Recipes

Cooking and bread

I got a bread machine from my Grandma, since she wasn’t using it anymore. I love it. You do get funny-shaped loaves, but it’s so easy to make bread and it tastes yummy. I don’t really have to buy bread anymore.

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This is my go-to white bread recipe:

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Put all ingredients into bread machine and cook on white bread setting, 1.5 pounds, with light crust.

I also found use this for multi-grain bread:

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/4 cups 10-grain hot cereal (uncooked) (I got this from the bulk section at Winco)
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons yeast

Cook on white bread setting, 2 pounds, light crust.

Cooking is pretty awesome. It’s actually helped me get through some hard days–if I have dinner I’m excited to make, it sort of helps carry me through the afternoon.

Navajo tacos:

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Scones (Utah style):

  • 1 cups warm water
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 tablespoons yeast
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter, cooled
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 5-6 cups flour

Combine water, milk, sugar, yeast. Allow to activate. Add butter, salt, and then flour one cup at a time. Allow to rise until doubled.

Heat up some oil, and deep fry flattened, round pieces of dough until golden brown.

Assemble the tacos by topping the scones with canned chili (or use homemade), shredded cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, ranch dressing, salsa, and cilantro.

I made this forever ago and I don’t remember what I did.

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I have a lot of meals like that: even if it tastes really good, I know I’ll never have it again because I just sort randomly put ingredients together.

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