Sammich Pr0n

Chili dog with cheddar, pickled jalapenos, onions, and cotija.

Reubens

These are the first sammies to use the latest batch of sauerkraut.

I’ve lost track of when these were started. I’m guessing five weeks ago but it could be longer. They haven’t made any bubbles for at least two weeks. The flavor is good, just what we expected. I’ve taken them from the counter and placed them into the fridge. They are flavored with caraway seeds.

Ham & Eggs

Ham and eggs with thin sliced potatoes. I cooked the potatoes in a second skillet because they took longer than the peppers and onion. I tossed the ham into the veggies when they were nearly done and added the potatoes when the ham took on some color. The eggs went into the pan the potatoes cooked in. They didn’t take long.

Sammiches

This pulled pork sammich is drenched in that batch of vinegar based bbq sauce I made last week. It’s growing on me. I made a quick side of cheesy potatoes with that cheese sauce made with sodium citrate to make the cheddar melty. I par boiled the sliced potatoes before draining them and covering the slices with the sauce. They baked at 400℉ with buttered panko crumbs on top until browned and bubbly.

A double cheese smash burger – pickles, onion, mustard. These are so good!

Apple Week: Apple Cider Donut Holes

It’s the time of year when folks go out to orchards; spend the day filling bags with apples, going on hay rides, running through corn and bale mazes, before finishing up with cider and cider donuts. In honor of that, I decided to try and make my own. Baked, not fried.

I haven’t purchased cider in a while and was a little shocked at the cost – but I bought from a local orchard, so it was worth it. Excellent flavor.

These turned out pretty good – unless you’ve got donut tins, these are going to be a little lopsided, not perfectly round as the dough is more like muffin dough. They are much lighter than muffins, more like a good cake donut, and once you coat them in cinnamon and sugar, no one will notice their little flat bottoms.

This recipe made about 3 ½ dozen holes or 2 ½ dozen mini muffins.

Apple Cider Donut Holes

Dry ingredients:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed

Wet ingredients:

  • 2 cups of apple cider (reduced to ½ cup)
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup buttermilk (or 2 tbsp buttermilk powder and ½ cup water)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 small apple, shredded or 2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce

Topping:

  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Saucepan, large mixing bowl, Mini-muffin pan or donut pan (these usually make mini-donuts), two small bowls Continue reading