Posts Tagged "Bread"

Pizza Dough

I have been enjoying watching episodes of The Food Nanny she is a burst of energy and always has a smile. She makes cooking look fun, manageable and meaningful. I’ve applied her theme nights on occasion but have been consistent with Friday night pizza night. Tonight I decided to tackle the pizza dough and took her recipe and tried it and it was so yummy. Now I just need to add more ingredients besides cheese. It felt good to knead the dough I truly feel amazing putting my own hands to work. Just like I did when I made the bread a few days...

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Pumpkin Doughnuts

We were invited over for dinner with a new family in our area and I was asked to bring a dessert. I love looking at Weelicious.com and found this Pumpkin Doughnut recipe. The shape of the doughnut before it was cooked was perfect and then it came out and it didn’t look like a doughnut anymore but oh well. Then you top if off with the icing that ties it all in nicely and gives it a great flavor.

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Whole Wheat Bread

This is the 2nd time that I have ever made bread. I started it all by myself and go the courage to do it and then Trent came home towards the end of the process and helped me finish it off. I think he was worried that I was going to mess it up. Which I have messed up many recipes in times past so I can understand where he is coming from. But I do have to say that this time I did it right! It was successful enough that people were asking for the recipe. So I guess it was a hit! The recipe that I used is on the back of the Whole Wheat Flour Thrive can. Ingredients 2 TBsp of yeast 1/2 cup warm water 1 tsp white sugar Soften yeast in warm water and sugar and set aside. (I have granite countertops so I had to put a towel underneath my bowl so that the yeast worked properly. Tip from The Food Nanny.) Let rise until size doubles. In a stand mixer with a dough hook attachment, combine the following ingredients in order: 4 cups whole wheat flour 3 1/2 c hot water 2 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup melted butter 2/3 cup oil 5 tsp salt 2/3 cup honey Yeast mixture 8 cups whole wheat flour Mix for 8-10 minutes. Turn out onto a lightly floured board or countertop. Separate into 3 balls and shape into loaves. Place loaves in a well greased bread pans with smooth sides up. Cover with a warm, damp towel and let rise for 45 minutes. (Or another tip by MIL put the 3 loaves into my oven and cover with towel till it reached 170 degrees and then turn it off and let rise for about 45 min.) Bake 350 for 30...

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