Friday, July 5, 2013

garbanzo bean chocolate chip cookies

Just writing down the ingredients I used in this effort, plan to change a bit.  Dball allergic to nuts, didn't have sunflower seed butter, so used cookie butter (don't judge me).

1¼ cups drained, rinsed, patted dry garbanzo beans

 ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
2 TBSP honey

½ cup + 2 TBSP oat flour

½ cup + 2 TBSP biscoff
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
pinch salt
½-1 cup chocolate chips
First grind down oats to make flour, then add beans in blender and process until smooth.
Add everything else except chocolate chips, process until smooth(ish) sticky mess.  Stir in chocolate chips. 

Use wet hands (she said in original recipe, thanks Erin) and form into balls.  They won't rise or move at all, bake 10 minutes at 350°.  Done!

I didn't form into balls, I used a tablespoon (the kind that came with my silverware, not a regulation size tablespoon) and they look pretty much like they did when I put them on the silpat.  Here I'll go get a picture.
Dball didn't like them, but Kupcake will eat anything with enough chocolate in them.  I thought they were fine :)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

No Knead Bread

Mom gave me this recipe 20 years ago, I think it was.  I've made this using my former kitchenaid mixer, as well as my current bosch mixer and it turns out fabulous every time.

To begin:
dissolve 2 TBSP yeast in ½ cup warm water

heat the following (on stove or microwave- I use microwave):

1½ cups milk or water

¼ - ½ cup sugar or honey
½ cup butter or coconut oil
1½ teaspoons salt

Place 6 cups of white flour, or if you want wheat bread use 3 cups whole wheat flour and 3 cups white flour into your stand mixer bowl.  Add yeast and heated mixer, and start mixer on low (cover it up- or it could fly all over your kitchen).   While it's mixing add 2 eggs and incorporate them.  Then turn to high and mix until it's all mixed well.  If it's sticky, add ¼ cup flour and continue mixing.  If it's still sticky, and when it's humid here sometimes it is, I just add ¼ cups of flour and mix until it's smooth and elastic.

At this point I cover mine and put in the microwave (which I've recently used to heat up the milk mixture, so it's still warm) and let rise 15-50 minutes until double.

Take it out, stir it down (you can use the mixer if it's still in the mixer bowl, or take it out and smash/knead it down).  

This will make 2 loaves, 1 loaf and 12 rolls, or 24 rolls.  Divide dough in half and make into whichever of the previous you need. :)  Place in GREASED pans, cover and let rise until doubled.

For loaves: bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
For rolls: bake at 375° for 10-20 minutes until golden brown.