was baking day, I guess!!! It was so nice to have it cool enough to actually use the oven. I was thinking that I would make a big batch of soft bread dough and make misc. things with it. While looking for recipe, I just decided to make my own.
I put 3 c. white flour in the bowl, 1.5 t. salt, 3 T. yeast, 1/3 c. sugar, and put 4 c. warm water over it. Stir well. Add 2 eggs, 1/3 c. oil and stir well. Add flour, (I used mostly whole wheat and a bit more white) and knead in the flour for about 8 minutes. Check and see as you want it a bit sticky, but not too much. Let rise until double. I made some meat stuffed turnovers where I rolled the dough out thin and filled with homemade Italian sausage and a little spaghetti sauce. We ate these for dinner.
I also kneaded some apples into the dough with cinnamon and sugar and baked in a cake pan for apple bread/coffee cake for breakfast. I also made a big pizza round thing with sausage/green peppers and sauce in it for lunch today.
It is an easy way to make a bunch of stuff easy and fast.
I made a double batch of zucchini bread as well, 100% whole wheat with low sugar too and whole wheat chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. I tried these ones from the PW cookbook. I used regular sugar …
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
1 c. butter
1-1/4 c. Turbinado sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
2-1/4 c. freshly milled soft white wheat berries or whole wheat pastry flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
2 tsp. of flax seeds
1/4 c. wheat germ
1 c. oats
1/2 c. + chocolate chips or raisins
Cream the butter and sugar together. Add eggs and vanilla. Add the rest of the
ingredients a bit at a time. Then add chips or raisins and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes.
I tried this experiment the other day and was so excited about the results. I used the
Nestle cookie recipe and just changed most of the ingredients to fit what I wanted to
use. The main problem with them is that you talk yourself into eating more because
they are better for you then the average cookie.