Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 18th 2013 Contents Two weeks ago I wrote about the goodness of
home baked bread. The term bread also includes
quick breads that are easy stir together batters,
leavened by baking powder and soda as opposed
For these we can use economical vegetables like
pumpkin or carrots for a wholesome and delicious
snack any time of day. Yeasted breads can also
include super charged nutrients like molasses, bran,
and oatmeal. So your home made breads can not
only be delicious, they can also be nutritious and
versatile. Have fun preparing these recipes for your
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The Grammy Award-winning comedy duo Cheech
and Chong based their 42-year career on counter-
culture humor with a particular emphasis on mar-
But these days Tommy Chong sees the recreational
drug as something more than fodder for jokes about
The 74-year-old comedian thinks legalising mar-
ijuana on a federal level would offer numerous benefits,
including a boost to the US economy if it were taxed.
"There s little manufacturing cost. You don t have
to do anything except watch it grow and get a couple
of hippies to cut it and then put it in a bag," Chong
His ambitions for marijuana may be outsized, but
he notes the potential medical uses that have already
inspired some states to legalise the drug. Nearly 20
states have enacted laws to legalise medical marijuana,
and two of them---Colorado and Washington---have
totally legalised it. And at least 12 states have pending
legislation to legalise for medical use.
Chong: Legalised marijuana could save US
CHEESE AND PEPPER CRESCENTS
For the dough
2 tbs active instant yeast
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup baker's bran
21/2 to 3 bakers or all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg white beaten
2 tbs poppy seeds
For the filling
11/2 to 2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1/3 cup sliced olives
1/2 cup diced sweet red pepper
2 tbs butter, softened
• In a large bowl combine wheat flour,
bran and one cup bakers or all-purpose
• Add sugar, salt, and yeast.
melted butter, and combine.
• Add milk mixture to flour mixture and
knead to a soft dough, add as much as
the remaining flour as you can to make
a soft but pliable dough. Cover and let
rise until doubled in volume, about 45
• Divide dough into three portions equal
sections, make each section into a
round, cover and let rest ten minutes.
• On a lightly floured surface roll one
ball of dough into a 12 inch circle, spread
with one tablespoon butter, sprinkle
with about 1/2 cup grated cheese, 1/3
the olives and 1/3 the peppers.
• Cut circle into 12 wedges. To shape
rolls begin at the wide end of the
wedge and roll toward the point. Place
point down two to three inches apart
on greased baking sheet.
• Brush with beaten egg white and
sprinkle with poppy seeds.
two2 rounds. Cover and let rise until
double in volume, about 20 minutes.
• Preheat oven to 400F.
• Bake crescents for 12 to 15 minutes
until nicely browned.
• Makes 36
1/2 cup unsalted butter or
2 cups brown sugar
3 cups shredded,
2/3 cup water
31/3 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon baking
2 teaspoon ground
1 teaspoon ground
2/3 cups raisins
2/3 cups coarsely chopped
1/2 cup toasted pumpkin
seeds, optional (divided
• Preheat oven to 350
degrees. Grease bottoms
only of two loaf pans,
• In a large mixing bowl
beat butter and sugar
and continue beating until
• Add pumpkin and water,
• In a separate bowl mix
flour, baking soda, baking
powder, salt and spices.
• Add to pumpkin mixture,
mix only until combined.
• Stir in nuts and raisins
and 1/2 pumpkin seeds,
and pour into pans.
• Sprinkle with remaining
• Bake until wooden pick
inserted into the centre
comes out clean, about
• Cool slightly, and loosen
sides of loaves from pans.
• Remove from pans and
cool completely before
• To store wrap and
refrigerate no longer than
ten days or freeze.
• Makes two loaves
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