Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
I feel like I am in Heaven when I am eating this baby up. It is soooo good. I really need to make it at least a couple times a month. I am sure some of you have seen different versions of this salad. I got this one from a friend of mine. I am not sure where she got it from but it is too good not to share. So, here ya go.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Ready set go:
Thursday, May 20, 2010
(I just drizzle the toppings with the spoon I stir it with. I have tried different ways but have found one I really like.)
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
I used my awesome stone pan to roll my dough on. Keep it about an inch away from the edge of the pan. Spread with Pizza sauce, layer with Pepperoni, bake at 375 for 13 minutes, pull out and sprinkle cheese on it and bake for another 2-3 minutes...until cheese is melted. Be sure to eat some pepperoni while you are layering it on the pizza. That is the funnest part. I mean come on, you want to make sure it tastes good. Slice...serve...enjoy. I actually made my husband a calzone with it. I placed pepperoni, ham, and cheese inside after brushing it with pizza sauce first. I then folded it over, poked it with a fork, and baked for about 13 minutes. I heated some extra sauce for him and just spread it on top after it was done. I would have added more filling but I didn't have some of his favorite toppings so it was just a simple calzone.
Monday, April 12, 2010
2 Tblsps. Yeast
1/4cup warm water
1/2 cup butter/margarine
2 cups warm water
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp. salt
6 cups flour
Chocolate Chips (Or desired filling)
Make the yeast mixture first. In a bowl mix the 2 Tblsps. yeast and 1/4 cup warm water. I also sprinkle a spoonful of sugar over it and then lightly stir the yeast mixture. Set aside and don't disturb.
In a bigger bowl mix the butter and two cups warm water. I usually cut up my butter so it melts easier in the water. I let it sit for a minute and then stir it and make sure it is softened or melted all the way. Add the sugar salt and eggs. Mix well. Mix in 3 cups of the flour. Make sure you mix it well. At this point check on the progress of your yeast. Your yeast should have grown by now. If not you will need to do it over. THE YEAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING. It may take some time to practice to get the right temperature but you will learn as you go. At this point add the yeast and stir. After you mixed it in add about 3 more cups of flour. I add a little bit at a time to make sure I get the right consistency. Sometimes I end up not adding all six cups. Just watch it. Cover and let rise for about an hour. At this point I used to punch it down and cover and place in fridge for about another hour. Because I am naughty and learned it can be down without the second rise I usually don't do the fridge rise anymore. Anyway, you will need to melt enough butter to spread over dough. Sprinkle flour down on the counter and take about 1/2 your dough and roll into a rectangluar shape. Brush melted butter on dough. Sprinkle with Cinnamon, brown sugar, and then Chocolate Chips, or raisins, or just keep them plain. Roll the dough towards you and pinch closed. Use a piece of thread to cut your Cinnamon Roll shapes. Slide thread under and cross each piece to cut. Place each roll in sprayed pan. Let rise for about 45 minutes. Place in preheated oven on 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
Frosting the Rolls
While the rolls are cooking make the glaze. I don't have an exact measurement. I usually just eye it. But for starters here is what you can do.
2 cups powdered Sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 cup milk (then add a Tblsp. until you get the right consistency)
When the rolls are done, pull them out and drizzle with glaze. Make more glaze as needed.
If you just wanted to make plain rolls instead of cinnamon rolls just roll out your door and use a circle shape from a cup or a cookie cutter to cut your rolls. Brush each circle with butter and roll your circle up. Place side by side in sprayed pan. Let rise for 45 minutes . Cook at 375 for 12-15 minutes. Eat plain or add butter or jam. YUM!
Just a note*** I also use this dough to make my pizza crust with. It makes for a yummy crust.