spray.

Sift together the flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt into a medium bown. Using either a mixr or pastry blender combine with the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Moving to a slightly higher speed, beat in the egg until the crumbs become coarser and the mixture takes on an even yellow tone (if using an electric mixer you may wish to use a shield to prevent the flour from escaping the bowl). It is at this point that you'll want to blend in the apropriate ingredients for the variation you've decided on. Add the milk 1/4 of a cup at a time until the mixture comes together and is sticky.

If you have a scone pan (reccomended), spoon the mixture evely into the individual compartments. If you are using baking sheets, evenly spoon the mixture onto the sheet into circular piles in the desired size.

If a more golden brown appearance is desired, brush the scones with a milk or egg wash. Bake for about 13-16 mintues or until golden brown.

Variations:

Cheese - Add 1 1/2 cups greated cheese of your choice and 1/2 tsp. of dried mustard.

Choclate Chip - Add 1/2 cup chocolate chips (of any variety) and 1 tsp. vanilla extract.

The cheese variation goes well with sour creme while the chocolate chip variation goes well with Devonshire Clotted Creme.

Photograph of Finished Scones (Both Variations)Collapse )
 
 
27 May 2006 @ 06:18 pm
Sloppy Joe Turnovers

1 lb Ground Beef
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup katsup
1/2 cup sour cream
10oz can flakey biscuits

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion until fully cooked. Take the pan off of the heat and add salt, garlic powder, katsup, and sour cream; mix well.

Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Roll each biscuit into a 4x4 inch square. Place approx. 1/4 cup meat mixture on each square.

Fold each biscuit into a triangle and seal the edges with a fork. Cut three vents in each turnover. Brush with oil before baking if a flakier turnover is desired.

Bake 15-20 min. or until golden brown.

This is one of my favourite family recipes. This has been a family recipe going on thiry years now. It makes for a great casual meal and can be saved as leftovers (both cold or hot) for up to a week. A picnic favourite :)