Thursday, January 8, 2015

Rich Raisin Bread in a Bread Machine.

Nothing smells better than the rich aroma 
of Homemade Raisin Bread in the Kitchen.
This easy delicious bread is made in a Bread Machine


2/3 cup milk
1/2 cup Unsalted Butter at room temperature
             cut in 1/2" pieces
2 Large Eggs at room temperature
1 tsp salt
3 tablespoons Sugar + 2 tsp.Sugar
3 3/4 Flour
2/3 cup Raisins
2 1/4 tsp. Yeast, active dry, instant or bread machine


Place Milk, Butter, Eggs, Salt,  Sugar, Flour and Yeast, in the order listed, in the bread pan fitted with the kneading paddle.
Place the bread pan in the Bread Maker.

All ingredients are in
Yeast on top

Press Menu and select Sweet Breads.
Press Crust and select Medium (or to taste)
Press Loaf and select dough size. (The one I made is Large)
Press Start to Mix.Knead, Rise and Bake.
When Mix-in's tone sounds, add Raisins
If desired, when pause tone sounds, remove dough and paddle.
Shape dough into a ball and replace in bread pan.
Press Start to continue.
When cycle is complete, remove bread from machine and transfer to wire rack to cool.
Bread slices best when allowed to cool.

A Beautiful Loaf

Thanks for your visit.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Homemade Spaghetti Meat Sauce

~•´¯`>>✿Classic Homemade Meat Sauce✿<<´¯`•~
Serves 8-10 people
2 tblsp Olive Oil
3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
Some Ingredients
1 Onion Chopped
2 Celery Stock Chopped
3/4 cup Chopped Mushrooms
2 tblsp Chopped Parsley
1 Green Pepper Chopped                                                        
 1 lb Ground Beef- (I use extra lean)
1/2 lb Ground Pork

1 28oz. can Tomatoes
1 213ml (7.5 oz.)Tomato Sauce
1 5.5 oz. Tomato Paste

Chopped Chillies
1 tablespoon. salt
1/4 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp cayenne
1.5 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. pepper 
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon crushed chillies

16 oz. Spaghetti

Fry vegetables in oil until onion is golden.

Add beef and pork and cook until lightly browned.

Add remaining ingredients and simmer 2 hours.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

Pour sauce over Spaghetti and sprinkle with grated Parmesan Cheese (Optional)

If more liquid is needed, add water

Serve with Garlic Bread

The recipe comes from an old Five Roses Cookbook.