Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paula Dean's Soft Pretzels

Paula Dean's Soft Pretzels ( Makes 9 Pretzels)
  • 1 Package yeast
  • 1 Teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 Cups warm water (105*F - 115*F)
  • 4 1/3 Cups of bread flour
  • 2  Tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 Large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 Egg white
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Let stand 5 minutes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine bread flour, brown sugar, and salt. 
  3. Stir in yeast mixture and lightly beaten egg. stirring until dough is smooth.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, kneed dough 5 minutes or until smooth and elastic.
  5. Place dough in a lightly greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  6. Cover with a towel, and let stand in a warm place 45 minutes or until doubled in bulk.
  7. Preheat oven to 425*F.
  8. Divide dough into 9 equal pieces. 
  9. On a lightly floured surface, shape each piece of dough into a 20 inch rope. 
  10. Shape ropes into pretzels. 
  11. Place on a lightly greased baking sheet. 
  12. Brush  pretzels with egg white and sprinkle with cheese or salt.
  13. Bake 12 minutes.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken

Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken.
Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes


2 tablespoons OLIVE OIL .
2 skinless, boneless CHICKEN. (cut into 1 inch cubes)
1 CARROT (into 1/4 inch pieces).
1 BROCCOLI (cut up into small pieces 1/2 cup and steamed).
2 cloves GARLIC (minced).
2/3 cups of CHICKEN BROTH.
1 teaspoon dried BASIL
1/4 cup grated PARMESAN CHEESE.

1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium skillet over medium heat.
   Add chicken.
   Cook stirring until chicken is cooked though, about 5 minutes.
   Remove from skillet and drain.

2. Heat remaining oil in same skillet.
    Begin heating water for pasta in another pan.
    Add carrot to skillet.
    Cook stirring for 4 minutes.
    Add broccoli and garlic to skillet.
    Cook, stirring for 2 minutes.

3. Cook pasta according to package directions.
    While pasta is cooking add chicken broth, basil and Parmesan cheese to skillet.
    Stir to combine.
    Return chicken to skillet.
    Reduce heat and simmer for 4 minutes.
    Top with chicken and vegetable mixture.

Serve immediately

Very good with Ham and steak meat as well.
can sub veggies with other veggies as well.