Saturday, January 31, 2009

Melech's Homemade Pizza

Melech’s Homemade Pizza


1 cup milk
1 cup lukewarm water
1 pkg. dry yeast (or 1 cake yeast)
1 stick margarine
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons sugar
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400 F
1. In a small mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in lukewarm water.
2. Scald milk. Remove from heat and add margarine. Let cool to lukewarm, then pour into mixing bowl with the water & dissolved yeast.
3. Stir in salt and sugar.
4. Put flour in a large mixing bowl. Make a well in the center of the flour and add the liquid mixture. Stir thoroughly. Cover with waxed paper or a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size. (Usually at least two hours)
5. Put dough on a floured surface. Divide in half. (If you are only going to make one pizza, wrap and freeze other half of dough).
6. Start to roll dough into a circle. You might have to sprinkle a little more flour on dough to keep it from sticking to rolling pin.
7. When dough is the size you want, place on pizza pan that has been lightly coated with any type of cooking oil.
8. Top with Pizza sauce (recipe below) and your choice of toppings and bake at 400° F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° and bake additional 30 minutes, or until crust is golden brown and cheese topping is melted.

Easy Pizza Sauce
1 large can tomato paste
1 small can tomato sauce
½ teaspoon basil
½ teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon garlic powder

Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. You might have to add a little water so the sauce will not be too thick. Spoon evenly over crust. Add any other toppings you like and bake as directed above.

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Peach Bread Pudding

Peach Bread Pudding

4 cups day old bread, cut into cubes
3 eggs
1½ cups milk
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can (21oz.) Peach Pie filling

Preheat oven to 350 F
Grease a 9-inch square baking pan
Spread bread cubes in pan.
Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar and vanilla. Stir in 1 cup of the Peach Pie filling. Pour oven bread cubes. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until knife inserted near center comes out clean.
Heat remaining peach pie filling and spoon over warm pudding.

Makes six servings.

NOTE: This is also good with Apple Pie Filling. All other ingredients
remain the same.

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Party Meatballs


2 lbs. lean ground beef
¼ cup peeled and grated potato
1 Egg
1 small onion, grated
Salt & pepper to taste
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 13oz. Bottle chili sauce
3½ tablespoons (5oz.) grape jelly
Dash of Worcestershire sauce

1. Combine the ground beef, potato, egg, and onion in a large bowl and mix
well. Season with salt & pepper. Form into small meatballs and set aside.

2. In a large skillet, blend the remaining ingredients over medium heat. Add the
meatballs and simmer about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. With a slotted spoon, transfer the meatballs to a serving dish. Skim the excess
fat from the sauce, then pour the sauce over the meatballs.

Serve warm.
Makes about 40 meatballs.

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Graham Cracker Bars

Graham Cracker Bars

Sift together: 1¾ cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon baking soda

Blend together: ¾ cup shortening
(in a separate bowl) 1 cup sugar, cream well.

Add: 2 eggs and beat well.

Combine: 1/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
add this alternately with dry ingredients to the creamed mixture

Place: one-third of the batter in another bowl. Add one
Square (1oz.) melted chocolate and ¾ cup chopped
Walnuts. Spread in a 13x9x2-inch pan

Arrange: 9 double graham crackers over batter in pan.

Add: ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces to remaining 2/3
of batter and drop by spoonfuls over graham
crackers and spread to cover.

Bake: 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into bars or
squares when cool.

Makes about 3 dozen bars

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French Lemon Bars

French Lemon Bars

¾ cup butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1½ cups flour

Cream butter and sugar, add flour and cut in with knife. Pat into a 9x13” pan and bake at 300 F for 20 minutes.

3 eggs
1½ cups sugar
1 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoons real lemon juice

Beat eggs with sugar. Add flour and lemon juice. Pour over hot crust. Return to oven and bake another 20 minutes. (Top will be set and light golden brown)

When cooled, cut into small squares and sprinkle with powdered sugar.

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Four-Layer Bars

Four Layer Bars

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Baking Time: 23 minutes

1 pkg. (2-layer size) Yellow cake mix
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup candy-coated milk chocolate candies (M&M’s)
½ cup chopped cocktail peanuts

1. Mix cake mix, butter and egg until well blended. Spread onto bottom of lightly greased 13x9-inch baking pan.
2. Bake at 375o for 16 to 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
3. Sprinkle marshmallows, candies and peanuts over crust. Bake an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until marshmallows begin to puff.
4. Cool completely. Cut into bars, using a knife sprayed with no-stick
Cooking spray. Makes 32 bars.

NOTE: You may substitute chocolate cake mix for yellow cake mix.