Bug Recipes – Chocolate Chirp Cookies

1- Chocolate chirp cookiesIf you need a buggy recipe that will look great and be popular with all ages then chocolate chirp cookies is the best recipe for you.

Ingredients:

2 ¼ cups of plain flour

1tsp. baking soda

1tsp. salt

1cup unsalted butter, softened

¾ cup caster sugar

¾ cup brown sugar

1tsp. vanilla

2 eggs

12 ounces chocolate chips

1 cup chopped mixed nuts (optional)

½ cup dry- roasted crickets

Pre-heat the oven to 190C. Mix together butter, all the sugar, the vanilla and beat until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Beat in the eggs and then slowly add flour, salt and baking soda. Stir in the nuts, insects and chocolate chips. Place rounded teaspoonfuls of the mixture onto a greased baking tray and put in the oven for 8-10 minutes.

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3- Ginger cricket sweetsFor those struggling to get their heads (or stomachs) around the concept of eating insects then disguising the buggy goodness in a batch of ginger chocolate sweets is the way forward.

Ingredients:

20 pieces of crystalised ginger

4 oz dark chocolate

20 dry roasted crickets

Cover a tray or a plate with grease-proof paper before you start . Slowly melt the chocolate on a low microwave setting or in a glass bowl above a saucepan of boiling water. Hold a cricket and a piece of ginger, dip it into the chocolate and let the excess drip off. Place it on the grease proof paper and leave to cool and harden. Then hold the chocolaty side and re-dip it into melted chocolate. Leave again to cool and store in a cool air-tight container.

Joel’s fried tarantula 

Deep- fried tarantulaExactly what it says.

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable oil

2 frozen tarantulas (adult, Taxas brown, Chilean rose or similar)

1 cup tempura batter

1 tsp smoked paprika

Tempura batter ingredients:

1 medium egg

½ cup cold water

½ cup plain flour

½ tsp baking soda

To make the batter beat the egg until smooth. Slowly add the cold water whilst beating. Add flour and baking soda and allow the mixture to sit (don’t’ worry if it is a bit lumpy). Using a saucepan or deep-fat fryer heat the oil to 190C. Use a sharp knife to cut out the abdomens of the tarantulas and singe off it’s body hairs with a lighter. Thoroughly coat the spider in batter and ensure the legs are not clumped together before frying. Deep fry for about a minute or until the batter is browned. Allow the spiders to drain on a paper towel. Cut the spiders in two lengthways and sprinkle with paprika to serve. Eat the legs first and then nibble at the more meaty bits (avoiding the fangs…)

Insect Thoughts

Insects aren’t the type of food that everyone will enjoy in the future. Wriggling around insects. Appearing  out of nowhere. Many people will hesitate to have these bugs. But many people think they will be the super food in the future. I reckon insects will change the way we eat and will make many more people have healthy life.

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11- Deep- fried tarantula

Exactly what it says.

Ingredients:

2 cups vegetable oil

2 frozen tarantulas (adult, Taxas brown, Chilean rose or similar)

1 cup tempura batter

1 tsp smoked paprika

Tempura batter ingredients:

1 medium egg

½ cup cold water

½ cup plain flour

½ tsp baking soda

To make the batter beat the egg until smooth. Slowly add the cold water whilst beating. Add flour and baking soda and allow the mixture to sit (don’t’ worry if it is a bit lumpy). Using a saucepan or deep-fat fryer heat the oil to 190C. Use a sharp knife to cut out the abdomens of the tarantulas and singe off it’s body hairs with a lighter. Thoroughly coat the spider in batter and ensure the legs are not clumped together before frying. Deep fry for about a minute or until the batter is browned. Allow the spiders to drain on a paper towel. Cut the spiders in two lengthways and sprinkle with paprika to serve. Eat the legs first and then nibble at the more meaty bits (avoiding the fangs…) 

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2- Bee-LT SandwichEveryone’s heard that frogs are supposed to taste like chicken but bee larvae sautéed with butter and honey tasting like bacon is taking things to new levels.

Ingredients:

Bee larvae

1 egg white

1tsp butter

¼ tsp honey

1 tomato

1 leaf lettuce

2 slices of bread

1 pinch of salt

Fry the bee larvae in the butter, salt and honey (don’t over do the honey). Once the larvae are a gold/brown colour and crisp on the edges then remove from the heat and the batter. In a separate bowl mix with the egg-white to bind the larvae together, then return to the batter and press together to resemble a small burger. Prepare the rest of your sandwich and when the larvae is firm place it on top of your other ingredients and enjoy. Or serve to your family and see what happens…

  
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What do I think about eating insects?

I think it might be hard for some people since there might be a living creature in your mouth or it might be dead or fried. I think I would probably eat them because of all the protein etc.

Natalia’s ginger cricket sweets bug recipe

For those struggling to get their heads (or stomachs) around the concept of eating insects then disguising the buggy goodness in a batch of ginger chocolate sweets is the way forward.Ingredients:

20 pieces of crystalised ginger

4 oz dark chocolate

20 dry roasted crickets

Cover a tray or a plate with grease-proof paper before you start . Slowly melt the chocolate on a low microwave setting or in a glass bowl above a saucepan of boiling water. Hold a cricket and a piece of ginger, dip it into the chocolate and let the excess drip off. Place it on the grease proof paper and leave to cool and harden. Then hold the chocolaty side and re-dip it into melted chocolate. Leave again to cool and store in a cool air-tight container.

Jalal

2- Bee-LT SandwichEveryone’s heard that frogs are supposed to taste like chicken but bee larvae sautéed with butter and honey tasting like bacon is taking things to new levels.

Ingredients:

Bee larvae

1 egg white

1tsp butter

¼ tsp honey

1 tomato

1 leaf lettuce

2 slices of bread

1 pinch of salt

Fry the bee larvae in the butter, salt and honey (don’t over do the honey). Once the larvae are a gold/brown colour and crisp on the edges then remove from the heat and the batter. In a separate bowl mix with the egg-white to bind the larvae together, then return to the batter and press together to resemble a small burger. Prepare the rest of your sandwich and when the larvae is firm place it on top of your other ingredients and enjoy. Or serve to your family and see what happens…

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