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Easiest cheapest 100% natural organic crêpe/pancake recipe


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And… voila!
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I know there are a load of you who know how to do crêpes (French-thinner-pancakes) courtesy of Wikipedia…

A crêpe or crepe (Listeni/kreɪp/[1] or /krɛp/ French: [kʁɛp] ( listen), Quebec French: [kʁaɪ̯p] ( listen)) is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour (crêpes de Froment) or buckwheat flour (galettes). The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled”. While crêpes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Quebec and many parts of Europe and North Africa. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes.

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The batter
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But as it’s a simplified recipe I have adjusted to my dietary needs as, no-sugar-eggs-dairy… I thought this one might be of some help to those who follow the same organic wholesome food plan but for those who don’t, just switch back to sugar, plain flour or any oil you have 🙂
You can’t get anything easier or faster & it’s a load of fun to do with your kids or grand-kids so… here you go!

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Small pan & ladle
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Ingredients (for about ten small ones)
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% whole Spelt flour (or just plain)
2. 2 1/4 cups water
3. 1 to 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (or anything on hand)
4. 1 tsp. organic baking powder (optional)

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The swiveling…
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Method
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Mix well the two first ingredients & add baking powder just before putting it in pan, mix very well too.
Heat frying pan (I have an old small one but it’s the only one I know how to work with for my pancakes)
put a heaped teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (but you can use any available) put your (small) flame
on high first then switch to between-high & low after about 4 minutes, pour a small ladle of batter slowly
(once the oil is hot you should hear it sizzling as it touches the pan) while swiveling the pan to even it
out then wait about a minute (you’ll get the feel of how long with the time) flip it over with a fork or
as a chef would do with a swift hand-motion then once it’s ready slide it on a plate.

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First side happening…
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I chose this time to serve it as a snack with rice syrup spread on it, rolled it & poured a little on too,
but I have served it in many different ways in the past as with minced seitan (vegetarian meat) as a filling
& creamed mushrooms as the topping or with a creamy wok as a filling… but all you have to do is use your creativity & improvise anything you desire as ice cream on the side with whipping creme & chocolate syrup on top of the pancake…

I hope the photos will make the instructions easier but mainly, have a load of fun & Bon appétit!

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Second side…
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And the end result 🙂
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Montecao easy no-electrical appliance-needed recipe


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I posted a while back a Monte carlo recipe this time it’s a Montecao which I wanted to share with you as the ingredients are more basic, fewer & easily found in every home.
It is a throw-in-one-bowl recipe & mix by hand… can’t get easier:)
I’ll give you the regular sugar version for those who use it.
And for those who prefer a less oily & crunchier recipe I will include an adaptation I created which became very popular here!

Enjoy & let me know!

Ingredients
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1. 5 cups 80% organic Spelt flour (It’s the healthiest, light & off-white in color but you can use regular flour)
2. 1 cup extra virgin olive oil (there’s no olive taste after cooking or baking)
3. 1 cup rice syrup

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Method
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1. Put all ingredients in bowl mix then shape
2. Sprinkle cinnamon powder on top
3. Slide in preheated oven on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 mn.

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Ingredients for regular sugar recipe
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1. 500 gr. = 88.1 oz. 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 25 cl. Olive oil
3. 200 gr.= 7 oz. Sugar

The method is the same.

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Ingredients for raisin biscuit (adapted from above)
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1. 4 cups 80% organic Spelt flour
2. 1 cup Oatmeal
3. 1/2 cup Olive oil
4. 1/2 cup hot water
5. 1 cup Rice syrup (you can change to sugar)
6. 1 handful of organic raisins
7. 1 tsp. Speculoos spices mix (or cinnamon if you can’t buy it in your area) Wikipedia Specifies “Spices used in speculoos are cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom and white pepper”

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Method
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1. Same as above
2. 20-25 mn. on preheated oven same temperature as above

Quick, cheap & easy mock cheese cake recipe


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A cup of tea & sheer bliss!
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This is a very easy recipe with very common and inexpensive ingredients. Besides a blender it doesn’t need any machinery. As I’ve told you in previous posts, I don’t have too much patience nor time for lengthy and complicated recipes.
As I’m on a macrobiotic food plan I don’t eat dairy products so, this is a perfect alternative. The taste is not the one of cheese but it’s nevertheless a delicious cake.
Let me know the results if you feel like venturing in the experience (for the fun) of a cozy Sunday afternoon 🙂

Crust Ingredients
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Crust dough
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1. 3 cups of fine oat (or refine it with mixer)
2. 1 cup regular flower (wholemeal for a natural touch)
3. 1/2- or 1 cup rice malt if desired sweeter (sugar or honey)
4. 3/4 cup oil (of your choice)

Method
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1. Mix ingredients with a spoon
2. Apply on a baking sheet in a mold, flattening it with a spoon
3. Put in preheated oven for 10 mn on 150 degrees Celsius = 302 degrees Fahrenheit
4. Put out to cool

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Filling ingredient
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1. 500 gr= 17.63 ounces plain fresh Tofu
2. 4- or 8 (for sweeter) heaped tbsp rice malt (sugar or honey for some)
3. 1 tbsp vanilla essence or pure vanilla powder if available
4. 1 tsp lemon juice
5. 1/2 tsp sea salt (for yin & yang balance)
6. 1/4 cup arrowroot or corn flour if unavailable (it’s cheaper too)

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Tofu filling mixed
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Method
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1. Press tofu to remove liquid
2. Mix all ingredients with blender in bowl till creamy
3. Pour unto crust and flatten with spoon
4. As an option you can add raisins or whatever you fancy. Nuts, dried fruits…
5. Put in (the same degree) preheated oven for 30 mn. Turn off.
Leave in oven for another 30 mn. Take out.
6. Remove from mold only 6 hrs after
7. Serve preferably 2-3 days after being stored in fridge but mine have enjoyed it straight away 🙂

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Ready to bake
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…and ready to eat!
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Last week’s cheapest, easiest pie crust and Viennese strudel update (different flavors…)


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Update!
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Last week I posted an apple crumble crust cheap and easy which you can look up here… https://oawritingspoemspaintings.wordpress.com/2013/04/15/apple-pie-cheapest-easiest-and-fastest-crust-recipe-with-the-simplest-of-ingredients-obviously-100-natural/

Today, I will give you an update… My different flavors to that dough recipe which I thought was my ingenuity 🙂 but Wikipedia is the correct source of information, so I looked it up there to check if my ideas were just mine and that’s what I came up with…

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The best-known strudels are Apfelstrudel (German for apple strudel) and Topfenstrudel (with sweet soft quark cheese, in German Topfen cheese), followed by the Millirahmstrudel (Milk-cream strudel, Milchrahmstrudel). Other strudel types include sour cherry (Weichselstrudel), sweet cherry, nut filled (Nussstrudel), Apricot Strudel, Plum Strudel, poppy seed strudel (Mohnstrudel), and raisin strudel.[7] There are also savory strudels incorporating spinach, cabbage, pumpkin, and sauerkraut,[8] and versions containing meat fillings like the (Lungenstrudel) or (Fleischstrudel).
The only thing that changes is the baking time which goes down to 1 or 1.30 hrs versus the 2 to 2.15 hrs for the apple pie which has a much bigger amount of dough. I nevertheless check in between to make sure it does not over bake.

I put this time on the rolled out dough a different filling of, carob or cacao powder for the nonsensitive, a lot of raisins to get it sweet with less natural sweetener, a big spoon of rice syrup or honey or even sugar for those who use that, in other rolls I will add poppy seeds to all those ingredients…

I have tried all kinds of different nuts with raisins which is just heavenly, but that was about twenty years ago today I find them harder to digest, nevertheless it can occasionally be a good idea. Almond powder can be good too with natural sweetener or sugar.

Some will have cinnamon, raisins, 1 big spoon of rice syrup and a dash of oil…

You can innovate… Be the master of your own creation and risk different flavors or just follow the so many different ideas we got here from Wikipedia 🙂

Good luck with it and most importantly have loads of fun. It’ll taste much better that way. Let me know whatever the outcome is and all the more if it’s a big humoristic flop, the best ideas have been created that way!

Apple pie cheapest, easiest (no machinery needed) and fastest crust recipe with the simplest of ingredients & obviously 100% natural :)


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Hot & crispy!
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Hi!

Today, I’ll give you a 100% natural quickest and easiest recipe for a apple pie and a Viennese délicatesse (delicacy) adapted to a no-sugar recipe with the dough leftovers of the pie crust.
The ingredients are so basic you can find them in every country possible!
I love to peel the apples in big quantity so I can make apple sauce at the same time, with only cinnamon and a little water (cinnamon brings out further their sweetness). I use the Boskoop apple which originates from Holland because of its strong sweetness which gives me the possibility to bake or cook without sugar and no complaints from family members. (It was so successful this time, I got two of them “ordering” it for their birthdays 🙂 )
Besides, there are so big it’s much easier to peel a big amount that way!
Just use the sweetest in your country.

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Boskoop apples
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Crust recipe
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1 kg flour=2.20 lb (you can use 100% wholemeal,white,spelt…)
2 big cups of olive oil or any of your choice ( no mug that’s too big!)
2 big cups of boiling hot water ( the heat makes it more malleable, very easy to roll out)

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The easiest crust on earth!
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For the ones who believe in Yin and Yang balance, you could add a pinch of salt.
I stir it with a spoon, it takes 1-2 mn.

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Filling
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Cinnamon
Boskoop apples (you can use a lot like I do or a little, it’s a matter of taste)
Raisins

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Method
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Divide the dough in four (two for each pie)
Roll out the dough on a baking sheet quite thinly and put it in a round baking tin, it could be deep, shallow. You could want a big oven square tray or as I did this time as an exception, two smaller, deeper round ones which gave me the opportunity to do with the dough leftovers a bigger Viennese apple Strudel.

Sprinkle generously cinnamon on it, then the raisins, add as many apples as you want ( I use a lot but some might prefer less) Sprinkle again generously with cinnamon, add raisins and roll out the second piece of dough on a baking sheet, turn it upside down covering the pie (the paper visible to your eyes and dough invisible) then peel off the paper and stick the borders together cut the dough all around (those are your leftovers for the Viennese apple strudel) then, brush the dough with an egg or if you don’t use them as I, take rice syrup add a little water and brush gently.

Put in a 150 degrees Celsius=302 degrees Fahrenheit oven for 1.45 mn to 2.15 mn depending on the thickness and depth of the pie.

Viennese apple strudel
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Take all the bits of dough left, roll it out thin on baking paper then sprinkle generously with cinnamon (yes, just repeat the same gestures 🙂 ) add the raisins and apples in smaller pieces so it rolls easier and roll it. Leave it on the paper, gloss it with the rice syrup or egg, sprinkle with sesame seeds, poppy seeds or with nothing… And just pop it in the oven with the rest.
For those who use sugar you could add some everywhere with the apples. The Viennese strudel could be decorated after the baking, in the traditional way with icing sugar which makes it look quite appetizing!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and find it easy enough to try it out on your own. Just let me know what were your impressions 🙂