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Dehydrated Ingredients

These recipes are some of our family’s favorites using dehydrated ingredients.    None are particularly difficult or time consuming.  All of them rate high on the “yummy” scale, as well as being easy on the budget!  As you begin making them, just remember to assemble your ingredients before you begin, making sure to rehydrate, soften, and grind (flours) as needed!  Enjoy!

Carrot Cake

2 c. sugar

1 1/4 c. vegetable oil

4 eggs (I use dried.  1/2 c. powered eggs and 1 c. water, beaten well)

1 c. whole wheat flour

1c. all purpose flour

2 1/4 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp. salt

2 tsp. cinnamon

3 cups dry carrots, rehydrated (if using cubed carrots, pulse into smaller pieces before rehydration)

1 c. nuts (optional)

In large mixing bowl, mix together sugar, oil, and beaten eggs.  Combine flour, soda, salt and cinnamon in a separate bowl.  Stir dried ingredients into wet ones, then fold in rehydrated carrots and nuts.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 40-45 minutes.  It is done when the cake pulls away from the sides of the pan.  Cool completely.  This can be topped with a dusting of powdered sugar, or cream cheese frosting.

Cream cheese frosting

1/2 c. butter (1 stick), room temperature

5 tsp. cream cheese

1 1/4 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 c. powdered sugar

Cream first 3 ingredients together.  Add powdered sugar gradually and whip until smooth.  Makes enough for a 9×13 cake.

 

Potato Pearl Casserole

1 c. potato pearls

2 c. water, hot

1/3 c. sour cream, room temperature

1/4 tsp. onion salt, scant

2 oz. cream cheese, room temperature

3 tbsp. parmesan cheese

Salt and Pepper

Combine potato pearls and water.  Add other ingredients, mixing well.  Spoon into a 9×9 buttered casserole and top with grated cheese, if desired.  Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes (just to heat through).  Serve warm.

 

Peanut Butter Chews

1 c. powdered sugar

1 c. peanut butter

1 c. non-instant dry milk

1 c. honey or corn syrup

Mix sugar and milk powders together thoroughly. Add peanut butter and syrup to dry mixture.   Knead with your hand to combine.  Press into a cake pan and cut into bars, or roll into walnut size balls.  Optional- add nuts and/or dip in chocolate.

 

Sloppy Joes

1 lb. ground beef

1 1/2 cups cooked cracked wheat

1 tbsp. dried onions, rehydrated

1/4 c. green pepper, diced

1 can tomato soup

1 tsp. mustard

1/2 tsp. chili powder

Salt and pepper to taste

Saute beef, onions and green pepper in a large skillet.   Add the remaining ingredients and simmer 20-30 minutes, until desired to consistency.  Serve on toasted hamburger buns.

 

Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 c. white beans, mashed

1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. sugar

1 egg

1 tsp. vanilla

3 c. oats

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/2 c. all purpose flour

1 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Beat mashed beans, sugars, egg , and vanilla until smooth and creamy.  Combine remaining ingredients in a separate bowl.  Add to bean and sugar mixture; mix well.  Drop onto greased cooked sheets and bake for 10 minutes.  Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

 

Rice and Apple Breakfast

1/3 c. apple juice

2 c. cooked rice

1 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp raisins

1/2 tsp. cinnamon

1 handful dried apple slices, rehydrated (For best flavor, rehydrate them in the apple juice, heated.)

Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan.  Cover and simmer 8-10 minutes over low heat.  Serve plain, or with milk.

 

Apple crisp

2 c. rehydrated apple slices

1 tbsp. lemon juice

2 tbsp. rehydrating liquid

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Combine and spread in a greased, 8 inch pan.

Topping:

3/4 c. brown sugar, firmly packed

1/2 c. whole wheat flour

1/4 c. rolled oats

1/3 c. butter or margarine

1 tsp. cinnamon

Combine and sprinkle over apple mixture.

Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm or cold.  Good with cream or ice cream on top.

 

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