I did some cooking this past month. Here are some new recipes I tried:
Homemade Soft Pretzels
I had yeast and flour I wanted to use, so I googled for a recipe, and soft pretzels are what popped up. It was my first time making the pastry, and I found the process quite fun. I made half plain salted and the other half cinnamon. The cinnamon left something to be desired, so I melted some dark chocolate and covered the pretzels. Much better.
Eggless Oatmeal Cookies
I wanted to bake cookies but didn’t have eggs or butter, so this was the recipe I found. I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil and added peanut butter and honey. Turned out great.
Baking Powder Drop Biscuits
I had to find a biscuit recipe that didn’t use butter. I substituted olive oil for vegetable oil. Turned out as well as can be expected. Butter still reigns supreme.
This was my first time making biscuits and gravy. I went with the most basic recipe I could find, and it worked great. I used spicy pork sausage. In my opinion, a good biscuit and gravy dish requires a little kick. All that milk in the gravy balances the heat well.
Just your basic French toast recipe. Two notes on making French toast: 1) Always use thick-cut bread. 2) Don’t skimp on syrup quality.