Thursday, January 31, 2013

Pizza crust

This is super delicious crust! It's
Originally set for thin crust pizza and will make 2 thin large but I rolled
Mine out thicker. It cooked on the long side and was yum!!

America's test kitchen 2012 cookbook

3 c (16.5 oz) bread flour
2 t sugar
1/2 t instant yeast
1 1/3 c ice water
1 T veg oil
1 1/2 t salt

In a food processor: blend flour, sugar, and yeast. With machine running add water, salt and oil. Process until dough forms a sticky ball. Remove dough and knead on a lightly oiled counter until smooth. Place in lightly oiled bowl cover with plastic and refrigerate for 24 hrs or up to 3 days.

To bake: remove dough from fridge let rest for 1 hour.
Bake pizza on a stone at 500 degree for 10-20 min

My changes: I don't have a food processor so I did this in a Bosch. I only have active dry yeast so I mixed the sugar , yeast and 1/2 c warm water ( from the 1 1/2 c cold) to sponge. Then I mixed everything together until it made a dough.
Then followed original directions for resting, shaping, and baking.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Ranch chicken enchiladas

I was hesitant to make these but gave them a try. They were super yum! Here's the link:

I changed the recipe not on purpose tho, I didn't realize she does it in the crockpot. I didn't have time for that. I'm sure the original is delicious. Cooking it in a crock pot is a good idea. Mine were super seasoned. Hubby LOVED it. I think I would enjoy it a touch more mild.

3 chicken breasts cooked and shredded
1/2 pkt taco seasoning
1/2 pkt ranch seasoning
3/4 c ranch, divided
3/4 c salsa, divided
Cheese shredded

Bake at 350*
Mix shredded chicken, seasonings, 1/4 c ranch 1/4 c salsa together and let hang out. I left mine for 30 min but its not necessary.
Wrap chicken up with some cheese. Put in a greased 9x13. Mix 1/2 c salsa and 1/2 c ranch pour on top. Add more shredded cheese and bake for 30 min.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Mexican Lasagna

1 lb chicken, cooked, shredded 1 (16oz) sour cream 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained 1 1/2 c green salsa 1 1/2 c frozen corn 1 t garlic pwd 1 t cumin 1 t chili pwd 1 t salt chopped cilantro squeeze fresh lime juice flour tortillas 1 (8oz) mexican cheese, shredded Preheat to 350* Mix all ingredients together except cheese and tortillas. Cut flour tortillas in half and in a 9x13 spread 1/3 of mixture in pan. Place a layer of tortillas on top. Sprinkle with some cheese. continue layering using all ingredients and ending with cheese. Bake for 20-30 minutes. Until cheese is bubbly. Serve with Salsa, Sour Cream, additional cilantro etc.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Chicken fried steak

Cube steak for each person
Flour seasoned with s&p
Egg mixed with splash of milk & splash of hot sauce
Crushed up corn flakes mixed with onion pwd, garlic pwd, s&p

Dredge the cube steaks in seasoned flour. Dip in egg wash, finally coat in seasoned corn flakes.
Spray a baking sheet lined with a rack with grease and lay steaks on it. Bake at 400 for 15-20 min. *i flipped mine part way so both sides could thoroughly be crispy.

For my family of 3-
1/2 can Beef broth
1 Chicken bullion, straight up or use a flavor enhancer
1 c Half & half
Cornstarch slurry
Onion pwd
Garlic pwd

Boil beef broth and bullion. Add cornstarch slurry to thicken. Season and Add in half and half and simmer.

Serve with mash potatoes.