One of the last demonstrations that I did for my classes this year was homemade pizza dough. It is really easy to make and my students were in awe! I use my Kitchen Aid mixer with the dough hook, but the dough can be made in a food processor or using the dough cycle on a bread machine. All three work well. You can also make the dough by hand, but it will take a little more work.
Category Archives: Bread
I love sausage balls for breakfast. When Syble told be about this recipe that she got from her sister Sue I knew that I had to try it. It’s another easy one that anyone can do. Make and freeze so you can pull them out anytime. My freezer is my friend for so many baked goods. Let it do some work for you. You’ll be that much more organized in the morning when it is crunch time to get out of the door.
This is a great idea to get your kids in the kitchen. I made these last week for my high school students and they loved them! It is something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and the next thing you know you are enjoying them with a cup of Joe! It makes about 30 at about 80 calories each with is not too bad. So if you were like me with some canned biscuits hanging around in the refrigerator these are winners.
I have fallen in love with Donna Hay’s Magazine. Thanks to a tweet from Tami who writes a beautiful food blog Running With Tweezers I downloaded a free issue last year. Oh my goodness is it beautiful! If you are an Ipad user you should go here and load it now , sit down and indulge yourself with the most beautiful food photography and mouth-watering recipes . Should you want the magazine in hand just head over to Whole Foods to get a copy or order it to be delivered to your doorstep. Shop around for a good price on a subscription. After I downloaded the free issue I am now able to get it for about $20. I just love it! I could go on and on, but you get the idea. It is without a doubt a work of art. This is the first of her recipes that I have tried and you can bet there will be many more. This is a muffin from heaven and I didn’t even use fresh summer blueberries as I did here. I picked up Publix frozen blueberries which turned out to be a fabulous choice. Donna’s basic muffin recipe will be one that I will be making many more times. I did make one change though. She used sour cream and I substituted non-fat plain Greek yogurt. These are super moist and so flavorful. I have several in my freezer now ready to pop into the microwave for about 30 seconds. What a great idea. I think I’ll have one. What about you?
Look no further for I have found the perfect breakfast muffin! It is healthy and taste fabulous. Yes, I would put it right up there with the best banana nut bread I have ever made. It is just that good!
When bananas start to go bad I peel them and place in a freezer bag. The freezer does some kind of magic to the bananas. It’s almost like the best banana liqueur that exists. In other words freezing really develops their flavor. Frozen bananas that were calling out to me, “Use Me, Use Me!” started this whole search for a recipe using bananas, buttermilk, and bran buds. This is what I found.
For the past three weeks I have received these beautiful frozen blueberries in my CSA box. They have been sitting in my freezer calling out to be included in some recipe. Now these are not blueberries that you will find in the frozen section of the grocery now or fresh ones that you might find shipped to us from across the sea. These are gargantuan blueberries from this past summer right here in my area of Georgia. We are talking beautiful blueberries, so these muffins were just perfect for them. They will be great to take to work or eat on the way to the gym before working out. And they are fabulous because I just have eaten one. WOW! Continue reading
Looking for an easy way to make biscuits? This is just the recipe for you. I don’t really think that you can mess this one up unless of course you add more milk than you should and you end up with Garlic and Cheese pancakes. That doesn’t sound t0o appetizing does it? I have had a couple of groups to do this! No seriously, this is a no-fail recipe for those who are inept at kneading the dough. In the time that it takes the oven to preheat all the grating (if you choose) and mixing can be done. The baking time is quick, too, 8- 10 minutes. This is a winner no matter how many times you make it.
Biscuit making always floods my mind with childhood memories of watching my mother put together a beautiful pan of biscuits. They were perfectly rolled out with her hands into small mounds of fluffy white dough that when baked would just seem to melt in your mouth. When I was about 13 I tried my best to make them the same way, but mine were anything but fluffy. You could best describe them as rock hard!
This school year has been quite a challenge for me for many reason that I won’t go into because I am working so hard to be a positive influence in my classroom. My students are absolutely wonderful! With the exception of a handful, all of them signed up for my class to learn how to cook. I have a large number of seniors that will be leaving their families for college next year and they want to be able to cook for themselves. I applaud them!