Adventures In Cooking// Quiches

Hey Everyone.

Yesterday, I decided to make a few quiches. We had eggs and cream, and we always have cheese, and it seemed like an easy enough thing to make. Turns out making quiches takes a bit longer than I expected, but I am glad that I spent the time to make them. πŸ˜€

So, without further ado, here is another Adventure In Cooking with me.

*Once again I am sorry for the bad quality of some of these pictures, unfortunately it is cloudy almost every time I want to take food pictures.


Step 1: Grate cheese

Step 2: Crack eggs into a bowl

Step 3: Add pepper and salt to eggs

Step 4: Add cream to eggs and whisk together

Step 5: Chop spinach and crush garlic

Step 6: Cook spinach in garlic and ghee

Step 7: Cook bulk sausage, until lightly browned

Step 8: For plain quiche, pour egg mixture into pie pan and sprinkle cheese over it

Step 9: For sausage-spinach quiche, spread sausage and spinach mixture in the bottom of a pie pan and sprinkle with cheese

Step 10: For sausage- spinach quiche, cover with egg mixture and more cheese

Step 11: Bake and enjoy!

(The sausage-spinach quiche was long gone by the time I managed to take pictures. It turned out nicely, although there was a bit too much moisture in it, because I didn’t dry the spinach before adding it to the meat.)


Well, that was fun and time consuming. We enjoyed the quiche with some extra sausages and roasted potatoes. *sighs contentedly* It was quite enjoyable. πŸ˜€

Have you ever made quiche? What is one of your favorite foods? How have you been spending your time while stuck at home?

I hope that you are staying healthy and well! Thinking of all my readers.

Adventures In Cooking// Soaked Bread

Hey Everyone.

I am really excited to share with you all some pictures and my bread making process. We go through quite a bit of bread when it is made. Usually six smallish loaves will last two or maybe three days. We go through food pretty quickly, especially as my brothers are getting older. πŸ˜€

I have been making this particular bread recipe for a long time and this year I have made it more than ever before. Sadly I do not know where the recipe came from so I can’t share it, but it is just a very simple soaked bread recipe.

Well. Let’s get started! I’m sorry for the not great photo quality for a bunch of these!


Step 1: Mix flour, I use a mixture of organic flours, yogurt and water.

Step 2: Cover bowl with damp towel and let sit overnight.

Step 3: (The next morning.) Add yeast, sugar and salt and use dough hook to mix.

Step 4: Knead into ball, on a floured surface. Sometimes the dough is more wet than other times (basically, did I measure right or not. usually I don’t.), and will need more flour to keep it from sticking to the counter.

Step 5: Place dough in large buttered bowl.

Step 6: Cover with damp towel, use the same one as before so there is one less towel to wash (not that it makes much of a difference. *sighs*), and put the bowl into a warm oven. I usually put the bowel in the oven and the turn it on to 350 for a minute.

Step 7: (Two hours later.) Butter the pans you plan to put the bread in.

Step 8: Remove dough from oven. (Note the pattern on the top from where the towel pressed into the dough. πŸ˜€)

Step 9: Remove dough from bowl and form into massive loaf.

Step 10: Cut the massive loaf into as many pieces as you want loaves. Knead each piece into a loaf shape.

Step 11: Place loaves in buttered pans and let them rise for, at least, half an hour.

Step 12: When the loaves have risen, place them in the oven and turn timer on for 30 minutes.

Step 13: When the timer beeps remove the loaves from the oven and take them out of the pans. Place the loaves on what we call a “drying rack”.

And now all that’s left is the absolute most important part of making bread, eating the bread! You may be tempted to pick off some of the crust, like my littlest sister, before you can get some butter or whatever you want on your bread. πŸ˜€


And there you have it! My first post of this type. I hope that you enjoyed learning about my bread baking process. Hopefully it inspired you to try to make some of your own!

I hope that you are all staying healthy and safe during these very difficult time. ❀︎

Have you made bread before? Do you like baking? Did this post inspire you to do some baking or cooking of your own?

Cooking and Baking #3

Hey Everyone!

I have a bunch of post ideas and tags and awards and things that I want to do, but I decided to do this post after prepping for it for a couple months. I hope you all enjoy it!


I am pretty sure that I shared this amazing Chocolate Cake recipe last time I did one of these posts, but I took (slightly) better pictures of it and I wanted them to be apart of this post. πŸ˜€


I made these Chocolate Cookies to serve over the holidays. They were absolutely delicious, especially straight out of the oven!


These are the best Banana Muffins EVER! I think so any way! I found this recipe recently when I was looking for a banana muffin recipe with great reviews and the ingredients I had. My whole family loves them (especially when I add chocolate chips) so I have made them quite a few times. πŸ˜€


I love making variations of this soup, basically all it is is a chicken (or whatever I have on hand) stock and tomato sauce base that I add whatever spices and stuff I want to add to it. πŸ˜€


We make cinnamon rolls every Christmas a couple times! They are so yummy!


I guess that’s all I have for today.

Have you cooked or baked anything delicious (or not so delicious) recently? Which of these recipes would you like to try out sometime?

Thank you so much for reading this post! I can’t wait to hear from all of you in the comments!

Cooking/Baking!

Hey Everyone!

For this week’s post I am going to share a few of the things that I have made since my first Cooking post. I have made way more things than I have pictures of, but I almost always forget to take pictures. I am attempting to remember more often. πŸ˜€

First up I have my fresh salsa!Β  Fresh salsa is SO simple and easy to make and amazingly delicious!! My dad has been making this for forever, but I only started making it this summer because I wanted it way more than he could make it, like for breakfast, lunch and dinner.Β πŸ˜€ All I do is chop up onions, tomatoes and cilantro, and add a bit of salt and a splash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. I prefer apple cider vinegar, but lemon juice works too.Β  πŸ˜€

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Next I have my favorite chocolate cake EVER! I absolutely love this cake! I have a ton of trouble making my cakes look neat (am I the only one?). Why is it that every time I make it something goes wrong? For example, my littlest brother eating part of my top layer, the frosting melting because it is so warm, anyway you get the idea. πŸ˜€Β What I love about this cake is that even if it doesn’t end of looking like I was hoping it would it will always taste amazing!

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As you can see, very messy looking! I made this cake for my littlest brother’s 3 year old birthday. We enjoyed it! πŸ˜€

Who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies, I mean most people do, right? But for my great aunts birthday I wanted to do something slightly differently so I made a chocolate chip cookie cake! I looked at a bunch of recipes and ended up with this one. I was happy with how it turned out, definitely a repeat!

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How has your week gone? Have you made anything delicious or beautiful recently?

Thank you for reading!!

~Esmeralda

Cooking!

Hey Everyone!

Here are some pictures of doughnuts I made this week.Β  They were really delicious!

It was one of the first times I made them by myself. I was very pleased with how they turned out!πŸ˜€

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The first bowl of doughnuts are covered in cinnamon and sugar, in the second bowl they are plain. I like these doughnuts better plain, but my siblings love them covered in cinnamon and sugar. πŸ˜€

Sometimes we cover the doughnuts with powdered sugar or we make a glaze to dip them in.Β  If you have never made (or had) homemade doughnuts, you should totally try! There are a bunch of wonderful recipes out there!Β ThisΒ is an awesome recipe for homemade yeast doughnuts that my family has made many times.

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I Love how each of the doughnuts looks a little different. You can make them more uniform, but I love how the little spikes and bumps look. Besides they taste really good! πŸ˜€

I hope that you all had a good week!

Enjoy the end August! I know I am!

Have you created anything fun, delicious, or beautiful this week? Art work or food?

~Esmeralda

p.s. I always fry my doughnuts in our own lard. Best fat ever for frying in!