Monday, January 31, 2011

Simple Bracelet

My sister told me about this design and I thought I'd try it.
Here's your materials.

Satin ribbon
Needle and Thread

Thread your needle and knot it. Fold the ribbon and go backwards through the ribbon fold. Then go forwards through the ribbon to set the knot. Start stringing the bead. Continue folding and stringing the beads. After a couple of beads, back stitch a few to keep the strength of the bracelet.

Keep going until you have the length you want.
Back stitch again and knot the string behind the last ribbon loop.
Tie your bow and your done!

Beautiful! Love it!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Roasted Garlic Pizza Rolls

This is a family favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!
Roasted Garlic Pizza Roll

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.

6 large garlic cloves, sliced lengthwise
1/2 cup olive oil

Place garlic and oil in small oven safepan. Roast garlic in oil for 1 hour on lower third of oven. (Your house will smell amazing!... well if you like roasted garlic that is.)

After roasting remove garlic from oil and let both cool. I finely chop about half of the roasted garlic and incorporate it into the dough. Save the rest for another recipe.

Mix the following in a stand mixer:
3 pkg of active dry yeast (3 Tbsp)
2 1/4 cups warm water
(Here's a tip I learned from KAF: if the water is comfortable for you, it will be comfortable for the yeast.)
Mix yeast and water and let stand 5 minutes until creamy.

Stir in 1/3 cup garlic oil into mixture.

In another bowl, whisk together:
7 cups flour
1 Tbsp table salt

Stir 1/2 flour mixture into Oil/Yeast mixture. Add in roasted garlic and
1 Tbsp coarsely chopped rosemary (Fresh is best, but dried is OK)
Add in remaining flour mixture and mix on low for 3 minutes, adding the flour mixture until dough pulls away from the sides. Add more flour if necessary.
Knead dough for 5 minutes, or until dough is soft and slightly sticky. Cover and let rise until double in bulk.

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Punch down and divide dough into 2-3 pieces depending on what you want to do with it. You can either roll it out and top it like a regular pizza, brush it with oil, sprinkle more rosemary and cheese on it and make it like focaccia, or what I did:
Roll out dough on well floured surface. Top with your favorite toppings and cheese, but no sauce. Roll up like a cinnamon roll and seal seam.Do not cut.
Place seam side down on parchment paper. Brush top with oil and sprinkle parmesan cheese. Bake for 25 minutes until done and browned. Let cool slightly and cut into 2-3 inch sections.

Serve with pizza sauce to dip in. Enjoy another version of family Pizza Night!

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