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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Best Dinner Ever

We had a great time making dinner today. I started out by throughing frozen chicken into a crockpot full of chicken broth. I let it cook until I couldn't bear the great smell any longer. Then I shredded it & put it aside until later.
Next, we made our dough. It's a great white bread recipe that works great for pizza also. (you can substitute with wheat flour if you would like.) I grew up eating this bread & it makes the best toast!

Bread Recipe - by Jeanne Mitchell

3 C. warm water
2 Tbsp yeast
2 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
-Mix together and let set fir a few min. while yeast works.
3 C. bread flour
2 Tbsp wheat gluten
1/2 C. oil
-Mix with a whisk-mix well
3 C. bread flour
-Mix with a spoon
-Knead in upto 3 C. bread flour (I usually use 2 1/2)
-Knead until smooth and elastic
-Let rise for 1 hour or till double
-Make into 3 loaves & knead out air bubbles
-Let rise for 1 hour or until doubled
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 min on top rack, then switch to bottom rack for 20 min.
-Let cool on rack for crunchy crust.

(for pizza- 1/3 recipe makes 2 pizzas - only let rise once. Bake pizzas at 450 degrees for 5 min on top rack and 3-5 min on bottom rack, or until crust is brown and delicious)
Once the dough was ready, we rolled it out and added our delicious toppings. (I was using up some old toppings, so they ran a little thin)
Pizza #1 had BBQ sauce, chicken, olives, mushrooms and mozzerella

Pizza #2 had tomato sauce, olives mushrooms and cheddar
I must say, they turned out FABULOUS! All in all it was a great dinner night with Madi.

1 comment:

Nancy said...

What a good kneader! ; ) The first pizza looks delish and I can just imagine the smell of the chicken cooking in the crockpot- mmm. But I gotta be honest, that chedder pizza looks kinda iffy! (I was the kid who got sick eating green eggs and ham at school cuz the food coloring played tricks on my mind though)