Wednesday, February 13, 2013

our two favorite bread machine recipes :: cinnamon rolls and pizza!

1 c. milk
1 large egg (whisk before you add!)
4 tbls. butter or margarine (i always melt mine)
3 and 1/3 c. bread flour
3 tbls. sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. active dry yeast

i always add in this order, regardless of what my machine manual says. before i add the yeast, i create a little "volcano" in the dry ingredients almost all the way down to the liquid, and add my yeast into that hole. then program your machine to the dough cycle.

when the cycle is done, place on lightly floured suface and knead for about a minute then let rest for about fifteen minutes. then, roll dough into a rectangle about fifteen x ten inches. Spread 1/4 cup melted butter over dough to edges, then sprinkle the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg (i actually mix these together ahead of time). roll dough up tightly on long side. press edges to seal and form into a foot long, evenly shaped roll. with a piece of dental floss, cut roll into now inch pieces. place rolls cut side down into a greased 13 x 9 inch baking pan. cover and let rise in warm, draft free place until double in size, about thirty to forty-five minutes.

for the filling:
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg

bake in preheated 375 degrees oven for twenty to twenty-five minutes or until golden brown. cool in pan for ten minutes before drizzling with icing.

for the icing:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 and 1/2 c powdered sugar
1 and 1/2 tsp. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

soften cream cheese then add in other ingredients in mixer until well blended. then enjoy!

1 c. flat beer
2 tbls. melted butter
2 tbls. sugar
1 tsp. salt
2 and 1/2 c. bread machine flour
2 and 1/4 tsp. yeast

again, add in this order and create a "volcano" in dry ingredients, almost all the way down to the wet ingredients, then add yeast into hole. select dough cycle and press start.

when done, remove dough and roll and press to fit your pizza pan (we love our pampered chef pizza stone for this!) brush lightly with olive oil then let rest, covered, for fifteen minutes.

spread sauce and other desired ingredients, add to preheated oven of 400 degrees and bake till crust is lightly brown and crispy on the outside, about twenty-four minutes.

let me know what you think!


melissa rohr said...

Yum! I will take both.