Friday, January 3, 2014

New Year's Eve Pizza recipe

New Year's might be over, but for those of you who aren't quite ready to head back to work, here's one of our favorite New Year's recipes!

New Year's Eve Pizza

1 package yeast
1 cup lukewarm water
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg, beaten
3 1/2 cups flour

Stir yeast into 1/4 cup lukewarm water. Add sugar and let dissolve. In a bowl combine the rest of the water, salt, olive oil, and egg. Stir in the yeast mixture. Add enough flour to make a dough which can be kneaded. Knead well. Put in greased bowl and cover with a damp towel. Let rise until double. Punch down and refrigerate while you prepare the topping. Remove dough from refrigerator and cut into two parts. Pat each part into a pizza pan, stretching and spreading to cover. Fill and bake immediately. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Makes 2 large pizzas.

Pizza Filling
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 4-ounce can mushrooms, stems and pieces, drained
1 6-ounce can tomato paste
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon pepper
salt to taste
1/2 pound mozzarella cheese
Parmesan cheese

Brown ground beef and onion in olive oil. Drain off excess fat. Stir in mushrooms, tomato paste, tomato sauce, and seasonings. Remove from fire. Put slices of mozzarella cheese over dough in pizza pans. Spoon half the meat mixture into each pan, covering the cheese. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese over the top. Other meats can be used besides the one given. Freezes well unbaked, tightly wrapped in freezer plastic wrap. Bake, unthawed, until done.

Bon appétit!

Up a Country Lane Cookbook, by Evelyn Birkby

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Mangsho (Aromatic Lamb Curry with Potatoes) recipe

Happy New Year! To celebrate, why not try a new Indian dish from Biting through the Skin by Nina Furstenau?

Mangsho (Aromatic Lamb Curry with Potatoes)

Serves 68

8 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large onion, finely chopped
1/2 to 1 green chili, finely chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds lamb (beef can be substituted), boned and cut into  1-inch cubes
2 tomatoes, chopped, or (1) 14-ounce can of tomatoes
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/4 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons salt
1 pound medium potatoes, peeled and cut in chunks
2 1/2 cups water
1 bunch cilantro, chopped, stems discarded

Heat the oil in a large, heavy stockpot over high heat. When hot, put in the onion and stir-fry until the onions begin to brown. Add the green chili and garlic. Put in the meat and stir-fry for 5 minutes. Put in the tomatoes, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cayenne pepper, and salt. Continue to cook on high heat for 1015 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the potatoes and the water. Add the cilantro. Cover, leaving the lid slightly ajar, and cook on low heat for about 1 hour and 10 minutes (1 1/2 hours for beef).

Biting through the Skin: An Indian Kitchen in America's Heartland, by Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

Monday, December 30, 2013

University of Iowa Press Annual Holiday Sale Ending Tomorrow!

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