Monday, January 22, 2007

Recipes

There are few recipes I have wanted to share and just havent gotten around to posting, so here they are:

Whole wheat bread:

Hand Method 0r Kitchen aid (makes two loaves, I make this about every other day)

1/3 C honey (I omit this most of the time)
1/3 C oil (coconut if you have it)
2 1/2 C Warm Water
1 1/2 TB SAF Instant Yeast (I buy online)
2 1/2 tsp salt
6-7 C Fresh whole wheat flour
1 1/2 TB Dough Enhancer ( I buy online)

Combine the warm water (2 1/2 C) , yeast, and 2 cups of fresh whle wheat flour in a large mixing bowl and allow to sponge. This usually takes about 15 minutes. Add the honey, oil, dough enhancer, salt and mix, then slowly add remaining 4-5 cups of flour. Add additional if needed just until the dough clears the sides of mixing bowl. You want to allow it to mix for about 7 minutes after it has cleared sides to develop glutten.

Pour it onto lightly oiled surface, cut in half, shape into two loaves, split the top if desired, place into greased bread pans and allow to rise in slightly heated oven (or where ever) for about an hour, until it has basically doubled. Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Whole Wheat Biscuits:

This recipe is the same as a basic baking powder biscuit, just using fresh ground whole wheat flour instead of all purpose. I always triple this recipe.

3 C whole wheat flour (you can always use all purpose if thats what you have)
6 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 cup shortening or lard
1 1/2 cups milk

Put flour, baking powder, salt in to large bowl and cut in shortening. Add enough milk to make a soft, puffy dough. Turn out dough on a floured surface and gently knead about twenty times, adding flour as needed (dont make it to stiff) Flatten dough and cut. Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 325 for 8-10 minutes, or until they re no longer soft in the center. It may take you a few times to get them absolutely perfect, but they are delicious with gravy or just butter.

Baked Oatmeal:

My kids LOVE this and would eat it all day if I let them. These are children who do not like the texture of regularly cooked oatmeal. Oh and I double this one too ;0

(Mix together)
3 cups of rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar 2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 stick-a-butter (melted)
1 1/2 cups milk
(and whatever else you may want to throw in, raisins, nuts, etc)

Preheat oven to 350, pour ingredients in bowl into a greased 9x13 baking pan (I use a large glass caserole dish) and cook for 30 minutes. Serve warm (also good cold) with syrup or butter or whip cream. This is delicious!

Enjoy...oh and I cheat with gravy and buy the already mixed peppered gravy in bulk. One day I will master that recipe, but it hasnt happened yet ;-)

6 comments:

rcsnickers said...

Can't wait to try these recipies. If I had butter I would make the oatmeal for breakfast. Thanks for sharing.

On a sidenote, my other MOMYS friend just emailed to say it was time! How about you? Still feeling crampy and contractions?

Letisha

michelle said...

Thanks for the recipes. I will definately have to try the cooked oatmeal. We usually eat cereal for breakfast, but the boys & my hubby sometimes eat oatmeal but it's usually instant. This sounds like something easy that the boys and hubby would so love. I think Katie would too she loves to eat what her brothers do. Thanks. Can't wait to try it

Elise said...

I'm a lurker, here, don't really know why I haven't commented before. But I wanted to let you know that I read, and think of you often here at the end of your pregnancy!
We love baked oatmeal at our house, too! Our favorite topping is a touch of milk with fresh sliced peaches (or canned). Yummy!
I can't wait to try the other recipes!

rcsnickers said...

hmmm, I made this for breakfast. Okay, the bottom was moist but the top was dry. What did I do wrong?

Letisha

oh yeah -- she had a boy! SLOW labor but good birth! That is 5 boys 2 girls for her as well!

Audrey said...

Letisha, maybe you didnt cook it long enough, or you need to add less milk. I always double it and then I have to cook it about 5 minutes longer. Then I let it cool for about 5 minutes and it always has a good consistency. The texture should be a little moist on the inside (definately not runny or even soupy or soggy) but moist like a cake. It should crumble a bit. Try again and cook it for 5 minutes longer and see if that helps. The top will be slightly dry or crunchy.

Hope that helps!!!
You can come over for breakfast tomorrow and I'll make you some LOL ;-)

rcsnickers said...

I wish!!! Hey, if I'm coming then allow me the privilege to assist your midwife when you deliver! hee hee

Letisha

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29