Did you know that you can buy large bags of peeled, ready to use garlic from Sam’s and store the garlic in the freezer? Then just remove whatever your recipe calls for and use it like you would fresh garlic, except without the hassle of peeling it! This recipe is a wonderful way to use those bags of garlic. I roast a pound or so at a time, then mash them and store them in a jar in the refrigerator. Then, when I get ready to make something with garlic, I just take a spoonful out and add it to whatever I am making. It is so easy and very convenient!!!
This is the recipe my daughter-in-law gave me. She says that she tweaks the ingredients, such as salt, pepper and garlic. Also, she prefers more parmesan, but our son (her husband) prefers it this way, so it is a personal preference.
Optional: If you are using garlic, finely mince garlic and saute briefly in medium hot skillet with some olive oil.
Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. If you have sauteed garlic or onions to add to the bread, this is a good time to add them. Add yogurt. Add olive oil as needed for a nice soft, easy to use dough.
Heat cast iron griddle or skillet to medium high heat (5 on my gas stove).
Divide dough into 6 portions. Roll each portion into a ball, then roll out flat into a circle, 1/8" thick or less.
Brush a little olive oil onto skillet or griddle and add a flatbread. Cook 1 minute on each side, then remove to a dinner plate and keep covered with clean dish towel to keep warm as you finish with the remaining flatbreads.
While it is cooking, you can be rolling out the next flatbread and cook as described above until all are cooked.
This would also be good with seeds added to the dough, such as caraway, fennel, sesame, finely chopped sun dried tomatoes, and/or with garlic or onion, minced and sauteed, then added to the flour mixture. The seeds can be added to the dough, or sprinkled on top of the dough as you are rolling it out into rounds, then use the rolling pin to press them into the dough as you are shaping it.
Although spelt is an ancient form of wheat, it is safe for most people with wheat allergies. It does, however, contain gluten. If you know you have a wheat allergy or wheat intolerance, eat at your own discretion.
Crepes are so versatile! They can be used for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or a snack! This is a very good basic recipe that is based on the recipe from www.chef-in-training.com. I liked it better than the other recipes I tried, so I am sharing it here.
We had a Create Your Own Crepe bar for Mother’s Day. My favorite was this crepe with a cheesecake filling, some sliced strawberries and some mini chocolate chips. There are so many possibilities! Other options we offered were puddings (chocolate, French vanilla, banana), Whipped topping, Chocolate Sauce (it hardened and we couldn’t get it out of the bottle easily!), Blackberry Jam, cinnamon mixed with powdered sugar, and powdered sugar by itself. It turned out great! We also made some chocolate crepes, but I preferred these to the chocolate ones!
The batter can be made up a day or two ahead of time, and/or the crepes can be made up ahead of time and put back on the griddle for just a few seconds per side to reheat.
4tsp.sugarif making dessert crepes, omit for savory crepes
In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour and eggs. Slowly add milk and water stirring until smooth. Add salt and butter (and sugar if making dessert crepes) and continue whisking until smooth. (You can also just dump everything in a blender and blend until smooth.) Refrigerate in a covered container for at least 30 minutes.
Heat oiled pan to medium high temperature. Pour about 3-4 T. of batter into pan and tilt the pan to swirl in a circular motion so that the batter coats the surface evenly.
Cook crepe for about 1-2 minutes until the bottom is light brown. Loosen with a spatula, and turn. Serve hot and fill or top however you desire.
Preheat oven to 425.
Remove papery skin from garlic head, but do not peel or separate cloves. Place on a piece of foil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap in foil and place on a baking sheet.
Place each onion on a piece of foil, cut side down. Drizzle with olive oil, but do not wrap with foil. Place on baking sheet with garlic and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and wrap onions with foil. Return to oven for another 30 minutes.
After onions and garlic have cooled awhile, separate garlic cloves and squeeze to extract garlic pulp. Discard the skins. Put all ingredients in food processor. Process until it is well mixed and a smooth consistency.
You can also use the garlic cloves that are already peeled. We buy a large bag from Costco and freeze them. Then we just take out whatever amount we need and use it. For this recipe, just put a handful on the piece of foil and continue as described. No need to extract garlic pulp from the skins this way!
Since I have a soy allergy, I obviously cannot have soy sauce, which is in nearly every Chinese recipe out there! This is a great substitute for soy sauce, and it is reduced sodium! It will keep in the refrigerator for months.