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Chopped challenge: What can I make with these ingredients?

Asked by prioritymail (1630points) December 20th, 2011

Last time I was looking for a way to combine a bunch of random ingredients, I found Rachael Ray’s meatball soup recipe. (Which was delicious and literally included every ingredient I wanted to use.) But I have a bigger challenge for Fluther.

What can I make with flour, milk, and brown sugar, but no butter or eggs? Other things in the pantry include various herbs and spices, beer, pasta, diced tomatoes, salt and pepper, fish sauce, mirin, tamarind paste, worcestershire, condensed chicken soup, and that’s pretty much it!

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Judi's avatar

My daughter is always talking about a website where you can put your ingredients and it pops out a recipe. I’m sure someone here can point you in that direction. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Any oil or shortening at all?

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jazmina88's avatar

This chopped basket has no Basket worthy stuff, only the stuff left in the pantry to use as a base. I give.

Spaghetti with the tomatoes and/or condensed soup

WestRiverrat's avatar

Sounds like soup. I have made pancakes from just beer and flour when I was running short, but I wouldn’t recommend them.

prioritymail's avatar

@Judi I do have oil, and thanks for the link.

I was hoping to do something with the flour and sugar mostly, well and milk, since I have a lot of it, but I am moving soon and don’t want to buy anything else.

prioritymail's avatar

Ahh! @Judi it says I can make mochi with flour and sugar! This is sad, because I’m Japanese, but I’ve never made it before, and have been thinking lately I’d really like to. It says to use rice flour. Does anyone know if it is okay to use bread flour or all purpose instead? I’m not sure if “regular” flour would get sticky enough. And then, do you just nuke it and not actually bake or boil or anything? I know there are a lot of different ways of making mochi but here’s the recipe I’m looking at:

prioritymail's avatar

Well my AP flour tasted funny so I used the bread flour instead. 3:1 ratio of flour to sugar, added some water. Microwaved and let it sizzle in there for some seconds, and it tastes kind of like mochi…or a chewy ball of sweet dough. Weird.

SmashTheState's avatar

Beer bread. I’m not sure whether your “various herbs and spices” includes baking powder, but this recipe uses no yeast. Since you have no cheese or onions, use whatever spices you have (like rosemary) in the bread. You could also mash up some of your tinned tomatoes into a slurry and add it to the beer for a savoury flavour.

prioritymail's avatar

@SmashTheState Thanks! I do have yeast and baking powder and rosemary. Cool!

CWOTUS's avatar

Google for this term “recipes with found ingredients” and you can find a number of websites like this one, which will allow you to make this list of items from your selections.

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