Sunday, March 29, 2009

Ryan's Wheat Bread

2 1/2 cups wheat flour
3 cups white flour
1/4 cup melted butter
1 TB yeast
1/2 TB salt
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup warm water
1 cup milk

Mix water and yeast and let sit for 5 minutes. Mix remaining ingredients then knead in kitchen aid for 2-3 minutes. Let rise in the bowl until double in size. Punch down then separate into two loaves (dough will be sticky). Put dough into 2 greased bread pans. Let rise again until double in size. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
- Jensa

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Frosted Banana Bars

I will never make regular banana bread again! These were so dang good (tweaked from

¼ cup butter, softened
¾ cups granulated sugar
1 egg
½ cup sour cream
½ tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
½ tsp baking soda
dash of salt
2 mashed ripe bananas

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a 9x13 pan. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the sour cream and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl; stir into the batter. Finally, mix in the mashed banana. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow bars to cool completely before frosting.

Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
½ cup powdered sugar
dash of salt
½ tsp vanilla
¾ cups heavy whipping cream

In a large bowl combine cream cheese, sugar, salt and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. Set aside. In another medium bowl, beat whipped cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture and frost banana bars. Yum!

- Jensa

Sunday, March 1, 2009


3 cups flour
1 tsp. Baking Powder
2 1/2 cups water
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. dark brown sugar
oil for deep frying
sugar and cinnamon to roll in

Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and set aside. Bring measured water to a boil then add salt ans brown sugar, stirring constantly until dissolved. Remove from heat and add flour and baking powder. Beat until smooth with either beaters or a fork.

Beat in eggs one at a time until smooth and glossy. Set batter aside to cool. Put into a piping bag with a star nozzle. (when I did this with my roommates we didnt have one so we just rolled it with our hands. It didn't turn out as pretty but then we could make it into different shapes- donuts, balls, hearts, etc.)

Have a pan or deep fryer with at least 2- inches deep of oil. Heat to 375 degrees F. Place batter in oil and let cook until golden brown (or longer if your churro is really thick). Then roll immediately into cinnamon and sugar mixture. Let cool a few minutes before eating.

These were seriously some of the best churros I've ever had!!!