Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Grilled Pizza

Grilled Pizza! Mmm!!

Pizza Dough (By Rebecca T)
1 C hot water
1/2 c margarine
1 T yeast
2 1/2 c flour
1 t sugar
1 t salt
Melt margarine in hot water. Add yeast and sugar and sit for 5 minutes. Add flour and salt and knead well. Roll.
Place rolled dough on a hot grill 5 minutes (with grill cover). Turn dough over, remove from grill and put your toppings on the grilled side (do the cheese last). Return the dough to the grill for 5-7 minutes.
Or, place the dough in your pan or stone, place toppings on, and bake at 450 for 12-15 minutes.
*We grilled the pizza and I have a couple of recomendations. Next time, we will make smaller, personal pizzas as they are easier to turn and handle. Also, take the dough off the grill to do the toppings. When we removed the dough, we lifted one side and slid a large cutting board under it. Also, I substituted half whole wheat flour for white and added 1 tablespoon of Italian seasonings. Toppings we used were sausage, olives, onions, pineapple, green pepper, onions, zuchini. Also, I am not a sauce person so we omit the sauce from the pizza. Instead, I sprinkle it with a little bit of parmesan cheese and some basil, oregano, and garlic powder.

Friday, January 22, 2010

If You Can't Stand The Heat...

Dear blog contributors,

Time to get serious.

If you can't stand the heat.... get OUT of the kitchen. (:

Let's see some of you hiding in the shadows post some recipes.

love, me

Lauri's Hamburger Buns

Lauri's Hamburger Buns
5 C flour
2 pkg yeast (2 T)
1 T salt
2 T butter at room temp
2 C warm water
Dissolve yeast in water. Add remaining ingredients. Knead 6-8 minutes. Let rise until double (about an hour). Shape into 12 balls. Place on a greased pan for 5 minutes. Flatten with the palm to 1" thick and about 4" diameter. Let raise until puffy (about 30 minutes). Brush bun with milk & sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes.
*The first time we made them, they were really bland. Of course I had to try it again and change some things. I did half whole wheat flour and half white flour and added 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed and 1 t garlic powder. I would make them this way again. My boys LOVEd them.

Orange Sweet Rolls

Sweet Roll Dough
1/2 c warm water
2 T yeast (Active dry)
dissolve yeast in water then add:
1 1/2 c warm milk
2 t salt
1/2 c shortening
1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
3 1/2 c flour
Mix until smooth. Then add 3-4 c more flour. Knead 5 minutes. Round in a greased bowl and cover with a damp cloth. Let raise in a warm place until doubled in size (About 1 1/2 - 2 hours). Punch down and bake to specifics.
* I use this dough also for cinnamon rolls, cream cheese rolls, and scones. It will make about 2 dozen scones. I also subsituted some whole wheat flour in the mix- about half of it. This makes the rising time a bit on the longer side.
Orange Rolls
3/4 c sugar
1/2 c butter (or margarine)- softened
2 T grated orange peel
Mix ingredients until smooth. Roll dough into a large rectangle and spread the filling onto the dough. Roll up jelly roll style and cut into rolls. Cover and let rise about 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Mix glaze ingredients and spread over warm rolls.
1 c confectioners sugar
1 Tablespoon softened butter
4 t milk
1/2 t lemon extract (I used orange and it was good, too)
Enjoy! Store in a tightly sealed container. Also, wheat rolls will dry out more quickly than all-white- flour rolls.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Orange Pull Aparts

Orange Pull Aparts


2 Pkg. Buttermilk Biscuits

1/2 C Butter (1 stick)

1/2 C Sugar
1/4 C Corn Syrup
1 Tablespoon TANG

Heat last four ingredients in a saucepan until butter melts.

Pull biscuits apart and place in a greased round pan (bundt or angel cake).

Pour syrup over rolls. Bake at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.

Turn pan over on large platter. Enjoy! :)

Its Working!

My oldest son and I were cooking something the other day.

"Mmm... doesn't that look delicious?"

"Yes, mom! It does!" He replied, "Aren't you going to take a picture of it?"