Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mummy Munch!

Everyone has probably got the recipe for this one. We got some this year from a friend and I decided that it was so good that I needed to add it to my recipe collection. When you make it, make a bunch because it is so good you won't be able to quit eating it and this is something you should share with friends and neighbors!


1 large bag of microwave popcorn lightly salted or you can pop your own in an air popper.

1 bag of white almond bark

optional candy corn, m&ms or halloween candy of your choice

Melt half the almond bark in a double boiler and continue to stir it so it doesn't scorch. When the almond bark is melted pour it over your popcorn you popped and fold it in so that all pieces are covered. Add candy, sprinkles, mini oreos- what ever your heart desires! Then pour the cover popcorn out on wax paper to cool . Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Easy Focaccia Bread

Ever wanted to make your own Focaccia Bread? Try this recipe!

1 1/2 cups bread flour
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
1 1/3 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1.In a large stoneware bowl, stir together the flours and salt. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Sprinkle the sugar and yeast into that well. Carefully pour the water into the well. Let stand until the yeast begins to act, about 5 minutes. Pour 2 tablespoons of the oil into the well. With a wooden spoon stir the mixture in the center of the bowl. Gradually widen the circle of stirring to take in all of the flour at the sides of the well.
2.Turn out on a floured surface, and knead just until smooth. Keep the dough soft. Pour 1/2 teaspoon of the oil into a clean bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, turning once to oil the top. Cover. Let rise until doubled, 30 to 45 minutes.
3.Punch the dough down. Use 1 teaspoon of the oil to coat a baking sheet, and place the dough on the baking sheet. Gently press the dough out to about 1/2 inch thickness. Pour the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over the top of the dough. Use the handle end of a wooden spoon to dimple the dough at 1 1/2 inch intervals. Sprinkle with the rosemary and the cheese. Place in a cold oven on the center shelf. Place a flat pan of hot water on the shelf below the bread. Let rise until doubled, 20 to 25 minutes.
4.Turn on the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake the focaccia for 20 to 25 minutes, or until browned on top. Remove from the pan, and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm.