Friday, June 12, 2015

Mrs. Price's Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread

6-6 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I use white whole wheat)-divided
1 1/2 tbsp quick rise yeast
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup molasses
2 tsp salt
2 1/2 cups warm water

1. Grease 2 9x5 loaf pans.
2. Combine 3 cups flour, yeast, and warm water in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Using the dough hook, mix until combined.  Let sit 15-20  minutes.
3. Add salt, oil, honey, and molasses to the yeast mixture and mix.
4. Add 3 cups flour and knead using the dough hook for 10-15 minutes.  The dough should begin to pull away from the sides of the bowl.  If after 5 minutes of kneading, it hasn't, add up to 1/2 cup more flour a little at a time.  The dough will still be a little sticky,  but should be smooth after the kneading.
5. Let rise in a warm place for 30-45 minutes (the oven is a great location for rising!), or until the dough domes over the top of the loaf pans.
6.  Once the dough is close to the top, preheat the oven for 350 degrees.  (Even though you have let the dough rise in the oven, you need to remove it before preheating.)
7. Bake in a preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.  If you tap on the top of the bread, it should sound hollow.
8. Remove from pans immediately onto a cooling rack.
9.  Slice and enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Ana's Fabulous Sugar Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1/2 cup of butter(one stick),softened
1/2 cup apple juice concentrate
1/2 cup dates                                                                MAKES 21 COOKIES
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp oil
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2  cups oats
1/2 cup raisins

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a sauce pan over medium heat stir dates and apple juice concentrate until dates are almost dissolved, about 5 min.
3. Strain mixture. Add all the dates and 1/2 cup apple juice concentrate to your electric mixer.
4. Add butter and oil to electric mixer.
5. Mix on medium speed.
6. Add egg and vanilla. Beat well.
7. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Stir
8. Add flour to mixture to electric mixer. Mix well.
9. Add oats and raisins. Stir well
10. Drop dough by rounded tbsp onto ungreased cookie sheets.
11. Bake for 8 to 10 min.