Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Zucchini Garlic Herb Bread

We picked our first zucchinis from the garden yesterday, so for dinner we made my favorite bread.

Zucchini Garlic Herb Bread

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
2-3 T honey
2 1/4 tsp yeast
4-5 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 cup (or 1 small/medium) zucchini- grated
3-4 T chopped herbs
2-4 cloves minced garlic (I use more than this since I like garlic)

Combine the milk, honey and butter and warm until the butter is almost melted. In your mixer bowl, combine salt, yeast and 1 cup flour. Add in the milk mixture and mix well.

Add 2 more cups of flour, zucchini, garlic and herbs. I use whatever I have on hand- sage, basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, though this time it was just oregano and thyme.

Knead using the dough hook, adding additional flour as needed. Knead for 5-10 min. Allow the dough to rest covered for 15 minutes.

Grease a large pizza pan and using oiled hands press the dough on to the pan. Cover and allow to rest another 15 minutes. Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until slightly golden. You can brush with butter before or after baking if you wish. This also makes a great pizza dough.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Cupcake Bouquet Creation

This one was for a 6 yr old's birthday party

I absolutely love how the colors turned out!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Waterfall Birthday Cake

My youngest son turned 4 last week. We had a backyard BBQ party for him this weekend. His cake request?

A waterfall

I started with 3 layers and realized it would be way too small for the 30 people coming, so I upped it to 5 layers. A 12in, a 9 in and three 6 in rounds.

It was big hit and the birthday boy loved it!