Cabin Pressure Recipes: Fizz Buzz, ‘have a bannnnanaaa
#rum and coke
My husband has taken to saying “fizz, buzz” and I follow it up with the proper response…but it got me thinking about the next Cabin Pressure recipe.
Behold, the Fizz Buzz ‘have a bannnnanaa Drink (not suitable for Arthurs…so quite possibly not suitable for me- I have an Arthur tolerance for alcohol.)
Fizz- your choice of soda
Buzz- a favorite alcohol (I was thinking coconut rum would be nice too)
'have a bannnnanaa- Banana syrup
Due to my low tolerance for alcohol I just added a small splash of rum (and even now I feel my inner Arthur coming out), then I added a short pour of banana syrup. This should all be poured to your flavor preference!
Enjoy! And embrace your inner Arthur! (Though mine’s not so inner now…best stop typing…yes. yes. Good. Oh still typing…yummm you know this drink is quite tasty…)
Supernatural Recipes: Rufus’s Sweet Potato Latkes
You will need 1 medium-large sweet potato, 1 zucchini and 2 eggs
I like to prepare this ahead of time so whenever I’m ready I can fry it up (breakfast, lunch or dinner…it’s always a good time for a latke). So, shred the zucchini and sweet potato together in a bowl. Then put the mixture in a plastic bag and fill with water. This will keep your ingredients looking fresh for a day or two, until you are ready to use them.
When you are ready to make your potato pancakes, place a piece of cheese cloth into the bowl and pour out the contents of the bag.
Squeeze the cheese cloth so you drain out most of the extra water.
Pour out the extra water and return the shredded zucchini and sweet potato to the bowl.
Mix in two eggs.
Spray your frying pan with oil then, use your spoon to plop and shape a good sized chunk (I make them about the size of my palm) into the pan.
Cook for 2 minutes on both sides.
This recipe makes about 8 latkes. If you’re not going to eat them immediately put them on a greased cookie sheet and store in an warm oven. They loose heat very quickly.
There are two schools of thought when garnishing your latkes. Sweet or savory… My husband is a sweet, I’m a savory. He’ll use syrup like flour pancakes and I like to use spicy mustard with some sour cream, but we both enjoy having a side of applesauce.
Find Adam Bass’s Family Suger Cookie Recipe here.
Extra Pie Crust and Filling???
So I had a bit of extra pie crust and filling. Not enough to make a small pie, but enough that I didn’t just want to toss it out. So I made mini pies, with my mini muffin pan.
Once I ran out of pie crust I put the mini muffin papers in and they worked extremely well. I can peal the paper off and use the micro pies to top things. I think next time I may make some micro pies like this on purpose. They are 2-3 bites for me (for my husband they are a 1 bite treat). So it’s a nice little taste.
Pie Crust Help
Placing the crust in the pie pan is always the most difficult part for me. I don’t know how people get those pretty edges. So I’ve come up with a way to do it in stages.
Once I get the crust in the pan I cut off the extra around the edges.
Then I roll a long coil of dough and pace it around the rim of the pan.
To make sure the edge of the dough sticks I press the coil into part of the side of the pan so it’s now the edge and the side of the crust.
Then finally I decorate the edge. Sometime I pinch the edge with my fingers to make a wavy crust, here I pressed the edge with a fork.
My favorite pie crust recipe is the “Perfect Pie Crust" from The Pioneer Woman Cooks. The crust you see pictured here is made from that recipe with 2 cups whole wheat and 1 cup oat flour.
Supernatural Recipes: Bass Family Hanukkah Cookies
Since it’s Hanukkah, I’m posting an extra “Supernatural Recipe” this week. This one is for Aaron Bass (8x13), he reminds me so much of my cousins. I can’t see Aaron baking, but he’d know of a family sugar cookie recipe. This is the one my cousins ask for. (Sorry- I’m WAY behind on my baking guys…so if you’re reading this and would like a care package, let me know.)
Bass Family Hanukkah Cookies
Preheat oven to 350F
1 cup vegetable oil (representing the oil left in the Temple)
1 1/2 sugar
1 tablespoon almond flavoring
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup oat flour
Mix well and pat into flat pieces of dough. I like thick cookies.
The dough is crumbly so I can only cut 1 or 2 at a time.
Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8 minutes at 350F. Makes about 3 dozen.
(My cousins ask for strawberry…but this year I made cheesecake frosting)
1 (8oz) package of cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons of butter, softened
2 tablespoons almond milk
4 cups powered sugar
Blend well. My frostings tend to be more like glazes, so if you put a thin layer on the cookies and let them dry you may be able to stack them. If you put them in the fridge it helps too. I put a bit of a thick layer of frosting/glaze on so I’m going to frost just before I serve to avoid the stacking issue. This recipe makes a LOT of frosting, so I’m also using it for cupcakes and whatever else I make…
Find Rufus’s Sweet Potato Latkes here.
#whole grain baking
Buckwheat Cornbread (Vegan)
Preheat oven 350F
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup buckwheat wheat flour
1 tablespoon milled flax seed mixed with 3 tablespoons water (This is in place of one egg, it makes the bread very soft. In a separate bowl mix the milled flax seed and water, then let it sit while you add the other ingredients. When everything is in the mixing bowl, add this mixture too.)
3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sugar
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 350F.
(Pictured above drizzled in agave nectar)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Preheat oven 350F
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoon soda
3 cups flour
3 cups chocolate chips
Compress dough into golf ball sized pieces and bake at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Makes about 3 dozen.
So I found your blog because of your delightful Cabin Pressure potato recipes. So I have to ask if you have yet or plan to attempt to make Arthur's "Surprising Rice!"? :)
Hiya! I’m glad you’re enjoying the potatoes (I have a fondness…)
Surprising Rice, yes! I made two versions, a sweet and savory using a Japanese Rice Ball recipe. Here’s where you can find the Surprising Rice post. I also have a Cabin Pressure Recipe Index page you may want to check out. :)
Diabetic Friendly Gingerbread Cupcakes
Used this recipe from Food.com with some modifications. I used all whole wheat, instead of a mixture of whole wheat and all-purpose flour. Left out the white pepper (didn’t have any), used Stevia instead of brown sugar and I used almond milk instead of buttermilk. It was good, though I think I’d amp up the amount of spices next time and maybe add some cardamom.
One more question! Sorry I'm annoying lol. I was just wondering what made you want to do a tumblr on fandom recipes? Like what inspired you to make the time and the effort for this blog? It's a lot of work but you're doing a great job but your family's proud :3
Haha no worries! Ask away! That’s part of the fun of tumblr isn’t it? Getting to have conversations about things we care about.
I love to bake…
(I think I’ll be extending to Sherlock recipes soon…)
And when I watch or listen to something my ears perk up when they talk food. This all started when I listened to the BBC radio series, Cabin Pressure. If you haven’t heard it, I HIGHLY recommend it. It’s hilarious! (I bought mine on iTunes- the writer, John Finnemore, is brilliant and I want him to get some of the proceeds for his work.) btw Benedict Cumberbatch is in Cabin Pressure…if that’s an enticement ;)
Sooo….I started making Cabin Pressure recipes and there is quite a long list now, and I thought why not expand to other fandoms? That’s how I started with Doctor Who. And recently, Supernatural, that’s a gold mine of food (Thanks Dean). It’s just a fun way to get different cooking ideas…
(I am SOOOO looking forward to making pretzels! I’ve got loads of ideas for regular pretzels AND I just found a recipe for chocolate pretzels!)
Not only is Supernatural great for cooking/baking ideas but Misha Collins is also a good inspiration with his “Cooking Fast and Fresh with West.” I’ve been working on a recipe to add marshmallows, *ahem* I mean popcorn, into cornbread for quite awhile now. (I think I’ve made 3 different attempts…and there will possibly be more.) You can find two that actually taste pretty good here. Also, partly inspired by Mr. Collins I’ve started adding kale into everything. (A friend of mine introduced me to it, and before I had it I was like- what’s so special about this green?? Well then I tired it…YUM!) Made kale garlic rolls again last night! So, yes, My Love of Kale is Profound.
That was way more than you asked for…so I hope you don’t mind. I like talking food/baking and well fandoms ;)
#My love of kale is profound
#or how fandoms have inspired me