"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Pinterest weekend-week one

I am going to try to make a new Pinterest recipe every weekend (only on the weekends because my waistline can't handle more than that) for a year...maybe I can keep up. If you have suggestions or want me to try something specific please let me know. I will try to keep you posted on my successes (or failures). I will let you know what my critics (the boys) think.

Today, I have two specials (recipes to follow). I will try to give credit to all involved but please realize that I am the queen of tweaking recipes and not writing it down..nothing turns out the same twice.

The first is French Toast Casserole

1 loaf of French Bread (cut into 1 1/2 inch slices)
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
10 eggs
1 1/2 cup of milk with a little heavy cream for good measure(1/2 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/2 pecans

Melt butter and brown sugar and place in the bottom of 9 x 13 baking dish.

Add bread slices. It is ok if they overlap. Mix the remaining ingredients and Lou over the bread. Sprinkle with pecans Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from refrigerator for 10 minutes and then bake at 350 for 35 minutes.

Serve with warm syrup.

Adapted from Thegirlwhoateeverything

The second recipe for the weekend is Pepperoni Habanero Butter Bread
This one takes some time but it is well worth the effort.

Basic Pizza Dough
1/2 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
1 tsp of sugar
1 packet of instant yeast (2 1/4 t.)
1 1/4 cup of room temp water
2 T. Olive oil
4 cups of bread flour
1 1/2 t salt

Measure the water into a 2 cup measuring cup. Sprinkle in the yeast and sugar. Let stand until the yeast dissolves and swells, about 5 minutes. Add room temp. Water and oil and stir to combine.

Place the flour and salt in mixing bowl. Stir with paddle. Briefly combine the dry ingredients on low speed. Slowly add the liquid ingredients and combine to mix at low speed until a cohesive mass forms. Stop mixer and replace paddle with a dough hook. Knead dough or 5 minutes. Put dough in an oiled bowl and cover with plastics wrap. Let rise until doubled (2 hours. Press dough to deflate it.

2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 stick of butter
2-3 teaspoons of habanero sauce, (I use Blazing Saddles) or you can buy the Habanero butter at Orlando's in Lubbock...this is the best option.
Pizza dough (above)
6oz mozzarella cheese cut into small cubes
Pepperoni slices
Marinara sauce for dipping

Heat garlic, butter, and habanero sauce over medium heat until garlic browns.

Lightly brush inside of bundt pan with butter mixture.

Pull off large marble size pieces of dough and Flatten. Top each with pepperoni and cheese cube. Wrap the dough around the pepperoni and cheese. Pinch to seal

Brush each piece with butter mixture. I sprinkle with parmesan cheese.

Place all pieces the bundt pan. Pour remain butter on dough. Cover and let sit for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 35 minutes. Let sit for 10 minutes...good luck with that part. Serve with marinara sauce.

Adapted from Confections of Foodie Bride

1 comment:

  1. These look AMAZING Shelley! I'm a sweets lover so the French Toast Casserole looks especially tempting...sounds perfect for Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing!