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#154733 - 11/09/08 10:25 PM The best laid plans...
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
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Loc: Anchorage AK
Well, I tried to make some home made donuts this weekend. Unfortunately the oil wasn't hot enough and so they turned into oil soaked rings. I decided that the neighborhood squirrels aren't fat enough yet, so I played find the donuts with them, and broke a few up and put them on the bird feeders, where the squirrels can't get to. With all that oil in them, those critters ought to get nice and fat.

As a consolation, I made up some of Great Grandma Lindgren's swedish hard tack (an authentic recipe I got from my step-dad's family, who are swedish descendents). It is irresistable, and I share with y'all here. I improved on the original a little. Enjoy.

Big Ben’s Swedish Hard Tack


2 c all purpose flour
1 c rye flour
¼ c sugar
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
½ cup butter or margarine or butter flavor crisco
1 c buttermilk
2 tbsp fennel seed
2 tbsp caraway seed


In a medium bowl, blend flour, sugar, salt and soda. Cut in margarine until
mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in buttermilk and add fennel and caraway seeds
using a big wooden spoon. With floured hands, shape into ½” patties and
roll on floured board to make very thin oblong sheets that will fit on the cookie sheet. Bake on ungreased sheets at 450 deg F for fifteen minutes or until light to medium brown. A special fine checkered rolling pin can be used to give the sheets some texture, or you can roll them smooth and add texture by lightly pricking the surface with a fork all over. Serve with room temperature butter or margarine and/or slices of sharp cheddar cheese. Makes 5 or 6 sheets.
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#154737 - 11/09/08 11:30 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: benjammin]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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So, what are your plans for the critters once they get nice and fat???
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#154754 - 11/10/08 02:30 AM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Susan Offline
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Loc: W. WA
"So, what are your plans for the critters once they get nice and fat???"

Eating them with hard tack! Fatter is juicier. Hard tack is dry.

Sue

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#154761 - 11/10/08 03:30 AM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: ]
OldBaldGuy Offline
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"...plain country biscuits sold in the tube..."

How do you put the hole in them???
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#154767 - 11/10/08 06:19 AM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
Grouch Offline
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Registered: 07/02/08
Posts: 395
Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: OldBaldGuy
How do you put the hole in them???

How would Blast do it? One deer slug through several dozen donuts?

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#154784 - 11/10/08 03:14 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: Grouch]
Blast Offline
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Posts: 3561
Loc: Spring, Texas
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How would Blast do it? One deer slug through several dozen donuts?


Nah, deer slugs are for deer.
7.62x54R AP rounds are for dounut making.

Mosin-Nagant: when you absolutly, positively need to put a hole through something. grin

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#154790 - 11/10/08 03:27 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: Blast]
Grouch Offline
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Loc: Ohio
Originally Posted By: Blast
Mosin-Nagant: when you absolutly, positively need to put a hole through something. grin

Like pesky cats! wink

<just kiddin'!!>

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#154792 - 11/10/08 03:29 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: Grouch]
benjammin Offline
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Loc: Anchorage AK
LOL, I gotta think shooting a tin of biscuit dough end to end with a russian round would turn the whole can wrong side out.

My problem was the oil never got quite hot enough, and I got impatient.

As for the squirrels, I ain't decided on them yet. I might use them as bait for hunting coyotes. Live trap them, take them up to the hills with me, and stake them out in the middle of a field and start calling.
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#154808 - 11/10/08 05:01 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: benjammin]
JohnE Offline
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Registered: 06/10/08
Posts: 601
Loc: Southern Cal
Using live bait, for hunting, is illegal in most areas isn't it?

What did the coyotes do to deserve such treatment?


John E.
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#154904 - 11/11/08 03:26 PM Re: The best laid plans... [Re: OldBaldGuy]
UncleGoo Offline
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Registered: 12/06/06
Posts: 366
Loc: CT
Used to use an empty pill bottle as a cookie cutter, then fry the holes along with the donuts. AuntGoo says I'm not old enough(safe enough) to play with boiling oil anymore...
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