March 10th, 2006

Pecan butter?

Has anyone here tried to make their own nutbutters? I have about 6 lbs of pecans fresh from the tree... and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with all of them. I found a recipe that called for the nuts, butter, honey, salt....and soy sauce (?!) What role would the soy sauce play?

Also, I don't have a nut grinder, but I have a very strong blender. Think this would work as well?

What other things could I make with pecans? Besides pecan pie. :)

Thanks in advance!

Apple Pine Nut Rice Pilaf

I am so proud of myself! I started thinking about this awesome rice dish my office often serves as their "vegetarian option" that is delicious but swimming in oil... so I came up with my own (better, healthier) version.

I put it online here: Yummy Apple Pine Nut Rice Pilaf

I couldn't stop coming up with ideas, so there are a ton of extra options at the link above - but the basic recipe is thisCollapse )

(Just another note, I realized that I wrote in the original recipe "stir your nuts." I have changed this to "Stir the nuts." Now I am laughing!!!)

biscuit recipe--wheat free

herb (or not) biscuits

(preheat oven to 400--grease a large baking sheet)

2 cups+ spelt flour (can use whole wheat)
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup almond, rice or soy milk
1/4 cup chopped fresh herbs (i used basil...can do chives, parsley, oregano)

in a mixing bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. blend the margarine into the flour mixture until resembles a coarse meal. mix the milk into the flour until moist. gently knead the dough for about 30 seconds. if too sticky add more flour. blend in the herbs.

scoop dough into round balls into baking sheet about 2" apart. bake for about 12 minutes or til crusts are light brown.

mine made about 18 small biscuits. next time i will make them a lot bigger. i used them to make "breakfast biscuits" with follow your heart cheddar cheese, soysage, fried tofu and avocado... YUM.... these biscuits would also be perfect for biscuits and gravy.
they were really good, easy to make and hardly took any time at all.

x-posted to my own journal.