Amish Sourdough Starter

The Amish are a people famous for their simple way of life and reluctance to adopt modern convenience. In an age where baker’s yeast was rare and not always available the common baker needed a way to make bread without relying on baker’s yeast. At those times people used sourdough bread, which is known for its sour taste and beer-like smell, but not all kinds of sourdough bread are really sour, one of these breads is Amish sourdough bread.

The bread was made from sourdough starters, yeast cultures would grow in the starter over a longer period of time while it was stored in a cool and dark place. When they wanted to make the bread they would take the starter and mix it with flour, water and sugar. This is the reason why Amish sourdough isn’t sour; they add extra sugar to the recipe giving it a sweater touch. Other kinds of flavorings can be added to the dough to make the taste different.

The sourdough isn’t special just because of its sour taste, it’s special because it’s often associated with the simple things in life, remembering how not everything has to be complicated and industrial, some people might wonder why make a bread that takes more than a week to leaven, when there are agents available that leaven the bread under a day or why make bread at all when its available in every supermarket. It’s natural, it shows us that we don’t have to rush everything, nature doesn’t rush anything either and everything gets done.

Source by Antonio Musa

Maine Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin bread is very delicious food. There are many types of pumpkin bread. Five pumpkin bread receives are included here.

Maine Pumpkin Bread

1 can pumpkin, 4 eggs, 1 cup vegetable oil, water, sugar, flour, soda etc. are needed to make it. First, take a large bowl and mix pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, water, and sugar. In the other bowl, make another mix of soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, cloves, and ginger. Then dry the mixture and then blended it with the pumpkin. Lastly, pour it into a pan. Then bake it about 50 minutes and it will be ready to eat.

Delicious Pumpkin Bread

To make that delicious pumpkin bread, some ingredients are needed, they are flour, sugar, soda, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs, and walnuts. Take a preheated (350 degrees f) pan. Then take flour, sugar, soda, salt into a large bowl. After blending them, pumpkin, water, vegetable oil, eggs, and nuts have to be added. Then they have to be heated and pour it into a prepared pan. After baking one hour, it will be ready to eat.

Coconut Bread

The main ingredients of pumpkin coconut bread are sugar, grounds cloves, cinnamon, brown sugar, vegetable oil, 4 eggs, 1 can pumpkin, soda, salt etc. First mix the sugars, oil, eggs. Then add pumpkin. After adding pumpkin, add salt, soda, spices and then water. Stir them until moistened. Then stir in coconut and nuts. Then pour all of them into a preheated pan and bake it for 60 minutes.

Tea Bread

The main ingredients are margarine, sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup pumpkin, orange zest, orange juice, flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, walnuts dates etc. First, take a large bowl and cream the butter, sugar and an egg. Beat the second egg until smooth. Then mix the pumpkin, orange juice, and rind. In another bowl, take flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, nuts, cloves, and dates. Pour all of them into a bowl and stir. After baking 1 hour, it will be ready.

Pie Bread

To make pumpkin pie bread, flour, soda, powder, pumpkin pie slices, sugar, oil, 4 eggs, pumpkin puree and water are needed. Take flour, soda, baking powder, salt and pumpkin slices into a pan. In another bowl, mix the sugar, eggs, and pumpkin. Then water is to be mixed. Then bake them for 60-70 minutes. Then the pumpkin pie bread will be made for eating.

Source by Nujhat Kawsari

Authentic Copycat Secret Restaurant Recipes Online

Most people enjoy eating out when it comes time to eat. Not only is it easier than eating at home, the food always seems to taste better than what can be home cooked. Now this isn’t to say anything against home cooking. I happen to enjoy a home cooked meal just as much as any other, but sometimes it is just nice to go out to eat and enjoy the great recipes that are available at my favorite restaurant. Sometimes, however it isn’t always convenient or financially sound to eat out as much as you would like. Getting in the habit of eating at home is a difficult thing, but this can be made a little easier by learning how to cook your favorite restaurant recipes at home.

Finding authentic copycat secret restaurant recipes is not always as easy as it would seem. Sometimes you can find the restaurant recipes on the Internet right on the website of the restaurant itself. Other times you will find different websites offering the copycat recipes for free. The problem with these recipes is that they are not always spot on with the real restaurant recipes. That is why finding the copycat recipes that are actually authentic is so important if you are going to cook them at home.

So it doesn’t matter if you love the food from Applebee’s or KFCs. Or if you crave an I-hop pancake stack or a steak from the outback, finding the real authentic and secret restaurant recipes is the only way that you will be able to satisfy the craving without spending all the money to actually go out to eat.

Source by Tim Shank

A List of The Tastiest and Most Easy Appetizer Recipes To Make In Your Home

I don’t know about you but when I think of appetizers, I picture buffalo wings, crab cakes, BBQ wings, cheddar biscuits, potato skins, etc. And now my mouth is watering. That’s OK though because I know how to make restaurant quality appetizers at home in 30 minutes or less.

You see, I’m a foodie, which means I’m like a food tasting freak. Trying different kinds of food from all over is a passion for me. However, although I like trying all types of food, I’ve realized that the tastiest food still comes from the big restaurant chains all around the world – and a really good course starts with a great appetizer.

The major restaurant like Applebees, Chili’s, Outback, Olive Garden all have a few things in common – they serve awesome appetizers and they serve them very fast, almost as if they had them ready and waiting for you. How do they serve them so fast? Simple. They use easy appetizer recipes that are proven to be tasty and easy to cook.

Some examples of easiest restaurant appetizers recipes to make include:

Chili’s Boneless Buffalo Wings

Olive Garden Breadsticks

Outback Steakhouse Honey Wheat Bushman Bread

Red Lobster Cheddar Biscuits

Ruby Tuesday Chicken Quesadillas

T.G.I. Fridays Baked Potato Skins

and countless other yummy appetizers you may have tried before.

I’ve cooked all of the above recipes in less than 30 minutes and the results were fantastic. I have listed these appetizers because they are by far the easiest to cook. If you’re looking to make something to eat before a big meal, these are sure winners.

Source by Ron Doug

How to "Cook" Ramen Noodles With No Heat

Most people think that you need hot water to cook Ramen noodles. For years now, I have eaten Ramen noodles on camping trips, car trips, and many other times when I have been away from a heat source.

Ramen noodles normally take 3 minutes to cook. The directions say that you simply add the package of noodles into at least two cups of boiling water, and you will be ready to eat within 3 minutes.

For Ramen noodles to be “cooked”, they need to fully absorb the water until they are soft. Heat helps to expedite this process, but it is by no means absolutely necessary. Ramen noodles can absorb cold water just as easily as hot water. The main difference is that it takes longer. Here’s a short guide to help you cook your Ramen noodles with no heat:

1. Find a container that holds a minimum of 12 or 16 ounces of water.

2. Empty the packet of noodles into the container

3. Fill the container with cold water

4. Wait 30 minutes

5. Mix in the seasoning

6. Enjoy!

That’s it. Pretty simple, right? I have found that 30 minutes is a good amount of time for the noodles to become fully soft. Sometimes I might wait up to an hour. The length of time can vary depending on the temperature of the water. If it is extremely cold, it will take longer than if it is lukewarm. Just check on it from time to time if you are in a hurry.

Of course, this whole method presumes that you don’t mind eating cold noodles, but I have found that they are just as tasty when they are cold as when they are hot.

Source by Chris Pine