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Beef (Patties)

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Bread (Sliced)

Recipe for 1 loaf

Zemira Israel Sliced bread recipe

Tools

  • whisk
  • firm spatula 
  • measuring cups, teaspoons and tablespoons
  • Medium to large mesh strainer
  • medium to large bowl
  • 1 loaf non stick or glass pan
  • Silicone brush (butter spreader)

Homemade sliced bread utensils Zemira Israel

Ingredients

  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon Fine ground sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon White sugar ( or sugar substitute of choice or 1tsp sugar and 1/4 cup honey)
  • 2 tablespoon melted butter (or Oil such as coconut oil, avocado oil, or olive oil can be substituted. Avoid using highly processed vegetable, oils such as canola oil or corn oil). you can use more butter to use it to grease your  bread pan. 
  • 1 ½ cups Water and 1/3 milk or water (or 3/4 water and 1/3 milk or buttermilk/nut milk at a warm Temperature should be 110°F if using active yeast, up to 130°F if using instant yeast but warm to the touch is sufficient)
  • 2 teaspoons Dry yeast and ¼ more (active or instant)

Homemade Sliced bread ingredients Zemira Israel

Instructions

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  • Whisk together in a large bowl flour, salt, sugar, and yeast. You Cann put them all through a mess strainer if you’d like so everything is fine and evenly distributed as possible. 
  • Add water and melted butter (or oil if using) to bowl with flour mixture.
  • Mix all ingredients with a stiff spatula until they come together to form a wet, sticky dough. That is the 1st of the 3 gluten stages of your bread. 
  • Cover dough with a plastic wrap or a towel dusted with flour (so the dough will not stick to the towel), place the bowl of dough in a warm place (like in your oven with the electric oven pilot light on) and allow the dough to rise for 1 1/2 hours if using instant yeast ( or 1 3/4 hours if using active yeast)  Baker's Tip: A "warm" place in your kitchen can be in an oven that is off but has an electric light or pilot light on. An alternate warm place can be on top of a refrigerator or if your kitchen is warm enough from your cooking or in general that’s a great place too. This is your bread’s 1st of two rising times.
Zemira Israel bread first rise 
  • After the 1st rise time is done your dough should look a bit curd-like with bubbles formed (you can really see this with glass bowls on the sides as well), deflate the dough by pressing down on the dough with your hands. This is how you let the gas out from the yeast. Handling the dough is best done with well-greased hands (you can grease it with more of the butter or oil you used in your ingredients)
  • Knead the dough for at least 8 minutes until a bit firm. You most likely won’t need to knead it more than that. Try not to use a whole lot of flour or any at all. But if you feel the urge to then just dust your hands little by little as needed to handle the dough. 
  • Shape dough the way you like according to the size of your pan and roll your dough firmly but gently. Or you can just plop your dough as it in your well-buttered/oiled loaf pan (it just won’t look smooth on the top as when you would roll it). Even out the dough into the corners of the pans using well-greased hands if you just plopped it in. (Also if you don’t want to knead the bread, just skip kneading and plop your stick dough in a well greased loaf pan evening out the corners. The dough will be very sticky so you can use a spatula to get the excess of your hand.) 
  • This is a very important step. Make sure that the loaf pans are VERY well-buttered (or oiled if using butter alternative). This will ensure that the exterior sides and bottom of the bread will be soft.
  • Let your dough rise a 2nd time in a warm place for about 30min to an hour. If your kitchen or your warm area is not as warm it will take more than 30min to rise. You will know when to get it ready to bake when you see how high you want your bread to rise. As long as your bread rises about an inch above your pan that’s great. It should basically dome ver your pan when it rises. 
  • When your dough finishes rising a 2nd time Pre-heat the oven to 375°F with oven rack in the middle position (or lowest position if your oven is a bit small so that when your dough bakes it won’t touch the top of your oven thus cooking evenly as possible). Also your oven is most likely different from mine so over time you will know what exact temperature to put your bread for the way you would like it to look in the end. 
  • You can add a large pan with hot water if you want to add steam while your bread is cooking but you don’t have to do that if you don’t want to. It’s worth experimenting for fun though. 
  • Place loaf pans on a rack in the oven, and allow to the dough to bake for approximately 40 minutes until the top crust is golden brown. When you tap the top of the loaf, it should sound hollow and that’s when you know it’s done. 
  • Using pot holders, remove the loaf pans from the oven and place the pans on a cooling rack. Immediately brush each top crust with butter. You can do this once or twice. Then, remove the bread from the loaf pans and transfer the bread onto the cooling rack.
  • Allow the bread to cool completely before slicing. Do not cut into you bread just yet. It’s tempting and smells good and is warm but just let it cook off for at least an hour to two hours before cutting into it. Because your bread is still baking some final touches in the middle. 
  • Bread can be stored at room temperature in a bread box or cloth bag. It will stay fresh for 2-3 days. Bread can also be stored in the refrigerator, well-wrapped (such as in a plastic storage bag), in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for up to 1 week. Or you can multiple loafs, and slice them before storing them in a loosely vacuum sealed bag in your freezer. 
  • Enjoy and happy baking!

Zemira Israel sliced bread recipe

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CAKE (Chocolate)

INGREDIENTS:

▢ 2 cups granulated sugar

▢ 1 cup brown sugar packed

▢ 3/4 cup vegetable oil

▢ 4 eggs room temperature

▢ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

▢ 1 1/2 cups buttermilk room temperature

▢ 1 1/2 cups plain hot coffee

▢ 3 cups all-purpose flour

▢ 3 teaspoons baking soda

▢ 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

▢ 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

▢ 1 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder

 

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

▢ 6 cup confectioners sugar sifted

▢ 16 tablespoons butter 2 sticks

▢ 1 1/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder

▢ 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream may need more or less

▢ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

▢ Salt generous pinch 

 

HOW TO:

  • Preheat oven to 325. F.
  • Grease and flour 3 (9-inch cake pans), set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vegetable oil.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time.
  • Mix in vanilla extract, buttermilk, and hot coffee until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans (about 2 cups per pan)
  • Bake on middle rack for about 25 minutes. (Do not over bake. Cakes should look moist on the tops....you gotta know your oven)
  • Remove from oven and let the cakes sit in hot pans until warm to the touch.
  • Carefully, remove from pans and place on a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Meanwhile make the frosting by combining powder sugar, butter and cocoa powder in a large bowl until crumbly.
  • Gradually add in enough heavy whipping cream to achieve your desired texture.
  • Mix in vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
  • When cakes have cooled frost and enjoy. (Cake tastes even better the next day!)
  • Rice (Butter, Onions & Garlic)

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    Rice (Coconut)

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    Pie (Crust)

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    Pie (Sweet Potato)

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