Okay, so I don’t know about you, but all I want for V day is yummy food and some cuddle time with my Creampuff. That in mind here are the recipes for the three things every poor valentine should know how to make.
- 6 tsp yeast
- 2 tsp white sugar
- 1¼ cups warm water
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ cup white sugar
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 cup baking soda
- 4 cups hot water
- Kosher Salt for topping
- In a small bowl combine yeast, 2 tsp white sugar, and warm water.
- Let stand for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine 3½ cups flour, sugar, and salt.
- Add in oil and yeast mixture.
- Mix to form a dough ball and knead in the rest of the flour.
- Knead until dough is elastic and smooth, 8 minutes.
- Lightly oil a large bowl and place dough ball inside and cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Bring water to a light boil.
- Dissolve baking soda in hot water and remove from heat.
- Divide dough into 12 pieces.
- Roll out each piece into a rope and twist into pretzel shape.
- Dip each pretzel into baking soda water and place on a greased baking sheet.
- Sprinkle with salt.
- Bake for 9 minutes.
- Cool on a wire rack.
- 3/4 cup unsweetened non dairy milk (or more as needed to thin out)
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp Earth Balance
- 1 tbsp flour
- 2 tsp mustard
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- salt & black pepper to taste
1. In a skillet or pot, melt the Earth Balance over medium heat.
2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour and milk until all clumps are gone.
3. Add milk & flour mixture and nutritional yeast to pot and whisk well. Reduce heat to low-medium.
4. Add Dijon, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper to taste and whisk frequently until the sauce thickens up, for about 5 minutes. If it’s still too thin you can add more flour to thicken it up
A good blanket fort should have a few elements; space for at least two people, squishy stuff, and whimsical lighting.
Blankets of all sizes
Pillows divided into three piles; big, little, and load bearing
A cool lamp, or string of lights
Optional: String & Clothes pins
Step one: Gather your furniture to make a frame. The frame should be tall enough to let you sit up inside the fort. I recommend chairs and couches. Use the string here to solidify the frame and give the blankets something extra to rest on if you would like.
Step two: Put the blankets over it. Weight them down with heavy books. Use the clothes pins along the seams or just over lap the edges.
Step three: Fill the fort with the remaining pillows and blankets. Reinforce your walls with firm cushions or use them as the floor.
Step four: Light her up. Hang your Xmas lights or grab a small lamp.
Step five: Set up a laptop movie for you and your sweetheart.
Step six: Enjoy your pretzels, cheeze sauce and movie in your new fort.
Behold Fort Skull Cuddles!