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 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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