Original Pasty

Monday, October 25, 2010

3 c. flour
     1 1/2 sticks butter (cold and cut into bits)
     1 1/2 tsp. salt
     6 tbsp. water

In a large bowl, combine flour, butter and salt.  Blend ingredients until well combined and add water, one tablespoon at a time to form a dough.  Toss mixture until it forms a ball.  Kneed dough lightly against a smooth surface with heel of the hand to distribute fat evenly.  Form into a ball, dust with flour, wrap in wax paper and chill for 30 minutes.

Original Pasty


     1 lb. round steak, coarsely ground
     1 lb. boneless pork loin, coarsely ground
     5 carrots, chopped
     2 lg. onions, chopped
     2 potatoes, peeled and chopped
     1/2 c. rutabaga, chopped (can substitute turnip)
     2 tsp. salt
     1/2 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in large bowl.  Divide the dough into 6 pieces, and roll one of the pieces into a 10-inch round on a lightly floured surface.  Put 1 1/2 cups of filling on half of the round.  Moisten the edges and fold the unfilled half over the filling to enclose it.  Pinch the edges together to seal them and crimp them decoratively with a fork.  Transfer pasty to lightly buttered baking sheet and cut several slits in the top.  Roll out and fill the remaining dough in the same manner.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Put 1 tsp. butter through a slit in each pasty and continue baking for 30 minutes more.  Remove from oven, cover with a damp tea towel, cool for 15 minutes

 Source : http://www.hu.mtu.edu/vup/pasty/recipes.htm

Bread Recipes for Holiday Season 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Holiday season is here and Christmas is near a lot of things prepared. Not to forget that we also prepare special dishes that can be enjoyed together families and relatives among the bread lovely and inviting taste.

I hope these recipes can bring inspiration to the reader to try and take pleasure in preparing for the 2009 holiday season. Please enjoy this recipes. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2010. I hope that we all be happy in future.

Butter Pecan Bread Recipe

  •  2-1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Sift together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and spices; blend in brown sugar. Combine egg, buttermilk, and butter; add to flour mixture, stirring to blend well. Stir in chopped nuts. Turn batter into a greased and floured 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.gh is just slightly tacky. But smooth and elastic. Knead for 8 - 10 minutes.

Cherry Banana Macadamian Bread Recipe


  • 1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts


Pour the jar of Maraschino Cherries into a collender to remove the liquid. Reserve 2 tablespoons of juice. Cut each cherry into slices; set aside. In a bowl add the butter, sugar, eggs and the 2 tablespoons of maraschino juice. Mix together till well mixed. In another bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Using a whisk stir the dry ingredients till mixed. Add the 1/3 of the flour and 1/3 of the mashed banana. Continue to do that till all the flour and banana is gone. Mix in the cherries and the nuts. Do not over mix. Lightly grease a large loaf pan and pour the batter into the pan. Bake in a preheated 350F. oven for 1 hour. Remove from oven and set on a wire rack to cool.

Christmas Bread Recipe


  • 3 cup unbleached flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup yellow raisins
  • 1/4 cup liquid honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sliced banana
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups dried fruit chopped


Mix together the dry ingredients. In another bowl combine the honey, eggs, banana, orange juice and vanilla. Mix together. Add the dried fruit. Add the liquid mixture to the dry ingredients, mix well with a wooden spoon. Pour mixture into a large greased loaf pan. Bake in a 350F oven for 1 hour. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before remove from pan.

Cranberry Orange Tea Bread Recipe


  • 2 cups flour 
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup Cinnamon Applesauce
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons grated orange peel


In a bowl combine flour, dried cranberries, sugar and baking powder. In another bowl, mix together, Cinnamon applesauce, butter, egg and grated orange peel. Blend liquid mixture into flour mixture until just combined. Spoon batter into greased loaf pan. Bake at 350F 45-50 minutes. Cool 10 minutes in pan before removing loaf to cool completely on wire rack.

Cranberry Raisin Bread Recipe


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 cup butter melted (1/2 stick)
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 cups raisins
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen cranberries (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch loaf pan. Into a bowl mix all the ingredients together, start with the flour and work your way down the list. Then put the mixture into the loaf pan once all the ingredients are blended. Back for 1 hour. Take it out of the loaf pan and let it cool on a rack.

Date Bread Recipe


  • 1 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped dates
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter (melted)


Place dates and soda in a bowl and add boiling water. Set aside to cool. Using a bowl add flour, baking powder and salt. In another bowl add egg and brown sugar, beating together. Add date mixture (including water), nuts vanilla and mix well. Stir in dry ingredients. Add melted butter. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan. Place in oven at 350 F for 50-55 minutes. Remove, let stand for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Eggnog Rum Glaze Bread Recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup eggnog or half-and-half
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pistachio

Rum Glaze:
  •  1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons eggnog or half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon rum or 1/2 teaspoon rum extract


Heat oven to 350F. Grease the bottom only of a large loaf pan. In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the nuts. Mix together till all the ingredients are mixed together ( DO NOT OVER MIX). Add in the nuts and fold. Bake in the over for 1 hour. Remove and place on a wire rack for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely before drizzling the Rum glaze.

Grainy Orange Bread Recipe


  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 2 package active dry yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • peel from 1 orange
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 1 1/2 cups barley flour
  • 1 cup rye flour
  • 3-4 cups flour


In a saucepan add 2 cups of water and the oatmeal. Bring to a boil and cook for 1 minute after. Be sure to continually stir. Pour into a large mixing bowl and allow to cool to lukewarm. In a small bowl add the remaining 1/2 cup of warm water and sprinkle the yeast on top. Allow to activate, this will take about 5 minutes. Grate the rind from a large orange. After the oatmeal has cooled add the yeast, orange peel, butter, molasses and salt. Mix together, then add the warm milk. In another bowl combine the flours and slowly add to the oatmeal mixture. Knead the dough for 8 minutes till sooth and elastic. Place into a greased bowl and cover to rise for 60-90 minutes or till double. Pour out dough and knead to remove the air bubbles. Divide dough into 3 parts. Shape into loaves. Place into 3 greased 9x5 loaf pans. Cover again and allow to rise. Bake in a 375 preheated oven for 35-40 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Snowflake Pretzels Recipe

Night before:
  • 1/2 cup bread flour
  • 1/4 cup water

Day of:

  • 3 1/2 cups bread flour
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • red chili jelly - optional


The night before combine all the "night before" ingredients together; mix and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to sit in room temperature room overnight or 12 - 18 hours. In a saucepan combine the water, milk and butter. Heat till the butter is melted or till the milk comes to a scald. Pour mixture into a large bowl and add 1 1/2 cups of flour; mix till smooth. Allow the mixture to cool to 110F. Add in the night before mixture, instant yeast and salt. Mix with a wooden spoon till smooth. Start to add in the rest of the flour. Mix in the bowl till it becomes to hard to mix. Pour out onto a floured surface and continue to add the rest of the flour. Knead for about 3 minutes. Place the dough onto a lightly oiled plate and spray some oil on top. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 30 minutes.

how to shape the Snowflake Pretzels.

Spray with oil. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to rest for 1 1/2 hours. Take your chili jelly and heat in the microwave till soft. Brush the tops of the snowflakes. Sprinkle some sesame seeds on top. place into a preheated 420 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn on the broiler, brush again with some more chili jelly and place under the broiler for 1 minute. Remove from oven and enjoy!

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