October 20, 2010

Fry Bread

OH! I am so excited for this! Some of by best memories are of my Grandpa Brewer pulling out all the fry bread stuff and making a lovely dinner in good ole Pinedale, AZ.

4 cups of all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 1/2 cup warm water
4 cups shortening for frying

Combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir in warm water. Knead until soft but not sticky. Shape dough into balls about 3 inches in diameter. Flatten into patties 1/2 in thick and make a, small hole in the center of each patty. Fry one at a time in 1 in of hot shortening.


October 01, 2010

Mormon Brownies

You can find these Brownies at many a church pot luck. They are different than the standard box brownies.


1 and 1/2 sticks butter, melted
6 Tbsp. cocoa
1 and 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs1 and 1/3 c. flour
1 and 1/2 c. chopped pecans
1 and 1/2 tsp. vanilla

Melt butter in saucepan; then, add ingredients in order given. Mix each well- do all by hand. Bake in 300 degree oven for 30 minutes in a 9x13 inch pan. Butter and flour pan. Cover with the following frosting recipe when brownies have cooled.

1 stick butter, melted
3 Tbsp. cocoa
6 Tbsp. milk
1 lb. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

In a sauce pan bring butter, cocoa, and milk to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in remaining ingrediants. Cool slightly and frost brownies. Allow to cool more before serving.

And Another One

The Master Bread Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Place in Kitchen Aid
5 Cups of warm water
1/2 Cup of oil
1/2 cup of Honey
1 Heaping Tablespoon salt
3 Tablespoons Yeast
1 heaping Tablespoon dough enhancer (I typically don't add this and I haven't noticed a difference)
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
10 Cups ground wheat flour (I most always grind my wheat right before but I have used store bought flour a time or two)
A couple of additional cups of flour

Turn on Bosch, knead on speed 1 and quickly add as much additional flour as you need for dough to pull away from side of the bowl. It should only pull initially half way up the side of the bowl, and during the 5 minutes of mixing it will completely pull away. Add back in 2-4 tablespoons of water (more if needed) to keep your dough soft. Oil you hands and counter top well. Divide dough into 5 loaves (for regular size loaves) shape into a bread loaf and let rise in loaf pans, sprayed with a non-stick spray. Let rise for about 30 minutes in well-oiled pans or until they have doubled in size. Turn over down to 350 degrees and bake for 30-35 minutes depending on you oven.

Another Bread Recipe

This one is for Artisan Bread. Let's try it!

3 cups water
1½ T yeast
1½ T salt
6½ cups white flour

With a spoon, combine ingredients in a lidded container. (Just stir enough to dampen ingredients.) Let sit at room temp for about an hour, till double in bulk. Put in refrigerator for several hours, use as needed. Should make 3 loaves. (Will keep in fridge for up to two weeks.) Wet hands, pull off enough dough to be about the size of a medium grapefruit. Round dough and let rise for 40 minutes on a cookie sheet. Place in preheated 425 degree oven for 30 minutes. Makes 3 loaves.