Monday Munchies! – 1/16/2017

On a cold January night like this one, it is important to remember that your little piggies could be screaming brr brr brrrrr all night long. Bring them in from the cold, wrap them up good and toasty with Zu-Zu Lee’s recipe for Pigs in a Blanket. A classic childhood favorite done cheap, from scratch–

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Preheat oven to 400°
Bake 20-25 minutes

2 cups all-purpose flour
season to taste
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons butter (cubed)
1 cup bacon bits, onions, garlic (chopped)
⅔ cup milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar

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mix milk and vinegar, let sit about 5 minutes

For biscuits, nothing beats buttermilk.
But contrary to what the name may lead you to believe…
You cannot just whisk some butter into your milk and presto, butter-milk.

You can, however, whisk some vinegar into your milk

Buttermilk is acidic, this reacts with the baking soda, releasing air-bubbles in the dough during cooking.
Air rises through the dough, and that’s how breads get fluffy.

For this recipe, we use more common household ingredients:
vinegar for an acid, and regular milk for a liquid.

Measure ⅔ cup milk
Add 1 tablespoon white vinegar
Let sit for about 5 minutes

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nice crispy bacon, saved some for you Mr. Frodo

While your buttermilk substitute sets, prepare the bacon.
You will want it crispy for shredding into bits.

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In a mixing bowl, sift together your dry ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt

Season to taste
If you want to spice up your life a bit, add it here.
I skipped the seasoning step, but these biscuits come loaded with:

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chop bacon, onions, and garlic

It was easier for me to shred the bacon by hand, let the puppy lick them clean… whatever works for you. Dice onions and garlic.

1 cup chopped yummy bits

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Cube 4 tablespoons butter

Toss butter cubes and yummy bits with dry ingredients until coated
Mash with a pastry tool or potato masher until crumbly

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Add your buttermilk substitute.
Stir well– it will thicken into a ball of dough.

Let sit for a few minutes.
Clean the dishes. Cue hipster food photoshoot–

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Pat or roll your dough out flat
Cut into rectangular sections

Roll your pigs up in their blankets
Pop in the oven to bake for 20-25 minutes

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Monday Munchies! – 1/09/2017

Listening to: Do You Like Waffles? by Parry Gripp

Zu-Zu Lee on location in this domestic American kitchen with a special edition of the Monday Mun-Cheeze!

We are seeing here the elusive Pizza Waffle in its natural environment. Crikey! What a beauty this is mates:

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Smothered in marinara, oozing with mozzarella, peppered with -ronis… these majestic creatures grace our world for but an instant before embarking on their journey to the great stomach pit of mine.

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For a Daily Star exclusive, this reporter got up close and personal with not one, but TWO– that’s right folks, TWIN Pizza Waffles, in their infancy:

A rare breed, the Snausage & Onion Pizza Waffle packs on twice the weight, an extra cheesy exo-waffleton, and a sense of humor.

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Doot do do do– can’t wait to get a mouth full!

How-To, Recipes, and munch munch more
— coming soon to Life Is Yum

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