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The Hunger Games Movie Interview – Josh Hutcherson (Peeta the Bread Baker)

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What does the Hunger Games have to do with Fast Easy Bread?….

EVERYTHING!

The whole time I was reading the Hunger Games series, I just wanted to make Fast Easy Bread for everyone. The characters are always hungry and what they really want is some BREAD!

I got the opportunity to interview Josh Hutcherson, who play’s Peeta the Bread Baker in the Hunger Games movie. I was so excited and I had some good questions for him, all about BREAD!

Since Josh’s character Peeta is a bread baker, I asked him if he knows how to bake homemade bread in real life. Josh said that he does know how to make homemade bread and the first scene he shot for the movie was my favorite part in the book and it was about bread. It is the scene where Peeta sees Katniss out in the pouring rain starving to death. He burns some bread on purpose so he can give it to Katniss. After getting slapped by his mom for burning the bread he goes out in the rain and throws her the loaf. She is hungry and burnt bread is way better than no bread!

Josh was so nice and said getting this part in The Hunger Games was hard to wrap his mind around. “Its such a big part,” he said. But when he was holding the loaf of bread, wearing an apron with the rain machines about to turn on, he said to himself, “I am Peeta, I am in The Hunger Games, WOW this is for real.” Its all about the bread! Fast Easy Bread!

Hunger Games Peeta Burned Bread

There you have it, up close and personal with Josh Hutcherson or as I like to call him Peeta the Bread Baker!

The Hunger Games comes out this Friday March 23rd. Make yourself some Fast Easy Bread and eat up while you wait, no need to go “Hungry” and its no “Game” it’s FAST EASY BREAD!

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Heart Shaped Pizza and Cinnamon Rolls

 

I love myself a good pizza. I love stuff crust pizza. But I will always save room for a cinnamon roll. There is nothing like a yummy, warm, gooey cinnamon roll. When you shape it into a heart and share with your loved ones you can’t go wrong.

Ingredients:

Dough:

2 and 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour

2 Tbsp sugar (can use honey, brown sugar or any sweetener 1:1)

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp SAF-instant premium yeast – Found in Homemade the Pizza Bundle

1 tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin – Found in the Homemade Pizza Bundle

1 cup hot/warm water

Pizza Ingredients:

6-7 individual mozzerella string cheeses

2 cups Mozzerella cheese

1/2 3.5 oz package of pepperoni

1 8 oz can of tomato sause

1 tsp Shirley J, Pizza & Past Seasoning Mix – Found in the Homemade Pizza Bundle.

1 tsp Garlic Salt

2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Instructions:

Mix Dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)
Make 1 dimple in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of a quarter.
Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.
Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.
Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.
Roll dough into a 15-in. diameter circle. Place on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet.
Cut string cheese in half length wise and line the outside of the circle so the dough can still be folded over the cheese stick.
Fold the dough over the outside ring of cheese and make sure the dough is pressed or pinched on the inside so the dough doesn’t unfold.
To make a heart shape, push the top down into itself and then pinch the bottom to a point.
In a seperate bowl – mix the tomato sause and the Fast Easy Bread – Pizza & Pasta Seasoning Mix
Pour the mixed pizza sauce in the middle of the pizza dough and rotate the pan to spread the dough evenly.
Spread pepperoni on the sauce as desired.
Cover peperoni and sauce with mozzerella cheese.
Pour olive oil and garlic salt into a small bowl and mix together to form a semi-paste.
Spread the semi-paste on the crust using a silicon brush.
Bake at 415 for 25 minutes.
Remove to cooling rack for 5 minutes, slice, and enjoy!

Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients:

5 cups unbleached bread flour
¼ cup sugar (can use honey, brown sugar or any sweetener 1:1)
1 tsp salt
2 Tbsp SAF-instant premium yeast – Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle
2 tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin – Found in the Homemade Bread Bundle
(Do not measure, just easy squeezy quarter size squirts)
2 cups hot/warm water
*** add 1 3/4 cups and then add 1/4 slowly if necessary ***

Filling

4 Tbsp. Melted Butter

2 Tbsp. Cinnamon

1 cup Brown Sugar

Frosting

Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup butter (softened)

3 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

3 Tbsp. milk/cream
Instructions:

1. Mix Dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)

2. Make 2 dimples in dry ingredients with tsp. Squeeze the Soy Lecithin into the bottom of the dimples about the size of a quarter. Add water slowly, start by adding 1 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. The dough mixture should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.

3. Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.

4. Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.

5. Do not cut dough in half if you want to make a Super large batch. (A super batch will fill a large lipped cookie sheet and half a batch will fill a 9×13 cake pan)

6. Spray counter and roll out dough to 12×24 inch rectangle, dough should be about 1/4 inch thick.

7. Coat rolled out rectangle of dough with melted butter and shake cinnamon to cover, then spread brown sugar all over, be sure to get cinnamon mixed in and all the way to the edge.

8. Roll up rectangle and then cut rolls 1 inch thick with cinnamon dental floss, you can use a sharp knife but dental floss is so much easier.
Now unroll each cut cinnamon roll and re-roll from both ends and pinch the bottom to make a point.

9. Spray cookie sheet and place rolls close together.

10. Cover with a dry dish towel and let rise for 15 min.

11. Bake at 350 for 15 min

12. Remove from oven and while rolls are cooling, mix frosting.

13. Mix softened butter and vanilla and slowly add powdered sugar and a little cream until all the sugar and cream is mixed.

14. Frost and Enjoy!

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Fast Easy Bread Classes

Fast Easy Bread Classes are fun! This past weekend I got to teach a group of awesome ladies how to make Fast Easy Bread! Not only did they learn how to make, Stuffed Crust Pizza, Taco Braid, Monkey Bread and Cinnamon Rolls they got new Kitchen-Aide mixers! If you can’t tell by the photo all these girls are related. Their brother/son bought them all mixers for Christmas and scheduled a class to have me come teach them how to use them and make LOTS of Fast Easy Bread. We had a blast. We made and baked 12 Fast Easy Bread Items, so yummy and so easy!

Contact me lindsey@fasteasybread.com to schedule your class today!

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Fast Easy Bread on Good Morning Texas

Being on live TV was scary, exciting and FAST. But since I like Fast I felt right at home. Not really! I baked for 5 hours straight to get all the items you see ready. I did come up with a new recipe, Cherry Cheesecake Braid. A festive looking dish! Enjoy watching. It was fun and I hope to do it again. It is not to late to order for Christmas. Fast Easy Bread Kits, Aprons and Rolling Pins make great gifts. Merry Christmas.

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Fast Easy Monkey Bread in the Green Room with Oprah!


I got the chance to make Fast Easy Monkey Bread for Oprah. She came to town for a screening of Red Tails. This film is based on True Events that happened during World War II involving the Tuskegee Airmen. I was honored to make homemade Monkey Bread for the cast of the film and all the production people that came in and out of the green room. The monkey Bread is on the table right behind Oprah and the actors. Elijah Kelley was my favorite actor to meet. He brought some of his friends and they were so excited to see their friend on the big screen. Oprah smelled delicous and is taller then I thought she was. The movie comes out January 20th 2012. And the screening was filmed by Oprah’s crew for the new show by Oprah, called Oprah the Next Chapter on OWN. Exciting things are happening with Fast Easy Bread check back in a few days we have a big announcement.

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Fast Easy Bread Class

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I have always loved to Bake. I loved taking Home Ec. in middle school. When I first got married I was so excited to make dinner and impress my husband. One of my favorite memories is baking at Christmas time with my family and delivering goodies to all our friends and neighbors. What I didn’t know about myself was I love to teach other people how to bake! I love getting emails with pictures from my students and there new found love for Fast Easy Bread! I have taught 7 classes at my friend Sheri’s house and it has been new people every time! I have taught classes all over Texas. I have taught classes in Keller, Southlake, Mckinney, Fort Worth, Carrollton, Coppell, Lewisville, Richardson, Grapevine, Colleyville, Westlake, Roanoke, Mansfield and Houston. I have taught classes in Kansas, New Jersey, Idaho and Utah. I never get tired of teaching people how to make FAST EASY BREAD. I have taught classes at homes, schools, churches and businesses. I love guest teaching in Home Ec. I taught 3 classes at Keller High School and loved how the kids couldn’t wait to eat it. That was so fun and start to eating in 30 minutes or less! The next week they had to make FAST EASY BREAD Cinnamon Rolls and Pizza and were graded! I have taught classes at Bridal Showers and the new bride couldn’t wait to share her new found love of baking with her hubby! I have taught classes at children’s birthday parties, nothing like getting the kids to make there own lunch! Most of all I love to hear about my Fast Easy Bread friends teaching their friends how to make it! Share it! Spread your new found knowledge. My mother-in-law taught me and now I get to teach you! Please contact me to teach a class. I am very flexible and can teach most days. I can teach during the day and at night. I also can teach on the weekends, just send me an email lindsey@fasteasybread.com and we will get your class set-up today! If you have a class with 10 or more guest you get a beautiful APRON,you can look cute while baking FAST EASY BREAD!
I will be teaching a class in Orem, Utah on December 20th from 6-8 at the Shirley J kitchen. If you would like to attend please send me an email at lindsey@fasteasybread.com

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Thank you! We love you!

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I love you! I am THANKFUL for all our FAST EASY BREAD bakers new and old.

Please become a follower on our newly updated blog that my hubby worked his magic on!

And to say thank you for becoming a follower one of you will be chosen to win a free Bread/Pizza Bundle!

You can WOW your family, friends and coworkers and make these delicious Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls or a Homemade Pizza!

A winner will be chosen next Thursday! So become a follower and make your Christmas list of things you can make with a Fast Easy Bread/Pizza Bundle!!

Heart Shaped Pumpkin Caramel Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

(I think I should make the title of these yummy rolls a little longer :)
1 cup pumpkin puree
5 bread flour
¼ cup brown sugar (can use honey or any sweetener 1:1)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice
2 Tbsp SAF-instant premium yeastiug
2 tsp Soy liquid lecithin
 (Do not measure, dimple the dry ingredients with your tsp. and fill up dimples)
1 cup warm milk
1/2 warm water

Filling
4 Tbsp. Melted Butter
2 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1 cup Brown Sugar

Mix all your dry ingredients. Add the ¼ cup brown sugar, 2 tbsp yeast, 2 tsp liquid soy lecithin, 1 tsp salt to the filling and mix. Add the pumpkin and milk. Then slowly add the water until all the flour is gone and the dough is pulling itself off the bowl.

Roll out the dough. This will take a large counter or kitchen table and lots of cooking spray. Spray the counter, your hands and rolling pin. Roll into a large rectangle about 1/2 inch think.

FILLING: Brush melted butter over dough. Sprinkle cinnamon and brown sugar over melted butter on dough. Roll dough into log. Take dental floss (or any cutting utensil) and cut pieces to about 1” thick rolls. Unroll each piece and roll both ends into the middle and then pinch the middle to help shape into a heart. Place in greased baking dish, cover and let rise for about 15-20 minutes. Then bake at 375 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden. Take out let cool for 5 minutes then drizzle with caramel icing, cream cheese icing or both!

Caramel Icing:
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Dash salt
1/4 to 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar
Melt butter in a saucepan; stir in brown sugar and milk. Cook and stir over medium-low heat for 1 minute. Stir in vanilla, salt and 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar; beat until well blended. Add more sugar, if necessary, to achieve desired consistency.

Cream Cheese Icing:
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup milk
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the sugar and vanilla. Fill a sandwich bag with frosting and cut a tip and drizzle over rolls.

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Caramel Apple Cinnamon Braid

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Braid

A little piece of Heaven

I love apple pie and I love bread! Mix them together and you have a piece of Heaven.

Recipe for Dough

2.5 cups Bread Flour

1/8 cup sugar (can use honey, brown sugar or any sweetener 1:1)

1/2 tsp salt

1 Tbsp rounded SAF-Instant Premium Yeast

1 Tsp Liquid Soy Lecithin (Avoid Mess: dimple the flour mixture with back of tsp and fill up dimple to make 1 tsp)

1 cup hot/warm water **add additional water until all flour is gone and the dough is pulling itself off the bowl.

Braid Filling

4 oz cream cheese mixed with 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp vanilla

2 Granny Smith apples peeled and thinly sliced

1/4 sugar mixed with 1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Caramel Topping for drizzling

Instructions:

  1. Mix Dry ingredients. (yeast is a dry ingredient)
  2. Make 1 dimple in dry ingredients with tsp.  Squeeze the lecithin into the bottom of the dimple about the size of  a quarter.
  3. Add water slowly, add 3/4 cups and then the remaining 1/4 cup. Mix for 1 minute and check  consistency. The dough should be sticky and pull itself off bowl.
  4. Mix/knead in mixer on medium setting for 5 minutes or knead for 5 minutes by hand.
  5. Spray counter and hands with cooking spray and knead for a few seconds to form smooth ball.
  6. Roll dough into a 15-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Place on a greased cookie sheet.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture lengthwise down center third of rectangle, then add apples, sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar, and drizzle with caramel topping.
  8. On each long side, cut 1-in.-wide strips about 2-1/2-in. into center. Starting at one end, fold alternating strips at an angle across filling.
  9. Pinch ends to seal and tuck under.  Sprinkle with cinnamon/ sugar and drizzle with more caramel topping .
  10. Bake at 350 for 25 mintues.
  11. Remove from oven and place on cooling rack or cutting board with 2 spatulas.
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Pumpkin Monkey Bread

Yummy Pumkin Monkey Bread

I love Monkey Bread and I love pumpkin, put them together and you get Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner for November!

The Recipe is Fast Easy Monkey Bread with a few more ingredients.

Make the dough

2.5 cups of Bread flour

1/8 cup Brown Sugar

1 Tablespoons Saf Instant Premium Yeast

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

1/2 teaspoon allspice

1 teaspoons Liquid Soy Lecithin

1/2 cup Pumpkin puree

1/2 Cup warm milk

1/2 cup warm water

First mix the dry ingredients together. Flour, yeast, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice  and then dimple the dry mix with your teaspoon and fill up the dimple with your liquid soy lecithin to avoid a sticky mess. Then add your pumpkin, milk and water. You want your dough sticky so if you need to add more water 1 tablespoon at a time until all the flour is mixed in and the dough is pulling itself of the bowl.

Roll out your dough and cut into 1 inch pieces. Then mix 1 cup granulated sugar and 2 tablespoon cinnamon and coat each piece and place in a bunt pan. If you like pecans or nuts add them to the bottom of the pan before you add in the sugar/cinnamon pieces of dough. To make the sauce mix together 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup brown sugar in heat in microwave for 1 minute mix together and heat for another minute, add a tablespoon of milk or cream and mix together until it makes a caramel sauce. Pour the sauce over the dough and let the dough rise for 15 minutes.

Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Then flip out on to a large plate or platter and drizzle with cream cheese frosting.

 

 

 

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Homemade Pizza Braid


Check out this great article about Fast Easy Bread! My friend Ashlee at Imtopsyturvy made a Homemade Pizza Braid with step by step photos! You can even win a Fast Easy Bread Pizza Bundle by joining in the pinterest contest! You can’t beat FREE!

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