Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

Homemade ranch dressing in a small jar
Homemade ranch dressing in a small jar

Ranch salad dressing is a popular salad dressing, which has been in the United States since before World War II. While this homemade recipe calls for buttermilk, this recipe can also be made with plain milk or a 50-50 mix of plain yogurt and plain milk.

Servings

  • Makes 2 1/2 cups
  • About 40, 1 tablespoon or 20, 2 tablespoons servings

Approximate Serving Calories 

  • Ranch Dressing – 1 tablespoon 65 Calories
  • Ranch Dressing – 2 tablespoons 129 Calories


Ingredients

  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons  all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons snipped chives
  • l teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
  • 1/2 cup  mayonnaise


Directions

  • Combine buttermilk and flour in a 1 quart mixing bowl
  • whisk or stir until smooth
  • Add chives, parsley, garlic salt, onion salt and pepper
  • Microwave on high until mixture boils and thickens stirring twice; about 
    4 minutes
  • Cool to room temperature and stir in mayonnaise

Storage

  • Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
  • The dressing should be safe to eat for at least a week

Jam Filled Croissants

croissants filled with jam
croissants filled with jam

These jam-filled croissants are a nice addition to the holiday table as finger food treats or a nice weekend breakfast addition. Particularly if you happen to have a few jars of preserves which you’d like to use up. Also, if you happen to have some of those little gifts jars of preserves or more than one jar of preserves open,you can make them a croissant surprise by changing up which preserve flavor is in each croissant, just to make things interesting.

Time needed

  • 10 minutes preparation
  • plus 15-18 min baking time
  • Total: about 28 minutes

Yield

  • 6-7 servings

Equipment

  • Cookie sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spatula
  • Rolling pin

Ingredients

  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • Your favorite preserve (Jam, fruit butter, conserve, marmalade, Jelly or compote)
  • egg wash
    • 1 tablespoon warm milk
    • 1 and egg, beat together)

Directions

  • First, preheat oven to 350°F, 180°C or gas mark 4.
  • In a mixing bowl,combine all ingredients (except the egg wash jam and filling) and gently combine until the dough just comes together.
  • Dust your work surface with flour and your rolling pin
  • Rolling the dough into a rectangle roughly two to three times as long as it is wide.
  • Cut into long-tipped triangles with a pizza cutter or sharp knife; cutting in a diagonal pattern from one end to the other.
  • Put 1½ teaspoons of your chosen filling into the wider end of each triangle
  • Roll dough triangle from  the wide side towards the tip being careful not to let the filling leak out.
  • Line an ungreased cookie sheet, lined with non-stick parchment paper
  • Position rolled croissants on top with a gap to allow bread to rise and not touch one another.
  • Whisk egg and warm milk together and lightly brush each croissant with the egg wash
  • Put on the middle shelf of the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

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Black & White Brownies

Black And White Brownies
Black And White Brownies

Black and white brownie is a chocolate dessert that comes in various form such as cakey or fudgy depending on its density. They include cream cheese, nuts, chocolate chips, and other ingredients. You can spice it up using vanilla for a better delicacy.

Additionally, it is a common lunch box food among the Americans, and you can also find it in most of the popular coffeehouses and restaurants. They are typically served warm with ice cream, and most folks usually accompany it with milk.

Origins Of The Black And White Brownie

Black and white brownie originated from the United States of America at the end of 19th century, and its popularity grew in Canada during the first of 20 the century.

It is associated with being a creation of Bertha Palmer; the owner of Palmer house hotel and a prominent Chicago socialite. She requested for the cake that could be included in lunch boxes.

The fame of black and white brownie grew after she attended world’s Columbian Exposition.The earliest known recipe appeared in service club cookbook,home cookery Boston globe and the 1906 edition of farmer cookbook.

Black And White Brownie Flavors And Characteristics

Black and white brownie come in many flavors depending on what you want. They are characterized by being:

  • Fudgy
  • Dense
  • Packed full of chocolate
  • Infinitely customizable

You can flavor your brownies with:

  • Salted caramel
  • Peanut butter
  • Cheesecake
  • Vanilla

What makes great brownie for home cooks to make?

Well, when it comes to brownies, its beauty lies in the fact that any recipe used results in a delicious brownie that is why it is suitable for most home cooks. Some prefer a cake like texture, while others prefer the fudgy and more dense texture.

Additionally, the ingredients are readily available, and you do not need professional skills to bake brownies. All you need to do is to understand the flavor that you want and follow the simple procedures given in recipe books .Eventually, you will have your yummy brownie!

Here is a quick recipe to get you started.

Black And White Brownie Ingredients
Black And White Brownie Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Flour – 133 gr (4,6 oz)
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp
  • Pinch of salt
  • Vanilla sugar – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 150 gr ( 5 oz)
  • Eggs – 3 pieces
  • Milk chocolate -100 gr ( 3,5 oz ) + Butter – 83 gr ( 2,9 oz)
  • White chocolate – 100 gr ( 3,5 oz ) + Butter – 83 gr ( 2,9 oz)

Directions

  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave and mix until homogeneous. Leave to cool to room temperature.

Melted Chocolate And Butter
Melted Chocolate And Butter

  • Egg with sugar and vanilla sugar and salt mix with a mixer until smooth white lush mass.

Egg with sugar and vanilla sugar and salt mix
Egg with sugar and vanilla sugar and salt mix

  • Add the well-sieved flour with baking powder and stir until smooth

Add flour and baking powder mix
Add flour and baking powder mix

Stir mix until smooth
Stir mix until smooth

  • Divide the dough into two equal parts. In one piece put the milk chocolate, in the second part put the white chocolate.

Divide the dough into two equal parts
Divide the dough into two equal parts

  • Prepare the mold, I used a shape 24 cm in diameter, covered with baking paper.
  • In turn, put the dough, first the dark then put the white, then again the dark and so on to the end.

Put the doughs in alternation colors
Put the doughs in alternation colors

  • Bake about 25-30 minutes at 180C\350F\4 gas mark

If you serve hot brownies, put a small scoop of ice cream on top. Bon Appetit

Serving

  • 10-12 brownies

 

Holiday Hand Pies And Empanadas

Empanadas
Empanadas

Hand pies are usually a great addition to your holiday. It ensures your appetite is alright and keeps you excited about meals. An Empanadas is a good example of a hand pie and is really a delicious treat. You can eat as an appetizer before a major meal especially when you are on holiday. Really, in terms of how you eat them, your options are limitless. When it comes to preparing them yourself, you can get even more creative. Once you get the basics down, you’ll be making empanadas all the time. To make them even healthier, experiment with fish and shellfish options for more nutritious benefits.

The Simplicity Of Empanadas

Making empanadas is quite simple. Basically, you must make the dough, prepare the filling, and decide whether you will fry or bake them.

The Empanada Dough

The type of dough you prepare varies. Some recipes are little more than a basic bread dough recipe, while the more authentic varieties include either lard of butter for a more pastry-like effect. For these latter varieties, you typically need to wait a few hours to let the dough rest before cutting it into circles and preparing the actual empanadas.

The Empanada Filling

The second part in making empanadas requires that you select the fillings and prepare this filling to be wrapped in the dough. Whether using fish, shellfish, or any other type of meat or poultry, you should first cook the chosen filling, adding your selected seasonings as well. Once this is prepared, you might want to add cheese to the mixture as well for extra flavor. With the filling ready, you’ll need to start forming the empanadas.

Forming The Empanada

To make the empanadas you’ll need to form circles with the dough. The larger the circle, the larger the empanada. From there you need to put a few spoonfuls of filling in each circle, then fold the circle in half and seal by either folding the dough or using a fork to press the two edges together. With your oil or oven heated, within 10 to 12 minutes your tasty empanadas will be ready to be enjoyed.

Jelly, Jam, Compote, Fruit Preserves, Or Fruit Butter Empanadas

Although this recipe is easy, you must consider some time before you start, because for them to taste best requires preparation beforehand.

  • First, a day before, mix the butter and cream cheese until they reach a smooth point
    • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • Add the dry ingredients and neat the dough, but do not over work
    • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 tablespoons sugar
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Shape the dough mix into small round balls and have them wrap in cling wrap, refrigerate them overnight or for as long as you want to, a week at the most.
  • Once you are ready to bake the empanadas, take the dough out from the refrigerator and preheat your oven at 375ºF or 190ºC degrees.
  • Take the dough balls and roll them out until about 1/8″ thick,
  • Your dough rounds should be twice you desired empanada size,
  • Put a spoonful of jelly, jam, compote, fruit preserves, or fruit butter in the center of each dough round, fold in half, and press the edges together,
  • Put the empanadas on an ungreased cookie sheet, lined with non-stick parchment paper, and bake for 20 minutes, until the dough is a medium golden brown,
  • Immediately after finish baking sprinkle with sugar or cinnamon sugar, let cool, and share them with anyone.

 

Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

Pumpkin Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

October is fast approaching, and a variety of pumpkin-spice recipes is sure to brace our kitchen.  Pumpkin recipes taste delicious and give your body that extra boost of veggie goodness.

Pumpkin muffins are perfect breakfast treats as we settle into the fall. The spice blend gives them incredible autumn flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredient

US measure

Metric measure

Cooked and pureed pumpkin1 cup250 ml
Organic whole wheat self-raising flour7/8 cup207 ml
Baking powder1 teaspoon5 ml
Buttermilk or full-fat milk¾ cup180ml
Baking soda1 teaspoon5 ml
Granulated white sugar¾ cup180 ml
Raisins or dried cranberries1 cup240 ml
Ground cinnamon1 ½ teaspoons7.5 ml
Salt½ teaspoon2.5 ml
Vanilla extract1 teaspoon5 ml
Ground cloves¼ teaspoon1.25 ml
Ground ginger½ teaspoon2.5 ml
Nutmeg¼ teaspoon1.25 ml
Eggs2 large

Recipe Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400F or 205C and place rack in the center of the oven.
  • Prepare the muffin pan (use a nonstick vegetable spray).
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, add pumpkin puree, buttermilk, and vanilla extract. Whisk until well combined. Add in the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition until well mixed. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, mix the dry ingredients – flour, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the milk/egg/puree ingredients and mix until combined.
  • Add raisins or dried cranberries
  • Fill the muffin cups to about 2/3 full with the batter using an ice cream scoop (you can also use two spoons as an alternative).
  • Place in your oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack.

Servings

This recipe makes 12 muffins.

How best to serve the dish?

These muffins can be enjoyed at any time of the day with your favorite drink.

How to store

Wrap each muffin in a paper towel and place them in a sealable bag or airtight container and store at room temperature for 5 days, or put them in the freezer.

How long can it be stored?

Frozen  Pumpkin Muffins can last up to three months.

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake

While you can eat this cheesecake anytime, it is most like to appear during the fall and holiday season.  A pumpkin cheesecake eats well ‘Naked’ (without toppings), which is my favorite way to enjoy it with a side of coffee. however, many folks like it with a topping.

Recipe Ingredients

Ingredient

US measure

Metric measure

Crust Ingredients

Vanilla-flavored wafer-style cookie or favorite toasted wafer cookie flavor7 oz200 grams
Sugar1 tablespoon15 ml
Butter, unsalted6 tablespoons90 ml

Cheesecake Ingredients

Cream cheese – room temperature16 oz450 grams
Sugar1 ½ cup343 ml
Pumpkin or winter squash puree15 oz425 grams
Egg3
Greek yogurt, plain3/4 cup177 ml
Vanilla extract1 tablespoon1 tablespoon
Pumpkin pie spice1 ½ teaspoon7 ml
Salt½ teaspoon2 ml

Pan Size

Dish/Pan
US measure
Metric measure
9 x 3 inches12 cups23 x 8 cm2.8 liters

Recipe Directions

The Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 325 F(163 C)
  • Prepare a greased springform pan. Use baking paper for the base and sides of the pan. Then, lightly butter the inside of the baking paper.
  • Using a food processor, pulse crush wafers. Add butter and process.
  • Press the mixture into the base and sides of the baking pan. Shake and tap firmly as you go.
  • Place the crust in a fridge for 20 minutes to chill while you make the filling.

The Filling

  • Combine cheese, yogurt, and sugar in food processor until smooth. Then add pumpkin, eggs, vanilla, pie spice and salt.  Continue mixing until combined – do not overwork it.
  • Pour cheesecake filling into prepared springform pan and bake until firm around the edges, but the center still displays motion when shaken gently. About 1 hour 30 minutes to 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack to room temperature.
  • Then thin bladed knife (plastic recommend to protect your pan)around the edge to free the cheesecake. Remove springform ring.
  • Refrigerate until cool and set; about 8 hours.

Servings

Use a chef’s knife to slice into 12 servings.

How best to serve the dish?

Serve cool or at room temperature.

Topping Recommendations

Many folks like cheesecake with a topping and there are numerous ways to dress up your pumpkin cheesecake.  Perhaps, the easiest way, if you’re pressed for time, would be to use some pie filling as a topper.  Something seasonally appropriate, like apple pie filling or something more daring like peach, cherry, or mixed berry.

How to store

Allow to cool off completely, put in a well-sealed container or use a plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.

How long can it be stored?

It can be last for three days in the refrigerator.

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Autumn Bread Recipe

Bread With Nuts
Bread With Nuts

Autumn Bread Machine Recipe

If you tried a lot of different recipes from your bread machine recipe book and now you want to cook something new and unique to make some moments special then you must need to read our today’s post. Today we are going to make a unique and simple, delicious bread machine recipe. First of all, we all need to know about our recipe history and also why this recipe is important? And from where its delicious taste comes. Basically autumn is a very beautiful season and everyone like this season because its very silent and romantic part of the year, but in this season we also like to eat autumn fruits such as dry fruits, nuts, etc. So why not we try to make a unique recipe by using these autumn fruits nuts and bread. You will shock to see the method of our today’s recipe because it looks very unique and delicious some people thought it’s not possible to make this recipe at home, but when you see the correct method of making this recipe you will feel very happy and must try to make at your kitchen.  This recipe needs our daily routine ingredients so you don’t need to go outside for purchasing any expensive ingredient or unique ingredient. We will use simple and healthy ingredients. But you must need to give full concentration to read our post and then easily cook the recipe. Basically, Autumn Seed Bread recipe is a very famous recipe, but everyone doesn’t have proper knowledge about how to cook this recipe with the best method. So we work to find best and easy method of making this delicious recipe at your home.

Autumn Seed Bread:

Autumn Seed Bread
Autumn Seed Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup shelled, toasted, chopped pumpkin seeds
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package yeast
  • 1/4 cup wheat bran
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds

Directions:

Apart from seeds, collect all ingredients in a bread pan in order to follow manufacturer. Now select the ingredient (whole wheat) and press start. If your machine has more options and you have a very advanced machine which provides many features, then it’s good. You have to put fruits or nuts with adding sunflower and pumpkins seeds at the beep and wait until ingredients fully bake. Now if you want to give good look to your recipe, then you can also brush some beaten eggs on the top and sprinkle some seeds for making more delicious taste. When you see your recipe looks perfect and delicious then serve to your family and enjoy your autumn.

Serving:

Serve in small pieces or also in medium prices, which you and your family like. You can also enjoy the Panera autumn squash soup with your recipe for making a good meal. Decorate each plate with beautiful things for attraction.

Autumn Seed Bread Sliced
Autumn Seed Bread Sliced

How to store:

The most important part of this post is that how to store our recipe meal for later use. So as we all know that this is a sweet recipe and most desserts are stored in refrigerators. So we have to place our meal in the refrigerator for storing.

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