For recipes not requiring baking I write them as follows:
My Perfect Fish Batter (IMHO)Ingredients:
3/4 cup AP flour
2 Tbs. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. fresh snipped dill (optional)
3/4 cup ICE cold water
juice of half of a fresh juicy lemon (about 3 Tbs.)
Use a med. bowl, and with a wire whisk, whisk dry ingredients to be sure they are well blended. Have a large skillet ready with an inch of vegetable oil nearly smoking hot.
Squeeze half a juicy lemon into a measuring cup, and fill to the 3/4 line with ICE cold water. Mix quickly into the dry ingredients, till only small lumps remain. It does not need to be smooth.
With tongs, drag each piece of fish through the batter till well coated on each side. Lay the piece in the hot oil, and continue.
Do not crowd the pieces. You can do this in batches, keeping cooked fish on a rack in a warm oven. It will take a very short time, depending on the thickness of the fish. Do not overcook. Serve with lemon slices
For baking right after the title I always state to preheat oven to ?ºF. right after the title.
Classic Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Preheat oven to 375°.
1/3 cup butter, melted
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 can (20 ounces) sliced pineapple
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs, separated
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1. In an ungreased 9-in.-square baking pan, combine butter and brown sugar.
2. Drain pineapple, reserving 1/3 cup juice. Arrange 9 pineapple slices in a
single layer over sugar (refrigerate any remaining slices for another use).
3. In a large bowl, beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add
sugar, beating well. Blend in vanilla and reserved pineapple juice. Combine
flour, baking powder and salt; add to batter, beating well.
4. In a small bowl with clean beaters, beat egg whites on high speed until
stiff peaks form; fold into batter. Spoon into pan.
5. Bake 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let stand 10 minutes before inverting onto serving plate.
I write them in 14 pt. and Comic Sans. Easy on "Eyes for the elderly"
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