This is one of my old recipes, so I don't have a picture. These are quick and easy and made with 4 simple ingredients that everyone has in their kitchen. They're nice and chewy and I even stirred in a bit of cocoa powder into half of the batch, so they tasted a bit like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!
1 cup peanut butter + 1 cup sugar + 1 teaspoon vanilla + 2 egg whites, mixed, dropped on a baking sheet and baked at 350 F for 10-11 minutes.
Just be careful not to burn them, as some of mine did.
Try making these for a snack, picnic or party.
If you want a good peanut-buttery flavour, then these are for you!
Here's an easy idea for newbie and regular cooks alike. It's a great and healthy way to use up some leftovers, and you can change it any way you want.
Wash and slice some bell peppers in half (width-wise! As in, don't slice through or next to the stalk. The stalk should be whole on one half) and remove the seeds and the thin, light parts that stick out. Roast each half on an open flame on the stove, using tongs to rotate them once they get a bit black.
Then warm up and some leftover vegetable, meat or potato dish and mash it a little if it is too big or solid. (I ended up using some leftover cauliflower-tomato dish Fill each half with some filling, place them in a baking dish, squeeze some lemon on top and bake. The bell peppers should become quite soft and easy to cut through, but still sturdy.
Your choice: Chicken or Cottage Cheese
This is a fast sweet 'n savoury dish that is originally made with chicken, but I used cottage cheese. It wasn't too sweet, but didn't need any more sweetness either-- it was a good balance. Whip some up as a side dish for lunch or dinner.
I really, really, really wanted to try and make bread.
Hat's off to any people who live on a no-carb diet, because carbs are my life. Soft, fresh bread with topped cheese, grilled pesto, peanut butter or nutella is just to die for.
This didn't quite live up to expectations, but it turned out good enough and better than I thought it would when I was in the midst of a crisis with the dough. The recipe says it's no-knead.....yeah right.
It didn't rise, we added more yeast, it was just so gooey, so we added more flour. Finally, we just dumped the gloppy mess into a bowl and baked it.
It came out just how I like bread: soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. It smelled amazing and looked great. My only complaint is that it lacked much flavour. I was looking forward to tasting the maple-olive oil mix-- I thought it would be so unique and creative.
The recipe didn't call for any salt, and with the heaps of added flour the olive oil and maple got completely overpowered.
Although I had planned to make it for lunch or breakfast, the whole dough debacle meant that we had it with dinner. Not that I'm complaining: we had a warm baked dish and topped the bread with fresh brie and butter. Plus, I had some the next day with peanut butter...