Sep 302016
 

After making our own pizzas, we rarely order it anymore. Besides being able to tailor the toppings to our liking, we can also tailor make the sauce and the crust.

So far, I’ve made plain crust, Italian garlic cheese crust, and garlic sundried tomato crust. I’ve only made two sauces so far; a tomato-based pizza sauce and a creamy garlic sauce.

We usually pile our pizzas high with kale, which cooks down considerably. That’s why in the picture posted before baking, the pizza is very tall. I’m sure we’ll try other toppings soon, but I was having fun playing with the crust and sauce.

I didn’t take a picture of the dough itself, but it just looked like dough. Nothing exciting, but I do wish I’d taken a picture of the sundried tomato dough.

This recipe is the plain dough. You can modify it and make it your own, but always follow the directions that come with your bread machine.

Bread Machine Pizza Dough
Makes one 16 inch pizza crust.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1 teaspoon salt
  3. 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. 2 teaspoons yeast
  6. 2 teaspoons honey (optional)
Instructions
  1. Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine for dough.
  2. Place dough on floured surface, spray with a little olive oil to keep it damp and let rest for 10 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle 15-16 inch pizza pan with corn meal and shape dough so it spreads to the edges of the pan.
  4. Add favorite pizza toppings and bake at 475 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until done.
Notes
  1. Honey makes the dough fluffier, but it isn't needed. With the honey, the crust turns out more like a deep dish pizza and without, the crust is more like a regular crust.
  2. My pizza pan is only 12 inches and I still use this recipe. The crust is just thicker, but cooks in about 25 to 30 minutes. The cheese is very brown in places, but we like it that way.
Adapted from West Bend Recipes
Adapted from West Bend Recipes
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/

Nov 072015
 

This recipe is from the book that came with my old bread maker and it’s still the one I use the most. Moist, tender and tasty, it’s still my favorite choice for basic bread.

Sometimes I add milled flax and sometimes I don’t. It works with or without it. I just tossed some in with the flour one day and decided it didn’t change the taste and was healthier, so why not.

Great versatile bread for any use!

Bread Machine Egg Bread
Makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf
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Ingredients
  1. 2/3 cup milk
  2. 1 1/2 Tablespoons butter
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  5. 2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
  6. 1/4 cup milled/ground flax seed (optional)
  7. 3 cups flour
  8. 2 teaspoons yeast or 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Instructions
  1. Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine for basic bread.
Adapted from West Bend Recipes
Adapted from West Bend Recipes
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/
Egg Bread with Flax

Apr 242015
 

I’ve tried several banana bread recipes in the bread machine, but this is the first one that cooked all the way through while still having enough banana taste to call it banana bread. My hubby loves bananas, so I was excited when I finally found a recipe that worked for me. However, he’s not fond of nuts so the picture is the just banana version of the recipe. I’ve never tried it with nuts.

Now I’m looking for a pumpkin bread recipe that cooks through. The last one I tried was a disaster. Ugh!

Bread Machine Banana Bread
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Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Cook Time
1 hr 30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup margarine, softened
  2. 2/3 cup milk
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 1/2 cups flour
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  7. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 3/4 cup mashed bananas
  10. 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Instructions
  1. Butter or spray bread machine pan with Pam. I prefer butter, but Pam works better on older pans.
  2. Premix all ingredients in order and pour into bread pan. Some bread machines mix everything fine and some do not. I try to play it safe and premix.
  3. Set bread machine to quick bread or cake setting. If your bread machine doesn’t have either setting, use the bake setting and set timer for and hour and 30 minutes. Make sure to premix everything well if using the bake setting.
  4. Bake and enjoy!
Notes
  1. When banana bread is done baking, remove the pan from the machine and let cool. I don’t let it cool completely myself, I’m too excited to eat some, but let it cool considerably before removing from the pan. It tends to hold up better.
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/
Banana Bread

Mar 092015
 

This recipe is out of the book that came with my Hamilton Beach bread machine. The outer crust is crunchy like french bread from the store and it makes wonderful sandwiches. My favorite would have to be thin cut pastrami with provolone, lightly toasted. Sometimes I add sliced dill pickles or olives after toasting. Yum!

I think it goes well with Tortellini and Ham, One Pan Alfredo and I’ve even used it with Italian Pork Sandwiches instead of hard rolls.

Cut thick and use to make French bread pizza!

Bread Machine French Onion Bread
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 lb. Loaf
  2. 1 cup water
  3. 1 oz envelope dry onion soup mix
  4. 3 1/2 cups flour
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast

  6. 2 lb. Loaf
  7. 1 1/2 cups water
  8. 1 oz envelope dry onion soup mix
  9. 4 1/2 cups flour
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
Instructions
  1. Follow the instructions that came with your bread machine for French bread.
Notes
  1. The original recipe called for 2 teaspoons of yeast for the 1 1/2 pound loaf, which seemed odd considering the 2 pound loaf only calls for 1 1/2. I only use 1 1/2 teaspoons and it turns out well for me. If you have problems with it rising, try upping the yeast to 2 teaspoons.
Kryson's Kreations http://krysonskreations.com/

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