Category Archives: Food

Homemade Torta Bread

 

Pour 2 1/2 cups of warm water & 2 tablespoons of yeast put into a bowl,stir.Put the bowl into a warm place, I put my oven on low and set the bowl on top of the oven.Let it set for 12 minutes.

bread knead

Add to the bowl with yeast 3/4 cup vegetable oil, 1/2 cup honey or sugar. Add 1 teaspoon of salt, 6 cups of flour, knead mixture together. After kneading the dough put a few tablespoons of oil on bottom of the bowl & set the dough on top of the oil. Let the dough rise in warm place covered with wet papers towels or dish cloth for 45 minutes.

bread shaped oval

Sprinkle top of the risen dough with flour, separate dough into 5-6 parts shape each roll into an oval, place them on a greased cookie sheet.

egg washed bread

Beat one egg ,brush the tops of the rolls with the egg wash. Take a sharp knife and score the tops of each roll before you bake them.

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Bake in preheated oven 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes or until golden brown.

honey for bread

Flourless Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

The dry ingredients

The dry ingredients 3.5 ounces of a broken up 70% cocoa dark chocolate bar,2 1/2 cups  almond flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt , mix the dry ingredients together

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In a separate bowl add one cube of melted butter, one teaspoon vanilla , 1/2 cup brown sugar and stir. With a spoon blend the wet  & dry ingredients together.

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Place in half inch balls on a parchment lined cookie sheet , flatten them down with a spoon. Leave an inch of space between the cookies.

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Bake 350 degrees for 7 -9 minutes or until golden on edges. Let the cookies rest for ten minutes before removing them. They are a delicate cookie.

 

Cooking

Everything I cook is done with a budget in mind. When you have 5 kids, (4 growing boys!) that’s just the way it is. Cooking is one way that I show my family love. Family favorites are Italian and Mexican food, so to balance it out, my health-conscious daughter is working on getting me to use more natural, organic options whenever possible and affordable. I will be posting some of our favorite recipes and how to videos for cooking. Let me know how you like them!