Cheese Pizza

Made a Cheese pizza using a recipe/formula using the Nait (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) baking formula book. Super easy to make. amazing flavor and great texture.

This cheese pizza is a bit different though on how its made. it has a overnight Biga preferment in it, to find out more on what a preferment is, go too http://www.kingarthurflour.com/professional/preferments.html

Here is the formula in weight

  • -All purpose flour 175g
  • -Water 122g  -salt 4g
  • -fresh yeast is 3g (if you do not have it. multiply 3x 0.4. that will give you fresh yeast too dry yeast sumstitute. so it will be 1.2g dry yeast
  • -Olive oil 11g
  • biga preferment 70g
  • Preferment
  • All purpose flour 44g
  • h20 26g
  • fresh yeast 1g

This gives you a total weight of 385g.

Steps on how to make this greatness

  1.  gather ingredients
  2. To make preferment mix ingrediants place into a container that is sealed tight in a room temperature area for minimum 12 hours. not over 16 hours.
  3. Next day ready to make pizza, get the h20 that is 122g, mix it with the preferment to release it from the container too the mixer
  4. after the Preferment biga is in the mixer. Dump all other ingredients in mixer
  5. Mix on first speed for 2-3 minutes. then 4 minutes on 2nd speed or till gluten window

http://www.thekitchn.com/bakers-techniques-how-to-do-th-70784

  • After the dough is mixed, take out and round the dough too a ball.
  • Put in a container, covered in plastic wrap for 1 1/2 hours in room temperature to rest.
  • After done resting, take out container, lightly flatten the dough (degass) and then cover with plastic wrap for 20 minutes to rest
  • after rest, roll to proper circle size, place any type of sauce you want with any topping. (I did tomato/suracha sauce with cheese)

Bake in oven on 150c or 300F for 20-30 minutes.

 

 

 

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Japanese Cheese Cake

Hello there, Today I had made a Japanese cheese cake that with the recipe by https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbaP5MoLIHk  with the instructions step by step. you might also get detracted by the adorable dog as well.

Probably one of the best cakes I have ever tasted in my life. very light and fluffy, not such a sweet cake where it is overpowering yet still great to eat as any dessert. what I find pretty awesome about this cake is how you can actually eat it plain. like, out of the oven or cooled down plain. Even though in the recipe it says it goes best with apricot jam after it is not so hot, (not a fan) it still taste great in my opinion.

What made me really want to make this cake was because I have always liked food culture in Japan, and Tend to read about alot of little snacks and desserts that are popular there. Turns out that one the the most popular treats is this wonderful goodness, the cheese cake. I recommend this to everyone who loves desserts that are light and not too strong in sweetness.

Here is my Final baked cake and what it turned out to be

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Definitely does not look like the one that is like the recipe looks like. how ever the taste is still there. still light and fluffy and not too sweet. Some mistakes happen. how ever I will most likely make this cake many more times this month in march because its just that good.

Simple Cocoa Brownie

Hello there, welcome to my blog. today I wanted to post something I made the other night that  everyone should try to bake someday when they have time.

First things first to say is that I was never much of a brownie lover in my life till baking with this recipe.

Recipe can be found in the link right here  http://allrecipes.com/recipe/10549/best-brownies/ 

Now the steps on simple to follow for this recipe, way to easy that can create something so good, just by pretty much placing all the ingredients in 1 pot and mixing.

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Perfect for eating at anytime of day, a soft and moist brownie that takes less then an hour to make that can also serve many others by adjusting the recipe.

 

Johnny Cake

When my sister and I were growing up our father worked out of town a lot. We only got to see him a couple times a year usually but when we did it was always a special treat. One of my fondest memories growing up was one morning waking up to the smell of some kind of corn bread wafting through the house. I came downstairs and my dad had made something called Johnny Cake for breakfast. What? Cake for breakfast? I was sold.

Now on some of those rare mornings I have time I throw together this simple recipe and then smother it with butter and maple syrup for an amazing breakfast treat.

If you ever feel like something other than pancakes and waffles definitely try this recipe out, eat it warm, I promise you won’t be disappointed.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups yellow cornmeal
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup oil

Sift all the dry ingredients together, make a well in the centre. Blend all the wet ingredients together in a separate bowl and then add to the dry ingredients. Fold together only until clear. Put into greased 13×9 inch pan and bake for about 25 minutes at 425F. You could also add cheese, sweet corn, or even sausage if you so please.

Serve warm with pure maple syrup and some butter and you have cake for breakfast!

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Mennonite Treasury of Recipes

First published in Steinbach, Manitoba in 1960

(that is 57  years ago)

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Wherever the Mennonites settled, wheat was harvested, and zwieback was baked; they worked hard and ate…a LOT! The original formula for zwieback is…

1 yeast cake (1 ¼ tsp dry yeast), 1 Cup warm water, 1 tbsp sugar, 2 cups potato water, 2 cups scalded milk, 1 cup shortening (half lard), 3 tbsp salt

Potatato water!?…it’s no wonder the zwieback was so very good! Potato water, and/or potato flour makes bread wonderfully soft with added nutrition and FLAVOR (the thing we all LOVE)!

Then, when the family got bored with just plain ol’ zweiback…variations were added to that zwiebach bureau:

ZUKA TWEBACK (sugar buns): make smaller buns, dip in cream, then roll the tops thickly in sugar, let rise and bake a golden brown.

FRUIT FILLED BUNS: make buns; pull dough apart and insert a quarter peeled apple, or other fruit. Fold dough over fruit, dip in cream then roll in cinnamon and sugar. Let rise and bake.

RESCHKI (toasties): Left-over zweiback are broken apart, and toasted in a low oven. These are very good dunked in coffee!

RUEBEL PLATZ  (crumb place): roll out dough to fit a shallow pan, pushing up the sides. Sprinkle liberally with ruebel (crumbs), made of 1 cup sugar, 1 cup flour, and enough butter worked in with fingers to make coarse crumbs. Let rise and bake in moderate oven 25 minutes.

(taken from The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes)

You might want to buy this ancient treasury for your cookbook collection!

Sunday was always ‘thee time’ to go visiting because that is when everyone had freshly baked zwieback and other delicousness. Saturday was the day that all chores were done…cleaning the house <spotless>, washing clothes etc. …and baking! My favorite! This was the routine of the entire colony (community), then Sunday afternoon you would either go out for faspa or stay home and serve faspa. FASPA is served between lunch and supper, around 3:00 or 4:00. On week days it was like coffee break but on Sunday ‘faspa’ replaced supper.

So,  when Saturday rolled around out came the CHOCOLATE Angel Food Cake recipe:

Chocolate!!! Angel Food Cake

Sift together three times and set aside:

                Cake flour                                           99

                icing sugar                                           170

                Instant coffee                                   15

                Cocoa powder                                   21

Beat to frothy stage:

                Salt                                                        3

                Egg whites, room temp                 300

(about 10 fresh egg whites)

Add and beat until stiff:

                Cream of tartar                                 8

Gently beat in the sugar:

                Sugar, granulated                            199

  • When sugar is incorporated, gently fold in the sifted flour mixture using as few strokes as possible
  • Rinse a tube pan with cold water, deposit the sponge into the pan.
  • Bake at 375F for 35-40 minutes or until cake springs back when gently pressed.

    (taken from The Mennonite Treasury of Recipes)

    This is cake is very delicious! I hope it works out for you!

    • PS I like serving it with chocolate chantily

Preserving Bananas in the Freezer: Which is the Best Way?

I’m a huge fan of banana bread. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, but I hated having to wait for bananas to get ripe. Recently, I learned that freezing bananas makes them ripen to the perfect level of mushiness for banana bread– after they’re thawed, of course.

However, that begs the question: what is the best way to freeze bananas? I did a little experiment to find out the perfect way to store whole, fresh bananas in the freezer. I took three bananas, and put one in a bag in the peel, one in the freezer in only its peel, and one out of its peel in a bag.

After leaving them in the freezer for a few weeks, I took them out and let them thaw. Due to not being in the peel, the flesh of the peeled banana was darker than the flesh of the bananas still in peel.

Once thawed, they all seemed to have the same give when touched. I began trying to peel the first one, out of bag and in peel. And, well…

It wasn’t easy. I had to resort to cutting it open, and the same thing happened with the one in peel in bag. The bag caused no difference in the two bananas.

The peeled banana was the easiest to deal with, simply sliding out of the baggie. All three bananas squished the same, and the only difference between them was the colour after they were all peeled and placed in the bowl.

The verdict? Peeling bananas before freezing them is beneficial, if only for the ease of use afterwards. The peel really makes no difference, other than level of difficulty getting it out. So if you’re going to freeze bananas, peel them beforehand. Then simply mash them up, and use!

Now go make something delicious!