Write your own Recipes
Build you receipe Box,
I prefer to bake than cook, usually I use instant. From scratch I've made a few things in the past. I've made bread, well that failed the first time. I had everything together, then found mom had no yeast, nor did the convenience stores in my neighborhood (and there were 3!). Mom has her own recipe for cookies which we would only make during the holidays.
So any cooking or baking I would have been able to make a recipe on is done, but I don't have any of my own that I made up myself. I might have for a drink, but that's already on another page I wrote.
So I thought What could I make a recipe on ? Then it came to me, with whimsy.
Why not write a recipe to make Recipes.. (You'll get it once you see) as well as some actual recipes?
So how does one make their OWN recipe? Keep on reading
So for this you won't need any wooden spoons or serving forks, this is just my instructions on how to right your own recipe. What tools WILL you need?
*Recipe Cards (or index) (in 3x5 or 4x6 size)
*Index card box
also you may want some of these Clear Vinyl 3 x 5 Inch Recipe Card Covers, Set of 48 to put your prized recipes (or those family heirlom ones) to keep them from spills.
As for a legit recipe holder, not only are index boxes great, but I have a couple of binders with the recipes I've printed off the 'net, I just put them in those plastic slipcovers to protect them while cooking or baking.
Write Ingredients first
- list Ingredients of your items along with the measurement of how much
- list wet items such as water, Milk, eggs etc then any
- dry items such as Flower, baking powder, sugar
- include the measurement of the amount you put in like
- a 'pinch', 1 teaspoon (tsp) a cup etc
Get some Recipe cards to jot your creations down. You might want to keep a variety of designs for certan recipes like cakes, Drinks or have extra design or 2 for giving someone a recipe. a small pack of index cards is a good idea in case you run out of your favorite recipe card design. You can even print your own if you have a print program or word. (Just search Recipe card designs)
Prep Time: varies
Total Time: Varies
How to write instructions
- before I start I want to make note, it would be a good idea to make a box for how many degrees if baking, (if it should be boiled, fried, Broiled etc) How long it takes to prep and how long to cook as well as How many servings, Nutritional Info and How long it takes to prep.
- To start this is a good spot to include any kitchen tools you may need. (mixer, peeler, zester etc so one can get everything together first)
- Include your instructions like: "Take your dry mix and and dump that into your wet ingredients
- Mix on high (or beat with whisk depending on the texture you need heating will make it thicker) "
- Take note of what you preheated the oven at I think the average is 450
- and for how long you bake - 15 minutes
- after the baking time use a toothpick to test if done
- (*very little recipe should be on the pick when you take it out. This way you know it is moist but done)
- Note how many servings total prep time as well as total time and if you know make note of the nutritional facts PER serving.
Bits of paper, Napkins, with scribbles or nice neat index card, keep all your recipes together. This is especially cool as you can keep prying eyes from those family recipes passed down for generations or your secret prize winning chili recipe.
This is a good idea for your restaurant. A good idea is to divide the recipes by your menu or season if you change it up. These are also good for saving special trinkets as well, a nice little box for travel trinkets and so on.
Pieless Apple Pie
Yes you heard me right!
I'm not big on cinnamon but I've come to learn many apple pie's I'd swear have half the bottle in them. Also its too darn hot to cook in the summer.
So I came up with a favorable alternative, which at least my parents liked. (Now to test it out on other people)
I don't make it as a pie use a pie crust when I make it.
I'm gong to include what I did off the top of my head (but will have to come back and add what I don't recall from the recipe I wrote down)
1 apple per person (serving)
Cinnamon (add to your liking)
6 Lorna Doone shortbread Cookies (per apple used)
small conventional oven (or you can use the microwave)
Cut up apples into 1/4-1/8 inch wedges or throw in a blender or food processor to chop
Once the apples are warm, add 1 tsp. of Cinnamon (and go from there)
crush cookies. have some fun and let out your frustrations. If you need use a hammer!
Sprinkle cookie crumbles on apple and mix.
I know there is something I am forgetting, and that is the reason to always write down what and how much you use. (I will get back to this with the rest of the ingredients and instruction)
Moat water Cocktail
I can't take the credit for this, just the name.
Mom always mixing different things to make a drink, but she never writes down what she uses or how much and it drives me nuts especially when it turns out to be good!
Dr. pepper soda
Vodka flavored like raspberry or cherry)
I think the soda is half to 3/4 of the glass you use.
a small like shot or shooter bottle of Vodka
Either a splash or shot of Curacao.
I have however evolved the drink to making it with whatever was previously in your glass. Like if you have like one more mouthful of iced tea in your cup. I just make it with that already in it.
I gave it the name because it was dark but you could see a little murky green/blue color.