Thursday, October 28, 2021

TAD Villians

Hi Everyone!
Today is Thursday Art Date, "TAD" with Rain. This weeks theme is, Villians.
What exactly is a villian?
A villain (also known as a "black hat" or "bad guy"; the feminine form is villainess) is a stock character, whether based on a historical narrative or one of literary fiction. Random House Unabridged Dictionary defines such a character as "a cruelly malicious person who is involved in or devoted to wickedness or crime; scoundrel; or a character in a play, novel, or the like, who constitutes an important evil agency in the plot". The villain's structural purpose is to serve as the opposition of the hero character and their motives or evil actions drive a plot along. In contrast to the hero, who is defined by feats of ingenuity and bravery and the pursuit of justice and the greater good, a villain is often defined by their acts of selfishness, evilness, arrogance, cruelty, and cunning, displaying immoral behavior that can oppose or pervert justice.
When I typed into google real live villians, it was pretty gruesome. So I have decided to go with one of my favorite villinaess' from the movie Maleficent, staring Angelina Jolie. 
This is a beautiful film that is filled with a fantasy world that only Disney can produce. A mix of comedy with the struggle over good and evil. The makeup in the film is extraordinary.
Last week I promised to show what I baked for dinner.
Before anything I want to tell you how light and tender this bread is and I will be using it for homemade hamburger buns.
I wanted a meat fill bread and came across a German recipe.
A bierock,( or as my SIL calls it Krout Kruggen) also known as a runza, is a ground meat, with sauerkraut,  and onion filled yeast roll. Uhh I don't do sauerkraut so I made my own meat mix. This can also be a vegetarian dish. 
I cut the recipe in 1/2 and still got 6 large servings.
  • 1 cup (237 ml) whole milk (lower fat milk can be substituted)
  • 1 package (7 gr, or 2 1/2 tsp) active dry or quick rise yeast
  • 1/4 cup (49 gr) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (73 gr) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 1/4 tsp (6 gr) kosher salt or table salt
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 - 4 1/2 cups (476 - 535 gr) all-purpose flour

 sprikle yeast over warm milk and let set 5 minutes. Melt the butter

 In the mixer add sugar, butter, and salt. Then stir in eggs one at a time.

Add the flour to the mix. It will be a bit dry and shaggy. I added a tiny bit of water. Knead for 5 minutes in mixer 7 or 8 by hand.

 Place into a lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise until it doubles.

 I used 2 types of onions, bell pepper, and garlic from my garden and home canned carrots and potatoes. I also put portobella mushroom that were added last.

 Saute until the fragrance in your kitchen reminds you of the best place you have ever eaten. LOL Once done set aside.

 Add a bit more garlic and brown the burger. Then add the canned goods and mushrooms. If you use fresh veggies but sure to par boil them. Add all your seasonings at this point then top it with a bay leaf.

 Lightly dust the counter with flour. I put too much. Roll the dough into a tub. Then

 Cut into even pieces.

 Roll them to about 1/8 of an inch. Fill the dough,

 Pinch up the sides. The turn over and very loosely roll the dough on the counter. This makes the dough round and really seals bottom. Your fingers make a cage as the dough rolls. I hope this makes sense.

 Cook until golden brown, remove from the oven and add melted butter to the tops.

 I can't even tell you how good these are.

 I found this seasoning at the Dollar Tree store. I find that I am using more and more.



Here is a video I found to show you a bit of what I mean about shaping the dough. If you don't want to watch the whole video go to 2.33 on the time into the video.  
We were going to go to town today but I had bad dreams and knew this was not the time to be traveling. 
I always listen to my dreams
 We will go another time.
Have a great day my friends.
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YOU ARE WRONG! Protect yourself and others. 
Get Vaccinated and Wear a MASK! 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.


Tom said...

...jazzy mixer!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

You know, I've never seen the movie Maleficent. I should watch it soon!

Gillena Cox said...

Interesting recepie.
Happy you dropped by my blog today


Valerie-Jael said...

Fun post today, thanks! Valerie

Rain said...

Oh my gosh Nicole, I can't concentrate on villains when you are showing me that bread meal!!! It looks fabulous, I'm totally going to make this next month thank you so much!!!

Rain said...

I wish I had your kitchen mixer though!!! Hand kneading it'll be! :)

Christine said...

wonderful villain post, and your recipe sounds delicious!

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa tarde Nicole. Suas receitas são sempre maravilhosas.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never even heard of that film, Nicole, but if it's Disney, it has to be good. I'm in awe of that bread and meat/veggie interior. I am so hungry now, I must stop and get something to eat. I haven't eaten all day, so it's time.

ashok said...

Will try to find this movie

Iris Flavia said...

Wow, that is some version! We only watch - every Sunday - the kid´s fairy tale and there... the woman is evil but not that evil!
And... fancy machine! And.. YUM!
Yes. Good you didn´t go. I had a bad feeling about the new boss. And got fired.

NatureFootstep said...

glad you choose Maleficent for the promt this week. I think I have sen half of it. I did not know it was running.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

So, Nicole, when are you going to move to Waterloo so that I can come to your house and eat?

Barbara said...

A theme for us!

Hot guys said...

Hi Nicole 👋🏻
I do remember Angelina Jolie as Maleficent very well, yes 🙂
And yum at that lovely meal! 👅

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

My goodness what a scholarly discussion of a villain or villainess. Very interesting and I think every person's version of it would be a little different based on life experience. Now, the food ... my mouth waters and I am pretty sure I could eat one of those as long as the salt was minimal. I have seen them served in a restaurant but have never tried one ... that is about to change. Mind you, I doubt I will cook it myself because if I have too many left overs it is hard for me to resist and I am trying very hard to get my weight down to a healthy lever. Wonderful post Nicole ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Divers and Sundry said...

That looks delicious. I've never tried to make anything like that.

Empire of the Cat said...

I bet the veggie version is delicious! I love Maleficent, she was so misunderstood lol. Elle/EOTC xx

carol l mckenna said...

Veggie version ~ yum~ Xo

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