Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ranchwife's panbread...

 I found this recipe a couple years back in a MaryJanes Farm magazine (it really bugs me that there's no apostrophe but....).   I use it as a cheater recipe for pizza crust when I don't have time to whip up a yeast pizza crust.  Works beautifully and tastes good too. MaryJane calls is Farmgirl Panbread, but I'm a ways from a girl and I live and work on a ranch, so I've  renamed it Ranchwife's Panbread. 


Ranchwife’s Panbread (originally Farmgirl Panbread)

3 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
½ t. baking soda
½ t. salt
3 T olive oil (or melted butter)
2 T. honey
1 c. warm water

In a bowl, mix dry ingredients.  Then add the wet ingredients and mix until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl and forms itself into a ball.  Turn out onto a floured cupboard and roll out for your pizza pan (or as a crust for a meat or veggie pie).  Put rolled dough onto a well-oiled pan.  Prick crust with a fork.  You may pre-bake the crust for 7 minutes or so at this point or you may add your sauce, toppings, cheese, etc. and bake.  Bake at 425* F for about 17 minutes or until golden brown.  (If you pre-bake, only allow approx. 10 minutes more baking time or until cheese is bubbly)
*You may add Italian spices to the bread dough if you like.
Makes 1 crust.

Recipe is adapted from MaryJanes Farm

 The rancher patiently waits for me to snap a picture before he slices into our pizza.  Do you see that I've made it a His & Hers pizza?  Green on my side, all meat on his.  Wanna piece?

 My dad made us a nifty new gadget for our kitchen.  It's a lazy Susan.  Our island slab is so big that it's sometimes hard to reach clear across it to hand the butter or the napkins over to the other side so I put a tray in the middle with everything on it.  I only mentioned the idea of a lazy Susan to Dad, and had one turned out of his wood shop in no time!  I love it, and T. does too.  He enjoys spinning it.  The ball bearing underneath is supposed to bear up under 250 pounds, so I won't be shocked if Papa sets the grandgirls on it and gives them a spin!

8 comments:

  1. It sure is a good back-up for when you don't have a yeast crust. I can just see the look on Papa's face as he's patiently waiting for you to take a picture ;)Looks yummy!

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  2. Your pan bread and pizza look so yummy, J! A good homemade crust makes all the difference in the world, doesn't it? And love your lazy susan -- handmade by dad -- a treasure!
    Blessings,
    G

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  3. I'll be adding this to my recipe file in evernote - looks delicious and easy!

    I love your new kitchen - it's gorgeous! I'll keep it in mind whenever we leave the manse - that's one (of the many) good things about living in church housing; I've had a lifetime to plan/dream about our own home :)

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  4. Thank you for this recipe...anxious to try it out! I read some of this to my hubby....we got a great laugh out of the Lazy Susan...can picture the kiddies playin on grandma's Lazy Susan using it like a Sit n' Spin!

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  5. Oh, that bread looks good! And I'm so impressed with your lazy susan. Oh, to have a dad with a wood shop, the things I'd have him build me.

    xofrances

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  6. Wow, now I want pizza for breakfast!
    I can tell you are enjoying your new kitchen. Yahoo!

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  7. Yummm, my girls would love this xox Clarice

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  8. That lazy susan is a wonderful center for the table - beautiful *and* practical!

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