Monday, September 12, 2011

What's that you smell?

yumminess baking in the kitchen!

Ladies, I am have been putting the crock pot and oven to use. It's amazine how when you keep good ingredients in the house you can find something to eat.

Here's what we've been eatin:
Baked Eggplant Parmigiana

Rosemary Bread
It tastes awesome, especially if you have a rosemary plant at your house (or a bush in my case).

  • 1 packet dry yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp)
  • 2 c. warm water
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 4 c. flour (all purpose is fine)
  • 1-2 tsp. fresh Rosemary plus more for topping ( I typically add more rosemary)
  • Olive Oil, Corn meal, Melted butter and
Dissolve yeast in the warm water and sugar. (I like to buy yeast in a large package and then store it in a plastic container and keep in the freezer. It lasts forever. OR if you don’t make bread that often, just buy the yeast packets.) Add flour, salt, and 1-2 tsp Rosemary and stir until blended, do not
Cover and let rise for 1 hour or until double in size. (don't use metal bowl for the first rising or mixing metal cookie sheets for baking is ok)
Remove dough. It will be sticky. I like to put shortening or oil on my hands for taking out the dough and shaping it. I think it works better than flour hands. Place it in 2 rounds on a cookie sheet lightly coated in oil and sprinkled with corn meal. OR you can place it on your silicone baking mat with no oil. Cover with a towel or greased plastic wrap. Then let it rise another hour.
Brush each round with melted butter and
lightly sprinkle with
more Rosemary and salt.  Bake @ 425 for 10 minutes, then reduce temp to 375 for 15 minutes more.
Cool slightly, then cut into nice size bits or
rip it apart and dip in a bowl of 
olive oil and balsamic vinegar. This bread can’t be beat! It is soooo delicious and a really easy bread recipe. If you’ve never made bread before, Rosemary Bread is a great one to start with.

Bacon Ranch Chicken‏ from the crockpotgirls:

It's starting to feel like fall, happy cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Umm those all look yummy! My mom has rosemary plants that have turned into bushes too. I should steal some & try that bread.
    Those apples look amazing too!