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Brine for raccoon

19 Oct

Brine for ~12 lb. raccoon (fromĀ heraldstandard.com)

  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1 c. kosher salt
  • 1 handful of fresh thyme
  • 2 Tbs. black peppercorns
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 gallon of water

Bring all the ingredients to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in 1 quart of ice or more to cool the brine down quickly. Strain the brine into a large pot and soak quartered raccoon for 24 hrs.

Followup: Wrap in foil and put in crockpot on low for 6-8 hrs. After cooked, debone and mix with barbecue pizza sauce recipe, then freeze in batches.

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Carob walnut brownies

19 Oct

Carob walnut brownies (adapted from J.J. Waters recipe at allrecipes.com)

  • 1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 Tbs. carob powder
  • ~1 c. sugar (1/4 c. cane sugar, 1/4 c. rapadura, 1/2 c. coconut sugar)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 c. flour (used einkorn)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch pan and set aside.

Melt the butter and set aside to cool. Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl and stir until everything is wet (do not overstir). Bake about 30 to 45 min. (until toothpick comes out clean). Let cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.