Fundamental Cooking for the bachelor.
It's gonna be easy, quick, affordable and delicious.
I'll attempt to have something posted every week.
Experiment and share your experience.
EZ Sauce Suprême (It's the Oooh Lala Stuff)
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/2 cup heavy cream
salt and white pepper
Melt the butter over low heat and stir in the flour with a wooden spoon.
Cook while stirring for two minutes. Add the stock, two tablespoons at a
time, whisking the mixture to a smooth consistency after each addition.
Whisk in the cream and cook on medium heat until thickened and nearly boiling.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Makes two cups.
Banana bread is easy to make. It goes great with your morning cup of coffee and it's an excellent thing to bring to a potluck where someone else is already bringing the wine and veggie dip.
“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” --Robert Browning (a bread lover)
Prep Time (the time it takes to chop and mix all the ingredients together)
Cook Time (the time it takes to bake the bread)
1 Hour 5 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
(Total 7 ingredients)
(bowl number one)
2 cups of flour (use a measuring cup)1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt2 cups of sugar
(bowl number two)
1/2 cup of butter (1 whole stick at room temperature. It's easier to mash. Don't melt it in the microwave)2 eggs (beaten/ mixed)2-3 bananas (this is a great excuse to get rid of your brown, over ripe bananas)1 cup sour cream
1. Preheat the oven (turn the knob to 350)
2. Use oil and cover the inside of a bread ban (like wipin…
2 white onions, chopped finely4 tablespoons butter (two for cooking the onion, and two to make the roux)2 tablespoons flour1 cup milksalt and pepper3 tablespoons heavy cream
Cook the onions in 2 tablespoons butter until they are very soft (about 12 minutes).
They should not brown.
In a saucepan, melt the other 2 tablespoons of butter and incorporate the flour, stirring over low heat for two minutes.
Gradually whisk in the milk, blending well after each addition.
Cook the sauce over low to medium heat until it thickens and comes just
to a boil.
Remove from heat and stir in the cooked onions and heavy
Makes about 1 1/3 cups sauce.
4 tbsp. vegetable oil4 cloves garlic, crushed3 med. onions, sliced lengthwise2 lg. chicken breasts, boned and cut in 2 inch pieces1 tsp. chili powder1 tsp. black pepper1 tbsp. curry powder2 tbsp. sugar7 tbsp. brown sugar2 tsp. salt1 tsp. ginger powder 2 tbsp. soy sauce1 c. water3/4 c. coconut milk3 med. potatoes, cubed(optional) 1 med (1 lbs) eggplant2 tbsp. butter mixed with 2 tbsp. flour (Thickener)
2 tablespoons oil in heavy pot over high heat, about 30 seconds.
garlic; fry until brown.
Add onions; stir fry 3 minutes.
Add curry powder.
and set aside.Heat remaining oil in pot. Add chicken
Stir fry 3 minutes.
Add sugar, brown sugar, chili powder, ginger, black pepper, salt, soy sauce and water.
potatoes (optional: add chopped eggplant)
Bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat and cover. Simmer 20
Mix in onions and coconut milk.
Cover and simmer 10 minutes longer.
Stir butter/ flour mixture into chicken.
Boil 1 minute or until thick.