Sweet and simple. A thing of beauty.
Ingredients: 1 cup whole milk 3/2 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/2 cup flour 2 tbs butter 1 tsp vanilla 3 ripe mangoes, peeled and cubed Instructions: 1) Preheate ann oven to 325 degrees F 2) Mix all non-mango ingredients until smooth 3) Pour mixture into baking dish & arrange mangoes on top 4) Bake for ~45 minutes, until golden 5) Lett coole, and thene serve it forth!
Invented while sheltering in a basement during a notorious multi-day bacchanal. Excellent in hot-pot.
Ingredients: 3 large eggs 1/4 cup oil 1/2 tsp pepper 1 tbsp + 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp curry powder 3/4 cups matzo meal Instructions: 1) Beat eggs until smooth 2) Add oil, pepper, curry powder, and salt. Beat to combine. 3) Whisk in matzo meal until mixed 4) Chill for 40 minutes 5) Using wet hands, roll mixture into balls of desired size 6) Introduce balls into boiling water (or soup), and cooke them for 30-40 minutes, until quitte poofy and palid in coloure. 5) Serve it forth!
I found this recipe in a battered church cookbook that I purchased from a flea market in Long Island City in 2016. Purported to have been invented in the early 1960s in the Village of Haverfordshire by an English real estate agent, it is a fascinating example of cultural adaptation and innovation. After viewing a television special in which a "taco" was briefly described, the inventor of this dish, unfamiliar with the tortilla and unable to find a suitable recipe locally, replaced the mexican tortilla with that quintessential English flatbread, the humble crumpet.
I present this recipe almost unaltered, except for the addition of mirin (japanese sweet cooking wine), which I find adds a certain pleasingly sweet effect.
Ingredients: For Taco Shell: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup warm milk (hot to the touch, but not scalding) 1/2 tbsp yeast 1/2 tbsp cane sugar 1/2 cup warm water 1/4 tsp baking soda For Filling: 1 cup green lentils 1/4 cup mirin 3 cup water 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 tsp salt ground pepper to taste Fixings: Chopped lettuce Grated cheese Instructions: Filling 1) Place all filling ingredients in pot 2) Cover and boil for 25 minutes Taco Shells: 3) Mix sugar and yeast with warm milk and wait until it is foamy 4) Mix in flour 5) Let sit 1.5 hours 6) Mix baking soda and warm water 7) Pour baking soda mixture into dough and stir to combine 8) Let rest 0.5 hours 9) Lightly oil and heat pan over medium-high heat 10) Pour appx 1 cup of batter into pan 11) Cook for ~10 minutes, until quite chewy 12) Repeat with all batter Assembly 13) Place cooked filling and assorted fixings on crumpets 14) Serve it forth!
The quintessential summer meal.
Ingredients: 6 ripe mangoes 2 freshly baked baguettes 1 cup cultured butter Instructions: 1) Place baguettes, mangoes, and cultured butter in separate containers 2) Take all ingredients to a beach on a glorious summer day 3) Serve it forth!