Sunday, February 03, 2008

More bread
--Cheese and Pepperoni Bread

Cheese and Pepperoni Bread
Easy Bread Machine Recipes Copyright 1997

2 ¼ C all-purpose flour
7/8 C water
1 T olive oil
1 T sugar
1 tsp salt
½ tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp onion powder
½ C diced pepperoni I used turkey pepperoni
¼ C grated cheddar cheese I used 2% cheddar
2 T grated Parmesan cheese
1 ½ tsp yeast

Prepare according to your bread machine's instruction manual.

I really wanted more Pizza Bread but if I keep making the same thing, what would I blog about? So I tried a similar recipe. The top of the bread collapsed and I thought it was going to be disappointing but I liked it just as much as the Pizza Bread (a lot!). I wondered about that entire teaspoon of pepper but I think that's what made it stand out. I was pleased.

Someone asked for my taco seasoning recipe and this is the one I use (found many places on the internet):

Taco Seasoning

1/4 cup dried, minced onion
1/4 cup chili powder
3 tablespoons salt
4 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic
1 tablespoon ground cumin powder
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

Combine all ingredients. Store in an airtight container, in a cool dry place, for up to 1 year.
To use: brown 1 pound ground beef in a skillet and drain. Add 2 tablespoons of taco seasoning and 1/3 to 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and cook and stir for 2 minutes.

I use low or no sodium boullion and usually leave out the salt or reduce it.

I realized over the weekend that I didn't use a $10 off coupon I had for the grocery store last week. It expires Wednesday and I shop on Thursdays. Should I shop a day early this week? That will throw off my workout schedule but $10 is a lot of money these days.

Blast From The Past: Potato Doughnuts from last year. I was surprised - I thought I made these two years ago. For some reason I thought I missed doing anything special for Fat Tuesday last year. I'm going to attempt a different doughnut recipe this year. Wish me luck!

Question of the Day: Do you have anything special planned for tomorrow? Doughnuts or pancakes? I'm not doing pancakes this year. I didn't remember it was Fat Tuesday until after my menu was planned.


ThursdayNext said...

I didnt plan anything special today because I am too tired from last nights win and celebration! :) This bread sounds delicious...

Anonymous said...

If we go to church for Shrove Tuesday, we'll be eating pancakes. If not, it won't be anything special here at home.


Annie said...

I don't really know what I will eat tomorrow. I feel like it's been "FAT January" if you know what I mean.
You're really tempting me with that bread. It looks so good.

Sara said...

That bread is really pretty! I shouldn't make bread, especially bread with pepperoni and cheese because I am dieting right now, but I can't resist this.