Saturday, May 17, 2008

Gimme Mah Corn Syrup

Yesterday I met my friend at the library and she gave me a recipe for Honey Baked Lentils, and I tried it last night! It was good! I served it with my flatbread that is an amalgam of a few different recipes...

Baked Lentils
1 C lentils
2 C water
2 T corn syrup
2 T soy sauce
2 T olive oil
1/2 t grated ginger
1 clove garlic, minced
1 small onion, roughly chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix everything together except the water, then add water, then dump into an ovensafe dish and bake 90m.

Easy flatbread

1 1/2 C whole wheat flour
1 1/2 C all purpose flour
1 T brown sugar
1/4 C + 2 T oil
1 t salt

Mix all ingredients in mixer, then add up to 1 C of water slowly, 1 T at a time until a ball forms.
Roll out into a 'snake' and divide into 12. Roll each out into roughly 4" diameter.
Heat skillet and cook first side until bubbles begin to form (up to 2m), then flip and cook other side 1m (should take less time than the first side did).

This is tedious- multiply 12 by roughly 3 minutes= half an hour of flatbread making- just the cooking part. But it works well for a recipe like the lentils because you're not working on anything else.

The book is going good- I teared up at a part of it yesterday, so I guess that's good...

I sent off my mitt pattern to be tested, and then last night started knitting the right hand mitt again and realized I was doing it wrong 2 ways. Blah. I think I've figured it out. Emailed friend to ask her to start with the LH mitt. Bah. Will triumph.