Saturday, May 23, 2009

The Miracle Worker

Calzone Rolls

Calzone Rolls
2 dozen

1 2/3 cups warm water
2 tablespoons nonfat dry milk powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons shortening
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
4 1/2 cups flour
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/3 cup pizza sauce
1/2 cup diced pepperoni
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded pizza cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped ripe olives
2 tablespoons fresh grated parmesan cheese

In bread machine pan, place the first seven ingredients in order suggested by manufacturer. Select dough setting. Saute the onion, mushrooms and peppers in oil until tender; cool. When bread machine cycle is completed, turn dough onto a lightly floured surface; divide in half. Let rest for 5 minutes. Roll each portion into a 16 inch x 10 inch rectangle; spread with pizza sauce. Top with the onion mixture, pepperoni, pizza cheese and olives. Roll up each rectangle jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut each into 12 slices. (Use slicing tip I mention here!) Place slices cut side down in two greased 9 inch round baking pans. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 375° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm and enjoy!

I've learned the purl stitch!

And it wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it would be. ;-)
Now I just need to learn to properly increase and decrease,
and then...the project possibilities are endless! :-)

Adding the stockinette stitch (knit one row, purl one row)
will add texture and interest to this scarf.

The "Rib It" scarf pattern from Vogue Knitting Beginner Basics
using Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" yarn in black.
is complete and being put away for Christmas.
I hope she likes it!

And I figured out why I liked the color so much...
it looks pretty much exactly like my Berber carpet! ;-)