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FR Weekly Cooking Thread *Recipes* Nov 12, 2011
FreeRepublic Cooks | Nov 12, 2011 | libertarian27

Posted on 11/12/2011 9:05:46 AM PST by libertarian27

Welcome to the 49th installment of the FR Weekly Cooking (Recipes) Thread.

Looking for something new to make or made something new that came out great? Please share a 'tried-and-true' recipe or nine- for fellow FReepers to add to their 'go-to' Recipe Stack of Family Favorites!

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


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To: beethoven

I made this today in a bundt cake pan. It was delicious and just like the one I remember. Thanks again :)


151 posted on 11/17/2011 4:38:35 PM PST by Trillian
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Recap of Nov 12th recipe thread:

Appetizers * 18 * Crostini en tapenade
Appetizers * 28 * Mushroom Appetizers
Appetizers * 57 * Bacon Wrapped Dates
Bread * 24 * Burger Buns
Bread * 52 * Beautiful Burger Buns
Bread * 53 * Homemade Burger Buns
Bread * 77 * Hamburger Buns
Cake * 14 * Sweet Potato Cheesecake w/ Praline Sauce
Cake * 32 * Apple Cake
Cake * 50 * Apple Cinnamon Cake
Cake * 63 * Apple Coffee Cake
Cake * 64 * Easy Apple Cake
Cake * 66 * Apple Dapple Cake
Drink * 67 * Magslinger’s Cure for Crummy Tummy
Gravy * 136 * Tempting Turkey Gravy
Meal * 94 * Stacked enchiladas
Pasta * 5 * Riverbend Shrimp and Pasta
Pastry * 113 * Apple Pockets
Pastry * 117 * Chocolate Cheese danish
Pie * 54 * Pumpkin Pecan Bourbon-Cream Pie
Pizza * 30 * Kimchi Pizza
Pizza * 46 * Low Carb Pizza Crust
Sausage * 23 * Sausage, Rice, and Squash Bake
Vegetable * 9 * Copper Carrots
Vegetable * 120 * Homemade Roasted Pumpkin Puree


152 posted on 11/19/2011 8:52:52 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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Nov 19th Thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2809837/posts?page=1


153 posted on 11/19/2011 8:58:26 AM PST by libertarian27 (Agenda21: Dept. of Life, Dept. of Liberty and the Dept. of Happiness)
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To: libertarian27

I have been reading about the people of Cahokia, a city just east of St Louis of 20,000 people in 1050. It was bigger than London at the time.

Residue in pots indicate a blend of pumpkin, beans and corn.

I took a small pie pumpkin, cut it up put it in the crock pot and added some water. I pureed the well cooked pumpkin, put it back in the crock pot and added a can of black beans, water and all, and a can of sweet corn, water and all and let it cook.

I added some salt and some sugar.

It is pretty good. The pumpkin has achieved the consistency of pudding but it is not as sweet.

Pretty good for a 900 year old recipe


154 posted on 11/19/2011 9:05:47 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Trillian
I love your idea of making the cake in a bundt pan! I'm going to try that. . .
155 posted on 11/20/2011 8:10:38 AM PST by beethoven
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To: RandallFlagg

Hey there, starting to make this... Is the butter melted first??


156 posted on 01/11/2012 3:18:41 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith
Hey there, starting to make this... Is the butter melted first??

Hello. Sorry it took so long to reply -I just got off work a bit ago.

What I do is place the milk in a plastic container and cube the butter into 1/2 inch blocks and put them into the milk. Then, I nuke the milk and butter in the microwave for 1 minute and 20 seconds, then stir it with the thermometer's probe for a bit. Then after putting all of the dry ingredients into another container (Minus the yeast), I crack the egg and stir it into the milk/butter fluid until it's at around 100 degrees. Then pour the liquid into the bread machine pan, then the dry ingredients, then the yeast on top, and start the, "Dough," cycle.

OH! If you want, "Fluffier," buns, use 1/2 cup less bread flour. 3 1/4 cups bread flour instead of 3 3/4 cups bread flour

I haven't bought bread in over a month. Everyone in my house LOVES this homemade bread so much better.
Please let me know how it goes.
157 posted on 01/11/2012 6:50:11 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

hmmmm...

Not sure the yeast I’m using was any good. They’re in the oven now but didn’t really raise after being cut and placed on the cookie sheet. Oh, and I did go for the less flour.

Got to try this again.

I hear that on the bread. My brother gave me his breadmaker and I’ve been making bread for us ever since. What a neat little machine!


158 posted on 01/11/2012 6:55:39 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Wow! Was surprised to see how much they did raise while baking. Could have been better, but hey, not a total loss!

And by gummy, they taste good!

Thanks! I’m definitely going to work on perfecting this one.


159 posted on 01/11/2012 6:59:17 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

I’m in Denver, so it could be an elevation thing. But less flour makes all the difference.


160 posted on 01/11/2012 7:06:20 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Ahhh!! Ok, will keep that little variable in mind next time.


161 posted on 01/11/2012 7:16:11 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith


YIKES! I buy yeast in those little 4 ounce jars, and keep them in the freezer all the time. When I make the bread, I first put the yeast portion in a little container (Usually a cough medicine shot-glass) so the yeast will get closer to room temperature.
162 posted on 01/11/2012 7:22:42 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

That is the active yeast, correct?

I do have a jar of quick-rising yeast in the freezer that I use for the breads out of the breadmaker. Learned the first time that the yeast needs to be out and measured first and allowed a bit of time to warm up.

If that’s the same with active yeast, then we’ve got that in the bag.

One thing, though. I was just looking at a recipe someone else gave you a link to and that recipe states allowing the dough to rise first before “punching” it down and making the individual buns, allowing them to rise again. Is that what you do? I took the dough right out of the machine and cut it up right away. Can’t see where that really makes a difference but hey, still a rookie at this.


163 posted on 01/11/2012 7:36:14 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith
One thing, though. I was just looking at a recipe someone else gave you a link to and that recipe states allowing the dough to rise first before “punching” it down and making the individual buns, allowing them to rise again. Is that what you do?

That's exactly what I do.
I take the dough out of the bread machine and half it three times (Makes eight buns), then roll the portions into the shape for the buns and start the 2nd rise in the oven (To keep them covered) with a little plastic container of boiled water (To keep the humidity up) for about an hour. Then, fifteen minutes before that hour is up, I pull everything out of the oven and turn it on for the preheat. I also bake them for eighteen minutes. The nine minute thing is old information. Eighteen minutes works out much better.
164 posted on 01/11/2012 7:44:16 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Well! Too bad it’s late, I’m ready to try it again. LOL!

Saturday, I’ll try this again with all your tips and let you know how it goes.

Thanks again, buddy. Have a good night!


165 posted on 01/11/2012 7:49:54 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

You’re welcome. I have to make some myself. Off to work for now, though.
Have a good one.


166 posted on 01/12/2012 2:30:14 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg
Ok, trying this again with all your tips...
167 posted on 01/14/2012 9:11:57 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith
Ok, trying this again with all your tips...

Sweet! My first batch is 25 minutes in their 2nd rise now, and I'm doing hot dog buns after these are completed.
Please let me know how it goes?
168 posted on 01/14/2012 9:28:59 AM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Sure will. I want to make a second batch afterwards. Brother is making venison burgers tomorrow during the Packer game, got to make sure we have enough buns.

And, oh, BRAUT buns! Yeah! Will have to do that later!


169 posted on 01/14/2012 9:32:22 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Yeah, BABY!

They’re gorgeous!!


170 posted on 01/14/2012 11:33:36 AM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith
I'm going to have to make a third batch. Folks around here are eating them too fast today.
171 posted on 01/14/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg
No kidding?! Darn good thing they're easy to make! My second batch is working now. Instead of eight, I'm going for twelve this time. One brother says he'll start buying bread flour now and again for us.

Geez, I can't WAIT for the others to try these!

172 posted on 01/14/2012 2:09:39 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: RandallFlagg

I know what I’m going to do right now. Got a second bread machine here that’s missing the paddle. Found one online but have been waiting for my sister to look for it at her place. Heck with that noise, I’m ordering it.


173 posted on 01/14/2012 2:13:41 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith

I hadn’t thought about a 2nd bread machine. Think I’ll go to Amazon right now and get one. NOMS!!

So, how do they taste?


174 posted on 01/14/2012 3:38:29 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Hey, happy I was able to make some contribution back, even if was only to spark an idea! I owed you... LOL

It tastes wonderful! I fried up a hamburger so I could try the bun. Man, you just can’t beat fresh homemade food. Now that’s including the buns. Second batch (of 12) is about to go in the oven. Wondering if there are larger cookie sheets.


175 posted on 01/14/2012 3:53:24 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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To: Ladysmith
I can fit eight burger buns on one of these:

176 posted on 01/14/2012 4:08:05 PM PST by RandallFlagg (Look for the union label, then buy elsewhere.)
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To: RandallFlagg

Looks like both our teams were tromped and are now out of contention for the Super Bowl.

But hey! Even though we pissed and moaned about the game, we still had a good time in the ice shacks (one brother caught a keeper walleye at 9:00 pm on a rattle reel) - the guys grilled venison burgers and everyone loved the buns. I’ll be making these regularly for more weekends out there - pulled pork, roast beef, bbq’s. We’re also thinking subs, too. The second breadmaker will be handy for all this. Sure hope yours arrives soon.

Anyway, had to let you know the buns from your recipe and tips got five stars.


177 posted on 01/15/2012 8:36:52 PM PST by Ladysmith (The evil that's happening in this country is the cancer of socialism...It kills the human spirit.)
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