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Homemade Vegan Tofurkey That Tastes Good

Marlynn, the recipe that I use for French bread is vegan (no animal products in it). In the bowl of your stand mixer, stir together 3 1/4 cups AP flour with 1 tsp salt. Fill a measuring cup with 1/3 cup warm water (approx 105F) and stir in 2 1/4 tsps of dry active yeast and 1 tsp sugar. Let that mixture proof for about 5 minutes. Add the yeast mixture to the flour mixture. With the machine running (using the kneading hook) add 3/4 to 1 cup of cold water. Allow the machine to knead this for approximately 3 minutes. (Note: I find that the amount of cold water that I add varies on the humidity and temp of my kitchen. Touch the dough for your prefered consistency prior to letting it mix for the 3 minutes.) Turn mixture out into oiled bowl. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. Then proceed with the shaping/proofing/baking routine that you normally use.

Nov 08, 2010
ahhsugar in Features

Veau a la blanquette sans veau?!

Thanks for the advice. I really try .... and yes sometimes I fail. Today I tried making a bolognese sauce for the very first time. It took over 3 hours of simmering on my stovetop, but the end results were pretty good. Then, last night I didn't cook my rice properly. Go figure.

May 10, 2010
ahhsugar in Home Cooking

Veau a la blanquette sans veau?!

Well, yes, you are probably right. You will have to forgive me. I am relatively new to the world of cooking. I'm not good enough to change recipes and thus am in the realm of a "purist". So, don't take what I say too seriously. :)

May 10, 2010
ahhsugar in Home Cooking

Veau a la blanquette sans veau?!

Yikes. Honestly, I wouldn't even bother making a veal blanquette if you don't eat veal. The results of choosing an alternative to veal will make the stew taste completely different. There is no true substitute. That said, you can still make a good stew using the rest of the ingredients ... perhaps with a pork as a replacement for the veal or chicken breast, but it will then be called pork or chicken blanquette. If you use cubed chicken breast, remember to cook the stew for a short period of time otherwise you will end up with "dry chicken blanquette". Sorry. Just my opinion.

May 10, 2010
ahhsugar in Home Cooking

Ricotta and Honey Tart

Does it matter what type of ricotta is used, i.e. smooth, extra smooth ....?

May 06, 2010
ahhsugar in Recipes