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Pizza Crust

I got this recipe from Vicki.  It is a great pizza crust, easy to make.

2 1/4 tsp. yeast, 1 cup water, 2 1/2 cups flour, 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 tsp. sugar, 1 tsp. salt

Combine yeast and warm water.  Stir until dissolved.  Add remaining ingredients and mix well.  Let rest 5 min.  Roll out to size and shape you need.  This recipe is the perfect amount of crust for one reg. size cookie sheet.  Add pizza sauce and whatever toppings you choose.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 min or until golden brown.

Raisin Walnut Granola

3 cups oats-old fashioned or quick cooking, 1/4 tsp. salt, 1/3 cup veg. oil, 1/4 cup honey, 1 tbsp. vanilla extract, 1/3 cup chopped walnuts, 1/3 shredded coconut, 1/3 cup raisins.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix all ingredients except raisins in a mixing bowl.  Spread mixture on a cookie sheet.  Bake mixture for 15 min. stirring once in the middle of cooking. Remove granola from oven, stir.  Let cool for a few min.  Add raisins and stir to combine.  When cooled moved to an airtight container.

I got the original recipe for this from theprudenthomemaker.com.  I have changed it some to suit our tastes.

Butter Rich Roll and Bread Dough

1 cup water-room temperature.  I put use regular tap water heated in microwave for 20 sec.  1 egg beaten.  1/4 cup butter-cut into cubes, 3 1/4 cups bread flour (I use 1 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 1/4 cups bread flour), 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1 tsp salt, and 1 1/2 tsp yeast placed in the center of the pan.  Set bread machine on dough cycle. 

When cycle is finished, turn dough out on floured surface.  Knead slightly, just enough to punch down dough.  Choose now what you want to make with your dough.  If making dinner rolls or hamburger buns, shape small sections of dough into round shapes.  This will make about 15 rolls depending on how large or small you make them.  Place rolls on cookie sheet, spray tops with oil spray.  Let rise 1 hr.  Bake at 400 for 12 min. Remove from oven.   Brush tops generously with melted butter.  Enjoy!!

Candy

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We had so much fun yesterday making candy.  When we got to Vicki’s, she had already made sugar cookies for the kids to decorate.  They loved it.  After lunch, we made oreo truffles, then peanut butter balls and last we dipped oreo cookies in white chocolate.   It was such a fun day.  The recipe I use to make the peanut butter balls is:

1 stick butter-softened, 1 lb powdered sugar.  Mix these together.  Then add 2 cups creamy peanut butter.  Mix everything together.  You will need to add about 1/4 cup water to this.  Just add a little at a time until it is a little creamy. Be careful not to add too much water.  Form into balls.  In a double boiler, put 2 cups chocolate chips and 1/4 block parafin wax.  Heat until chocolate is creamy.  Dip peanut butter balls into chocolate.  Place on wax papered cookie sheet.  Refrigerate and enjoy.  These are much better after they chill.  I want to make Martha Washington balls next.  I think they are my favorite. 

Time for us to leave for piano practice.  Enjoy your day and God bless.

Roll Recipe

I use my Zojirushi bread machine to make the dough for my rolls.  I put 1 cup lukewarm water into the machine, 1/4 cup butter-cut into chunks, 1egg beaten, 3 1/4 cups bread flour, 4 tbsp sugar, 3 tbsp powdered milk, 1tsp salt, 1 1/2 tsp yeast.  Set the machine to dough cycle and walk away.  It takes the machine l hr 50 min. to run through this cycle.  Then I take the dough out, punch it down and form the rolls.  I get about 15 rolls from 1 batch.  Then I spray them with olive oil and let them rise for about 1 hr.  Bake 12 min. at 425 degrees.  When I take them out of the oven, I brush them with melted butter(being generous with the butter).  Half of these never make it to the table.  They get eaten as soon as the butter is spread on them.  One thing I do a little different from this recipe is I put 1 1/4 cup fresh ground wheat flour and 2 cups bread flour instead of using all bread flour.  I also have lowered my heat to 400 degrees because the pans I use are darker pans.  I have just discovered they do so much better using 3 round cake pans-8 rolls per pan than they do on a cookie sheet.  Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we do.  God bless.

Rolls

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I thought I would share a picture of my rolls.  Always before I have put them on a cookie sheet to bake.  When I do this, I get 13-15 rolls.  Over the weekend, I tried something different and put them into 3 round cake pans.  I get 21-24 rolls using these pans and I think they look and taste better.  Yesterdays supper was fried chicken, home canned corn, and gravy.  With of course, these rolls. 

We worked on the apples some more yesterday.  I canned this juice instead of freezing it.  Freezing it is much easier but, Praise the Lord, my freezers are getting full.  I have to save some space my the deer my Hubby will be getting.  Notice my positive thinking!  Anyway, we got 5 qts of juice and 2 qts of applesauce.  Hopefully, we will be doing more today. 

I am trying out a new recipe for apple muffins for breakfast.  Thanks Cheryl for sharing.  They have just came out of the oven.  I think I will go enjoy them.  Take care and God bless.

Soft Molasses Cookies

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The girls and I made molasses cookies today.  They are one of my favorites.  I thought I would share the recipe I use:

1 cup butter- softened, 1 1/4 cup sugar, 1/2 cup molasses, 2 eggs-slightly beaten, 1/4 tsp salt, 2 1/4 tsp. baking soda, 2 1/4 tsp. ground ginger, 1 1/4 tsp. ground cloves, 4 cups flour (I use 3 cups whole wheat and 1 cup unbleached all purpose)  Combine all ingredients and drop by spoon onto cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 min.  Sprinkle tops with sugar.

These cookies always make me think of fall, however it has been pretty warm here today, upper 80’s.  The night temperature though has been cooling down nicely.  It was mid 50’s this morning, nice sleeping weather. 

Enjoy your day and God bless.

Before and After

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Never give up on cast iron.  We made a trip to our homeplace over the weekend.  My mother-in-law knows how much I love cast iron.  She had purchased these kettles in a set many years ago.  Maybe as many as 50 years ago. I think she told me it was a 20 piece set and it cost about $20.00. ( thats says it was a long time ago)   She had stored them  in a building  many years ago.  We went on safari to search for them.  When we found them I thought “Maybe they are too far gone”.  But I brought them home and searched the internet for ways to clean them up.  First I used an equal part of salt and oil.  Rubbed that in(really good) with a cloth.  Then for the really stubborn spots of rust, I used a brillo pad.  Washed them in soapy water and reseasoned them. ( To season cast iron, coat the kettle with a light coat of oil.  Turn upside down on a cookie sheet and bake at 250-300 degree oven for about l hour)  I was so pleased with the result.  I couldn’t wait to post about it.  The largest kettle she called a pinto bean pot.  I can just taste how good beans will be cooked on our wood stove this winter.  Thanks so much, Judy.  So don’t throw that old cast iron out.  Re-do it.  It’s worth the effort.  God Bless.