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Monday, September 6, 2010

Garden Herb Bread Mix

1 cup dried parsley
1/2 cup onion flakes
2 tsp of Celery Salt
2 tsp of garlic salt
2 tsp of marjoram

Mix and store in an airtight container.  add 3/4 TBSP per bread loaf.  Since my bread recipe makes 4 loaves, I use 3 TBSP.  Knead into bread before baking OR add to the bread machine before rising begins.  ENJOY!

This bread goes GREAT with an italian meal!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Tomato Salad


3-4 large ripe tomatoes
1 pound mazzarella cheese
12 fresh basil leaves
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cut tomatoes into 1/2" slices.  Sprinkle with mozarella cheese.  Add the basil leaves.  Drizzle a skinny stream of olive oil over the entire salad.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Simple Wheat Bread

Yield :4 loaves

  • 4 cups of water (microwaved 1:30 in the summer/ 2 minutes in the winter)
  • 1 TBS sea salt
  • 1/2 c honey
  • 2/3 c canola oil
  • 12 cups of flour (mill approx. 8 cups of wheat berries)
  • 2 TBS of fast acting yeast
  • Preheat oven to 350'
  • Blend first  four ingredients together and set aside.  In a seperate bowl, add 6 cups of flour.  Then add yeast.  Now add 6 more cups of flour.  No pour one cup at a time of the liquad mixture into the dry ingredients.  Knead well and then continue the process until all liquad is added.  Knead dough (I do mine on the counter, you may use a large mixer with a dough attachment) for approx. 10 minutes. 
  • Let dough rest for 10 minutes. 
  • Divide into four sections.  Roll out each section into a rectangle.  Fold dough into 3rds (like a letter) and place seam side down in your pan.  Tuck the ends under. 
  • Set aside and cover with a flour cloth and allow to rise for 20-30 minutes. 
  • Bake at 350' for 25-30 minutes. 
 You may use the same dough for rolls, cinnamon rolls, pizza crust, breadsticks(pictured above), etc... The final product is so yummy.

Thanks so much to my dear friend Cathy who shared this wonderful recipe with me.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Claire's Cookies

1 1/4 c. flour 1/4 t. salt 1 c. sugar 1 t. vanilla
1/2 t. baking soda 1/2 c. butter 1 egg 1 c. choc. chips
1 1/2 c. oatmeal

Preheat oven 350'
Blend sugar and butter. Add the egg, vanilla, and stir. Add the sifted dry ingredients. Add the chocolate chips and oatmeal. Drop in balls on greased cookie sheets.

350' for 12 minutes

Strawberry Shortcake

1/2 cup butter 2 cups flour 1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup sugar 2 tsp. baking powder
1 egg 1 cup milk

Cream butter and sugar together. Add the rest of the ingredients. Bake in a 9 x 12 pan at 350' for 20-25 minutes.

We simply top with stawberries. You may add ice cream or whipped cream if desired.