Best Bread Machine Recipe

Baked Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm waterwrks4me_terry_tested-11
    (110 degrees F / 45 degrees C)
  • (1/2 ounce) package of bread machine yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 Tablespoons oil (Canola) – you can also use (4 tablespoons of melted butter or 4 tablespoons of oil instead of the butter/oil combination)
  • 3 cups white bread flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt

 Directions

  1. Place water and yeast into a measuring cup and allow the yeast to foam for 10 minutes
  2. Put water/yeast into bread maker
  3. Add melted butter and oil
  4. Add flour and salt
  5. Select the BASIC or WHITEBREAD SETTING (I use BASIC RAPID)
  6. Press start

Enjoy

 

 

Cauliflower “Taco Style” Stuffed Peppers

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Stuffed Peppers - 2

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups of cauliflower “rice”wrks4me_terry_tested-11
  • 1/2 cup of fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1-2 tablespoons of chili powder (I prefer 1 tablespoon depending on if it “hot” chili powder)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (or regular paprika)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 salt
  • 3 cups of cooked rice (I use parboiled)
  • Red, Yellow, Orange or Green Peppers (sliced in half and chored)
  • Italian Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 cup of Mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Cauliflower Tacos
  2. Use a food processor to make “cauliflower rice” by pulsing cauliflower. Put into a bowl
  3. Pulse mushrooms to the same consistency as the “cauliflower rice”. Add to the cauliflower
  4. Pulse walnuts to the same consistency as
    the “cauliflower rice”. Add to the cauliflower
  5. Sir in soy sauce and add spices and mix together
  6. Spread onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes
  7. Remove and add to cooked rice
  8. Stir in 5-8 tablespoons of Italian tomato sauce
  9. Fill the peppers with cauliflower mixture and top with mozzarella cheese
  10. Spoon Italian tomato sauce over top
  11. Put stuffed pepper into a baking dish
  12. Add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water to the bottom of the backing dish
  13. Bake for 375 degrees F for 20 minutes

Enjoy

Stuffed Peppers - 3

 

 

 

 

 

Terry’s Chicken Stir Fry

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Chicken Stir Fry

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2/3 cup soy sauce wrks4me_terry_tested-11
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil

Stir-Fry

  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, thinly sliced or diced
  • 3 Celery Stocks dices
  • 1 head broccoli, sliced into florets
  • 1 cup of sliced carrots
  • 1 thinly sliced red or green pepper
  • 3 spring (green) onions diced
  • 5 stocks of Boc Choy diced
  • 5 mushrooms quartered
  • 2 tablespoons of canola oil
  • 4 cups of prepare rice
  • Optional sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients for the sauce in a container and put aside
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to fry pan and add chicken
  3. Stir fry til cooked, then put aside
  4. Add 1 tablespoon of canola oil to fry pan and add vegetables except the spring onions
  5. Stir fry and cover til cooked but not overcooked, then remove from pan and put aside, but keep warm
  6. Return the chicken to the fry pan and add the sauce
  7. Continue to heat until sauce thickens and coats chicken
  8. Sprinkle spring onions over top and optional sesame seeds
  9. Serve vegetables and chicken over rice

Enjoy

Chicken Stir Fry 2

 

 

 

 

 

Peas & Pasta

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Pea Fetticini

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking oilwrks4me_terry_tested-11
  • 6-8 Spring onions
  • 1/2 head of broccoli
  • 1/2 cup of celery
  • 1 1/3 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 bunch of fresh mint
  • Milk to cover mixture (1-2 cups)
  • 1 Tablespoon of flour
  • 350 grams of cooked pasta
  • Optional cooked bacon, chicken, salmon or fish

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a pan over medium heat
  2. Chop Broccoli and celery and add to pan
  3. Add spring onions
  4. Add frozen peas
  5. Add diced mint
  6. Cook gently til tender
  7. Stir in 1 tablespoon of flour
  8. Add enough milk to almost cover peas
  9. When sauce begins to bubble use a hand blender and puré til smooth but keep some chunks for texture
  10. Remove from heat and add your favourite pasta
  11. Fold in your favourite optional meat
  12. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve

 

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Add flour and milk to mixture

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Puree mixture but make sure to keeps some chunks

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Add pasta and optional meat and blend. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese

Enjoy

Adapted from youtube video

 

 

 

Autumn Apple Crisp with Walnut Topping

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Apple Crisp - Full

INGREDIENTS

For Filling

  • 8 apples – peeled and cored and sliced into bite sized pieces
    (choose from Cortland, Empire, Spartan)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemonwrks4me_terry_tested-11
  • 1/3 cup of white sugar
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon of butter

Apple CrispFor Topping

  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar

DIRECTIONS

Start with topping first

  1. Combine all dry ingredients together in a bowl
  2. Pour in melted butter and mix well
  3. Set aside until filling is ready

For filling

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Put diced apples into a bowl and drizzle lemon juice over top to prevent browning of apples
  3. Into a pan add butter, white and brown sugar and cinnamon
  4. Cook over medium heat mixing regularly til sugar is caramelized
  5. Add apples and coat them with sugar mixture
  6. Add water and cook til medium tender
  7. Pour mixture into an oven proof dish
  8. Sprinkle topping over top of apples
  9. Bake oven for 20-30 minutes

Remove from oven and serve with ice cream

Enjoy

Adapted from Youtube Video

 

 

 

Oreo Style Slab Pie

Areo Slap Pie - Single

Ingredients:

  • Pie Dough (enough for a 9 x 14 inch rectangular pan) see dough recipe at bottom of page
  • Chocolate ganache (see ganache recipe below)
  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 package 8 oz (250 g) cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 16 Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • 16 Oreo cookies (whole)

Directions:

  1. Roll out pie dough and lay into rectangular pan. Flute edges
  2. With a fork, pierce all over bottom and sides to prevent over puffing of pastry
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown at 375 degrees F. Remove and allow to cook for at least 30 minutes or more
  4. When pie crust is cool, spoon chocolate ganache over bottom of pie crust and put into refrigerator to set
  5. For the filling, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. Put in refrigerator until ready
  6. Put cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in a bowl and with an electric mixer blend until smooth.
  7. Fold in whipped cream and crushed cookies and pour over chocolate mixture in the pan
  8. When ready to serve, push whole Oreo cookies into the cake as shown below. (You can also just crush the cookies and sprinkle over top if you prefer)

Areo Slap Pie

Pie Crust Recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6-8 tablespoons of ice water
  1. Combine all the dry ingredient including the butter for the pie crust into a food processor
  2. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of ice water at a time and pulse the food processor
  3. Continue adding ice water and pulsing til just mixed

To make Ganache

  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate
  • 1 cup of whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon of butter

 

 

  1. Heat whipping cream  in a microwave til very hot
  2. Pour whipping cream over chocolate and add butter
  3. Stir til smooth and glossy
  4. Put into refrigerator and cool til ready to pour over pie crust

Variations:

You could substitute chocolate ganache for chocolate pudding

You could substitute pie crust for your favourite short bread recipe

You could substitute pie crust for my Keto Pie Crust

 

 

 

 

 

Apple and Sour Cherry Pie

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Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - Baked

Ingredients:

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  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 6-8 tablespoons of ice water

Filling

  • 4 peeled and sliced apples (choose from Cortland, Empire, Spartan)
  • 1 can of sour cherries
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon of cloves
  • Lemon juice (for preventing apples from turning brown)

Crumb topping

  • 1/4 cup of oatmeal
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of cold, cubed butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - unbaked

Flan Pan filled with apple mixture and sour cherries

  1. Combine all the dry ingredient including the butter for the pie crust into a food processor
  2. Gradually add 2 tablespoons of ice water at a time and pulse the food processor
  3. Continue adding ice water and pulsing til just mixed
  4. Remove from food processor and roll out to be 2 inches larger than flan pan
  5. Place into the flan pan and trim edges
  6. Chill dough lined pan in refrigerator while you assemble the filling and topping
  7. For the filling sprinkle apples with a little lemon juice to prevent apples from turning brown
  8. Combine the apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, flour and sugar and toss together
  9. Remove flan pan from refrigerator and pour filling mixture into the pan
  10. Add the sour cherries, distributing them evenly
  11. For the topping, combine all ingredient, oatmeal, flour, brown sugar cinnamon and cold butter and with your fingers mix butter with dry ingredients until it looks like course meal.
  12. Sprinkle topping over the filling

    Apple and Sour Cherry Flan - with topping

    Flan with topping before baking

  13. Put flan onto a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 degrees F. and cover edges with foil to prevent burning. Cook for another 15 minutes or until the apples are cooked.
  14. Remove and allow to cool
  15. Serve with a scoop of ice cream or whipping cream

Enjoy

 

 

 

 

Pets de Soeur (Nun’s Farts)

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Pets des seour

Though the name may sound unappetizing, be assured these tasty desserts are pure heaven.

Ingredients:

  • Left over pie dough (see below for recipe
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter or margarine
  • Brown Sugar

Pie dough recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of cold butter (cut into cubes)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoons of ice cold water
  1. Put all dry ingredients into a food processor
  2. Gradually pulse ingredient together
  3. Add 2 tablespoons at a time while pulsing until mixed (don’t over mix)
  4. Place mixture onto a floured board and roll out to desired thickness

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Roll out pie dough
  3. Brush all over with butter or margarine
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon
  5. Sprinkle with brown sugar
  6. Roll pie dough into a log
  7. Cut log into 1/2 slices
  8. Place slices onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or silicon pad
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until done
  10. Cool on a rack and serve

Enjoy

 

 

Terry’s Beard Balm

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Beard Balm 1

wrks4me_terry_tested-11Benefits

Shea Butter: Rich in vitamins and minerals. It helps with dry, itchy, flaky skin
Coconut Oil: Reduces inflammation and locks in moisture
Sweet Almond Oil: Reduces skin inflammation
Jojoba: Closely mimics human oil, and is easily absorbed
Beeswax: Adds texture and hold to beard

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil
  • 5 Tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoons of Jojoba Oil
  • 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons of Shea Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons of Bees Wax

Beard Balm 2Directions

  1. Put 2 inches of water into a large pan and gently heat
  2. Put each oil and the beeswax into separate heat proof containers and heat til melted
  3. In a heat proof measuring cup begin to measure liquidised oils and beeswax and continue to heat gently
  4. After all the oils and beeswax are added, stir gently and pour into heat proof containers (I used three 6 oz metal containers)
  5. Allow to cool and store with a lid

 

Beard Balm 3To use

Take a little of your Beard Balm between fingers and allow the oil to melt in your palm. Rub into your beard and underlying skin. Comb your beard and voila.

 

 

Walnut Cream Cake (Egyptian Cake)

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Walnut Cake

INGREDIENTS

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  • 1/2 cup of ground walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 large egg whites

First Cream (Vanilla)

  • 4 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1 cup of butter (room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 8 egg yolks (Remaining from the sponge cake layer)
  • 2 cups of whole milk

Second Cream

  • 1 1/2 cups of whipping cream
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts

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DIRECTIONS:

Sponge Cake

  1. In a 9″ spring pan line bottom with parchment paper (set aside)
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  3. In a cool bowl, put in the egg whites, a pinch of salt and lemon juice, then beat until light and fluffy
  4. Add sugar a little at a time while beating and until the whites are stiff and glossy
  5. Sprinkle flour on top and carefully fold in with a spatula
  6. Add the ground walnuts and fold in
  7. Pour into the bottom of the spring pan and put in the oven for 12-15 minutes
  8. Remove and run a knife around the edges to remove and let cool
  9. Repeat recipe to make 3 additional sponge cakes

First Cream (Vanilla Cream)

Step 1

  1. In a pot put eggs yolks then add corn starch a little at a time and whisk together til blended
  2. Add milk and sugar and continue to blend til smooth
  3. Put pot on stove over medium heat and continue to stir til it get thick
  4. Take off stove and add vanilla extract and mix
  5. Cover with plastic wrap and let cool

Step 2

  1. Put butter in a bowl and whip with mixer will light and fluffy
  2. Add First Cream (Vanilla Cream) by spoon a little at a time and continue to whip with electric mixer

Second Cream

  1. Put sugar in a fry pan and gently heat will sugar has melted and become amber in colour
  2. Add the walnuts and stir til walnuts are covered with sugar syrup
  3. Pour onto a silicon mat and let cool completely (note: do not touch as the syrup is very hot)
  4. When cool, put the mixture into a food processor and pulse til fine
  5. Meanwhile in a bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream til stiff
  6. Fold in the walnut mixture (keep some walnut mixture for decoration)

Assembly

  1. Put a layer of sponge cake on a cake plate (remember to remove parchment paper from each sponge cake layer)
  2. Spread a generous layer of First Cream (Vanilla Cream) over the sponge cake
  3. Then spread a layer of Second Cream
  4. Put a second sponge layer on top of the cream layers and repeat putting the First and Second Creams on top
  5. Repeat with third sponge cake and cream layers
  6. Put last sponge cake on top of cream layers and cover with remaining First Cream (Vanilla Cream)
  7. With the Second Cream, cover the sides of the cake
  8. Decorate the top by piping some additional whipped cream or second cream and sprinkle with remaining fine walnut mixture

Put in the refrigerator and enjoy

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