Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Man Dip

Man Dip
1 lb breakfast sausage or ground beef
1 block [light] cream cheese
1- 10 oz can Rotel

1. Brown the meat in a large pan; drain.
2. Melt cream cheese in to meat and stir in Rotel.
Serve warm with tortilla chips.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread

Cinnamon Sugar Pull-Apart Bread
2 3/4 c plus 2 T flour, separated
1/4 c sugar
2 1/4 t (1 pkg) yeast
1/2 t salt
2 eggs at room temperature
1/3 c milk
1/2 c butter, separated
1/4 c water
1 t vanilla
1 c sugar
2 t cinnamon
1/2 t nutmeg

1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, and salt; set aside. Whisk together eggs and set aside. 
2. In a small saucepan, heat milk and 1/4 cup butter until butter has just melted; remove from the heat and add water and vanilla.
3. Let milk mixture stand for a minute or two and then mix it in to the dry ingredients; add the eggs and stir the mixture until the eggs are well incorporated into the batter; add 3/4 cup of flour and stir for about 2 minutes.
4. Place the dough in a large greased bowl and cover with a towel; place in a warm place and allow to rest until doubled in size, about 1 hour. 
5. While the dough rises, whisk together the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for the filling; set aside. Grease a bread pan; set aside. Melt remaining 1/4 cup butter until browned; go ahead and set that aside too.
6. Punch down the dough and knead in remaining 2 tablespoons of flour; cover with a towel and let rest for a few minutes.
7. Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface until it's about 12x20 or larger; brush butter all over dough and cover with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
8. Slice the dough into 6 strips and slice those strips into 6 pieces each (6x6=36 squares); stack the squares and turn in to bread pan. Place a kitchen towel over the pan and place in a warm place for 30-45 minutes, or until almost doubled in size.
9. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350*. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the top is very golden brown.
10. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 20-30 minutes; serve warm.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Mock Tapioca

Mock Tapioca
4 c milk
1/2 c + 1 T sugar
dash salt
6 T Cream of Wheat
2 eggs, separated
1 t vanilla

1. In a large saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil.
2. Slowly stir in Cream of Wheat; return to boil and then reduce heat to medium.
3. Cook until thickened, stirring frequently.
4. Remove from heat, beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
5. In a separate bowl, whip egg whites until stiff peaks form; fold in to cereal. Serve cold.