3 cups (1 1/2 pounds/680 grams) lukewarm water (you can use cold water, but it will take the dough longer to rise. Just don’t use hot water or you may kill the yeast)
1 tablespoon granulated yeast ( you can use any kind of yeast including products labeled as instant, “quick,” rapid rise, bread machine, active dry, or even fresh cake yeast (which isn’t granulated)*. You can also decrease the amount of yeast in the recipe by following the directions here. Or you can bake with a sour dough starter, see instructions here.)
1 to 1 1/2 tablespoons Morton Kosher Salt (adjust to suit your taste or eliminate it all together.))
6 1/2 cups (2 pounds/910 grams) all-purpose flour (the recipe’s tested with typical supermarket flour. If you use a higher protein flour check here)
Mixing the dough:
In a 5 or 6 quart bowl or lidded dough bucket (the lid is sold separately), dump in the water, and add the yeast and salt.
Because we are mixing in the flour so quickly it doesn’t matter that the salt and yeast are thrown in together.
Dump in the flour all at once and stir with a long handled wooden spoon or a Danish Dough Whisk which is one of the tools that makes the job so much easier!
Stir it until all of the flour is incorporated into the dough, as you can see it will be a wet rough dough.
Put the lid on the container, but do not snap it shut. You want the gases from the yeast to escape. (you can put a little hole in the top of the lid so that you can close the lid and still allow the gases to get out. As you can see it doesn’t take much of a hole to accomplish this.)
Allow the dough to sit at room temperature for about 2 hours to rise. When you first mix the dough it will not occupy much of the container.
But, after the initial 2 hour rise it will pretty much fill it. (If you have decreased the yeast you will have to let it go longer than 2 hours.) DO NOT PUNCH DOWN THE DOUGH! Just let it settle by itself.
The dough will be flat on the top and some of the bubbles may even appear to be popping. (If you intend to refrigerate the dough after this stage it can be placed in the refrigerator even if the dough is not perfectly flat. The yeast will continue to work even in the refrigerator.) The dough can be used right after the initial 2 hour rise, but it is much easier to handle when it is chilled. It is intended for refrigeration and use over the next two weeks, ready for you anytime. For the first two days of storage, be sure to leave the lid open a crack, to allow gasses to escape. After that, you can usually snap down the lid on plastic contains without problems, because they’re usually not entirely airtight. BUT, DON’T SEAL GLASS CONTAINERS OR THEY MIGHT SHATTER. The flavor will deepen over that time, developing sourdough characteristics.
The next day when you pull the dough out of the refrigerator you will notice that it has collapsed and this is totally normal for our dough. It will never rise up again in the container.
Dust the surface of the dough with a little flour, just enough to prevent it from sticking to your hands when you reach in to pull a piece out.
You should notice that the dough has a lot of stretch once it has rested. (If your dough breaks off instead of stretching like this your
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 pc leek, thinly sliced (only white/lighter part) or onion
- 1 medium carrot, diced
- 3 medium potatoes, diced
- 5 cups fish or veggie stock
- 1 lb salmon fillet cut into cubes
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, half n half or milk
- 3/4 to 1 cup dill, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper, to season
- Start preparing your lohikeitto by placing a medium-sized (or large pan) over medium heat. Add butter.
- Once the butter has completely melted, add thinly sliced leek. Cook until slightly soft.
- Add carrot and potatoes. Mix.
- Add fish stock. Cover pot with a lid, adjust heat to medium-high, and bring to a boil.
- Adjust heat back to medium-low and simmer your salmon soup until vegetables are almost cooked.
- Add salmon fillet and heavy cream. Mix to combine.
- Turn the heat back to medium. Cover with a lid and continue cooking lohikeitto for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Season by adding salt and pepper. Mix.
- Add dill to finish your lohikeitto. Turn heat off.
- Cover with a lid and keep covered for 2 minutes.
- Transfer to individual bowls.
- Garnish lohikeitto with more freshly chopped dills, if desired.
FOR THE FRUIT MIXTURE:
1¼ cups/170 grams dried cherries
1⅓ cups/170 grams dried apricots, cut into 1-centimeter pieces
1⅓ cups /170 grams prunes, cut into 1-centimeter pieces
¾ cup/113 grams dried cranberries
¾ cup/113 grams dried currants
½ cup/113 grams dark rum or brandy
½ cup/113 grams fresh orange juice
FOR THE BATTER:
8 ounces/226 grams unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the pan
2 cups/270 grams all-purpose flour, plus more for the pan
1½ cups/170 grams walnuts or pecans
1½ teaspoons kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal) or ¾ teaspoon coarse kosher salt (such as Morton’s)
1½ teaspoons ground ginger
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon ground allspice
¼ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of ground cloves
¾ cup/165 grams packed dark brown sugar
2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
7 ounces/200 grams almond paste
4 large eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
FOR THE ASSEMBLY:
⅓ cup/76 grams dark rum or brandy
⅓ cup/107 grams apricot preserves
1½ cups/165 grams confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Pinch of kosher salt
Make the fruit mixture: The day before you bake the cake, combine the dried cherries, apricots, prunes, cranberries, currants, rum and orange juice in a medium bowl and fold thoroughly to combine. Cover the bowl tightly and let sit at room temperature until the fruit is soft and has absorbed all (or nearly all) of the liquid, stirring once or twice, 12 to 24 hours.
Arrange an oven rack in the center position and heat the oven to 325 degrees. Generously brush the inside of a 12-cup Bundt pan with butter. Dust the inside of the pan with several pinches of flour, then tap the pan on the counter at different angles to coat every buttered surface. Tap out the excess, then set the pan aside.
Scatter the walnuts (or pecans) across a sheet tray and transfer to the oven. Toast until the walnuts are golden brown and fragrant, shaking the pan halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool completely on the baking sheet, then chop the walnuts. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, ginger, baking powder, allspice, baking soda and cloves. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the butter, brown sugar, lemon zest and orange zest. Pinch off small pieces of the almond paste and add to the bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture on medium-low until combined, then increase the speed to medium-high and continue to beat, scraping down the sides once or twice, until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
With the mixer on low, add the eggs one at a time, increasing the speed just to incorporate each egg before decreasing to low and adding the next, until the mixture is very smooth. Beat in the vanilla, then, on low speed, add the flour mixture and mix just until it disappears. Tip in the fruit mixture, along with any unabsorbed liquid, along with the chopped nuts; use a flexible spatula to fold the batter several times, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until the fruit is evenly distributed.
Scrape the batter into the prepared Bundt pan, distributing it evenly all the way around and taking care not to form large air pockets. Smooth the surface, then bake the cake until the surface is golden brown, risen and cracked, and a cake tester inserted into a crack comes out clean, 1 hour 10 minutes to 1 hour 20 minutes. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Use a skewer or toothpick to poke holes all over the surface of the cake. Use a pastry brush to generously soak the cake with about half of the rum. Let the cake absorb the rum for a few minutes, then turn it out onto a wire rack. Poke more holes all over the cake and dab the remaining rum across every surface.
Warm the apricot preserves in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often with a heatproof flexible spatula, just until the preserves are fluid. Pass the preserves through a fine mesh sieve into a small bowl, pressing on the solids with the spatula to extract as much of the liquid as possible (discard the solids, or scrape back into the jam jar). Use the pastry brush to paint the strained jam over the cake, covering every surface. Let the cake sit uncovered until it’s completely cooled and the jam is set (it should be slightly tacky but not wet to the touch).
In a medium bowl, combine the confectioners’ sugar, milk, lemon juice and a pinch of salt, and whisk slowly to combine, then whisk vigorously until you have a thick, smooth icing. Slowly pour the icing onto the tallest part of the cake all the way around, letting it slowly cascade down the side. Let the cake sit until the icing is completely set, about 1 hour.
The cake will keep, covered at room temperature, for 1 week.
- 1 block extra firm high protein tofu (14oz -16oz block)
- 1 cup vital wheat gluten
- 1/2-3/4 cups water
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 2 tablespoons neutral flavored oil ( you can replace with water if you are oil free)
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch or corn starch
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sage
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
1 tbsp parsley
1/2 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp mushroom powder
- 1 1/2 tsp poultry seasoning
1-2 tbsp vinegar
- worchestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon No Chicken Better Than Bouillon, or any chicken-less bouillon cube or powder (if using cubes or powder just dissolve in with the water)
- 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 teaspoon salt optional if you feel like the bouillon is not salty enough
- 3 tablespoons hickory seasoning, or any other seasoning you like to coat the “turkey.” I often use a chili lime seasoning, jerk seasoning, or even Italian blend.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Break up the tofu and place it into a food processor with the regular metal blade. Run the processor for around a minute until the tofu is broken down.
- Add all of the remaining ingredients and let the food processor run for a couple of minutes. You want the mixture to form a dough. Letting the processor run will help knead the dough. We want this seitan to be firm so we need it to knead for a bit. If you dough seems a bit too dry, you can add another few tablespoons of water, just don’t add too much more! I start at 1/2 cup and work from there.
- Once you have a smooth but firm dough, remove it from the food processor and place on a clean counter. Knead the dough with your hands for about a minute, forming a kind of oval shaped loaf with the dough.
- Wrap in parchment paper then Take a piece of aluminum for about 3x bigger than the loaf of dough, and lay it out flat. Coat the foil in spray oil or wipe it down with any oil you have. Sprinkle half of the hickory, or whatever seasoning you are using in the center of the foil. Place the loaf on the seasoning and roll it around. Sprinkle the remaining seasoning over the top and press it in. The goal is to fully coat the loaf in the seasoning!
- Place the loaf back in the center of the foil and fold up the sides, pinching at the top to seal it up, then twist the ends to fully seal the foil.
- Place on a baking sheet and put in the oven on the middle rack. Bake sealed for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes carefully open up the foil, and continue baking for another 30-40 minutes.
- Remove finished “turkey” breast and let cool at room temp. Seal the foil back up and place the “turkey” breast in the fridge over night to rest. This step is important to get the texture we are trying achieve. If you try and serve it before it rests it will not be nearly as firm.
- Once the “turkey” breast has been in the fridge over night, you can remove it and slice it to serve. It should at this point be firm enough to slice using a mandolin or a sharp knife. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 10 days.
- 1 poblano pepper or green bell pepper,kept whole
- 3 tablespoons olive oil or avocado oil,divided
- 1 medium yellow or red onion, finely chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano or regular oregano
- ½ teaspoon ancho chile powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
- A generous amount of freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 (12 to 16-ounce) block of super firm tofu (also sold as high-protein tofu)*
- 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
- 1 chipotle pepper in adobo + 1/2 tablespoon adobo sauce**
- 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
- ½ cup (120 mL) water
- Lime juice to finish
- Broil the poblano pepper or green bell pepper. You have two options; the gas flame gets you a smokier flavor. No need to peel or remove the seeds when done.a.
- Cook the aromatics. Heat 1 ½ tablespoons of oil in a medium nonstick frying pan over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions and season with a pinch of salt. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes, or until just starting to get some color. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add tomato paste, cumin, oregano, chile powder, 1 teaspoon of salt, and pepper and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and cook until they’ve softened, about 5 minutes.
- While the onions are cooking, cut the tofu into 4 slabs. Squeeze out as much water as you can. Crumble tofu into small pieces, about the size of a blueberry.
- Transfer the onion-tomato mixture to a blender or food processor. Add the broiled poblano pepper, chipotle peppers in adobo, vinegar, and water. Blend until relatively smooth. Taste the sauce, adding any sweetener as needed or more vinegar or salt.
- Heat the remaining 1 ½ tablespoons oil in the frying pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the tofu and spread out in a single packed layer and season with ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Allow to cook 2 to 3 minutes undisturbed. Flip and continue cooking for a total of 12 minutes, stirring only every 2 to 3 minutes, until most of the tofu is browned.
- Pour in the sauce and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. It’ll start to thicken, so turn the heat to medium or medium-low and cook for another 5 minutes, or until flavors have developed and tofu is saucy. If it gets too thick, add a few splashes of water.
- Taste, adjusting seasonings as needed. If it’s a bit tangy, add a pinch of organic brown or cane sugar. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice.
* If super firm tofu is not available, use extra firm tofu. Crumble the tofu into small pieces but not as small as the super firm tofu: if you crumble really small, it will get mushy. Check out the reference photo in the FAQ section. Then, coat the tofu crumbles with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and ½ teaspoon kosher salt. Coating the tofu in cornstarch improves its texture quite a bit, giving it a slightly crisp coating and more chew, similar to Chipotle’s sofritas.
** Use ½ teaspoon adobo sauce for mild heat.
*** Want to save ~10 minutes? Cook the tofu in a separate pan while you cook the aromatics.
- 1/3 cup Cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup Dried fruit
- 3 cups Rolled oats
2 tbsp flax meal
2 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp hemp hearts
2 tbsp wheat germ
- 1/2 cup Almonds
- 1/3 cup Chia seeds
- 1/2 cup Coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seedS
- Preheat the oven to 350F. Spread the Oats evenly across a Baking Tray and bake on the top rack of the oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden and fragrant.
- Next, remove the Oats from the oven and add to a large bowl. Pour in the remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Finally, transfer the dry Muesli mix to a large jar or container, and store sealed at room temperature for up to one month.
For a Single Serving of Soaked Muesli:
- Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or tupperware container and stir well; refridgerate for at least 3 hours, preferrably overnight.
- Top as desired and serve chilled. If you make this recipe ahead of time, it will last for 5-7 days in the fridge.
⅓ cup low-sodium soy sauce
5 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1 (1-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
2 scallions, cut into 1-inch pieces, plus more thinly sliced scallions for garnish
2 tablespoons neutral oil, such as safflower or canola
2 tablespoons turbinado or light brown sugar
½ teaspoon black pepper
1 (14- to 16-ounce) block firm tofu, drained and cut into 1-inch cubes
6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and sliced into ½-inch-thick pieces
Steamed rice and kimchi (optional), for serving
In a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat, combine soy sauce, garlic, ginger, scallions, oil, sugar, pepper and ¼ cup water; mix well. Add tofu and mushrooms, season with salt and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, carefully turning tofu and stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens into a glaze and coats the mixture, about 15 minutes.
Transfer the jorim to a serving bowl or platter and garnish with thinly sliced scallions. Serve with rice and kimchi, if using.
- 12 extra large eggs
- 1 ½ cups distilled white vinegar
- 1 ½ cups water
- 1 tablespoon pickling spice
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 bay leaf
- Place eggs in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring water to a boil and immediately remove from heat. Cover and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool and peel.
- In a medium saucepan over medium heat, mix together the vinegar, water and pickling spice. Bring to a boil and mix in the garlic and bay leaf. Remove from heat.
- Transfer the eggs to sterile containers. Fill the containers with the hot vinegar mixture, seal and refrigerate 8 to 10 days before serving.
- 1 pound of salmon
- Salt and pepper to season
- 1 knob of ginger
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1 cup of sake
- 1 cup of mirin
- 1 cup of soy sauce
- 2 tablespoon cornstarch
- 4 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds
- Place the salmon skin side down on a cutting board and slice the salmon into 3 servings. Season with salt and pepper on both sides.
- Spray your air fryer basket with oil and place your salmon skin side up in your air fryer. Give the salmon a light spray of oil and air fry at 400 degrees for 7 minutes.
- Next, peel your ginger and garlic. Finely chop the aromatics.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of oil to a small pot on low heat. Add in your finely chopped garlic and ginger and let bloom and become fragrant.
- After about 1 minute, add in equal parts of sake, mirin, and soy sauce. Raise the heat to medium high and bring to a boil to allow the alcohol to cook off. This will take about 4- 5 minutes.
- Once the sauce has reduced by about 1/3, mix together the cornstarch and water in a small bowl. Drizzle in the cornstarch slurry and give it a mix to prevent clumping. Your teriyaki sauce should instantly become glossy and thick.
- Finally, add in about 1 tablespoon of sesame seeds. Stir to combine and pour over your fried salmon. Any leftover teriyaki sauce can be stored in an airtight jar and kept in the fridge until ready to use.