Sunday, October 13, 2019

Cracked Wheat Bread

1 Cup cracked wheat
4 cups boiling water
5 teaspoons yeast or 2 packets
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup butter softened
2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten optional
2 cups warm water
1 cup cracked wheat
6 cups whole wheat flour
5-6 cups all purpose flour

Makes four loaves OR two loaves and approx. 24 rolls.

1. Add cracked wheat and boiling water into a large mixing bowl. Let soak for about 15 minutes until mixture has cooled.  Sprinkle yeast on top of mixture and let sit for an additional 5 minutes.
2. In mixer bowl with dough hook installed, mix in honey, butter, salt, vital wheat gluten, additional cracked wheat, 2 cups water.
3. Mix in wheat flour one cup at a time. Continue mixing in all purpose flour until bread dough comes together in a ball. Knead in a stand mixer for 5 minutes.
4.Place dough in a large, greased bowl and cover with greased plastic wrap. Set aside until double in size.
5. Once doubled, lightly punch down dough and divide into four sections.
6. Form loaves and place into greased bread pans. (Or cut into 2 oz balls to form rolls). Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise for about 45 minutes.
7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.
8. Cool on a baking rack for 5 minutes in pan and then remove bread from pan and let it cool completely before cutting.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Ham & Cheese Sliders

Sandwich Ingredients
2 pkgs Hawaiian Dinner rolls (12 pc)
1/2 lb very thin sliced deli ham
1/2 lb very thin sliced deli swiss
3 Tbsp Miracle Whip Dressing

Sauce Ingredients
2 Tbsp Grainy brown mustard
1 Tbsp yellow mustard
3 Tbsp unsalted butter
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp molasses
1 tsp poppy seeds 

Buttered 9x13 glass pan

Preheat oven to 350° F

Make the sauce by putting all of the sauce ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a low simmer. Stir well to full combine. The mustard will help mix the butter into the other ingredients. Set aside.

Remove rolls from package - do not separate.
Slice both packages rolls horizontally about 1/2 way up from the bottom
Fit the bottoms into the 9x13 pan (cut off excess but maximize number of rolls to fit)
Spread Miracle Whip on the top of the roll bottom halves in the pan
Layer several layers of ham slices on top of the Miracle Whip
Layer several layers of swiss cheese slices on top of the ham
Brush on a heavy layer of the sauce on top of the cheese (there should be a little left in the pan)
Put the roll tops on the sauce covered sandwiches
Lightly brush the remaining sauce on the tops of the rolls.
Cover tightly with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil and cut through the ham and cheese between the rolls
Serve immediately