Saturday, October 26, 2013

Beer Pizza Dough

Beer Pizza Dough
From: FairyChatMom

  • 1 cup beer (or water works, too)
  • 1 Tbsp shortening (I use butter)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 3/4 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast
If you use a bread machine, after it's done the cycle, you dump the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead it, adding flour as necessary to make it easy to handle. It makes two 12" pizzas. Grease the pans, and you can sprinkle cornmeal on before you spread the dough. Bake at 425° for 15-25 minutes - I guess it depends on how much stuff you pile on your pizza.

Pear Relish

Pear Relish
From: swampbear

15 pounds firm pears, about 40, peeled, cored, quartered
4 green bell peppers, seeded and quartered
3 - 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and quartered
2 pounds onions, about 7 to 8 medium, peeled and quartered
5 cups white vinegar
4 cups sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons salt
2 tablespoons whole mixed pickling spice
2 tablespoons turmeric
Grind pears, onions, and bell peppers. Drain off all liquid.
Combine vinegar, sugar, salt, pickling spices, and turmeric in a large kettle. Boil 10 minutes. Add ground fruit and vegetables; bring to a boil. Boil 15 minutes. Spoon into hot sterilized jars and seal quickly.
*Process for 15 minutes in a boiling-water canner, or 20 minutes to 25 minutes in higher altitudes.
Makes about six pints.

*A large stock pot will work as well. Place jars in boiling water and add more boiling water if necessary to make sure jars are covered with about an inch of water. Also make sure jars are about an inch apart. You don't want them touching each other during processing.

Monster Cookies

Monster Cookies
From: Baker


1/3 cup margarine or butter(2-2/3 oz)(75 g)
8 ounces peanut butter(225 g)
3/4 cup brown sugar(5-1/3 oz)(150 g)
2/3 cup white sugar(4.75 oz)(135 g)
2 eggs
9.875 ounces oatmeal(280 g)
1-1/3 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla(5 ml)
2-2/3 ounces M&M's
2-2/3 ounces chocolate chips

Beat together sugars, butter, and peanut butter. Mix in rest of ingredients, except for the candies. When blended fold in the candies. Chill dough.

Scoop out onto a cookie sheet lined with baking paper. Trust me, they work better that way, one of the few cookies I say that about. Flatten cookie and bake at 350 F until done. Hard to say how long, it depends on the size of the cookie. For little ones check after 8 to 10 minutes. Done when lightly browned, but they don't change color a LOT unles way overdone.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Rolls (Link)

Shared by: FairyChatMom
From: Desserts/Baking

French-style onion soup (Link)

Shared by Filbert 
From: Allrecipes UK

Filbert says she didn't slice the onions finely enough so that they were underdone, so beware. :)

Pepper Jelly with Cream Cheese

Pepper Jelly 'n Cream Cheese
from swampbear

From swampy's account of his 2013 4th of July celebration:

"Besides a feast of ribs 'n chikin, baked beans, corn sallit, coleslaw and watermelon we had munchies that consisted of pickled asparagus (homemade and YUM!), chikin sallit made with pee-kahns and cranberries (also tres YUM!), and pepper jelly with cream cheese. Don't know as I've ever explained pepper jelly 'n cream cheese before but it is one of those quintessential of all southern USA horseoveries. It's just like it sounds. A block of cream cheese with pepper jelly spread over the top. One takes a butter knife, whacks off some cream cheese 'n pepper jelly and slaps it on top of whatever kind of cracker floats yer boat. Pepper jelly done right is a combo of spicy and sweet and cream cheese just sets it off. One of the nummiest of nummies evah! So, good company, good drink (beerverages and Jell-O shooters), good food and a good time for all."