Saturday, April 26, 2014

Potato Salad

This is "Kim's" recipe we have floating around, but it looks like it's really "Catheryn's". Haha. Either way, it's yummy. 
Kim says she sometimes makes extra dressing to ensure the salad is creamy - not sticky. 
I  like to add chopped celery. 
Frozen peas are also an option. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Easter Bread

I made a few tweaks to the recipe I followed for this Easter bread, so I want to write it down before I forget. It turned out really well. Which is strange because I don't make very good bread and rolls.

1 1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup butter 
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch salt
2 eggs beaten
2 1/4 tsp yeast 
3-5 cups flour 
Egg wash

Heat the milk, sugar, salt, and butter on the stove. Cool it to warm. 

In your mixer, pour the warm mixture in and add the yeast. Let it sit until bubbly. 
Mix in the eggs until nice and smooth. Add two cups of flour until nice and smooth. 
Switch to your dough hook. 
Keep adding flour until the dough is no longer sticky and pulls away from the bowl. Knead with hook for a while. 

Let it rise for an hour. 

Knead for a while. 

Rise for half hour-ish. 

Take out and cut into 12 peices. 
Roll two peices into snakes. Twist them together. Form into a ring. 

Make six rings. 

Rise for about 45 mins. 
Egg wash and sprinkle with sprinkles. Put a dyed Easter egg in the middle. Pretty!

Cook at 350 for 20-25 mins. 

Chocolate marshmallow easter eggs

This is from kim, she couldn't log onto blogger, so I told her I'd post it.

Kim says, "I beat mine in the kitchen aid for 5-8 minutes.  It's kind of a big learning curve for how long to beat, if they are too stiff they won't go in the forms."

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Hawaiian Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Pretend you're making a grilled cheese sandwich, but put barbecue sauce on both slices of bread and add some ham and pineapple to the cheese.