Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baking Fun Creating New Recipes

There are beautiful huge snowflakes falling outside my kitchen window and I have Amy Grants Christmas music playing.  It is definitely a day for baking and creating!!

WW Savory Crackers Created by Becky Jones

2 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup water
1 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp Italian seasoning

Mix all ingredients together.  Divide into two balls if using large cookie sheets.  You want your crackers to be only 1/16-1/8 inch thick at the most.  Drizzle olive oil on you cookie sheet and spread evenly (I use my hands.)  Roll out dough very thinly. Sprinkle with a little more Italian Seasoning and Sea Salt and press in lightly.  Cut into squares.  I cut mine with a pastry cutter or pizza Cutter.  I get 80 crackers per baking sheet.   Bake at 350 degrees for 25 min.  Watch closely so they don’t get too brown.  This recipe makes 160 crackers at exactly 10 calories each. Enjoy!!!  My daughter Laura has already eaten a couple dozen so I guess they pass the test!

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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls Created by Becky Jones

I use my Whole Wheat Bread Recipe and just use one portion of the recipe and turn it into cinnamon rolls. 

1/5 of the WW Bread Recipe

Roll out on floured surface. Top with:

Butter Spay (I Can’t believe It’s Not Butter or Parkay)

Cinnamon (amount determined on personal taste)

Stevia in the Raw or drizzle with Agave

Walnuts, pecan and raisins optional

Roll up,  cut into 15 cinnamon rolls. Place into greased 9x13 pan.  Allow to rise 1 hour covered with a dish towel.  Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 15 servings at 115 calories per cinnamon roll.

For added yumminess you can create a glaze with fat free milk, almond and vanilla extract and powdered sugar.

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Here is my recipe for Becky’s Whole Wheat Bread Created by Becky Jones.  I have changed it a little to reduce the sugar, fat and salt content.

5 cups warm water

3 tablespoons yeast

1/4 cup honey

Mix these 3 ingredients together and set aside to proof for 10 minutes.  It will become frothy or foamy on top and that will tell you that your yeast is alive and well.

Add to the previous mixture:

1/2 cup canola oil

1 1/2 tablespoons salt

1/2 cup honey

1/2 cup flax seed ground fine (yields about 2/3 cup ground flax seed)

12-15 cups whole wheat flour

Add flour slowly until your dough is no longer sticky to the touch of the back of your hand.  It should be soft but give good resistance.  Adding the right amount of flour is determined by humidity, temperature outside and inside;  there are a lot of factors. Divide dough into 5 loaves.  Place into greased loaf pans and press evenly the top of each loaf.  Set aside to rise in pans for 1 hour.  Cover with a dish towel while rising.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Each loaf has about 1700 calories.  Dependent on how thick you like to slice your bread

 This recipe is versatile.  You can make pizza with it, cinnamon rolls,  bread sticks or  dinner rolls.  Shape into desired item and allow to rise.  When making pizza only do a 15 min. rise.  Baking  time will be reduced to 20 minutes for rolls.

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