Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Hot dog buns recipe

Well, kids wanted hot dogs, but buns nowhere to be found. Trip to the store didn't seem like a good idea. So in the end I have made these hot dog buns that are so delicious that I'm so not going to buy them anymore. The unfilled rolls can be stored in the freezer or simple eaten as a sandwich.


1 cup of milk
1 cup of warm water
1/4 cup of vegetable shortening/butter
5 cups of flour
1 tbs yeast
1 tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 egg

Divide the flour onto two parts - to one add salt, to the other east. First mix up with other ingredients the yeast one and then add the salt one. The dough will be quite heavy, but will soften after rising. Let dough rise 30-35 minutes. After that make rectangles and roll them tightly. Let rise again for about 30 minutes more or till double the size.

Bake at 400F 10-12 minutes. Fill and enjoy.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Upcycling baby tank bodysuit: step-by-step

I found a really cute baby tank bodysuit. My daughter loved it very much, so this is how I turned t-shirt for 18 months to tank top for 9 year old.

Maximising oven space

One of my main issues while baking cookies, pizzas or anything with "s" is space. I can fit comfortably one pizza tray, or cookie tray, however when I bake more and have more trays, I have to bake each separately. I don't like using top or bottom of the oven. Don't ask me why, I simply prefer the middle.

So I thought of a way how to maximise oven space by placing my second tray on a "higher ground". It works well and cuts my cooking time half as I can place both trays at the same time and they are baked evenly.

"Higher ground" is basically muffin tin, but I guess you could use any other tin.