Bread & Grain Recipes

INGREDIENTS
1 pkg Yeast
1 Cup Warm Water
1/4 Cup Honey
4 tsp Oil
3 Cups Flour (try Whole Wheat)
1/4 Cup Wheat Bran
1 tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Shelled, Chopped Pumpkin Seeds
1/3 Cup Sunflower Seeds
Place all the ingredients in your bread maker as required by the manufacturer ingredients. If your machine beeps for fruits, add the seeds at this beep. Enjoy!

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Flour Tortillas Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on October 9, 2009 · 0 comments

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INGREDIENTS
3 Cups Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/3 Vegetable Oil or Shortening
1 Cup Warm Water

Combine the flour, salt, and shortening in a large bowl and mix together until crumbly. Add water slowly while mixing until you can gather the dough into a ball. Transfer the dough to a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth (about 5 minutes). Cover and set aside to rest for 30 minutes.

After resting, divide the dough into 12 equal portions. Roll each portion between the palms of your hands to make a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each ball into an 8 inch circle. Layer the circles between sheets of plastic wrap as you go or cook immediately.

To cook the tortillas, heat a heavy skillet or griddle over high heat until beginning to smoke. Place a tortilla in the pan and cook for 30 seconds. Turn and cook on the other side until slightly puffed and speckled brown on the underside but still soft enough to fold, about 30 seconds. Remove and continue until all the tortillas are cooked, stacking them as you go. Serve right away or cool, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days. You can also freeze these for up to 3 months!

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Homemade Noodles Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on October 2, 2009 · 0 comments

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Because I know how much it saves, I’m trying to make a lot more of our baked goods at home like bread. Since I absolutely love the taste of homemade bread, I’ve decided to branch out and try some new things like homemade noodles. This is a very simple and basic recipe. It’s actually quite easy too! Next week, I’m tackling tortillas, because I heard they are easy and I believe I’ve mentioned how much I love Mexican foods!


INGREDIENTS
4 Eggs
2 TBSP Water
3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Powder
Beat the eggs and water together in a bowl. Sift the flour, salt, and baking powder into a separate bowl and make a well in the center. Pour the beaten eggs into the well, then stir in the flour mixture until a soft dough forms. Roll the dough into a very thin layer on a lightly-floured surface; cut into 1/2 inch strips. Allow to dry at least 4 hours before using.
When ready to serve boil in water or to add flavor in chicken broth or stock! You can also dry them out and freeze them for later use!

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Sandwich Bread Recipe

by Beth Montgomery on September 18, 2009 · 0 comments

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INGREDIENTS
6 Cups Flour
3 TBSP Sugar
3 TBSP Yeast
2 tsp Salt
1 Cup Water (Warmed)
1 Cup Milk (Warmed)
2 TBSP Butter

Combine two cups of flour, sugar, salt, yeast, water, and milk. Beat well for about 2 minutes, then add more flour 1 cup at a time until you’ve added 4 more cups. Remove dough and knead on kitchen table by hand. Let rest for approximately 10 minutes. Punch down dough and divide in half to make 2 loaves. Shape into loaves and let sit to rise until doubled (approximately 45 minutes). Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan immediately upon removing from oven and let cool.

After your bread is completely cooled, wrap in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and place in a freezer bag to freeze. If you prefer, you may slice your bread before freezing. Stays good up to 6 months.

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While we’re eating from the freezer, instead of sharing recipes I’m using to make meals through out the week, I’m sharing a few of my favorite recipes! I have to thank my Aunt Leanne for this absolutely delicious and extremely easy recipe!

INGREDIENTS
1 Box White Cake Mix
3 Ripe Bananas
Applesauce (or Cinnamon Applesauce)

Make the cake as directed, however replace the oil with applesauce to lower the fat content and help the cake rise a bit better. Use cinnamon applesauce to add a bit more flavor. Mash bananas and mix into the cake mix. Bake as directed.

You can mix up the fruits in this extremely easy cake. Try strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or whatever you have on hand!

Enjoy!

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