Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cooking with Basic Food Storage: More Delicious Wheat Recipes

Whole Wheat Cornbread
1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c brown or white sugar
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 c yellow cornmeal
2 eggs
1 c milk
1/4 c shortening

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cornmeal. Add eggs, milk and shortening. Mix well. Bake in greased 9 inch square pan at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Also makes 12 muffins.
Variations: Add 1/2 c grated cheese or 1/2 c crisp bacon.

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Raisin Nut Muffins
2 c whole wheat flour
3/4 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 c nonfat dry milk powder
1 tsp soda
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 c chopped nuts
1/2 c raisins
1/2 c coconut, optional
1 egg
1/4 c oil
1 c plus 2 T cold water

With a pastry blender, mix together whole wheat flour, brown sugar, nonfat dry milk, baking powder, soda and salt. Mix in nuts, raisins and coconut (optional.) Beat egg with a fork. Stir in oil and water. Add to flour mixture. Mix just enough to combine with all ingredients moistened. Spoon into paper baking cups or well-greased muffin tins. Bake in preheated 400 degree oven for about 17-20 minutes. Makes 12-18 muffins.

Honey Wheat Variety Muffins
1 c all purpose flour
1/2 c whole wheat flour
2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt
1 beaten egg
1/2 c milk
1/2 c honey
1/4 c cooking oil
1/2 tsp finely shredded lemon peel

In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Make a well in the center. In another bowl, combine beaten egg, milk, honey, oil and lemon peel. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Stir just until moistened (batter should be lumpy.) Spoon batter into greased or lined muffin cups and fill 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Makes 12.

Sunflower Nut Wheat Muffins: Prepare as above except stir 1/2 c sunflower seeds into flour mixture. (If using salted nuts, reduce salt to 1/8 tsp.)
Fruit Wheat Muffins: Prepare as above,except fold 1/2 c fresh or frozen blueberries, raisins, snipped pitted whole dates, or chopped apple into batter.
Honey-Nut Wheat Muffins: Prepare as above, except fold 1/2 c chopped walnuts, pecans, peanuts or toasted almonds into batter.

Homemade Noodles
1 beaten egg
1/2 tsp salt
3 T milk
1 c whole what flour (or white)

Combine all ingredients. Place dough on heavily floured counter and press out with hands. Sprinkle more flour on top of dough and then roll out with rolling pin until very thin. Let dry for 1-3 hours. Roll up heavily floured dough loosely and slice thin (1/4 inch) and unroll. Drop into boiling soup or salted water and cook 10-15 minutes. Yield: 3 c cooked noodles.

Whole Wheat Egg Noodles
6 Eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp oil
2 c whole wheat flour

Beat eggs thoroughly. Add salt, oil and flour. Mix well. Roll mixture out on floured board with wax paper between rolling pin and dough. When 1/8 inch thick, cut with sharp knife or pizza cutter into strips. Boil in salted water or broth. Can be frozen for later use.

Light Whole Wheat Bread
5 1/2 c hot water
2/3 c honey
2/3 c oil
2 T salt
2 c white flour
3 T yeast
9-12 c whole wheat flour

Mix hot water, honey, oil and salt in mixer. Add white flour and yeast. Then add whole wheat flour. Knead 2-3 minutes. Form into loaves. Place into 5 loaf pans. Let rise. Bake at 325 for 25 minutes.

1 1/2 c warm water
1 package dry yeast
1 tsp honey
2 c whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 1/2 to 2 c all purpose flour
2 T olive oil (approximately)
Coarse (kosher) salt

Place 1/4 c of the warm water in a large bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over it and stir in the honey. Let stand until bubbly, about 5 minutes. Add the remaining warm water to the yeast mixture and stir in the whole wheat flour, salt and about 1 1/4 c of the all-purpose flour. The dough will be slightly sticky. Transfer to a well-floured board and knead, adding more flour as needed, until smooth and elastic, about 10 minutes. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let rise in a warm place until double in volume, about 1 hour. Punch the dough down, cover and let rise once more until doubled in volume about 45 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Brush four baking sheets with some of the olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Punch the dough down once more. With floured hands, scrape a heaping tablespoon of dough onto a well-floured board. Roll the dough into a thin rope no more than 1/2 inch thick and about 12 inches long. Place on a prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining dough. Brush each dough stick with more olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt. Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Cool on a rack. Makes about 24 bread sticks.

Source: Traverse Mountain 1st Ward Pantry Cookbook


ksue said...

So in the storage recommendations it says to store wheat. And then all the recipes say to use whole wheat flour. I don't have a wheat grinder, nor to I have room to have one. So is it ok to purchase wheat flour as long as you store it appropriately?

Kerri said...

You can substitute white flour in most of the recipes if you don't have wheat flour. The reason we recommend you store wheat is because it stores for up to 30 years or more. Flour does not store for long periods of time but it's fine if you rotate it frequently.

You can store wheat flour for 1 to 3 months at room temperature; refrigerate whole wheat flour if you want to keep it longer

Storage Tip #1: For longer storage, whole wheat flour should be stored in an airtight container or freezer bag in the refrigerator or freezer. It will maintain good quality for about 6 months in the refrigerator and up to 12 months in the freezer. The ground wheat germ in whole wheat flour contains oil that can become rancid at room temperature.

Storage Tip #2: Generally, if measuring flour from refrigerated or frozen flour, allow your measured portion to come to room temperature before using it in baked goods. Remove the flour for your recipe a few hours before use, so it doesn't affect the action of other ingredients such as baking powder or yeast.

Preparedness Quotes

"When faced with the choice to buy, consume, or engage in worldly things and activities, we all need to learn to say to one another, 'We can’t afford it, even though we want it!' or 'We can afford it, but we don’t need it—and we really don’t even want it!'" - Elder Robert D. Hales, April 2009 General Conference

"Many areas of the world have experienced difficult economic times. Businesses have failed, jobs have been lost, and investments have been jeopardized. We must make certain that those for whom we share responsibility do not go hungry or unclothed or unsheltered. When the priesthood of this Church works together as one in meeting these vexing conditions, near miracles take place.

"We urge all Latter-day Saints to be prudent in their planning, to be conservative in their living, and to avoid excessive or unnecessary debt."
- President Thomas S. Monson, October 2008 Priesthood Session, General Conference

"Avoid the philosophy that yesterday's luxuries have become today's necessities. They aren't necessities until we make them so. Many enter into long-term debt only to find that changes occur; people become ill or incapacitated, companies fail or downsize, jobs are lost, natural disasters befall us. For many reasons, payments on large amounts of debt can no longer be made. Our debt becomes as a Damocles sword hanging over our heads and threatening to destroy us."
- President Thomas S. Monson, April 2006 General Conference

“We have built grain storage and storehouses and stocked them with the necessities of life in the event of a disaster. But the real storehouse is the family storeroom. In words of revelation the Lord has said, ‘Organize yourselves; prepare every needful thing’ (D&C 109:8.)”
President Gordon B. Hinckley

"We need to make both temporal and spiritual preparation for the events prophesied at the time of the Second Coming. And the preparation most likely to be neglected is the one less visible and more difficult--the spiritual. A 72-hour kit of temporal supplies may prove valuable for earthly challenges, but, as the foolish virgins learned to their sorrow, a 24-hour kit of spiritual preparation is of greater and more enduring value.

"We are living in the prophesied time 'when peace shall be taken from the earth' (D&C 1:35,) when 'all things shall be in commotion' and 'men's hearts shall fail them' (D&C 88:91.) There are many temporal causes of commotion, including wars and natural disasters, but an even greater cause of current 'commotion' is spiritual." Elder Dallin H. Oaks

“Every father and mother are the family’s store keepers. They should store whatever their family would like to have in case of an emergency…(and) God will sustain us through our trials.” President James E. Faust

“We live in a most exciting and challenging period in human history. As technology sweeps through every facet of our lives, changes are occurring so rapidly that it can be difficult for us to keep our lives in balance. To maintain some semblance of stability in our lives, it is essential that we plan for our future. I believe it is time, and perhaps with some urgency, to review the counsel we have received in dealing with our personal and family preparedness. We want to be found with oil in our lamps sufficient to endure to the end.”- Elder L. Tom Perry, Ensign, Nov. 1995

"Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year's supply of food. . . and were debt-free. Today we find that many have followed this counsel in reverse: they have at least a year's supply of debt and are food free." President Thomas S. Monson

"Just as it is important to prepare ourselves spiritually, we must also prepare ourselves for our temporal needs. … We have been instructed for years to follow at least four requirements in preparing for that which is to come.

“First, gain an adequate education. Learn a trade or a profession to enable you to obtain steady employment that will provide remuneration sufficient to care for yourself and your family. …

“Second, live strictly within your income and save something for a rainy day. Incorporate in your lives the discipline of budgeting that which the Lord has blessed you with. As regularly as you pay your tithing, set aside an amount needed for future family requirements. …

“Third, avoid excessive debt. Necessary debt should be incurred only after careful, thoughtful prayer and after obtaining the best possible advice. We need the discipline to stay well within our ability to pay. …

“Fourth, acquire and store a reserve of food and supplies that will sustain life [if local laws permit such storage]. Obtain clothing and build a savings account on a sensible, well-planned basis that can serve well in times of emergency. As long as I can remember, we have been taught to prepare for the future and to obtain a year’s supply of necessities. I would guess that the years of plenty have almost universally caused us to set aside this counsel. I believe the time to disregard this counsel is over. With events in the world today, it must be considered with all seriousness.” - Elder L. Tom Perry, October 1995 General Conference

“Maintain a year's supply. The Lord has urged that his people save for the rainy days, prepare for the difficult times, and put away for emergencies, a year's supply or more of bare necessities so that when comes the flood, the earthquake, the famine, the hurricane, the storms of life, our families can be sustained through the dark days. How many of us have complied with this? We strive with the Lord, finding many excuses: We do not have room for storage. The food spoils. We do not have the funds to do it. We do not like these common foods. It is not needed -- there will always be someone to help in trouble. The government will come to the rescue. And some intend to obey but procrastinate.” - The Teachings of Spencer W. Kimball, p.375

“All too often a family's spending is governed more by their yearning than by their earning. They somehow believe that their life will be better if they surround themselves with an abundance of things. All too often all they are left with is avoidable anxiety and distress” - Elder Joseph B. Wirthlin

"Be prepared in all things against the day when tribulations and desolations are sent forth upon the wicked." D&C 29:8

"Too often we bask in our comfortable complacency and rationalize that the ravages of war, economic disaster, famine, and earthquake cannot happen here. Those who believe this are either not aquainted with the revelations of the Lord, or they do not believe them." President Ezra Taft Benson

"Fear not little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail. . .Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not." D&C 6:34, 36

"I believe that the Ten Virgins represent the people of the Church of Jesus Christ. . . They (five foolish) had the saving, exalting gospel, but it had not been made the center of their lives. They knew the way but gave only a small measure of loyalty and devotion.

"The foolish asked the others to share their oil, but spiritual preparedness cannot be shared in an instant. . . . This was not selfishness or unkindness. The kind of oil that is needed to illuminate the way and light up the darkness is not shareable. . . . In our lives the oil of preparedness is accumulated drop by drop in righteous living." - President Spencer W. Kimball

“We encourage families to have on hand this year’s supply; we say it over and over and over and repeat over and over the scripture of the Lord where he says, “Why call ye me, Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say?” How empty it is as they put their spirituality, so-called, into action and call him by his important names, but fail to do the things which he says." - President Spencer W. Kimball



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