Thursday, January 28, 2010

Beer Bread Mix Recipes (things to do with the mix)

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Homemade mix recipe included!

At the bottom of this post, for your convenience, I posted the beer bread mix recipe (if you search my blog, I have posted this before once or twice) . Its easy and requires bisquick, just basics most people have on hand.


PS I made labels if you search my blog, you can find it...for my beer bread mix I make...its super cheap to make! Feel free to use the label. Now on with the recipes.

Beer Bread Pizza

Bountiful beer bread mix (or homemade version)
12 oz beer
Veg oil
Pizza sauce

Combine first two ingredients. Cover and let rest 5 min. Grease hands with oil, press dough onto greased pizza pan Bake at 375° for 15-20 mins. Top with sauce and toppings and bake an addition 10-15 mins or until heated through. Crust will be thick and chewy.

Beer bread Biscuits

Beer bread mix
1 T spinach and herb seasoning
12 oz beer
1-2 T garlic garlic
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
3 T melted butter

Combine herb mix, beer and cheese. Add beer bread mix, stir 20 sec. Drop dough by generous Tablespoons onto greased pizza stone or baking sheet. Add Garlic Garlic to butter and drizzle over each biscuit. Bake at 350° for 25-30 mins. Makes 8-12 servings.

Garlic, Olive and Cheese Bread

Beer bread mix
2 T garlic garlic
12 oz beer
½ c sliced black olives
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
3 T melted butter

Combine first 5 ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan; drizzle with butter. Bake at 375° for 35-40 mins.

Pepperoni Cheese Bread

Beer bread mix
2-3 T garlic garlic
12 oz beer
2 c grated mozzarella cheese
1 c sliced pepperoni

Combine ingredients, pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375° for 60-75 mins.

Cinnamon Beer Bread

Beer bread mix
12 oz mountain dew
½ c cinnamon chips
3 T melted butter
1 T sugar

Combine first three ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375° 35-40 minutes.

Cinnamon Vanilla Beer bread

Beer bread mix
12 oz vanilla coke
3 T sugar
1 c cinnamon chips

Combine all ingredients, pour into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375° for 35-40 mins.

Mexican Beer Bread

Beer bread mix
12 oz beer
15 oz can creamed corn
1 c yellow cornmeal
4 oz can whole green chilies
1 c shredded cheddar cheese
4 T melted butter
Seasoned salt

Combine first four ingredients. Pour half of batter into greased 9 x 13 baking dish. Separate chilies into strips and lay on batter. Sprinkle with cheese. Spread remaining batter on top over chilies and cheese. Drizzle with butter and sprinkle with seasoned salt. Bake at 375° for 45-50 mins or until golden brown Cool slightly and cut into squares.

Cranberry Nut Bread

Beer bread mix
1 c dried cranberries
½ c chopped walnuts
12 oz can mountain dew

Combine all ingredients, spread into greased loaf pan. Bake at 375° for 35-40 mins.

Cranberry Orange Walnut Bread

Beer bread mix
¾ c sprite
¾ c orange juice
½ c jellied cranberry sauce
Chopped walnuts
2-3 t sugar

Combine first three ingredients. Stir in cranberry sauce and walnuts.
For muffins, pour batter into greased muffin tins and bake at 400° for 18-20 minutes. For bread, bake in a greased loaf pan at 375° for 50-55 mins. Sprinkle sugar on top of muffins or loaf before baking.

Irish Soda Bread

Beer bread mix
12 oz can carbonated beverage (beer, club soda, mountain dew)
2 c raisins
1 T caraway seeds

Preheat oven to 375° Combine bread mix, raisins, and caraway seeds in a large bowl. Pour in carbonated beverage. Quickly and firmly stir together for 25-30 seconds. Do not overmix. Batter will be lumpy. Pour into greased 9 inch loaf pan and bake 50-55 mins. Wonderful served hot or cool completely.

Sausage Bread

Beer bread mix
12 oz beer
1 lb Italian sausage crumbled and cooked
½ c romano cheese shredded (parm will do)
3 T butter

Preheat oven to 375° Mix bread mix, with beer, fold in sausage and cheese. Place in greased loaf pan and top with butter. Bake 55 mins or until golden brown.

Dip in your fav spaghetti sauce.

Beer Batter Fish

1 c bountiful beer batter mix
1 c beer
Combine and dip fish in and fry

Banana Bountiful Beer Bread

bountiful beer bread mix ( listed the mix recipe at the bottom or see my blog if you lose it)
12 oz gingerale
2-3 mashed over ripe bananas
1-2 T cinnamon sugar
3 T melted butter
creamy caramel sauce (I am sure you can use the topping for ice cream or make your own)

Combine first four ingredients. Pour into greased loaf pan top with butter. Bake at 350° for 50-55 mins. Poke top with knife and pour warmed creamy caramel sauce
Cool completely.

Here is another

Bountiful Holiday Bread

Bountiful beer bread mix
12 oz black cherry soda
¼-½ c chopped pecans
1 c chopped maraschino cherries
½ c chopped dates

Combine all ingredients. Bake at 350° for 50-55 mins.

Bountiful Cornbread

bountiful beer bread mix (posted recipe and its on my blog )
15 oz can creamed corn
1/3 c oil

combine ingredients and bake at 375° for 50-55 mins. Cool completely.

Cinnamon bun bread

bountiful beer bread mix (you know lol)
12 oz A & W Cream Soda
1 T cinnamon
2 T sugar
3 T melted butter

Combine first 4 ing. blend until moistened. Pour into greased loaf pan. Pour melted butter over top, sprinkle with additional cinnamon sugar mixture.
Bake at 350° for 55-60 mins. Slice or cube while still warm, drizzle with frosting (probably a powder sugar/milk mixture)?

Pineapple Bread

Bountiful beer bread mix
12 oz 7up
20 oz can crushed pineapple (drained)
3 T melted butter

Combine first three ing. and stir until moistened. Spread in greased loaf pan. Drizzle with butter, bake at 375° for 50-55 mins. Cool completely.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Bread

bountiful beer bread mix
6 oz package peanut butter chips
12 oz grape or strawberry soda
1/3 C jelly (same flavor as soda)
3 T melted butter

Combine first four ingredients. Blend until moistened. Spread into greased loaf pan; top with melted butter. Bake as directed on package. (350° 50-55 mins)

this one looks incredible!!!!!!
Summer Bread

Bountiful beer bread mix
12 oz orange juice
1 c raspberries
5 T powder sugar
1 T orange juice

Prepare bread mix with orange juice and raspberries, bake at 350° 50-55 mins. Prepare glaze by mixing powder sugar with remaining oj until glaze consistency. Pour over prepared bread while still warm. Cool completely

White Chocolate Pecan Scones
bountiful beer bread mix
12 oz cream soda
1½ c white chocolate chips
½ c chopped pecans
butter spray

Combine first 4 ing, stir 20-30 seconds. Drop by large spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet; spray tops with butter spray (ew? would brushed real butter work?) Bake at 350° for 30-35 mins.

Beer Batter Bread

Makes 1 loaf

3 cups flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

3 tablespoons sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 bottle (12 ounces) beer, at room temperature

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


Preheat the oven to 375°F. In a mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add the beer all at once, mixing as little as possible; the batter should be lumpy. Pour the batter into a 9-x-5-x-3-inch loaf pan and brush with the melted butter. Bake in the oven for 35 to 40 minutes, or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool.

PS you can add cheese to this or jalapeno peppers or whatever you would any other beer bread.

Monday, January 25, 2010

FREE COOKBOOK Are you keeping up?

Taste of Home's newest digital cookbook. Great not!

I think my link takes ya to page 69 (the mac and cheese section) check out the whole book.

Gracie Allen Recipe (silly fun)

For those who remember dear Gracie Allen and the smiles she brought to all who watched.

Gracie Allen's Classic Roast Beef Recipe

1 large Roast of beef

1 small Roast of beef

Take the two roasts and put them in the oven.

When the little one burns, the big one is done.

This was sent in to a canning group I belong to..thanks Vernice! It made my day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Allen's Artisan Breakfast Pizza

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Allen is the breakfast man! He made this Sunday for our teenagers and the spare teenagers that were here for the night. Even though he had already made me dippy eggs and latkas, I had to have a piece of this, and did...see, I could not wait to take a pic, had to have a few nibbles first!!

Yeah, I am such a hog, here is my bitten piece lol. I didn't think to take pics when it first came out, I was sort of pre-occupied (with my cafeworld or something dumb lol)

With the pics I did take, you can get the idea.

Oh, that is parchment, he isn't sure why he used it lol. He thought ya had to but not if you roll it out on the stone..only if you are transferring it from one surface to the stone.

You will want to make this on a baking stone...the results are incredible!  Pampered Chef's stones are the best you can get.  Quality!

1/3 batch of Pizza Dough (enough for a pizza)

2 frozen hash brown potatoes

4 T melted butter, divided

6 slices deli ham

8 eggs

salt and pepper

First he took my dough (I talked about this before...I use the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day, master recipe with my own modifications, and you can find this info in my search bar here from another blog post of mine)

Anyway, my dough, he drizzled 2 T melted butter over it, and then spread 2 C frozen shredded has brown potatoes on top. Baked it at 375° for 8 minutes. Add chopped ham, bake 5 minutes longer. Pull out and slice into 8 pizza slices. Drizzle 2 T butter again over it. Add an egg to each slice (we used a glass prep bowl to slide it exactly where we wanted it). Broil on high for 3 minutes, or until egg is set up and no "egg white hockers" are left...should be like a dippy egg with no slime.

Salt and Pepper to taste

I did not note the spices he used on the potatoes, basil and chives, but any variation is good. You can also add green pepper, onion, bacon, sausage, whatever.

This is to die for and the teenagers really dug it!

steamy pic!

And OF COURSE I used my awesome Pampered Chef baking stones..this dark one shown here is 15+ years old. When they get that dark, they are worth their weight in gold I tell ya! Yes, those light tan colored stones will eventually get this awesome patina. First they look now, then a little ugly, almost embarrassing...then light brown, then dark brown!
And I wash mine with soap even though they tell ya not to. I don't soak it in soapy water but I give it a quick wash with soapy washrag, and have done this for 15 years on all of my stones, never had a soapy taste, but that is your call with your stones..

Here is the best book for making breads and pizza doughs.  No kneading, toss it all in, stir with a wooden spoon and let it rise 2 hours.

Calories in one slice of Allen's breakfast pizza (because I always want to know how many calories are in my I write down everything that is in it, then divide by amount of servings it gives:


FAT: 11g

Oh one last thing..if my sisters and mom are reading..Allen is so good at making breakfast, our next sister breakfast will have to be the first warm weekend in April on my patio, with Allen as our cook/waiter etc lol. I can relax and hang out with you guys then. In fact, I may have to think about having it indoors sooner, just to make him make this for you all!

To purchase a baking stone, visit Pampered Chef.  Theirs are superior.  You can't go wrong.

dough recipe can be found on the link below...its from the awesome book Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day.

A little Ditty about Gluten and pizza dough

I went to King Arthur for the difference between bread flour and high gluten flour. I make my pizza dough with the Sir Lancelot, but have to travel almost a half hour to get it. Its not a bad drive, when I am at Echo Hill for other things too, but when that is all I am out of, I want an I looked into what is the difference between Sir Lancelot and Bread flours.

The gluten content is determined by the percentage of protein in the flour.

All purpose: 11.7 % protein
Bread: 12.7
Sir Lancelot: 14.7

So there ya have it . I made the pizza dough with bread flour, it and was good. A touch better than with all purpose and almost as good as Sir Lancelot high gluten....they are all pretty close. I have to check out my fav mail order company for the price of an equivalent protein content flour

If I had to make it for a king or president, I would go for the Sir Lancelot. Definitely a difference, but again, not a big deal if I run out sometime and want to make pizza.

Visit my website in February for the baking stone sale!
Unglazed stones are 20% off!
See my website for sale details, and awesome prices on stones. Baking stones yield the best, most awesome baked product!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

200 Calorie pancakes and more great health tips

This was a great video I saw on AOL this mornin.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mini Muffin Frittatas

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These are adorable bite sized egg omelet like muffins. They taste great hot or even at room temp. Have jelly out for spooning on top of eggs if desired.

Makes 20 mini friatas, I double this and use two muffin tins for my family of four. We like to eat!

I brush a little oil on the muffin tins usually so they slide out easily. I forgot once and they still did come out but for insurance, I do brush oil on mine.

In a batter bowl:

4 eggs (beaten)
1/2 c whole milk
2-3 slices deli ham, chopped
1/4 c fresh grated parmesan cheese
1 T dry basil (more if using fresh)
dash of salt
about a T fresh cracked pepper

Mix all with a whisk and ladle into muffin tins. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes until eggs are set. They will look puffy but once you take them out, they will fall again, that is normal.

What a mess I made huh? lol.

Happy Happy Joy Joy..these take 5 mins of prep time and less than 10 mins to cook up. What a fast great breakfast or brunch idea and they are great made the night before and the kids can grab a few on the way out the door.


I broke down the calories, fat and carbs in these because I am back on track with my calorie counting, and exercise regimen, used my Biggest Loser calorie counter book per ingredients I used.

Per Frittata

Calories: 31.75
Fat: 1.65 g
Carbs: .325 g


The difference between whole milk and 2% milk is not enough for me to switch to lowfat! We use whole milk because I have read many places and believe that lowfat causes prostate and many other cancers. I have boys so we just use whole milk.

Per cup Whole milk 2 % milk

Cal: 150 120
Fat: 8 g 5 g
Carbs 12 g 12 g

If you Omit the ham and add jalapenos...
they are 18.5 calories and 1.15 g fat
I all these Holy Caliente Frittatas