Lindsey Patterson en Winter, Foodies Hace 4 d · 3 min de lectura · ~100

5 Warm Recipes to Get You Through the Winter

Escape from the cold and bitter winter with the ideal foods to warm your heart. Here are 5 warm recipes to get you through the winter. These recipes are the perfect way to come in from the chill and relax.


5 Warm Recipes to Get You Through the Winter

S'MORES Hot Chocolate

This is the ideal beverage to sip in front of a fire.

Creating hot cocoa is a simple--place cocoa powder in a mug, add some hot milk and maybe a few marshmallows on top if desired.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 5 minutes

Total time 10 minutes

Serves: 4 -5

Ingredients

6 cups milk, any kind

½ cup cocoa powder

3 Tablespoons light chocolate syrup

6 Tablespoons sugar

Pinch salt

Graham crackers, crushed (for lining rim)

1 cup marshmallows

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to low broil.

2. Move oven rack to second from the top; to broil marshmallows.

3. Put baking sheet on rack.

4. Heat milk saucepan over medium heat until warmed, about 5 minutes. Be careful not to scald.

5. Add cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, sugar and salt. Whisk until thoroughly mixed.

6. Take a few marshmallows and rub them around the top of your mugs. Dip mug in crumbs until well lined.

7. Pour hot chocolate into mugs. Top with ¼ cup marshmallows each.

8. Carefully set mugs on baking sheet in oven. Broil marshmallows until browned. Do not let the marshmallows burn.

9. Carefully remove mugs from oven. Drizzle the top with chocolate syrup and extra graham cracker crumbs.

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English Porridge

The perfect afternoon treat or breakfast on a cold winter’s day.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes

Total time 25 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

3 ¼ cups whole milk

3 cups water

3 teaspoons flaky sea salt like Himalayan or rock salt

1 cup rolled oats

1 cup steel-cut oats

About 4 Tablespoons maple syrup or sugar (maple, white or brown)

Instructions

1. Mix the milk, water and salt in a medium 2-quart pot. Cook over high heat until liquid comes to a gentle simmer, stir in add both kinds of oats, lower heat to medium.

2. Cook oats at a steady simmer. Stir often, lowering heat as needed to maintain a simmer.

3. Simmer for about 20 minutes or until oats have turned a bit mushy. The steel cut oats should be tender and chewy.

4. Add syrup or sugar, to taste.

5. Spoon porridge into warm bowls. Allow to rest for 1 minute.

6. Carefully pour a little cold milk around the edges of each bowl.

7. Drizzle syrup into the center of each bowl and let it melt or create a five-fingered pinch of sugar, serve immediately.

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Classic Tomato Soup

The perfect soup when the temperature is below freezing. It warms the heart and soothes the soul. This recipe is a favorite among many and adapted from Food Network.

Prep time 25 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Total time 40 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 medium onion

5 Tablespoons butter

Two cans diced tomatoes (14.5-ounce)

One can tomato juice (46-ounce)

4 Tablespoons sugar, to taste

2 Tablespoons chicken base

1 ½ cups heavy cream

Freshly ground black pepper

¼ cups chopped fresh basil, optional

Parsley for garnish

Instructions

1. Chop the onion.

2. In a Dutch oven or large pot, melt butter. Stir in onion, cook until translucent.

3. Mix in diced tomatoes, stir until well combined.

4. Add tomato juice.

Stir in sugar a little at a time. Taste and add more if needed.

Mix in chicken base.

5. Season with black pepper, to taste.

Bring mixture to a boil. Turn heat off.

6. Stir in basil, to taste. Pour into bowls and garnish with parsley.

Note: For an additional flair, add 1 cup sherry right before serving.

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Warm Winter Salad

Salads in the winter do not have to be all about cold and crisp servings. Winter salad is a nice warm dish that is still light and fresh like its counterpart.

Prep time 10 minutes

Cook time 20 minutes

Total time 30 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

1 butternut squash, cut into pieces

2 red onions, diced

3 parsnips or 1 turnip, cut into wedges (optional)

5 cups of baby spinach

1/3 cup roasted nuts like almonds (sliced)

2 Tablespoons white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1 garlic clove, minced

½ Tablespoons oregano

5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Sea salt, to taste

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Chopped nuts for garnish, if desired

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 F.

2. Place butternut squash, onions and parsnips in baking dish. Drizzle half of olive oil and oregano over the top, season to taste.

3. Roast the mixture for 20 minutes. Turn once after 10 minutes.

4. In a bowl, mix remaining olive oil, vinegar, mustard and garlic, season with salt and pepper, to taste.

5. Place spinach in a large bowl. Stir in cooked vegetables.

6. Mix in dressing.

7. Toss gently until well combined.

8. Serve warm.

9. Top with shopped nuts, if desired.

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Classic Fish and Chips

A British and New England favorite, classic fish and chips are the perfect comfort food any time of day. A great tasting and melt-in-your mouth dish. Serve with lemon, malt vinegar or tartar sauce.

Prep time 5 minutes

Cook time 15 minutes

Total time 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

8 medium white fish fillets

4 ounces flour

1⁄4 teaspoon salt

1 egg

1 Tablespoon butter, melted

5 fluid ounces milk

4 lemon wedges, for garnish

Instructions

1. In a deep pan, fill it half way with oil or melted fat.

2. Heat the oil until a weak haze rises from it. It is ready if a bread cube sinks to the bottom of the pan then rises to the top immediately within 50 seconds.

3. Sift flour and salt into a bowl.

4. Beat in egg, butter and milk until batter is smooth.

5. Coat two filets with batter.

6. Using tongs or a fork, place into pan.

7. Fry until crisp and golden, about 4-5 minutes for medium pieces and 6-8 minutes for large.

8. Remove from pan. Place on paper towels or unprinted (white) newspaper to drain.

9. Garnish with lemon wedges

10. Serve with lemon, malt vinegar or tartar sauce.