Dough Boys!

my nutritious lunch

1 1/2 cups hot tap water
1 packet of active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
3 cups flour, more if sticky

big vat of hot oil (vegetable shortening)

powdered sugar, fruit, pizza sauce or whatever else you want to use for toppings

wisk together the water and yeast then wisk in the sugar and salt. Add the flour, mixing one cup at a time and then kneed until dough is smooth and elastic (about 8 minutes). Let it rise, covered in a lightly oiled bowl for 20 minutes. Punch down the let rise 20 more minutes.

Heat the shortening (enough so that it's kinda deep, mine filled the bottom 1/5 of my pot) in a deep pot over medium high heat, not too hot, not too cool, use your best judgement and make sure you have something handy that can put out a fire (just in case!). break off pieces of dough, flatten slightly but the misshapenness and variation in width gives them charm. They're supposed to be a little wonky!
fry each side until golden, drain on papertowels and cool a little before serving. Top with whatevea.

Uncle Tykie says: "Don't worry if you get powdered sugar on the floor, the dog well lick it up!"


makin' bacon

The marinade smells amazing so I know it's going to be tasty. Hopefully the bacon stays more or less intact. I am using firm not extra firm, but freida's tofu is usually great about staying in one piece. I cut it thicker than the recipe calls for also. Used the first recipe I got after 'googling' tofu bacon. *fingers crossed*


I organized the fridge today

The outside at least. I had nothing else to do seeing as how the Mister, Missus, and young Bugsy went to the craft store without me. woof


chocolate banana pudding

Our food processor passed away last night. It was a real piece of garbage anyway, $15 and I am ashamed to say where I bought it, 'nuff said? Anyway, the motor just pooped out in the middle of preparing some roasted cherry tomato pasta. Oh so much swearing, I managed to finish the job in the blender but it was not easy. Today Bugsy and I went out to Target and bought a $39.99 black & decker, which looks way schmancier and preforms much better, suction cups on the bottom even keep it from wandering around on the counter during especially tough jobs. I'll see how it goes long term but for now I am happy with my purchase.
I wanted to take it for a spin tonight so I made up this pudding~it is so yummy
1 package silken tofu
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 banana
1 cup melted vegan dark chocolate chips
process until smooth, then pour into 4 little dessert cups. Enjoy!