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Weekly Cooking Thread - April 9, 2011
FreeRepublicCooks | April 9, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 04/09/2011 7:19:10 AM PDT by libertarian27

Welcome to the 18th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or two - or six for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' recipe stack of Family favorites?

Here's the place to share and explore your next favorite recipe.


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To: SAJ
As for me, I'll have a little garlic root beer with my roasted garlic salad, and garlic ice cream for afters.

I think that you may use as much garlic as we do. The grocery cashiers look at us funny when they see our garlic. Same with onions, too.

51 posted on 04/09/2011 4:25:26 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15: 1-4)
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To: SAJ

I love garlic, but in the ice cream??????????


52 posted on 04/09/2011 5:23:03 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: Gabz

I think garlic vanilla ice cream is delicious. Try it sometime!


53 posted on 04/10/2011 12:09:42 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: rightly_dividing
To steal from Emeril Lagasse:

"Oh yeah, babe!"

;^)

54 posted on 04/10/2011 12:11:09 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo)
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To: libertarian27; 70th Division

Thanks guys:)

I will pass those on to Mrs. Kakaze........sorry I did not get back sooner, it was a long weekend.


55 posted on 04/11/2011 6:59:32 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: rightly_dividing

I made Pigs In a Blanket yesterday. I used Bob Evans pattied sausage. I folded them over and shaped into a roll. Should have just bought the linked, but the patties worked. :) Also thinking of buying the large roll and adding my own seasonings so I can control the salt and sugar.

Fried the sausages while the dough was in the bread maker.

Dinner Rolls

3/4 cup milk, slightly warmed
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 large egg, slightly beaten
3 cups bread flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Additional butter (optional)

Measure ingredients into bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select dough or manual setting. When cycle is completed, remove the dough from the machine and either shape as desired, or wrap in plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for up to 24 hours. If refrigerated, let set out for about 45 minutes to an hour before using

The easiest shape to make is to just divide the dough into equal parts and roll into balls in your hand. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover shaped dough with damp cloth and let rise in a warm place for 20 minutes or until doubled in size. Bake in preheated 400°F (205°C) oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Brush tops with butter, if desired. Makes about 20 to 24 rolls.

When the dough came out I placed it into a sprayed bowl to prevent sticking, then divided the dough into three parts, still in the bowl. I divided each section into 6, one at a time. I did 18 because that was how many sausages I had. Came out exactly enough. I wore thin plastic kitchen golves, lightly oiled to prevent sticking.

When I pulled off a section from the third, I spread it out with my fingers and wrapped it completely around the sausage. I placed them on a cookie sheet covered with parchment paper and lightly dusted with corn meal.

I baked them at the 400 that the roll recipe called for. Mine were a more toasted brown instead of golden, but next time I will check them after 10 minutes. They were yummy and will definitely make them again.

Next time I will try them using the cheese smokey links. These should be a very good replacement for the canned croissants/biscuits that are full of trans fats that I used to get asked to bring to family gatherings.

Oh I should add that I let mine rise bit longer. I had thrown together a single layer yellow cake for strawberry shortcake and baked that while the rolls rose.


56 posted on 04/11/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen
Our breadmaker bought the farm. I chased all over the internet and through several countries on the phone looking for parts. I finally got a real live American on the phone that told me they do not service any parts for it at all. So, we are without a breadmaker for a while, Due to medical expenses at the present time, it will have to wait a while before we get another. I told my wife that we would just have to make bread to old fashioned way.

I would like to make yeast rolls, but have not looked into it at all. I have too many irons in the fire right now to take time to research recipes. Do you or anybody else on here have a tried and true recipe for yeast rolls made without a bread machine?

57 posted on 04/11/2011 7:50:13 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15: 1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing
"I would like to make yeast rolls, but have not looked into it at all. I have too many irons in the fire right now to take time to research recipes. Do you or anybody else on here have a tried and true recipe for yeast rolls made without a bread machine?"

I want to buy a bread machine, but in the meantime, I bought some Rhodes frozen dinner rolls to try. I read where you can just smoosh them together to make pizza dough too. I'll post results when I try it.

Meanwhile does anyone have any suggestions for a bread machine that doesn't cost too much?

58 posted on 04/13/2011 8:49:18 AM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: LADY J

There were two mentioned in this thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2694984/posts?q=1&;page=1

Posts 21 and 87


59 posted on 04/13/2011 9:52:02 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: rightly_dividing

Sorry to hear the bread maker bit the dust. I would imagine it would be cheaper to buy a new one than to repair it.


60 posted on 04/13/2011 10:35:51 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

All it was is the drive belt disentergrated into a pile of dust. I thought possibly that I could buy a simple piece like that, either from the mfg or an online source. Online, I found many other people looking for the same part for the same breadmaker. We are overwhelmed with medical expenses right now, so a new machine is not even on the radar screen. I have not given up yet, though, if I can find a sewing machine repair shop locally, I will take it to them and see if they have a belt that may fit.


61 posted on 04/13/2011 12:27:29 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15: 1-4)
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To: rightly_dividing

Maybe even a vacuum repair shop or any small appliance repair ship. What about places like best buy? They do repairs. Course, sometimes its cheaper to go new, I found that out with a printer.

You might even look into second hand stores. I know the last time I was in a second hand store they had about 6 bread makers on the shelf. What brand is your maker?


62 posted on 04/13/2011 12:55:00 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: kalee

Pub burgers were excellent. Sunday’s beer can chicken was reincarnated as Chicken Tetrazinni on Monday.


63 posted on 04/13/2011 1:00:27 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: libertarian27

CHICKEN TETRAZZINI
1 lb. pasta, cooked
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms
1 stick butter
2/3 cup flour
1 large onion, sliced
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
4 c. chicken broth
2 c. light cream
1/4 cup dry sherry
4 c. diced chicken, cooked
1 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/3 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook and drain pasta according to package directions. Slice the mushrooms 1/8 of an inch thick and sauté in 2-3 tablespoons of the butter, along with sliced onion, and chopped garlic until lightly browned. Combine the remaining butter with flour and add chicken broth, stirring over low heat until thickened. Add the cream, salt, pepper, sherry, and garlic powder.

Divide the sauce in half. And one half of the chicken meat, and half of the mushrooms and cooked pasta. Butter a casserole dish and turn the pasta mixture into the casserole leaving a well in the center of the pasta.

Turn remaining cooked chicken half into the center of the pasta mixture. Top with Parmesan cheese, and bake uncovered at 400°F for 20 minutes.

Optional: may also top with butter to breadcrumbs and grated cheddar or American cheese.


64 posted on 04/13/2011 1:02:24 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: libertarian27

two or three weeks ago, there was a post on making a boule of bread...... My favorite bread recipe I think it was.

I made some and it was poor to fair. The second loaf was fair. I am now making my third loaf and would like to speak with the coach before next time.

Was it you? Can I question you?

I am disgusted with the store bought dough loaves passing for bread and decided to make my own. Bad as it is it is superior to the storebought


65 posted on 04/13/2011 1:03:02 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: rightly_dividing

Ours went the same way, I no longer have a bread machine but really don’t miss it.
We bake Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. Best home baked bread ever.

http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/


66 posted on 04/13/2011 1:05:36 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Netizen

Most small electric items are usually trash when they break down, like your printer. I bought an HP printer fax copier from my favorite pawn shop for $5 that had the owners booklet and disc. They had it on the shelf for a long time and marked it down to $5 on the discount shelf. I was surprised that it worked.

When I looked at my breadmaker, the first thing that came to mind was a sewing machine belt may work. I just called a sewing machine shop that has belts in stock, so one day I am going down there and see if we can find one to fit. I love to tinker with stuff, so I never give up very quick on something.


67 posted on 04/13/2011 1:27:29 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15: 1-4)
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To: kalee

You posted that before, I think. It seems to just be an ad for a book.

I like the bread machine because I can’t knead the dough. Kills the arthritis, plus when I tried it sitting it didn’t work well and because of my disability I can’t stand for long.

Plus its nice to pop the ingredients into the machine and let it do the work, either now, overnight or during the day so that you come home to fresh bread.


68 posted on 04/13/2011 1:27:57 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: bert

It wasn’t me

Here are all the Bread recipes from all the past threads:
(Read it:Recipe Type:Comment #:Desription:Date of Thread)

Bread* 129 Plain White Bread 12/12/10
Bread* 102 Traditional Bread & Beer Bread 12/12/10
Bread* 61 Whole Wheat Bread 12/12/10
Bread* 16 Cinnamon-Raisin Bread 12/18/10
Bread* 67 Sopapillas 12/18/10
Bread* 15 Avocado Quick Bread 12/25/10
Bread* 16 Bisquick Monkey Bread 12/25/10
Bread* 16 French Bread - Bread Machine 1/8/11
Bread* 21 White Bread - machine 3/26/11
Bread* 23 Poulsbo Bread 3/26/11
Bread* 71 Whole Wheat Sourdough Crackers 3/26/11
Bread* 79 Mustard Wheat Rye 3/26/11
Bread* 87 Honey Buttermilk Bread - machine 3/26/11
Bread* 87 Sourdough Bread - machine 3/26/11

Click onto my profile page to get the thread week you are looking for. Good Luck

I bought some bread flour last week to try my hand again at bread baking - I’m not the best at it - getting dry flour all over my hands gives me the creeps :>)


69 posted on 04/13/2011 1:32:19 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: rightly_dividing

My husband’s the same way.

I haven’t tried this one yet but plan to. It might be something you’d like.

http://www.5min.com/Video/How-to-Make-No-Knead-Ciabatta-Bread-213126958


70 posted on 04/13/2011 1:33:30 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: Netizen

I have posted it before because I think it really is the best bread I have ever had from my kitchen. It is like the artisan breads you pay high prices for at the bakery, crisp crust, good crumb.

Yes, they do have cookbooks to sell but most of their recipes are on the website and Mother Earth News did an article with the basic recipes.

www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Artisan-Bread-In-Five-Minutes-A-Day.aspx

There is no kneading involved. You stir the ingredients together, let rise, refrigerate, take out what you need, shape (no kneading just shape into a round), let rise and bake.


71 posted on 04/13/2011 1:50:51 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: bert

www.motherearthnews.com/Real-Food/Artisan-Bread-In-Five-Minutes-A-Day.aspx


72 posted on 04/13/2011 1:52:53 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee; bert; Netizen

The direct link to that recipe is here - with a bunch of comments under it for reference.
http://www.artisanbreadinfive.com/?p=1616

Bookmark this link because it’s much more informative than the mother earth news link and it’s pretty difficult to find on their website - it’s buried.

(I haven’t made this yet - the comment section scares me - lol - I’m a bread baker wimp)


73 posted on 04/13/2011 2:11:53 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: bert

This one looks great.

http://jkmassonrecipes.blogspot.com/2006/12/french-boule-bread.html


74 posted on 04/13/2011 2:13:08 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: libertarian27

We just took a loaf out of the oven. We bake it every couple of days, never had a problem.
I have the book but the Mother Earth News article got me started and convinced me to buy the book. Well, I should say the Mother Earth News article and the ravings about it by some friends, one of whom is NOT known for her cooking skills. She can bake now!
I think it is a breeze to make, but then I am a baker (used to cater) and have always made bread and pastries, etc.


75 posted on 04/13/2011 2:27:57 PM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: libertarian27

I don’t like getting dough on my hands either which is why I used kitchen gloves from a restaurant supplier when I made the Pigs in Blankets. I don’t like cleaning up the dough off the table either.

As an aside I did another batch if the Pigs in Blankets using the cheese smokey links and they were awesome. That roll recipe is definitely a keeper and just as good as the pillsbury canned croissants, minus the trans fats.

Next experiment is to make large rolls that can be used as hamburger buns. :)

I also want to try using an off brand if yeast since one of the reviews for my machine said you HAD to use Red Star. I would think active yeast is active yeast, but it would be good to know.

Something the book isn’t very clear on. For each recipe they list ingredients and when they do so, they always list the three different types of yeast and their measurements. Dry active, instant/rapid rise and bread machine.

Does anyone know if its ok to use instant even though you are using the regular cycle or do you only use the instant when you are doing a quick bread?


76 posted on 04/13/2011 2:29:31 PM PDT by Netizen
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To: All

Recap of this thread’s recipes

Bread* 56 Dinner Rolls
Dessert* 45 Chocolate Peanut Butter No-Bakes
Drink* 12 LIME ICED TEA
Meal* 4 Roast Beef with Gravy
Meal* 5 Oatmeal Pancakes
Meal* 9 CORNED BEEF HASH IN BELL PEPPERS
Meal* 14 ham steak
Meal* 20 Asian Style Flank Steak
Meal* 27 Latin Style Flank Steak
Meal* 29 Smoked sausage
Meal* 32 The Very Best Rumaki
Meal* 34 Breakfast Cups
Meal* 37 Better than Olive Garden Alfredo Sauce
Meal* 38 Flank Steak Roulade
Meal* 64 CHICKEN TETRAZZINI
Side* 33 My carrots-Bizzy Bugz

(please don’t add any new recipes on this weeks page - they will not be categorized)


77 posted on 04/16/2011 8:06:03 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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Weekly Cooking Thread for April 16, 2011
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2705786/posts?page=1


78 posted on 04/16/2011 8:12:14 AM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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