Monday, 13 June 2016

Dinner buns! A family tradition

So this recipe is from my mother and these buns are delicious! And they are so worth the time. I have adapted down the amount of yeast. But if you like, use the 2 Tbsp amount the original called for. 

To start take a bowl and put the following ingredients:

1Tbsp yeast 
3 Cups warm water 
1/4 cup sugar

After letting the yeast bubble and sit for 15 minutes add 

1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
6 cups of flour 
1 tsp salt

Stir until it's a combined sticky mass.

Then pour out onto a work surface that has 1 cup of flour on it. Cover the top with some of the flour and knead and mix for at least 5 minutes till soft and smooth, you can knead up to 1 more cup of flour.
This is your chance to just enjoy life and roll the mass back and forth 

Once you have completed kneading place in a lightly oiled bowl and let rise for 1 hour. 

After rising lay out on a very lightly floured surface and shape into 40 equally sized dough balls. Roll each one between your hands and once you are happy with the shape place on a parchment covered or buttered pan, let the buns rise for 1 hour, then place into the oven that has been preheated to 350F
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

so tasty, I hope you enjoy! 

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Salt and pepper potatoes:)

These salt and pepper potatoes are for the simplicity of a soft foil baked style potato, that's already bite sized. When you put your fork into them it's like dipping into a mashed potato, when you pull these out of the oven feel free to generously top with cheese, basil, crushed garlic, butter or olive oil:)

The prep is quick. So here we go.

7 yellow flesh potatoes about 2.5lbs
Chopped into wedges
Salt and pepper to taste. I didn't measure but I'm guessing a minimum of 1/4 tsp of each.
2/3 cup water

Place into your 9 by 13 baking dish. Put salt and pepper, then pour in the water.

Cover with foil 
Bake at 400F for 20 mins to get steamy and bake at 350 for 20 mins to complete the cooking process. Garnish with your favorite topping or dip in ketchup:)