Just because I like watching someone make all those ridiculously complicated recipes, doesn't mean I like eating them.
It's true. When it comes to food, I like mine simple. I can enjoy a nice gourmet meal once in a while, but for an every day thing I prefer my meals to only have three or four ingredients. Seriously, if there are so many herbs in a recipe that you can't remember them all, then there are too many herbs.
I guess my preferred style of dining could be best described as "Depression Era Cuisine". I like those simple, easy to remember recipes that you got from your grandmother. You've got to give it to them, those women who lived through the Great Depression certainly learned how to make the most from the least! I suppose when you have next to nothing, you work out how to make it appetising pretty quickly.
So, in honour of those wonderful women, I've decided to share with you two of my favourite "Depression Era Cuisine" recipes! They're simple to make, easy to remember, and delicious to eat! So by all means give them a whirl and let me know what you think! Even better, share some of your own "quick and dirty" recipes!
- Half a litre of milk
- Half a cup of rice
- Quarter cup of sugar
This one is so easy, and it comes out rich and creamy! Just mix the three ingredients together in a greased loaf tin and then bake in a low oven (160 celsius) until the rice has gone soft. It'll take around 45 minutes to an hour.
- One cup of self raising flour
- One cup of milk
- One egg
Another easy one. Just mix all the ingredients together, then spoon onto a frying pan and flip when bubbles appear. It's a recipe that works perfectly every time. The pancakes are unsweetened so you can eat them with syrup or jam, or if you're like my dad you can eat them with pickles. Excuse him, he's German.
So there you go, two oh so simple recipes just like Grandma used to make! What are some of your favourites?