Wednesday, February 27, 2013

French Toast that Delights

French Toast 

Preheat cast iron skillet and coat with coconut oil.  Preheat oven to 350.

2 eggs well beaten until frothy
1 cup (or so) coconut milk (unsweetened or vanilla sweetened work)
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt
Cinnamon (optional)

Mix eggs and milk.  It will get nice and thick.  Add vanilla and cinnamon if desired.

Dip frozen bread into mixture and brown both sides of the bread.  Place browned bread on rimmed baking sheet.  Bake french bread for 10-20 minutes.  Serve with real maple syrup.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Braised Beef Ribs in a Dutch Oven

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Preheat cast iron skillet to medium high

Brown 4 pounds boneless beef short ribs, cut into 3-inch long pieces in coconut oil in cast iron skillet

While browning ribs and mix together the remaining ingredients 
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2/3 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon  paprika
 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried ground thyme
2/3 cup tomato paste or ketchup
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Mix ingredients   

 Remove ribs and add to Dutch oven 
Put sauce in cast iron pan with dripping and mix

Pour sauce over ribs in Dutch oven

Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
Reduce heat to 300 degrees cook for 2 hours