What I Eat

Recipes

Plain Scones

>>Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees<<

Ingredients >> 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed, 1/3 cup whole milk, 1/3 cup plain, fat-free yogurt, 1 tsp vanilla extract<<

Process>> In a large bowl, mix together the dry ingredients. Add butter and work it through the flour mixture with two forks, your fingers, or a pastry blender until the butter and flour holds the consistency of crumbs. In a separate, smaller bowl, mix together the milk and yogurt with a whisk until well-blended. Stir in vanilla. Form a well in the middle of the dry mixture and pour the wet mixture into it. Combine until dough is just slightly sticky. Pour dough out onto floured surface and knead dough for 5-8 minutes. Form the dough into a ball, then press it down to a circle about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 8 triangle as you would slice a pie.  Brush remaining milk mixture over the dough. Place triangles onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 11-13 minutes, or until scones are slightly golden.

Carne Adovada

>>Crock pot required<<

Ingredients >> 1-3 lbs beef (we used a flank steak), cubed,  2-3 cloves fresh garlic, minced, 3 tbsp cooking oil (we used olive, but canola or vegetable will work as well), 3 tbsp all-purpose flour, 4 tbsp red chili powder, 1 tsp salt, 2-3 cups water <<

Process >> heat meat in a frying pan, just long enough to brown. Put the meat into the crock pot. Mix together the flour, chili powder, and salt in a bowl and set it aside. In a frying pan, heat oil. Add in minced garlic. Mix the garlic until it’s golden (not too dark or it will be very bitter). Add 1-2 tbsp of the dry mixture to the garlic oil and mix. You will need to work fast. As you mix the chili into a paste, add in 1/2 cup water. Alternate between the chili mixture and the water until all the chili is incorporated. **For thicker chili sauce, use 2-2 1/2 cups of water, for thinner chili sauce, use 3 (or more) cups.** Pour the well-mixed chili sauce into the crock pot over the meat. Mix to coat the meat. Set on low for 4+ hours.

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