Sunday, March 27, 2011

Homemade hamburger buns

1 c. Milk
1 c. Water
2 T. Butter
1 T. Sugar
1 1/2 t. Salt
5 1/2 c. flour (sifted or just under)
1 T. Yeast

1 egg yoke
1 T. water

Combine Milk, water, butter, sugar and salt in sauce pan and bring to boil. Then let cool to luke warm. Combine flour and yeast in large bowl. Add luke warm liquid to flour and combine. Kneed on counter until not crumbly anymore, then put into mixer and kneed for 7-8 min.
Put into greased bowl. (or I just put it back in the flour bowl). Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled. Punch down dough and break into 12 balls. make tight balls and pinch together at bottom. After they have rested for a few min, push down on balls until they are 3-4 inches and then let rise until double, about 20 min.
Once risen, take the egg and water and mix, and brush on top of balls. If you want you can sprinkle sesame seeds or dried onions on top.
Bake at 400 for about 20 min. until golden brown.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Easy Indian Butter Chicken


1/2 C. Butter, divided
1 Medium Onion Minced
1 Tbs Minced or crushed garlic
1 can Tomato Sauce
3 C. Heavy Cream(I do 1 cup cream 2 cups milk, or you can do evaporated milk instead of cream)
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Ceyenne pepper(I did about a heaping 1/2 tsp of ground red pepper and it was really spicy)
1 tsp. Garam Masala
1 1/2 lbs(about 5 large breasts) Chicken Breasts cut into bite size chunks
2 Tbs Tandoori Masala (I have never done this before I have always substituted it with the the same amount, 2 Tbs. curry powder and it is way yummy. I would however like to try the tandoori but i couldn't find it at the store when I went to look for it.)


*Caramelize your minced onion in a large sauce pan with about half the butter. Once caramelized add the rest of the butter, tomato sauce, cream, and spices(except the Curry powder). Let it simmer on EXTREMELY low heat for about ten minutes.

*While simmering add your curry powder to your chunked chicken in a bowl. Toss until evenly coated on chicken.

*Then add the chicken bits to your sauce and let it simmer on low for about 25 minutes or until the chicken is cooked all the way through. Make sure you have it just on low. I made this mistake the first time and accidentally boiled it. Lets just say...it was still way yummy but kind of looked like baby throwup because it was all curdely. Sorry for the image...

* When done serve over White, Basmati, or Brown rice. SO YUMMY!! chopped cilantro would be yummy over it too.


Friday, March 11, 2011

best pancakes

Mix together:

2 Cups Buttermilk (I didn't have any, so I used soymilk with 2 T. lemon juice)
1/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
2 eggs
3 T. melted butter
1/2 t. vanilla

Add:

2 cups flour (i normally do 1 1/2 cups white and 1/2 cup wheat)
2 T. Sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 t. salt

Mix all together and fry up!