Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Look!  A recipe with NO pumpkin in it!  Wild huh?  Didn’t think that was possibly didja?

Well, when we are not making pumpkin (there is pumpkin oatmeal in my oven right now! LOL)

Here’s my weekends so far:  rehearsing for “It’s a Wonderful Life” the play and dinner theatre which is now SOLD OUT.  3 weeks until showtime!

This is a soup I have been tweaking and making for many years now.  It is now soup season since we have snow on the ground.  I know many people love the Panera version and this does not look like their soup… but it does taste similar to their soup.  It is still awesome tasting with a broth base of cooked onion, broccoli and cheddar.  But not quite as lengthy in ingredients as their version which contains: Water, Milk, Broccoli, Cheddar Cheese ([Pasteurized Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes], Water, Sodium Phosphate, Milkfat, Salt, Apocarotenal [Color]), Heavy Cream, Carrots, Contains 2% or less of: Seasoning (Modified Corn Starch, Flour [Wheat Flour, Ascorbic Acid Added as Dough Conditioner, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid], Salt, Spices, Extractives of Paprika), Onions, Chicken Base (Chicken Meat and Chicken Juices, Salt, Hydrolyzed Soy and Corn Protein, Sugar, Flavoring, Potato Flour, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Carrot Powder and Turmeric), Butter (Cream, Salt), Modified Food Starch, Soybean Oil, Dijon Mustard (Water, Vinegar, Mustard Seed, Salt, White Wine, Fruit Pectin, Citric Acid, Tartaric Acid, Sugar, Spice), Nisin Preparation and Hot Pepper Sauce (Vinegar, Red Pepper, Salt).

 

You can make my original version.  I prefer this one now since it easier to prepare and I almost always have these ingredients on hand to make a quick batch for the week’s lunches or dinner paired with homemade bread.

Skinny Broccoli Cheddar Soup
 
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Serves: 5 servings
Ingredients
  • 1Tb. unsalated butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 and ½ pounds frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • ¾ cup milk, cream or fat free evaporated milk
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tb. mustard
  • salt and pepper
  • Toppings optional: bacon bits, extra cheese
Instructions
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onion and allow to cook 3-4 minutes or until translucent.
  2. In the meantime, microwave your broccoli in a steam bowl or other microwave safe bowl. You may need to do this in two batches for about 4-5 minutes each. Depending on the strength of your microwave. This will thaw the broccoli.
  3. Add garlic to the cooked onion and stir for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the thawed broccoli, broth and water. Simmer. Cover with a lid and cook for 8 minutes or until broccoli is cooked through.
  5. Puree the soup using an immersion blender to get some chunks-some pureed soup. Or use your blender. Add the soup back to the pot and add the milk, cheddar and mustard. Stir until melted and soup is hot again. I like chunks in my soup so I do not blend it all - but that is up to you.
  6. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add cooked bacon if you would like to add some meat. Serve hot and enjoy!
Notes
Recipe adapted from America's Test Kitchen "Comfort Food Makeovers"
Nutrition Information
Calories: 260 Saturated fat: 6

 

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes

 

Good morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

More Pumpkin!!!  I can’t get enough of pumpkin everything and here is another twist on the Pumpkin Pancake.  If you go to the Original Pancake House, their pumpkin pancakes are out of this world!  They taste just like pumpkin pie and have a signature cinnamon sugar topping that I cannot seem to replicate.  The Original Pancakes House sprinkles their pancakes with fine sugar (sugar that has been put through the food processor or blender) and Sinkiang cinnamon.

Here is a healthier version using gluten-free flour I made at home.  I highly recommend using a kitchen scale to measure flours especially when you go between oat flour, gluten free flour, all purpose and white whole wheat – as we often do here.  This way my baked goods turn out the same every time.

I include two recipes:  the first is the original recipe that makes a handful of pancakes for one morning.  I like to triple my pancake recipes and then freeze the leftovers.  Then, the kids can heat them in the microwave for breakfast in the morning for fresh, hot pancakes.  So, the second recipe listed is the tripled recipe which also uses a FULL can of pumpkin.  No pumpkin wasted!

For a large batch of pumpkin spice, I use the following recipe.  If I am using fresh grated nutmeg, I cut it down a little because fresh grated is so strong.

  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice

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Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes
 
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Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 5.25 ounces old fashioned oats (1.5 cups)
  • 2Tb. sugar (optional) or 1 packet of Stevia
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons pumpkin pie spice (1 tsp. cinnamon, ¼ tsp. each nutmeg, ginger, allspice)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • ⅓ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2T. melted butter, oil or applesauce
  • 1 egg
  • Triple Recipe I use:
  • 15.75 ounces old fashioned oats (4 cups)
  • 3 oz. sugar (6 Tb) (optional)
  • 2 Tb. baking powder
  • 4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 and ½ tsp. salt
  • 24 oz. or 3 cups milk
  • 1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • (melted butter/oil omitted and replaced with pumpkin)
Instructions
  1. First we need flour! Use a blender or food processor to grind the oats until they form a fine powder. The oat flour will move freely and look very fine.
  2. In a great big bowl, add the dry stuff: oat flour, baking powder, spice and salt. Whisk Together!
  3. In another bowl, add the wet stuff: milk, pumpkin, melted butter (or omit in triple batch), and egg. Whisk Together!
  4. Add wet stuff to the dry stuff and whisk together until it is evenly incorporated. It may look a little thin at first and that is okay. The oats will thicken the mixture while the skillet heats.
  5. Turn on the skillet to medium or griddle to 350 degrees. Once hot, spray with cooking spray.
  6. Add batter and cook 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook another 2-3 minutes. These oat pancakes cook longer than traditional pancakes. The pancake will be a medium brown and not light orange. Light orange pancakes are not cooked all the way through.
  7. Serve hot with syrup, cinnamon sugar, butter or even whipped cream!
Notes
Recipe adapted from King Arthur Flour

 

Pumpkin Ginger Muffins with Orange Glaze & Free Halloween Printable!

Happy Fall!  We are definitely full throttle into fall here.  Kids are wearing the costumes and the car is covered in frost in the morning 🙂

First, here is a FREE printable care of Hannah from CustomLabels.net
The stickers are totally FREE and PRINTABLE!

There are a lot to choose from, so you can use them for parties, treat bags, or home decoration!

Now with the recipe!  This bread is from King Arthur Flour who makes the best flour and the best recipes.  Everyone in my family LOVED these and ate the whole batch in just a couple days!  I made them as muffins since that makes it easier to make into lunchboxes.  But, you can make this recipe as bread, mini loaves, as mini muffins, in a donut pan – anyway you like!

I love the added twist of orange flavor and I pretty much love anything with the flavors of gingerbread.  This will probably be what I make for our book club too.  I can’t wait!  I used applesauce and white whole wheat flour for a couple of nutritious swaps – the kids didn’t notice the difference at all!  But feel free to add butter and all purpose flour if you like that 🙂

Pumpkin Ginger Muffins with Orange Glaze & Free Halloween Printable!
 
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Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter or applesauce
  • 1 and ¼ cup (9 and ⅜ ounces) brown sugar
  • 2 and ¾ cups (11 and ½ ounces) AP flour or white whole wheat flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking sodea
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • ½ tsp. nutmeg
  • 2Tb mini diced ginger, or grated fresh ginger or ½ tsp. ground ginger
  • ½ cup chopped pecans or chocolate chips (optional)
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tb. molasses
  • 2 cups (15 oz. can) pumpkin puree
  • 1 and ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tb. orange zest
  • 1-2 Tb. milk
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray or grease 18 muffin cups, or 2 - 8.5"x4.5" loaf pans.
  3. In a great big bowl, stir the brown sugar and butter until mixed thoroughly.
  4. Add the dry stuff: flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, ginger and optional nuts/chips. Mix until incorporated.
  5. Add the eggs, molasses and pumpkin. Stir until everything is incorporated.
  6. Add the batter to the loaf of muffin tins and fill ¾ full.
  7. Bake muffins 17-20 minutes. Bake loaves 50-55 minutes. I use my toothpick to test the middle of the muffins to see if it comes out with no batter on it.
  8. Once done, cool on a cooling rack for 10 minutes. Then, remove from the pan and allow the bread or muffins to finish cooling on the cooling rack.
  9. To make the icing, mix the powdered sugar, zest and 1 Tb. of milk in a medium sized bowl. Stir with a fork and add the remianing 1 Tb. milk as needed. Remember a little milk goes a long way! Drizzle onto the cooled bread. Ta Da!
  10. This bread freezes well if you wrap it in plastic wrap and them seal in a freezer bag. Or store in an airtight container 3-4 days.
Notes
Recipe from King Arthur Flour

 

Biscuits and Games

Well, I had sworn off trying ANOTHER biscuit recipe.  But I can always try another 🙂  We had biscuits and sausage for dinner one day and I needed something quick to throw together.

In the meantime, I tried these SmartGames in the classroom and the kids loved them!  They were asking to play them again and again – especially Quadrillion.  Color Code was a little too easy for some of my advanced math students.  But I think most elementary students would enjoy and benefit from the layers of the color code.  These games are GREAT for building that logical reasoning and spatial intelligence.  I know some kids in my class in the past that struggled with regular classwork, but they excelled and surpassed all expectations when given a spatial reasoning task.

Penguins on Ice
Color Code
Quadrillion
Trucky 3

So now we are done with playing games – here are the biscuits!  These are very similar to most of my recipes, but the egg was so good and made them so tall and fluffy!   Happy Baking!

Biscuits and Games
 
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Serves: 12 biscuits
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces white whole wheat flour (3 cups flour, but I recommend weighing for accuracy)
  • 2 and ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 8 Tb cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg
  • 1 scant cup buttermilk
  • 1 T honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment or spray with cooking spray.
  2. In a great big bowl, mix your dry stuff together: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Once mixed, add the butter around the dry mixture. Mix in with a pastry cutter, forks or your fingers. It should look like coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir the egg, buttermilk and honey together (I just added it all in the buttermilk measuring cup).
  5. Add the buttermilk mixture to the flour mixture. Stir with a spatula until just combined.
  6. Sprinkle a little flour on your counter and put the dough on it. Turn it over and knead 3 or 4 times.
  7. Now roll out until ¾" thick. Cut with a biscuit cutter (or cut into squares with a knife).
  8. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Serve while warm
Notes
Based on King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Bacon Ranch Biscuits
https://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/whole-grain-bacon-ranch-biscuits-recipe

 

Quick Marinara Sauce

Quick Marinara Sauce – Some sauces take HOURS to prepare.  Some sauces come in a glass jar, but alas, I had none in a jar.  My favorite is Trader Joe’s Marinara – though I wish it wasn’t so watery.  I needed something NOW for our craving of Mozzarella Sticks.  Still the yummiest ever and my son did all the dredging and coating!  Woo hoo!  Cuz that is the messiest part.  (Hint: use tongs instead of your fingers!)  Or use the sauce in one of our all time fav recipes: Italian Sausage Tortellini.

Back to the marinara:  if you have a craving for getting a sauce just right this is for you.  Plus it doesn’t make a HUGE amount.  You can always triple the recipe, but we don’t eat a ton of pasta and I don’t need a lot of sauce sitting in the freezer pre-made.  If you DO like a lot of sauce, feel free to cool the sauce and freeze flat in a ziplock bag for up to 3 months.  The easiest way to do this is to find a large container like old large tin can or cleaned out large yogurt container and put your bag inside.  Then, fold over the top of the ziplock bag.  Pour your sauce and then the sauce gets in the bag and not in the ziptop.  Freeze flat and that way when you want to thaw it, it will thaw faster due to the increased surface area.

I have other sauce recipes that take a long time in the slow cooker.  But if you realize that you want to make pasta and only have canned tomato sauce and maybe even tomato paste – this for you!

Quick Marinara Sauce
 
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Serves: 2 cups
Ingredients
  • 1 Tb. olive oil
  • ½ cup onion, diced fine
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (or 2 if you love garlic)
  • 16 oz. can tomato sauce (or 1-8oz can tomato sauce and 4 oz. can tomato paste and add water)
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a medium or large pot on medium heat.
  2. Add the diced onion and saute for 2-3 minutes or until translucent.
  3. Add the garlic clove and cook 30 seconds.
  4. Add the tomato sauce (or sauce and paste combo with water), herbs and sugar. Make sure to watch your pot! It will bubble all over the place if you don't turn the heat down once it starts to bubble!
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Once it starts to bubble, the sauce is finished. You can keep it on warm until ready to serve.
Notes
Recipe adapted slightly from https://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/awesomely-easy-marinara-sauce-137860

 

Blender Banana Muffins

What??  Blender Muffins???  What is that!!?

We have been testing some new blender recipes and I thought I would share the new family approved muffins!!!  What is so great about Blender muffins??  Well….

  1.  The ingredients are added to the blender – only one mess to clean up!
  2. You will use only whole grain oats – so no pre-ground flour stripped of its nutrition.
  3. They are fast and yummy!

I cannot WAIT to try new and different combinations.  I know substituting pumpkin for banana will be in our near future.  In other news, here is the latest photo session.  It is my friend’s daughter and just the prettiest thing you have ever seen.  Her skin was perfect (8 days old, so no acne!) and she slept (well at least a little).  🙂


Blender Banana Muffins
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 large or 3 medium bananas (really ripe and brownish)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray baking pan with baking spray or line with cupcake liners.
  2. Add your oats to the blender (a food processor would work too). Blend on low to medium speed until it resembles flour. This may take longer on some blenders than others.
  3. Add everything except the chocolate chips.
  4. Blend on low and then high for about 1 minute using the plunger to push down ingredients towards the blades. You may need to scrape the sides of the blender.
  5. Pour or scoop the muffin batter evenly between the 12 wells.
  6. Add chocolate chips to the top of the muffins.
  7. Bake 14 minutes. Test with a toothpick and if it comes out clean, they are done.
  8. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes and then remove muffins from the pan to cool.
  9. Enjoy!
Notes
Recipe adapted from Blender Applesauce Muffins (https://www.fivehearthome.com/blender-applesauce-muffins-recipe/)

The banana mashed will also work with applesauce and pumpkin! Or try a mixture of both.

Try adding peanut butter powder or peanut butter for a chunky monkey treat!

Watermelon Smoothie | Teaching Colors in the Summer

Watermelon Smoothie

 

Hello Summer!   Whew – has it been FORever!!!  I just could not keep up with my usual exercise routine, full-time teaching, PTO meetings, updating the class website and add recipes to here all at the same time.  I am sorry.  I always post what is new and what everyone loved eating and just haven’t been making anything much new in a while.

I’ve been updating the laundry “room” with shiplap and it looks great!  I will post photos when it is all finished!

This recipe is KID approved as usual, fast and delicious!  Plus, I heard someone does not like bananas – this recipe has NO bananas in the smoothie!  How cool is that?  You can really taste the watermelon in it.  It is very refreshing especially since we have had 100+ heat index almost every day this summer.

I’m one of those weird moms that relates everyday things to learning and this recipe is a perfect example.  If you notice online or in green smoothie books (such as Simple Green Smoothies where I based this recipe), then you will find recipes that contain green items like spinach and red items like strawberries.  Now, the photos in the books don’t actually take a photo of the smoothie – only the ingredients neatly layered.  Once you mix red and green – which are complementary colors on the color wheel – you get ugly brown.  This ugly brown is delicious I promise.  But you might want to put it in a non-see through glass if the kiddos are picky.  On the plus side, you can’t tell there is spinach in it since it isn’t green 🙂

RED + GREEN = BROWN

RED + GREEN SMOOTHIES = don’t take photo of the final product if you are Simple Green Smoothies book


Watermelon Smoothie
 
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Serves: 2 large servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups watermelon, cut into chunks
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 cup peaches, sliced
  • 2 cups ice cubes
Instructions
  1. Add watermelon and spinach to the blender. You may have to use a tamper to blend it. Turn the blender on and liquify the watermelon and spinach together. About 30 seconds will do it!
  2. Add the strawberries, peaches and finally ice. Blend on "smoothie" mode for a Vitamix or turn up your blender until the smoothie is consistent and ice is crushed.
  3. Sip and enjoy!

 

Crepes and Kids Cooking Contest

 

 

Two great teachable moments this morning:

a wonderful recipe AND cooking contest idea!  The kids and I were watching “Worst Cooks in America” on the Food Network as the contestants were told how to make a dish.  They watch the chef make it while taking notes and then have to create it themselves.   Crepes are great because the batter can make 5-6 crepes when you cut the recipe in half.  This gives the kids more times to mess up!  My favorite quote:  “I messed it up.  Oh well, I’ll make another one.”  Try, try again!  Great way to push kids to believe they are capable.

What we learned:

-note taking skills
-cooking skills
-how to use a blender
-knife skills
-taking something new and making it your own
-when it doesn’t come out right, just try again!

I have run out of Chopped ideas (we did a couple Chopped competitions… but it is a little difficult with a 7 year old) so when the kids asked to do this instead I thought it would be perfect.

Here is the contest (which wasn’t really a contest):

  1.  I found a recipe that they could make on their own and we wouldn’t have TONS of leftovers.  For this contest, I took the recipe below and cut it in HALF.

2.  I made sure everything we needed was in the kitchen.

 

3.  The kids got a pen and paper ready to take notes.  I made them a crepe and presented it.  Then they got to eat it!!  This is one of their favorite parts and really got them motivated.

4.  Next, I let them go at it!  Each made their own crepes.  The leftovers went on one plate and they used another plate for presentation.  You can see the presentation in the photos.

 

5.  Finally, eat!

 


Crepes
 
Simple and easy crepes - Feel free to use your favorite fillings
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup strawberries, washed
  • ½ tsp. zest of a lemon or orange (optional)
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour (or regular flour)
  • 1 and ½ cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla optional
  • whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Since crepes cook very quickly, I cut and prep the strawberries first. Toss in a little sugar if you think they are not sweet enough and add zest if you would like. Set aside. We just used plain strawberries.
  2. Heat your griddle to 300 degrees or nonstick pan to medium low heat.
  3. Add the flour, milk, eggs, oil and optional vanilla to a blender. Blend until smooth.
  4. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Add ¼ cup of batter to the griddle or pan. Cook 1 minute. Flip over. Cook another 30-60 seconds. Repeat until all of the batter is gone!
  5. Fill the crepes with fresh fruit, whipped cream or anything you like! Some yummy ideas are pie filling, PB and J, cooked apples, Nutella, mousse, etc.

 

Cinnamon Raisin Morning Rounds

Happy 2018!!  I can’t believe we are already here!

Well, first thing is first.  I broke my foot on Friday… so I will be watching reading a lot the next two months.  Which is funny because I hopped out of bed to get a start on the day on the elliptical machine… only to break my foot rendering the machine completely useless for 2 months at least.

I finished the “Forget Tomorrow” series which was GREAT.  I do hope they make it into a series.  I felt like Allegiant didn’t do so well towards the end of the series whereas this one just kept getting better and better.

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(Photo credit: Goodreads)

and starting on Grant by Ron Chernow.

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(Photo credit: Goodreads)

The whole Christmas was fantastic and kids were very happy!  One thing they have loved is a new breakfast item we tried at Costco: Morning Rounds.  Whole Foods also sells them.  It is a quick pillow of cinnamon raisin deliciousness.  No crust to deal with.  No bread crumbs.  No heals to fight over.  The kids heat them up in the microwave or toaster oven by themselves and LOVE them.  I have to limit them or they would eat the entire bag in two days.

Here is a photo of the original item.

It is like a slice of cinnamon raisin bread…. but better.  And since this is YOUR recipe, you can add or subtract whatever you like!  If you don’t like raisins, don’t add them.  Use diced apples and raisins, or dried cranberries and orange zest, or your favorite nuts and fruit.

Here is a side by side view of the copycat and real recipe:

 

These freeze well and keep for 6 months in the freezer kept airtight.  Just toast from frozen for a quick breakfast or snack.  The Whole Foods ones I read are quite expensive – but they are so tasty!  so here is a copycat recipe that I tweaked to make in the bread machine.

 

Cinnamon Raisin Morning Rounds
 
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Serves: 16 Rounds
Ingredients
  • 1 and ½ cups warm water
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 and ½ cups all purpose or bread flour
  • 4 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1 tablespoon vital wheat gluten (optional)
  • 1 cup raisins (or other mix ins to total 1 cup such as diced apple, dried fruit, etc.)
Instructions
  1. Bread Machine: Add ingredients into the bread machine per the machine's instructions. My machine has liquids added first, then pile up the flour. Finally, poke a whole in the top part of the flour and pour the yeast inside.
  2. Put the machine on the "dough" setting and sit back and relax.
  3. Once the dough is finished, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Divide the dough into two balls. Roll out one dough ball into a large oval. Then sprinkle the mix ins like raisins. Fold the dough over. Roll to about ½ inch thick and divide into 8 pieces or slices like a pizza. Roll each slice into a thin circle. Repeat 8 times with this dough ball and Repeat again with the second dough ball. You will have 16 rounds. Keep them covered under plastic wrap to avoid drying out.
  4. Once the rounds are ready, place in the oven for 4 minutes. Flip and bake another 4 minutes. Remove from the oven. The bottom should be slightly golden brown. Allow to cool and eat! Or Freeze.
  5. MIXER INSTRUCTIONS: If you do not have a bread machine, simply mix the wet ingredients into a mixer. Add the dry ingredients and knead with the knead hook for 3 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and rise for 1 hour.
  6. Once the dough is finished, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Divide the dough into two balls. Roll out one dough ball into a large oval. Then sprinkle the mix ins like raisins. Fold the dough over. Roll to about ½ inch thick and divide into 8 pieces or slices like a pizza. Roll each slice into a thin circle. Repeat 8 times with this dough ball and Repeat again with the second dough ball. You will have 16 rounds. Keep them covered under plastic wrap to avoid drying out.
  7. Once the rounds are ready, place in the oven for 4 minutes. Flip and bake another 4 minutes. Remove from the oven. The bottom should be slightly golden brown. Allow to cool and eat! Or Freeze.

 

 

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