Monday, January 19, 2009

Behold the yummy-ness!

Cheddar Taters

3 or 4 medium potatoes, peeled and boiled until soft
1/4 cup milk
2 tbsp butter or margarine
1/2 cup shredded cheddar
1/2 tbsp minced garlic or garlic powder (optional, I put garlic in everything)
salt and pepper to taste

This is a no-brainer...just boil the potatoes and mash them in a bowl with the other ingredients. If the hot potatoes don't completely melt the cheese, pop it in the microwave for a minute. Awesome side dish...serves 2-3. Double it to serve 4-6.

And...drum roll please...AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD!

Ain't it purdy! That's crumbled cinnamon sugar on the top. I was so nervous about this because I didn't know if I was doing it right, but it turned out yummy! UNFORTUNATELY, I do not have the entire recipe. It starts with a fermented batter that supposedly only the Amish know the ingredients to. I was given a ziploc bag of the batter, along with instructions on what to add to it on the 10th day, etc...flour, eggs, sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, milk, oil...mix well and bake for an hour on 325. Yeah...sorry that this isn't a real recipe. I'm just rambling. But heck, google it and see if the secrets are posted somewhere. You never know!

It is basically a cinnamon cake...soft and crumbly, light, not too rich...very nice. My uncle had some with me, and I'll be taking a big chunk of it to my parents tomorrow.

So I can mark number 64 off of my 101 in 1001 list! I'll be trying my hand at a homemade bread bowl this week too so stay tuned!