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Bagels revisited! (Grrrrrr)

So I have a love affair with the bagel  that is probably not healthy! I love almost any kind of bagel. Except the everything bagel… ew.  My fav is jalapeño cheddar bagel. I used to get them from safeway but they never had enough jalapeños for me. Plus the boys love bagels too but i wanted to be SURE I knew what was going in to them. They Love cinnamon raisin bagel so i thought. hmm how cant i beef up the goodness? hmmmm here is my simple bagel recipe with a couple of my favorite variations.

1 cup plus one TBS of warm water

1 1/2 TBS honey

3 cups of bread flour ( Sub: I exchanged 3/4 cup of bread flour for whole wheat  in the cinnamon raisin bagels and the kids didn’t notice anything)

1 1/4 tsp of salt

1 1/2 tsp bread machine or active dry yeast

toppings: instant minced onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, old fashioned oats or for me some shredded cheddar and a jar of jalapeños.

*For cinnamon raisin bagels add 1/2 cup of raisins and add 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon in when you add salt.  You can make other berry bagels buy switching the raisin for dried cranberries or dried goji berries or dried dingle berries.. i dunno… you get the picture.  what ever floats your boat. Oh and get rid of the cinnamon.

You will also need

2quarts of water

1/3 cup of baking soda or 3 tbs of sugar

One egg white mixed with one tbs of water.

1) measure all your stuff and hit the dough cycle on your bread machine.  Dont put the toppings in!!! Pull the dough out after 50 in the cycle with lightly floured hands.

2)  grease a cookie sheet and cut the dough in to 10 pieces.  shape each piece into a 3 inch circle poke a one inch hole in the center using thumbs. smooth into a bagel shape using your fingers. do it to all 10 an dpu them on a cookie sheet. cover and let rise for 20 min in a warm place.

3) Heat your oven to 450. Heat 2 quarts of water  to boiling add 1/3 cup of baking soda or 3 tbs of sugar.  I like the baking soda. Lower 2-3 bagels in tot the water for 30 seconds, turning once after 15 seconds. Remove with a slotted spoon.

4) use a pastry brush to brush the egg white and water on the bagels.  Then put your toppings on. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 8 min or until yummy looking.  LET THEM COOL!  But as soon as you can, Toast that baby Up and mac down. it is so good.  Yummm I think i will go have another one.

Blessing

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Happy mom = a better world for all.

what do you get when you combined a box of pancake mix, a 2 lb box of strawberries and whipped cream? A happy momma!

the night before chop up your straw berries and mix them with a 1/2 cup of sugar.  cover and pu tin the fridge  till
morning.

Make your batter as per the box instructions for waffles.

I happen to have a hand me down  cheap belgian waffle iron soo I am lucky.

Spray your iron with no stick spray. I dont care if it says it is non stick they will stick if you dont spray it.  Ok fine dont spray it see what happens. I don’t care.  they are your waffles. I pour about a cup of batter in to my iron, close it and let it go for  FULL 5 min. NO PEEKING! if your waffle iron is stil letting steam out after 5 min give it another min or 2 to  let the steam calm down. Not to much though or you will have burnt waffles. Blah

Ok waffles are done take them out of the iron put them on a plate and top with 2 scoops or strawberries and some whipped cream.  the only thing that could make this better would be some bacon. YUM!

Now i know you are saying ” wth sd2cb? i know how to make waffles! what do you think i am an idiot?” No I don’t. I think that some people  *cough* my husband *cough* are very uhm… brainy… and need very detailed instructions on doing simple things… even though i doubt any dudes read this blog maybe a few women need that type of instruction. either way there it is… now go to goodwill or salvation army and find your self a poor lonely unwanted waffle iron… i think that’s where my mom got the one she gave me. stop looking at the waffle picture and go!!!!

Blessings!

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peach cobbler and roasted garlic…. not together…

So when husband and I 1st got married he would talk about how much he loved peach cobbler and how his mom used to make it for him. blah blah blah. I broke down and hustled the lady for her recipe. here it is.

M.I.L. peach cobbler.

1/2 Cup sugar

1 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbls cornstarch

1/4 tsp cinnamon

4 Cups sliced peaches

1 Cup flour

3 Tbls shortening

1 Tbls sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 Cup milk

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Mix 1/2 cup sugar, the cornstarch and cinnamon in 2 qt. sauce pan. Stir in peaches and lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Pour into ungreased 2 qt. casserole; keep peach mixture hot in oven.

Cut shortening into flour, 1 tbls sugar, baking powder and salt until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Stir in milk. Drop dough by 6 spoonfuls onto hot peach mixture. Bake until topping is golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream!

I made this again tonight. It is so good and so simple and easy.  I use frozen peaches ( defrosted of course) But I have used canned and it turns out just as good.

I also made some devilishly good roasted garlic smashed potatoes.

step one chop  the top of the garlic off. About a quarter of an inch in to the cloves.  wrap the whole thing in foil and bake at 400° for 30 min or until squishy. I do not recommend doing this at the same time your cobbler is cooking. you risk having garlicky peach cobbler. Uhm thats not yummy.

When i t is cool enough to handle squeeze the goodness out of the whole massive garlic then smash into some taters. MMM Oh add butter and milk… and whatever else you like in your taters. Ova heeya we like a little cream cheese. mmmm i think i am hungry again and need to go eat some left overs.

Blessings

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