Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Cinnamon Sugar Bread

We have been using this bread machine recipe for a while and the girls love it. I usually use a mix of AP and whole wheat flour instead of the bread flour and it turns out great. http://www.recipezaar.com/Cinnamon-Sugar-Bread-Bread-Machine-90502



  1. Place ingredients in the bread machine pan in the order suggested by the manufacturer.
  2. Bake using the sweet bread setting if your machine has it.
  3. If not, use white bread setting.
  4. When the bread is done, remove from the machine and let sit on a rack for 10 minutes before removing from the pan.
  5. If it sticks, just loosen the sides with a pliable, plastic spatula and it should slip out easily.
  6. This makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf that rose really nicely.
  7. I did check the dough about 5, 10 minutes into the kneading cycle; if you squeeze a good amount of the dough between your thumb and fingers and it seems a bit moist, and some dough sticks to your fingers, it should be just right; if not, adjust with water or flour accordingly.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Donut Math

I received this in an email from our Charter School and thought it sounded like a great recipe and learning experience for young cooks in the house. I hope you enjoy it too!

Donut Math

This recipe and worksheet are a creative way for children to learn math and enjoy the finish product. We all know kids love sweets, especially donuts. This recipe is easy to follow and the worksheet is a great way to incorporate math and life lessons. Enjoy!

Applesauce Drop Doughnuts
3 T. margarine, softened
¾ c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla
4 ½ c. flour
3 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. cinnamon
¼ c. milk
Oil for frying
Additional sugar

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugar.
  2. Add eggs, beating well.
  3. Beat in applesauce and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Add to creamed mixture. Add milk. Mix.
  5. In an electric skillet, heat oil to 375 degrees.
  6. Drop teaspoonfuls of batter a few at a time into hot oil. Turn with a slotted spoon and fry until golden.
  7. Drain on paper towels. Roll in sugar.

Yield: 5 dozen
Recipe from Taste of Home Magazine

Cooking Worksheet
(just copy and paste into a new document)

Name __________________
Date ___________________

Applesauce Drop Doughnuts

How much or how many? Use the recipe to answer the following questions.
1. How much applesauce? 1 cup or 2 cups
2. How many eggs? 3 or 4
3. How much milk? ½ cup or ¼ cup
4. How much vanilla? ½ tsp. or 1 tsp.

Unscramble the words. Look back at your recipe.
1. kingab wopder ________________________
2. prod fulsspoontea _________________________
3. pleapsauce ___________________________
4. xingmi lowb ___________________________
5. tricelec letskil ____________________________

Spelling Cross out the word or words in each row that are spelled wrong.
1. salt silt salt selt
2. sugir sugar sugar suger
3. doughnuts doughnuts dougnuts doughnits

Worksheet created by Judy Brown