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Old 5th November 2010, 08:34   #1 (permalink)
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Winter warmers

Any peeps want to share their winter comfort food recipes?
Im having a hooley at the mo, sausage rolls and bannana bread today, anyway here's a starter.
Went to make this on one occasion only to find the memsahib had scarfed me nanas, i just replaced them with apples, worked just fine!

I just make one loaf in a standard tin.

Banana Bread


1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups mashed very ripe bananas (3 to 4 medium)
1 Apple peeled, cored and grated
1/2 cup buttermilk / yoghurt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 &1/2 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts, if desired
Move oven rack to low position so that tops of pans will be in centre of oven. Heat oven to 150 c. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 8 1/2x4 1/2x2 1/2 inches, or 1 loaf pan, 9x5x3 inches.
Mix sugar and butter in large bowl. Stir in eggs until well blended. Add bananas, apple,buttermilk and vanilla. Beat until smooth. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened. Stir in nuts. Pour into pans.
Bake 8-inch loaves about 1 hour, 9-inch loaf about 1 1/4 hours, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans and place top side up on wire rack. Cool completely, about 2 hours, before slicing. Wrap tightly and store at room temperature up to 4 days, or refrigerate up to 10 days.

Rise to the occasion! If using self-rising flour, there is no need to add baking soda and salt.
No buttermilk on hand? In an emergency, you can mix 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice or white vinegar and enough milk to make 1/2 cup. Or substitute 1/2 cup plain yogurt.
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Old 5th November 2010, 08:42   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Winter warmers

That sounds good. I'm sure it won't take long for the bananas to get over ripe and I can use them!!!
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Re: Winter warmers

this is is my banana bread recipe, I add peanut better which just adds another edge to the taste:


Banana Bread
Ingredients
• 115 g butter, softened
• 200 g white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 130 g peanut butter
• 2 bananas, mashed
• 250 g all-purpose flour
• 5 g baking soda
• 60 g chopped walnuts
Directions
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Lightly grease a 5x9 inch loaf pan.
2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in peanut butter, bananas, flour and baking soda until blended. Fold in walnuts. Pour into prepared pan.
3. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 70 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Remove to a wire rack to cool


I made a loaf on Tuesday but as him indoors is in the UK at the mo, I sliced it and put individually wrapped slices in the freezer otherwise I would have eaten the lot!!!!!!
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Re: Winter warmers

For me I always equate a bowl of hot soup and a crusty cheese roll as a winter warmer.

Mt favourite soups are Ezo Gelin (Red Lentil Soup) and Tere (Turkish Watercress) but any green leaved vegetable could be used.

EZO GELİN ÇORBASI
RED LENTIL SOUP

300g red lentils, rinsed and drained
1 onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons bulgur wheat, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons tomato paste
4 tablespoons butter
2 vegetable stock cubes dissolved in 1 litre water
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon dried mint
1 teaspoon paprika flakes

Put the lentils, bulgur wheat, onions, stock, tomato paste and butter together in a large pan.
Bring to the boil and then on a low heat simmer, stirring occasionally until the lentils are tender, adding more water until you get the consistency you prefer (I like mine quite thick but the Turks have theirs quite thin) Takes about ¾ - 1 hour.
Add the paprika and mint and simmer for a further five minutes.
Season with salt and pepper.

* If you have access to any Middle Eastern stores then try and get Pul Biber and use that instead of the paprika.


TERE ÇORBASI

30g butter
1 onion, finely chopped
450g potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1 litre vegetable stock
150g tere,chopped
salt and freshly ground black pepper

Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onion and sweat slowly until soft.
Add the potato and sweat for a further 5 minutes. Add the stock, season with salt and pepper and bring gradually to the boil. Simmer until the potatoes are soft.
Add the chopped tere and simmer for a further 2-3 minutes.
Remove from the heat, cool for a minute or two and then whizz in a blender until smooth ( I always double blend).
Return to a clean saucepan and reheat, adding more salt and pepper if desired.

For a more "peppery" taste, Rocket can be used instead of Tere.


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Re: Winter warmers

I've been making Corn Beef Ash for the Street Drinkers, so easy and cheap, great with yorkshire pudds.

Tonight were having Curried Mutton with Rice and Peas, I'd love to write the recipe down but I've been cooking it for years and have never measured the quantities, but I put Scotch Bonnet peppers in, they can take the roof off your mouth.
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Re: Winter warmers

Heading for old Albion tomorrow and i had spuds left over so i knocked out a batch of potato cakes this morning, 40 odd!
Have frozen them down in fours and will add them to a cooked breakfast or heat em, butter em and stack them for a brill accompaniment for a curry.
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Re: Winter warmers

Just gonna start me first pan of scouse today, [The word comes from lobscouse (originally lob's course) or lapskaus, Norwegian for "stew"]

Had a bowl while back in blighty, i had forgotten how theraputic scouse is,
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