Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sicilian Pizza Crust

This is a crust that is super bready so we use it when we are in the mood for a real carb. bomb.
1 1/2 c. warm water
4 c. flour
1 tbsp salt
4 tbsp oil
2 packages (or 5 tsp) yeast
-combine yeast, 1/2 c flour, and water. Rise 15 minutes
-add 2 c. flour and 1 c cool water, and oil. Mix with wooden spoon.
-add remaining flour
-kneed 15 minutes
-rise to double
-punch down and either use or store in refrigerator or freezer until ready to use. If frozen thaw before using.
-roll out, dress pizza and cook 450 degrees for 25 minutes.

Sunday, January 10, 2010


I am posting this after a trip the the Winco grocery store with my friend Leslie. We stoped there just to check it out after a shopping trip to IKEA. Nerdy I know but it was sure fun! We were talking about the bulk food and I promised I would share my favorite granola recipe. Here it is:

1 c. oil (canola or olive)

1 c. honey

1 c. brown sugar

15 c. oats (one dry pack cannery)
1 1/2 c. powdered milk
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
Put wet ingredients in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

While wet ingredients are cooking mix dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients coating evenly. Spread the mixture over a cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 12 minutes.
You can add raisins, nuts, etc before baking.
**If you don't want to use sugar you could use 2 cups honey instead

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Fay's Wheat Bread

I gave this out as a christmas gift this year. One of the recipients asked for the recipe. I got it from Grandma Joan she got it from her mom. It is by far my favorite of all wheat bread recipes.
11 c white flour

4 c boiling water

4 c crackled wheat

1 c brown sugar or honey (I like honey better)

4 tbsp butter

1 tbsp lecithin (description here...

1 tbsp molasses

2 tbsp salt

4 pkg. or 9 teaspoons dry yeast

1 c warm water(115degrees)

Combine boiling water and cracked wheat, honey, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Let cool to 115 degrees. Soften yeast in warm water. Then combine both mixtures and then turn in 8 cups flour. Kneed on floured surface and add flour until dough is stiff ( about 10 minutes). Place in greased bowl and cover. Let rise until double (1 hour). Punch down. Shape 5 loaves. Place in greased pans (I use Pam Spray). Spray the top as well. Let it rise until doubled. Bake at 380 degrees for 30 minutes