Challah Rolls

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  • 3 tsps dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsps flour

Mix all with 1/2 cup warm water and let proof for 5-6 minutes

In a mixer bowl, put

  • 4 cups flour to start ( may need to add 1/2-1 cup more depending on how sticky the dough is)
  • 1-1/4 cups warm water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 eggs

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Russian Crow’s Feet

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  • 7 oz. farmers’ cheese crumbled in bowl
  • 6 tbsps very soft, almost melted butter
  • 1-½ cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Mix cheese and butter on mixer and then add flour, salt and vanilla and blend till almost comes together.  Turn out onto a board and knead it till it forms a ball. Wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight.

Divide dough into 12 pieces.  Roll each piece into a 6-7” circle (cut with bowl to make them all the same size if you wish).

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Chocolate Chip Espresso Angel Food Cake

  • 1-⅓ cups cake flour
  • 2 tsps. Instant espresso powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

Pout all 3 in bowl and whisk to aerate and blend.  Set aside.

In a mixer bowl, put

  • 12 egg whites (about 1-¾ cups) – reserve yolks for another use

Whip the whites until forthy, then slowly add

  • 1 tsp cream of tartar

Blend in at medium speed.  Then increase speed to high and slowly add

  • 1-¾ cups sugar

Continue to beat until stiff peaks.

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Peanut Butter Brittle

Peanut Butter Brittle HDView video here.

  • 2 large cups of peanut butter chips
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1-3/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tbsps water
  • 3 tbsps light corn syrup

Scatter one cup chips on a silpat lined or heavily buttered pan with sides.

In a pot, put butter, sugar, water and corn syrup.  Over medium heat, keep stirring mixture until it reaches 300 degrees – THIS COULD TAKE HALF AN HOUR OR SO!  STIR CONSTANTLY!!! Continue reading