Yesterday I baked four loaves of bread and one Garlic Ring Loaf. It was after I had kneaded the dough that I realized, I had only put in 1 TB of yeast instead of 3 TB. So, what do you do with dense bread? Let the girlies eat the garlic bread, because they don’t know any better or make croutons.
Slice a loaf of bread and slab on some butter and garlic. Cut slices into squares the size of croutons you want. Place bread squares on trays and set dehydrator to 145 degrees for around 4 to 5 hours, until very dry. Store croutons in a sealed container.
Homemade Italian Bread Crumbs
Slice bread. Place slices in dehydrator for a few hours until thoroughly dry. Break up slices and place in food processor and process until fine crumbs. Add the following:
For every two cups of crumbs:
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 to 3 TB Italian Seasoning
- 1 to 2 tsp garlic powder
Mix and place in a sealed container, put in frig. If you have a food sealer, you can seal them in mason jars and they’ll keep a long time.
Tonight I will be going to a neighbor’s house for our annual Cookie Exchange. I would rather just bring finger foods and not have a cookie exchange, but I don’t make the decisions around here. 🙂 I have two boxes of Duncan Hines Spice Cake Mix that I have to get rid of, so I search the world over and found this recipe. I have all the ingredients, so this is what I am taking…good or bad. lol
Old Fasion Oatmeal Cookies from Recipe Gold Mine
1 (18.25 ounce) box Duncan Hines Spice Deluxe cake mix
2 cups uncooked rolled oats
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk
2 cups raisins
1 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.Combine all ingredients and mix well. Drop from a teaspoons onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until cookies test done with a wooden pick.
Cool on cookie sheet for about 1 minute, then remove to rack to finish cooling.
Makes 4 dozen cookies.