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Posted by on May. 31, 2012 at 7:34 AM
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I'll post recipes here for common things you'd buy at the store...but you can make them yourself for less $$!

Don't be fooled:  some of the things here WILL take some time to make.  Bread doesn't rise in a few seconds...

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michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:36 AM

This recipe CAN be made without a bread machine.  Just mix the ingredients by wooden spoon and then knead the dough for a few minutes.

Adele's Dog Biscuits Ingredients:
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method


Cooking Directions:
-------- ------------ --------------------------------
8 ounces chicken broth
1/3 cup water
1 cup nonfat dry milk
1 whole egg -- lightly beaten
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup oatmeal
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rye flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
3 tablespoons freshly-minced parsley
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup shredded cheese

Place all ingredients in your machine in the order recommended by your
machine's manufacturer. Place the pan in your machine. Select the dough
or manual cycle and press start.

Stop the machine 5 minutes after the first kneading has gotten fully
underway. Turn the dough out on to a floured board, dust board as needed
to prevent sticking. Let the dough rest about 10 or 15 minutes. Then
choose your method:

1. Roll 1/2" thick and cut out shapes.

2. Pull off small (or large) lumps and "mold" bone shapes with your
hands.

Bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes on a vegetable-sprayed or
parchment-covered baking sheet. Let them cool and dry out overnight.
This is how they stay crunchy. Store in airtight container.

This recipe yields about 100 dog biscuits.

Comments: This recipe has no leavening.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:37 AM
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Basic Pita Bread

 
 
 

 

Ingredients for a 1 pound loaf:

3/4 cup milk
1tbsp olive oil
2 cups bread flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

 

Directions:

1. Add ingredients to the bread pan according to the manufacturer's instructions. Select the Dough cycle and start.

2. After the cycle is complete, remove the dough from the machine and cover with a large bowl. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into seven equal portions and shape each into a smooth ball. Place the balls on a lightly floured work surface and use a rolling-pin to roll each ball into a 6 inch circle. Cover the circles and let them rise for about 30 minutes or until they puff slightly.

4. Place 2 to three dough circles on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in an oven at 450 degrees for about 3 minutes, turn the dough once, then bake for an additional 3 or 4 minutes, or until the bread is puffed and the tops are beginning to brown.

5. Remove the pita rounds from the oven and let them cool on a rack, and repeat with the remaining dough circles. You should end up with 7 to 10 pita rounds.

6. To serve, cut the pita in two and fill the inside with the filling of your choice, or just wrap the pita around the desired filling.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:37 AM


Basic bagels

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 3 quarts boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tablespoons poppy seeds

Directions

  1. Place water, salt, sugar, flour and yeast in the bread machine pan in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select Dough setting.
  2. When cycle is complete, let dough rest on a lightly floured surface. Meanwhile, in a large pot bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Stir in 3 tablespoons of sugar.
  3. Cut dough into 9 equal pieces, and roll each piece into a small ball. Flatten balls. Poke a hole in the middle of each with your thumb. Twirl the dough on your finger or thumb to enlarge the hole, and to even out the dough around the hole. Cover bagels with a clean cloth, and let rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle an ungreased baking sheet with cornmeal. Carefully transfer bagels to boiling water. Boil for 1 minute, turning half way through. Drain briefly on clean towel. Arrange boiled bagels on baking sheet. Glaze tops with egg white, and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
  5. Bake in a preheated 375 degree F (190 degrees C) oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until well browned.
michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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English Muffins

Put ingredients in the machine in the order listed.  Start the dough cycle.  When the cycle is finished, sprinkle corn meal over your work area.  Use your hands to pat the dough into a 1/2 inch thick rectangle.  Turn the dough so that each side gets lightly coated with cornmeal.  Cut into 8 to 10 rounds (an empty large tuna can works well.) When you run out of dough gather up the trimmings and cut more rounds.  Place the rounds on a baking sheet, cover and let rise for 20- 30 minutes--until not quite double.

Heat a dry cast iron skillet or griddle over a low flame.  (I do spray mine with Pam).  Cook the muffins about 5 to 7 minutes on each side.  They should be golden brown when you turn them.

Split the muffins with a fork or serrated knife and serve warm.  These also freeze well and can be reheated in the microwave or toasted.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:38 AM
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Whole Wheat Pita Bread

 
 
 

 

Ingredients for a 1 pound loaf:

3/4 cup milk
1tbsp olive oil
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup bread flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

 

Directions:

1. Add ingredients to the bread pan according to the manufacturer's instructions. Select the Dough cycle and start.

2. After the cycle is complete, remove the dough from the machine and cover with a large bowl. Let it rest for about 10 minutes.

3. Divide the dough into seven equal portions and shape each into a smooth ball. Place the balls on a lightly floured work surface and use a rolling-pin to roll each ball into a 6 inch circle. Cover the circles and let them rise for about 30 minutes or until they puff slightly.

4. Place 2 to three dough circles on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in an oven at 450 degrees for about 3 minutes, turn the dough once, then bake for an additional 3 or 4 minutes, or until the bread is puffed and the tops are beginning to brown.

5. Remove the pita rounds from the oven and let them cool on a rack, and repeat with the remaining dough circles. You should end up with 7 to 10 pita rounds.

6. To serve, cut the pita in two and fill the inside with the filling of your choice, or just wrap the pita around the desired filling.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Pizza Hut style pizza crust

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Add ingredients (except for cornmeal) to machine bread pan in order as per manufacturer's instructions.
  2. Set to "Dough" cycle.
  3. Lightly grease one 9 x 13-inch pan and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  4. When the dough cycle is complete, roll out dough and place in pan.
  5. Let rest in pans for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Add toppings of your choice.
  7. Bake at 350°F until done (approximately 16 - 18 minutes, depending on the thickness of toppings).

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • 1/3 c. boiling water
  • 4 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 c. dry milk powder

Using an electric mixer, blend together the water, butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add powdered milk and continue to blend until thick. Makes 12 oz. You can store this in the refrigerator for up to one week.
NOTE: to make the cream of coconut that I needed, I added 1/4 tsp. coconut extract to this.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:40 AM
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Red Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp. cumin
  • 2 Tbsp. mild chili powder
  • 4 Tbsp. flour
  • 4 c. chicken broth (or made from water & chicken bouillon)
  • 8 oz. can tomato sauce

Mix spices and flour in olive oil in saucepan over medium heat until fragrant and starting to brown. Slowly add chicken broth and tomato sauce and cook & stir until thickened. Store in refrigerator, or may even freeze.

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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These are small wrappers....but they're good!

Egg Roll Wrappers

  • 2 c. all purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 c. ice water
  • cornstarch

Sift flour and salt into a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add egg and water. Using a fork, stir the dough until it just holds together and leaves the sides of the bowl. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes OR (gotta love my KitchenAid mixer) use the dough hook on your mixer.
Cover the dough and allow to rest for at least 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 4 parts. Dust your rolling area with cornstarch and roll each piece of dough out to an 11 x 14 rectangle.
Cut the 14 inch length into 4 equal parts and the 11 inch length into 3 equal parts. You will have twelve 3 1/2 inch squares of dough. Stack them on a platter or plate. The cornstarch will prevent them from sticking.
Repeat with the remaining rectangles. If you're not going to use them right away, wrap well and freeze.
Keep a supply in the freezer and you'll always be able to make your favorite egg rolls!

michiganmom116
by Kitchen Owner on May. 31, 2012 at 7:41 AM
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Flour Tortillas

  • 2 c. flour
  • ½ t. salt
  • 1 heaping ¼ t. baking powder
  • ¼ c. oil
  • 2/3 c. almost boiling hot water

Now, I cheated and used my bread machine to mix the dough....but you can make these without a bread machine also. Just mix the dry ingredients, stir in the oil until mixture resembles pea sized crumbs, then add the hot water and knead until smooth.

Divide the dough into 8 equal sized pieces. Roll out each piece to desired thinness and size. Cook on a lightly greased griddle or heavy skillet, just a brief minute or so on the first side until you get light bubbles and small golden brown spots, then on the other side for under a minute until you get more golden brown spots. Remove from skillet to a plastic resealable bag. You can stack the next tortillas on top of the first. Putting them in the bag lets the steam soften them as they cool. Store in refrigerator.

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