Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Pizza Bread Sticks A great after school snack or for kids on the go

pizza stone or cookie sheet                        375 degree oven  20 mins

2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp instant yeast
1 cup warm water
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped pepperoni
1/3 cup shredded cheese
1/2 cup flour ( in case dough is sticky and for dusting counter)

2 tbsp melted butter, 1/4 tsp garlic powder,1/4 tsp Italian seasoning (brush over dough before baking)

warm oven to 150 and turn off ( just need a warm spot for dough to rise for 30 mins)

In a large bowl place flour,yeast,salt,sugar mix well
add water and olive oil
stir until combined, use extra 1/2 cup of flour to incorporate into dough until it isn't sticky
turn dough out onto floured surface, knead for 2-4 mins adding the cheese and pepperoni as you go
cover the ball of dough and let rest 10 mins
roll out dough 1/2 inch thick  cut into 1 inch wide 5 inch long sticks
place on cookie sheet or pizza stone.
let rise for 30 mins in warm oven (cover with tea towel)
remove from over
turn oven to 375
brush sticks with butter,garlic,seasoning mixture
bake for 20 mins or light golden brown.

serve with warmed up pizza sauce
I use either a small can of sauce or if I have homemade from the freezer.

Puffed Wheat Squares.........A blast from the past

9x9 greased pan , large greased mixing bowl

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup marg or butter
2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 cups puffed wheat cereal
2 cups rice krispie cereal

put b.sugar,corn syrup,butter,cocoa powder in a heavy bottom pot over medium heat.
stir often
bring to a soft boil for about 5-6 mins (soft ball stage or 235 degrees on a candy thermometer)
remove from heat and stir in vanilla
pour over cereal which you have in a large greased mixing bowl
stir until all cereal is covered with sugar mixture
pour into greased 9x9 pan.
press down firmly, let cool about 3 hours and cut into squares.

reminds me of Friday night youth group as a kid in Rivers.