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White Lily, the best southern biscuit flour is available from King Arthur Flour Here. Also you might see this thread on biscuits Here. Keeping the dough in the fridge overnight does very little to lower the quality of the finished product.

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I didn't realize that you could order it from King Arthur. I used to order from them but the stuff is available in the groceries here so I haven't checked them out in a long time. It just seems kind of silly to me that White Lily isn't readily available here.

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It just seems kind of silly to me that White Lily isn't readily available here.

fifi,

Have you talked to your grocer about ordering White Lily? They (sometimes) listen to customer requests. It's worth a shot.

 

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I may badger my Randall's manager. They did finally start carrying Hellman's Mayonessa as a result of badgering.

Elie...

Do you plan to cook any Lebanese goodies? Oh... I forgot... no plan. :biggrin:

Editted to add: Duh! Look up-thread, dummy. :laugh:

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Well after posting the link I did a search on King Arthurs website and they no longer have White Lily listed but it is in a catalog that I have. So I don't know if it is available thru them now. Sorry

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Until my grocery store started carrying it, I was able to find it at an outlet mall's "gourmet" store in their baking section (White Lily, that is).

You can order directly from White Lily, though, if that helps any.

And buttermilk biscuits with scrambled eggs. . yum. Now I feel like I should make some. . .

Diana

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Lunch:

leftovers from last night's chicken and rice dinner along with some more "mtabla".

There was very little leftovers and I am still pretty hungry. I hate to run over to the closest fastfood joint within walking distance (Jack in the Box or Wendy's)...but I just might do that.

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Ok, just finished a Wendy's Chilli bowl. It's supposed to be rich and meaty, it was more like rich and bean-y. Doctored up with some hot sauce from the first drawer of my office desk, it did the job nicely.

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Ok, just finished a Wendy's Chilli bowl. It's supposed to be rich and meaty, it was more like rich and bean-y. Doctored up with some hot sauce from the first drawer of my office desk, it did the job nicely.

Rumor has it the beef used in their chili is actually leftover hamburgers that didn't sell. Works for me. :biggrin:

Gosh, you made me hungry!

 

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Probably the reason KA doesn't sell White Lily flour anymore is because they now have their own similar flour product called Mellow Pastry Blend #3549 in the most recent catalogue.

Nothing magical about White Lily, just a lower percentage of protein than AP. There's another low protein brand in the South called Martha White, that I always used when I lived there. Or, you can simply mix AP and cake flour, although I don't remember the proportions offhand.

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Ok, just finished a Wendy's Chilli bowl. It's supposed to be rich and meaty, it was more like rich and bean-y. Doctored up with some hot sauce from the first drawer of my office desk, it did the job nicely.

Rumor has it the beef used in their chili is actually leftover hamburgers that didn't sell. Works for me. :biggrin:

Gosh, you made me hungry!

That makes sense. It could very well be leftover burger meat. Another thing I did not like about the chilli bowl is a strong tomatoey taste that gave me heartburn :sad: .

Right now I am enjoying some black seedless sweet grapes. God bless whoever invented seedless grapes.

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Tonight's dinner was the Lebanese flavored chicken burger. So bad news first, the patty was almost impossible to keep on the grill in one piece since it had no fillers (bread crumbs, eggs,...). So for the F&W entry I decided to make the patty a chicken breast pounded to an even thickness then marinated and grilled.

The good news was that the flavors were fantastic. The "hummus" aioli worked great with the chicken and the toasty Kaiser roll. For toppings I used crunchy bell peppers, tomatoes and shredded lettuce.

I served it with fresh French fries. Here are some pics

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The hummus aioli and the other fixins

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For dessert, homemade Guanabana ice cream with Cajeta.

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Elie

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For dessert, homemade Guanabana ice cream with Cajeta.

Gosh that looks fantastic. I really like jarred cajeta on ice cream. (I haven't had a jar around for a while so I have forgotten the brand I used to buy.)

Strangely, the caramel yogurt from Stoneyfield Farms tastes quite a bit like cajeta. The texture is different of course, but the flavor is there.

Good looking sandwich also.

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For dessert, homemade Guanabana ice cream with Cajeta.

Gosh that looks fantastic. I really like jarred cajeta on ice cream. (I haven't had a jar around for a while so I have forgotten the brand I used to buy.)

Strangely, the caramel yogurt from Stoneyfield Farms tastes quite a bit like cajeta. The texture is different of course, but the flavor is there.

Good looking sandwich also.

I also love Cajeta/Dulce De Leche a lot and I usually make it at home. This one is store bought not homemade.

The cajeta did not tatse too great with the rich robust flavor of Guanabana though. I much prefer the ice cream on its own.

Elie

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Until my grocery store started carrying it, I was able to find it at an outlet mall's "gourmet" store in their baking section (White Lily, that is).

fifi: I believe you are in Houston?

Central Market carries White Lily flour: the all purpose and the self-rising. It comes from the HEB warehouse. If your Central Market does not have it, ask the grocery manager to call the Austin store for the order code, or to look it up in the planogram. Or leave a note for the specialty foods director: FB Godinez, and ask him to get it in for you.

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Elie, will you give us your mtabla recipe? It looks yummy and refreshing, sort of like a breakfast version of mutabbal.

Sure, it is very simple.

1 Cup peeled wheat

1/2 Cup dried white or yellow corn (not the sweet kind) – this is optional

2 to 3 cups plain yogurt (the sweeter/fresher the better)

1/2 to 1 cup cold water

Rinse the wheat and corn under cold water. Soak in plenty of water overnight. Put in a large pot and cover with plenty of water. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 2 hours or longer till the wheat is very soft and the corn is cooked through. Add more water if it gets too dry. By the end of the process you should have a very thick porridge-like mixture (called Kamhiya) which is excellent hot with a large knob of butter and a good sprinkle of salt stirred in.

Let the mixture cool and refrigerate. Do not mix the yogurt in the hot wheat/corn mixture or it will curdle. When cold add the yogurt and enough water to attain a thick chowder-like consistency. You can make it a little thinner and serve in a tall glass as well. Refrigerate and serve cold as a snack or side dish. I like my portion seasoned with salt. But some prefer it plain.

Let me know if you have any questions

Elie

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After reading the Chronicle's review, here, a co-worker and myself decided to try Mayuri out for lunch. I have to say, we have a favoriter new Indian lunch buffet now. Their fried Pakodas, Crispy Vadas (best ever), Chicken tikka and wonderful ginger chutney alone are worth the trip. They also have fantastic Gulab Jamun (sp?).

The downside: After trying to eat smaller portions for the last month or so, I am so stuffed I'm not sure I can have dinner.

Elie

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Can you please explain what guanabana and cajeta are for this northerner.

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Can you please explain what guanabana and cajeta are for this northerner.

Cajeta is a confection from Mexico, specifically from the city of Celaya in Guanajuato state. Its a spreadable "Dulce de Leche" or milk caramel, frequently used on bread and in cakes.

Guanabana is a type of tropical fruit.

http://www.tropico2000.com/guanabana.htm

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Can you please explain what guanabana and cajeta are for this northerner.

Cajeta is a confection from Mexico, specifically from the city of Celaya in Guanajuato state. Its a spreadable "Dulce de Leche" or milk caramel, frequently used on bread and in cakes.

Guanabana is a type of tropical fruit.

http://www.tropico2000.com/guanabana.htm

What he said :smile:. Guanabana pulp is available frozen at Latin/Hispanic stores, it also makes a killer smoothie.

Sorry I could not get back to u sooner.

Elie

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Dinner tonight was very light and quick giving me time to work on other baked goods. I tossed some chopped tomatoes, fresh cheese, basil, olive oil, s&p together and served like a "bruschetta" on top of toasty garlicky Kaiser rolls.

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I got a chance to get my sourdough ready to be baked. It is now in the fridge and I will bake it tomorrow or the day after

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breakfast tomorrow morning is

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...Sticky buns with pecans and raisins. These are also resting in the fridge. All I have to do in the morning is heat the oven and bake.

I will try and get the finished buns' pictures downloaded in the morning before I leave for work. unfortunatly I might not get a chance to do this till tomorrow evening.

Elie

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Thanks! Even though I'm not a baker, it was good to see the transformation of your night-before preparation into the rolls and coffee in the morning. Yum. Have a great day... looks like you're off to a good start!

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