Friday, July 2, 2010

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Using the bread recipe below, I make pizza pockets (you can  use Texas Roadhouse Rolls instead of the bread recipe if you want).  I fourth the bread recipe for this and it will make 4 - 5 large pizza pockets.  Here is the fourthed recipe:

Dough Ingredients:
2 5/8 cups bread flour
1/8 cup sugar
1/4 Tbs salt
3/4 Tbs yeast
3/4 Tbs lecithin
1 cup hot water

You'll want to spray your counter with pam as well as your hands so the dough doesn't stick.  Break the dough into little balls and flatten them out into a circle.  On one half of the dough put your pizza toppings - except for the sauce. Fold over the  dough and seal it well.  Bake at 450 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.

 Top the pizza pocket with garlic butter.  To make the garlic butter, combine melted butter, garlic powder, italian seasoning, parmesan cheese, and seasoning salt.

Serve with heated pizza sauce.

Bread Dough

I went to a bread class a while back and learned this recipe.  It's a good recipe because it's things that can be found in your food storage and it uses lecithin rather than oil since oil can go rancid.  This recipe can make four loaves of bread (when they calculated the price for one loaf it was 25 cents!).  You can also use it to make pizza, cinnamon rolls, etc.

10 ½ cups white bread flour
½ cup sugar
1 tablespoon salt
3 rounded tablespoons saf-instant yeast
3 tablespoons liquid lecithin*
4 cups hot tap water

Mix dry ingredients. Add lecithin and water. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add more water. If dough is too moist, add more flour. Mix for 5 minutes. (Do not add water or flour to the dough after it has finished mixing.) Spray counter and pans with cooking spray. Shape loaves and cover with a dish towel. Let rise 25 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.  If you are using it for pizza dough cook at 450. 

*Only half of this recipe will fit in a kitchen aid mixer

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Applesauce Spice Cookies

Sorry, no picture this time. This is what I'm craving right now, but I can't make them because my kitchen is torn apart. So I thought I post the recipe for the rest of you to enjoy!

Applesauce spice cookies

Cream together:
½ cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg

2 cups flour
½ tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. cloves
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. soda
1 tsp. baking powder

Stir well and add I cup applesauce. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes.