Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Black bean and Corn Salsa

1 (15 oz) can black beans
1 (15 oz) can corn
3/4 cup finely diced red onion
3/4 cup red or green bell pepper
1 jalapeno, minced (or for spice 2 jalapenos)
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
1/3 cup olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup chopped cilantro

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate up to 3 days. Bring to room temperature and add a few sprigs of cilantro for garnish.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Whole Wheat Loaf Bread

1 1/2 cups hot water
1 cup cold milk (The resulting temperature will be lukewarm, so as not to kill the yeast)
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1/3 cup honey
4 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast
6-7 1/4 cups whole-wheat flour
1 Tablespoon salt

Combine water, milk, oil, honey and eggs in a mixing bowl. Add yeast and about 5 cups of the flour. Mix on medium speed until well blended. Add the salt. Continue to mix adding the flour 1/2 cup at a time. Make sure all the flour gets mixed in. When the dough pulls away from the side of the bowl enough flour has been added. Turn the speed to high and allow to knead 10-12 minutes, or until the dough forms a smooth ball. Let rise until double.
After rising, form into 3 loaves or 36 dinner rolls. Place loaves in greased loaf pan. And the dinner rolls on parchment lined cooking sheets. Let rise until at least double in size. Paint with a scrambled egg for a shiny look. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.