Friday, April 18, 2008

Mango Salsa

3 mangos
3 red, yellow or orange peppers
1 small red onion
Juice from 2 limes

1. Chop up the mangos, peppers and onions. Tear apart the cilantro leaves.

2. Throw the mangos, peppers and 1/2 of the chopped onion together and five or six leaves of cilantro.

3. Add a couple tablespoons of lime juice. I usually
taste at this point to make sure one ingredient isn't too strong.

4. Add in more onion, lime juice and/or cilantro to taste.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Multi Grain Bread

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon millet
  • 1 tablespoon quinoa
  • 1 cup bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tablespoon dry milk powder
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bread machine yeast

1. Put all ingredients into a bread machine and run the dough and first rise cycle.

2. Form dough into two long loaves.

3. Let rise 45 minutes to 1 hour.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until nicely browned. Enjoy!

My mom's tip: Make up several packets of dry ingredients (except yeast). When you are ready, just add water; butter and yeast. Works great. In fact, the loaves I made today were from a ziplock of ingredients ready to go that she left behind when they were down for Easter!

Beer Bread

3 cups flour
3 tsps baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 (12 ounce) beer
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix dry ingredients and then add beer
3. Pour into a greased loaf pan
4. Pour melted butter over the dough
5. Bake 1 hour. Remove from pan and let cool at least 15 minutes.

*If using self rising flour; omit baking power and salt