Category: Recipes from Stories for Every Season

Taken directly from the newest book by Susan Ray, Stories for Every Season, these recipes are easy to make for the classroom, with a group, or on your own. Additional recipes and fun ideas will be posted each month. And look for a series of Sinclaire Monroe’s Kitchen cookbooks – coming soon!

Yeast in the Mix Bread

4 +/- cups all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons (14 grams) yeast 2 teaspoons sugar 1 scant teaspoon salt 1/4 cup canola oil 2 cups very warm, but not hot, water In a large bowl, stir together the dry ingredients – even the yeast. Add the water and oil, mixing to make a dough. You might need…

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Chocolate Dipped Jalapenos

10 – 20 jalapenos 8oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 teaspoon each cumin, cinnamon, and ginger 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder, or to taste. 1 cup chocolate for melting (dark, semi-sweet, white, milk) 2 tablespoons butter Carefully wash the fresh jalapenos, being sure to remove all of the wax. Dry thoroughly. Cut off the tops of the…

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Ganache

3 parts semi-sweet chocolate 2 parts hot, not boiling, heavy cream Dash of vanilla extract, optional   Melt three parts semi-sweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave, then slowly add two parts not-quite boiling, hot heavy cream. Remove from heat, but allow the mixture to rest for a few minutes before stirring…

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