Steph’s Repository of Travel Recipes

-Written by Steph

This post is basically to a convenient spot to store recipes for reference when we travel. There have been way too many times when we’ve missed out on making some great dishes abroad with local ingredients, because I couldn’t remember how to make pizza dough or pie crust. That all changes now! Here are the recipes I’ve kicked myself the most times over for not having with me when traveling:

Pizza Dough

  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp quick yeast
  • 1 1/3 c warm water
  • 1/4 c olive oil

Knead. Rise for an hour. Enough dough for two thin crust pizzas, 3 deep dish skillet pizzas, 12 calzones, or some combination. Bake at 450F/230C (thin crust or calzones) or 550F/290C (deep dish), for around 20 minutes.

Pie Crust

  • 1 3/4 c flour
  • 1 tsp sugar or salt, depending if sweet or savoury pie
  • 3/4 c shortening
  • 1/4 c cold water

Standard pastry technique – basically combine everything while keeping it as cold as possible and touching it as little as possible. This is enough for a full double crust pie, or a dozen tarts – halve recipe if needed. Bake at 375F/190C for around an hour.

Tortillas

  • 2 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 3/4 c hot water

Combine everything, knead, and roll out into 8 tortillas. Fry in a dry pan on medium-high heat until each side is slightly browned.

Standard Bread Loaf

  • 2 c flour
  • 2 tsp quick yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 3/4 tsp salt

Mix. Knead. Rise for an hour in greased bread pan. Bake at 400F/200C for 30 minutes.

Rich Bread Loaf / Dinner Rolls

  • 2/3 c warm soy milk
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp margarine
  • 1 1/2 c flour (220g if scale available)

Mix. Knead. Rise for an hour on greased pan. Bake at 375F/190C for 20 minutes. Makes one small loaf or six dinner rolls.

Peanut Butter Cookies

  • 1/4 c margarine
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp soy milk
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Mix wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients. Combine them. Bake at 375F/190C for 7-10 minutes. Makes about two dozen smaller cookies.

Chocolate Chip Cookies (or Sugar Cookies, swapping chocolate chips for sprinkles)

  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 3/4 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 c chocolate chips

Mix wet ingredients. Mix dry ingredients. Combine them. Bake at 375F/190C for 7 minutes. Makes about three dozen smaller cookies.

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