Thursday, January 21, 2010

Southern Corn Bread


1 cup corn meal

1 cup flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 tablespoons sugar

1 pinch salt

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup milk


Combine all ingredients until batter is smooth. I do the mixing with a spoon and it works just fine.

Pour batter into a greased baking dish. Bake at 400 F in a preheated oven for 25 minutes. Cool before serving.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ebelskivers Cookbook | Williams-Sonoma

Ebelskivers Cookbook Williams-Sonoma

Danish Leverpostej (Liver Pate)


2 tbsp butter

2 tbsp flour

1 cup cream

1 cup milk

1 lb pork (although I think Mother used Beef) liver cut is small pieces

1/2 pound bacon fat or lard chopped up

1 chopped onion

2 eggs

1/2 tsp pepper

1/4 tsp salt

(note that many Danish recipes call for 4 anchovy fillets but Mother never used that: also you can add other spices if you like i.e. 1/2 tsp ground cloves or mixed spices as well)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a frypan melt the butter and add the flour to it and cook under a watchful eye for 2 minutes. Then stir in the cream and milk. Bring it to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Keep close watch so nothing burns. Remove from the heat and allow this sauce mixture to cool.

Combine the sauce with the remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
Process in batches in a food processor until smooth. (Mother used the meat grinder to chop the liver finely before conbining everything so her's was a little coarser consistency than this will be using a food processor of today)
Pour the liver mixture into a one quart loaf pan. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and place in a larger deep baking dish.

Fill the outer baking dish with enough water to come halfway up the side of the loaf pan, and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Cool on a wire rack before refrigerating for at least 2 hours.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo..not Danish but Good Anyway!

Adapted from the Coastal Living Cookbook for a crockpot!


A list

1 pound large fresh (or frozen peeled and deveined) shrimp (add to pot an hour before serving)

2 cups of broth (vegetable or chicken)

1 pound breakfast sausage (cut in quarter inch slices)

1 chopped onion

1 chopped bell pepper

3 celery stalks chopped

1/2 cup chopped green onions

B list

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoons creole seasoning ( mix up black, red pepper, paprika, oregano, cayenne pepper,chili pepper, dash of salt if you can't find this seasoning)

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 tablespoon worcesteshire (spelling?) sauce

2 to 3 teaspoons hot sauce

C list (add after 3 hours for the last hour of cooking)

1/3 cup flour mixed with a spoon or fork in a cup with 1/4 cup soft margerine or butter

1 pound fresh or frozen peeled shrimp

1 teaspoon gravy colour

Place all A and B list ingredients in crock pot , stir well and cook on high setting for 3 hours)

Add C list items to pot and let cook on high for another hour.

Add a dollop of cooked rice (your choice) to each serving. Serve with rye bread and water (lots of water - could be spicy hot).

Friday, January 8, 2010

Really Easy Banana Bread

Banana Bread Made Easy !
3 ripe mashed bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 beaten egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F
With a spoon mix butter, egg, sugar and vanilla into the mashed banana. Sprinkle the baking soda and the cinnamon on the batter and mix in add the flour and walnuts last and mix with the spoon. Transfer mixture to a greased loaf pan and bake for 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack before enjoying!