Basic Pizza Dough

Ingredients 1 packet active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 2½ cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar or honey Olive oil Dried herbs (optional) Directions In a large bowl gently mix the warm water, yeast and honey until frothy and creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Let stand for 1 minute for activation […]

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Calzone Dough

A calzone is simply an Italian savory turnover of sorts that is made by folding pizza dough in half and forming a “pizza pocket”. The pizza pocket is then filled with sauces and/or vegetables combined to create the flavor and textures of your choice. Ingredients 1½ packets active dry yeast 1 cup warm water 3 […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Makes 2 loaves INGREDIENTS 1½ cups milk 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast 1 cup warm water (110°F) 3 eggs ½ cup white sugar ½ cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup raisins 8 cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons milk ¾ cup white sugar 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter, melted PREPARATION […]

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Grilled Zucchini, Portabella’s and Eggplant with Lemon Ricotta & Grilled Flatbread

Serves 6 Ingredients 2 zucchinis, sliced long and thin using a mandolin 1 portabella mushroom, sliced thin 1 grilled Japanese eggplant, sliced round and thin Salt & pepper Olive oil 1 cup fresh ricotta 1 tablespoon lemon zest plus 2 teaspoon Grilled flatbread (recipe follows) Directions Follow instructions for the grilled flatbread and keep warm. […]

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Herb crusted Chicken with Caramelized Onion Jam on Ciabatta

Serves 4 to 6 INGREDIENTS For herb crusted chicken 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 1 lemon 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast Salt Freshly ground pepper 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 cups arugula leaves, for sandwich Ciabatta, recipe follows For caramelized onion jam 2 tablespoons canola […]

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Lemon & Herb Focaccia

Makes 1 focaccia INGREDIENTS 2¼ teaspoons (or 1 package) active dry yeast 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour plus additional for kneading ¼ cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped fine Zest of 2 lemons 1 teaspoon Maldon sea salt DIRECTIONS In a large bowl or in the […]

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New York Street Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sugar 1 package active dry yeast 1½ cups warm water 4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 1 large egg, beaten Pretzel salt DIRECTIONS Mix together sugar, yeast and water in a metal or glass mixing bowl until frothy. Let sit until foamy, about 5-7 minutes. In […]

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Semita de Piña (Pineapple Tart)

Makes about 12 tarts Semita is the most popular pastry in El Salvador and its basically a bread dough filled with jam. The most popular filling is pineapple utilizing El Salvador’s sweet pineapples! Ingredients 1 cup milk ½ cup butter, unsalted ½ cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1⁄3 cup warm water 1 package active dry […]

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Spicy Cherry Pretzel Knots

Makes 30 knots INGREDIENTS For the knots ½ cup warm water (105° to 115°F) 1¼ teaspoons active dry yeast ¼ cup buttermilk 2 tablespoons golden brown sugar (packed) ¾ teaspoon sugar 1½ teaspoons vegetable oil ¼ cup spicy mustard 1⁄3 cup dried cherries, chopped fine 2 cups bread flour 1½ teaspoons salt Nonstick vegetable oil […]

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Spicy Horseradish Herb Pretzels

Makes 12-15 medium pretzels INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon sugar 1 package active dry yeast 1½ cups warm water 4 cups all purpose flour 1 tablespoon salt 2 tablespoons fresh horseradish, grated 2 tablespoons of each of the following fresh herbs, chopped: thyme, marjoram, chives, parsley, tarragon 1 large egg, beaten ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped fine, […]

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Sundried Tomato & Herb Chicken Sausage Pizzas

Makes 3 10-inch pizzas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cubed ½ pound pork fat, cubed (optional) 2 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium yellow onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped ½ cup sundried tomatoes, chopped fine 2 tablespoons salt Casings, of your choice Canola or olive […]

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