I do not have the time to play around kneading and babying bread dough. We want a hearty bread or pizza dough that is flavorful with no muss or fuss required to make it. I recommended the Bread in 5 recipe to a friend who had returned from Germany and was sorely missing the rustic bread and now he is posting almost daily pictures of his beloved bread.
This is the Kwik-n-EZ answer to rustic bread or making pizza dough on the fly and you do not need a boatload of skills to do it. No need for special flour or appliances - just a bowl or pot big enough to let the dough rise and to store it until you use it up. Like sourdough? Just let it in the fridge a little longer to start to sour. I have been making this for years and it is our go-to for pizza dough, bread, breadsticks, buns or any food that requires a yeasty bread dough (cinnamon rolls, cinnamon bread, etc). The only special things I use are parchment paper and a pizza stone. I am a slacker and do not even add water for steam any more.
Check the recipe and instructions out and let me know what you think!
What is better warm your belly, bones and soul on a bitter cold day that a nutritious & delicious hearty bowl of soup?? This Kwik-n-EZ wedding soup was made with our Old Time Turkey Bone Broth but you could use chicken or pork bone broth just as well.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium-large onion - chopped
2 large carrots - chopped
2 stalks celery - chopped (I did not add)
8 cups chicken, turkey or pork broth (recipe here)
1 pkg Old Time Bone Broth Seasoning (1 tbsp parsley, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1/4 tsp basil, 1/8 tsp celery seeds, 1/8 tsp garlic powder)
**If broth is not salted, add 1 tsp salt
1 cup small pasta (I used Orzo)
8 oz package of frozen spinach
1 lb Old Time ground beef
2 cloves garlic minced optional
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1/3 cup plain bread crumbs
1 pkg Old Time Meatball Seasoning (1 tsp fennel, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground coriander, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1/4 tsp pepper, 1 tsp rubbed sage)
Place the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat, add the onions, carrot and celery and sauté until soft (5 mins or so). Add the bone broth and seasoning mix and let simmer while you mix the meatballs.
For the meatballs, put the ground beef, egg, garlic, onion, parmesan, bread crumbs and seasoning in a large bowl and mix until combined. Roll the meat mixture into about 3/4-1" balls (about the size of your thumb) and drop into the simmering soup. Bring back to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes.
Add the pasta and cook per instructions (about 9 minutes for mine). Add the spinach and cook until softened or about 5 more minutes.
Serve with a warm crusty bread.
Old Time Farm