Sunday, November 28, 2010

Pizza Sliders

Pizza Sliders: pre-heat your oven to 350°F. Next, slice prepared store-bought biscuits in half ( I also like to use my own pizza dough and use a biscuit cutter) and top each with:

•1 spoonful spaghetti or pizza sauce
•2 pepperoni slices
•1/2 slice ham
•1 tablespoon shredded mozzarella
bake the sliders for 5-10 minutes, or until the cheese is golden and bubbling

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

You can't go wrong with this Pecan Pie

1/2 cup chopped Pecan's
4 Eggs
1/2 Cup sugar
1 cup Dark Karo Syrup
1/2 cup White (light) Karo Syrup
1 Tsp Vanilla extract
whole pecans to use as design on top

In large bowl mix everything together except the Whole Pecans
Use the whole Pecans to make design on the top of your pie
Put in a pie shell
Place in a pre heated 350 oven for 55 minutes
comes out perfect every time.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Pumpkin Bars

Pumpkin Bars
4 eggs
2 cups flour
1 can pumpkin (16 oz)
¾ cup melted butter
2 cups sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
½ cup cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
Combine eggs, sugar, pumpkin and butter. Mix well
Add remaining ingredients and stir. Pour into a greased and floured bread pan or Jelly roll pan
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes

1 package cream cheese (you can use flavored) 5 tablespoons of butter softened 1 tsp vanilla, 1 tsp milk (may need just a touch more milk) 3 cups powdered sugar mix and spread on cooled bars. Cut into strips and enjoy

Simple Pie Crust

Pie Crust
6 cups sifted flour
1 pound of lard 2 cups and 4 table spoons are the same as 1 pound
2 tsp salt
2/3 cup water
2 eggs
In a bowl mix egg and water beat well and set aside
In a large bowl add flour lard and salt mix well
Slowly mix flour to egg mixture until it forms a soft easy to handle dough
Your pie crust is done roll out and fill with favorite pie filling and bake


This is probably the simplest biscuit recipe that I know. It's pretty fast to throw together

Set aside 2 cups all-purpose flour in a large mixing bowl. Prepare 6 tablespoons cold butter, 3/4 cup milk, 1 tablespoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Then, using a pastry cutter (shown on left), a pair of knives, a spoon, or your hands, cut the butter into the flour. Basically, cut the butter and mix with flour to coat and separate the pieces. Continue until you get pea sized pieces of butter. It is important that the butter be cold for this process and not begin to melt. If it starts to get a little mushy, you can slip it into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to firm back up a bit before continuing.

Pour the milk in and mix gently with a spatula. We're not looking for a kneading action her, just a gently mix. (Kneading will produce gluten which will make the biscuit bread like instead of light and flaky.) Using your hands, form the dough into a ball once the milk has been evenly distributed through the dough. You might need to use a kneading action to get it into a managable shape and to remove some dough from the sides of your container, but try not to knead too much.

Transfer the dough to a piece of parchment paper or clean surface and roll out into a large sheet about 1/4 in. in thickness. Use a cup or biscuit cutter to cut rounds out of the dough. Do not twist the cup or cutter (unless you have already cut all the way through). Twisting will result in uneven or failed rising. Usually it's a good idea to press the top of the biscuit down a little or else you will get biscuits with rounded tops.

Now, biscuit placement is key to getting good rise out of the biscuits. Place the biscuit dough circles into two 9" cake rounds or onto a half sheet pan. Have the biscuits just touching. This should give enough air between the biscuits to allow even heating, but not so much space that the biscuits spread out when they rise. Bake in a 425°F oven until golden (about 15 minutes).

Dinner Rolls

Dinner Rolls
3 ½ cups of flour
1 tsp salt
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup water 1 ¼ cups Milk
2 tablespoons Lard
2 packages of dry yeast

Dissolve Yeast in very warm water in a small bowl. Heat Milk to almost boiling. Put in large bowl and add the lard, sugar and sale. Let cool. Add yeast mixture and flour and mix until smooth.
Let rise for about an hour and then make out into rolls.
Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until golden brown