Monday, March 30, 2015

Big Fluffy Yeast Pancakes

As you all know by now I love pancakes, they were the first thing I learned to cook on my own, probably because my mom got sick of me harassing her to make them everyday lol. This recipe takes a little longer but produces an awesome fluffy pancake woth more flavor then a traditional pancake.
In the bowl
2 cups of white flour
1 teaspoon salt
Stir together
In another bowl
1 3/4 cups milk
1 egg
1 tbsp white sugar
2 tsp yeast

Beat until the egg has blended well or you feel like you have worked out all your anger issues
Mix in 1/4 cup melted butter then mix the dry and wet bowls tpgether and allow the mixture to stand for about a half an hour. THE MIXTURE WILL DOUBLE IN SIZE so make sure the bowl is big enough. 
Heat a pan with enough oil to lightly cover the bottom on medium heat and scoop the batter with a ladle or a cup allow the pancakes to cook until bubbles form on the top then flip they should be golden brown, if they are burning TURN THE HEAT DOWN!!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Chocolate Banana Bread Puddin

A few days ago I made some super easy Artisan bread, it's going stale now and it's perfect for bread pudding. I made Banana Carob because I love Carob but chocolate would have worked just as good. This recipe doesn't take long it's super easy and your friends and family will be over the moon about it.

Here's what you need.

Some stale bread preferably white about 6 slices
2 eggs
1 cup milk
2 Bananas
Chocolate chips or Carob chips
2 tsp Cinnamon
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tbsp Brown Sugar

how to make it happen

Crack 2 eggs into a large bowl add 1 cup of milk 1 tsp salt 2 tbsp brown sugar 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla. Using a wisk or fork combine well. Cut your bread into 1 inch cubes (they don't have to he perfect) add them to your milk and egg mixture and allow them to soak up as much liquid as they can take. If there are some pieces that don't get nice and soaked just add a couple tablespoons more milk. Butter a baking dish pie pan or for individual servings use a muffin tin. Press a layer of bread then some sliced bananas and some chocolate chips then cover with another layer of your bread mixture. Preheat your oven to 350 and bake for 25 to 30 min. Remove and serve with maple syrup.

Just a side note whenever your serving something sweet I find its nice to contrast with something a bit sour and fresh like strawberries or raspberries. Enjoy!! Please comment I love hearing from people and share as much as you can!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Easiest No Knead Artisan Bread Recipe

This could start a bread revolution! With this recipe there is no reason to eat the sub par bread, filled with additives you find at your super market. This bread is seriously turning me into a carb addict. It's so easy and quick to make, you will be impressing your friends and family with your perfect crusty, chewy artisan bread. who doesn't love freshly baked bread. And if you manage not to eat all of it down to the crumbs, you can make the rest i to bread pudding.

let's get started.

1 large bowl (this will double in size as ot ferments)
5 cups of all purpose white flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp yeast
3 cups lukewarm water

How to

In your bowl combine all dry ingredients, mix them together well. Add your water and mix until you get a nice ball of dough or until there's no lumps of dry flour. Cover with plastic wrap and a kitchen towel then let it ferment for 24 hours. You should have a big bowl of bubbly dough when you unwrap it the next day. Sprinkle with semolina or flour especially around the edges so that when you push your hand down the side to separate the dough from the bowl the sides are coated with the semolina. Gently go around the bowl as shown in the pictures. Once you get the dough unstuck gently tuck the sides under just a couple tike to make it a kind of soft ball (see photos) cover and allow it to rise for another two hours. 1 hour into your second rise place your dutch oven inside your oven and preheat at 440 degrees that way by the time your dough is finished rising the pot will be hot and ready to go. Gently pour or slide your dough I to your pot place the lid on and bake for 35 minutes then remove the lid and bake for a other 5 min to brown the crust. Remove from the pot and allow it to cool. It should be on a cooling rack or a few chop sticks.