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    Baking Recipes

    Spotlight on Melamine Mixing Bowls

    Today the Spotlight is on husMait's Set of 3 Melamine Mixing Bowls.

    This set has become my go-to mixing bowls. I love the comfortable feel, versatility, and ease of use. These bowls have been designed for prepping and serving. They are space-saving with a stackable and nesting design which helps de-clutter kitchen cupboards. They have an easy-grip lip that makes for easy handling and allows ingredients to flow evenly when pouring. There is a rubber foot on the base to keep the bowl from slipping. They are easy to clean, dishwasher safe, refrigerator safe, freezer safe, and non-stick. The bowls come in 1.5L / 1.5 quarts, 2L / 2 quarts, and 3L / 3 quarts sizes.


    Many recipes call for separate bowls for prepping wet ingredients, or dry ingredients, or ingredients that need to be added in a certain order, and these three bowls are perfect for this.


    The tall sides and bowl shape is perfect when beating ingredients, it minimizes splatter and mess, and the shape allows for good aeration when whipping cream or egg whites. The Silicone Flour Scraper pairs perfectly with the shape of these bowls; making mixing and removing batter a breeze.

    You can purchase these bowls in their Set of 3 Melamine Mixing Bowls or in the Ultimate 14 Piece Bakeware Set which is an outstanding value. 

    Let us know how you are using this set of mixing bowls and what you like best about them in the comments and reviews.  

    With warm wishes for your home,
    from the husMait home kitchen.

     

    Versatile Stainless Steel Cookie Cutters

    I love products that have multiple uses and our HusMait Stainless Steel Cookie Cutters are designed to do just that.  

    In the short time I have been using these cookie cutters they have cut English Scones, Sugar Cookies, wonton wrappers and have been used to mold Almond Cookies.

      

     

    These stainless steel cutters come in six (6) different sized cutting rings that can be nested for compact storage in a kitchen drawer or cabinet.

    They are easy to clean and are dishwasher safe. Rust-resistant, non-stick, and easy to use.

    I plan on using them to cut home made pasta for ravioli so watch this space! Do you make mini or small pies? The large cutter will fit perfectly in a standard cupcake tin

    Best Homemade Pizza

    home made pizza recipe 

    Looking to add a lot of veggies to your meal today? Make veggie pizza at home, a great alternative to ordering pizza online.

    The best part of pizza is that you can customize the toppings the way you like. Just prepare the dough and ask your family and friends to choose fillings and toppings and enjoy. It’s that simple! I love a variety of toppings but always have a soft spot for mushrooms and onions.

    Complementing flavor profiles and colorful toppings is a fun activity we do over the weekends. We engage our kids to do little tasks, like assembling ingredients or spreading toppings over the dough. What’s your favorite pizza topping?

    Oh, don’t tell me that you don’t like pizza. I mean, who doesn’t love pizza. If you don’t, it means you’re missing something super delicious.

    Let’s make veggie pizza at home with available ingredients from your pantry. I bet after reading this blog; you’re going to try this recipe at least once in your home.

     

    Before diving deep into the baking process, you must be aware that you should have the best baking tools in your pantry to bake pizza, cake or muffins, or whatever you want to prepare. Baking tools and equipment play a key role as good quality tools are a necessity. 

    It’s enough of the talk.  Let’s move to the recipe.

    Ingredients:

    For Dough Preparation

    • 2 tsp. active dry yeast
    • 1 cup of warm water
    • 1 tbsp. white sugar
    • 3 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 egg
    • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil

    Pizza Sauce

    • 1 can diced tomatoes
    • 1 can tomato paste
    • ½ small onion (chopped)
    • 1 tbsp. dried oregano
    • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
    • 1 tsp. onion powder
    • 1 tsp. kosher salt
    • 1 pinch black pepper powder

    Pizza Topping

     

    • 1 ¼ cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
    • ¼ cup broccoli
    • ½ cup chopped onion
    • ½ cup sliced fresh mushrooms
    • ¼ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

    Directions:

    Step 1

    Add yeast and warm water in a mixing bowl. Leave it for 5 minutes until the yeast softens and becomes foamy.

    Step 2

    Meanwhile add dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, sugar, oregano, and salt) into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and oil and yeast mixture into dry ingredients. Mix the dough with a stand mixer until ball forms. Take dough out of the bowl, knead with soft hands for about 5 minutes until smooth.

    Step 3

    Now transfer the dough into a lightly greased bowl, cover it with plastic wrap or kitchen towel. Keep it aside for 1 hour or until doubled in size.

    Step 4

    Preheat baking oven to 235 degrees C. Lightly grease a baking sheet if you’re not using a non-stick baking sheet or spread a baking mat on the sheet to avoid burning/sticking.

    Step 5

    Take a saucepan and add diced tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, one tablespoon oregano, garlic, onion powder, one teaspoon salt, and pepper. Let the pizza sauce ingredients cook over medium heat for 15-20 minutes or until a thick sauce formed.

    Step 6

    Place doll into a silicone rolling mat and divide into two halves using a knife and roll it on a baking mat using silicone rolling pin. Place the dough onto the baking sheet lined with a baking mat.

    Spread pizza sauce over the top and spread mozzarella cheese or any cheese of your choice, top it with your favorite veggies and gain sprinkle mozzarella over the top.

    Step 7

    Place the baking tray in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until crust turned golden and you can see melted cheese over the top. Enjoy hot!

    https://www.bakingmad.com/recipe/ham-and-mushroom-pizza

     

    Tools Used in this Recipe

     

     

     

                                              

     

    English Scones

    A great English Scone starts with a great recipe- I used Nigella Lawson’s, Lily Scone recipe. I love that her website translates British to US measure with the click of a button - Thank you! There are two reasons I choose this recipe - one is the leavening agent and the second is the cold butter method. 

    Assemble everything you need first, equipment and ingredients. 

    Turn on the oven and prepare baking pans. I find it very helpful to read the directions thoroughly before beginning to assemble the ingredients. 

    I used a scale to weigh my ingredients. As directed I cut the butter, then returned it to the refrigerator until it went into the bowl. I think cold butter creates less gluten and allows the flour to stay loose and airy, which helps with the rise during baking.

    The recipe calls for two leavening agents Baking Powder and Cream of Tartar. Did you know that Baking Powder is simply 1 part Baking Soda plus 2 parts Cream of Tartar? When you use a part Cream of Tartar you create a better flavor in your Scone.  

    A few technical tips I have learned across the years, first do not over mix or over handle the dough, mix it just until the flour is incorporated. Second, after turning the dough out, knead it by folding and turning to allow the lamination to remain intact and only a few turns. Third, when cutting, push straight down and lift straight up with a lightly floured cutter, this allows for that puffy rise in the oven.

    This cookie cutter set will be a go to set for my kitchen with it’s versatility in sizing, easy clean up, and ease of use.  They are well weighted and comfortable in my hand.  

    An Instagram video of this recipe will be posted on Saturday Jan 30, 2021 come have a look at the process. 

    With warm wishes for your home,
    from the husMait home kitchen.

    husMait products used: 

    Stainless Steel Cookie Cutters - Set of 6.  This will be a go to set for my kitchen with it’s versatility in sizing, easy clean up, and ease of use.  They are well weighted and comfortable in my hand.  
    Signature Bakeware 5 Piece Set -currently the Silicone Pastry Brush & Stainless Steel Cooling Rack are only available in this bundle.

    Tea Biscuits

    In the husMait kitchen we baked the Forks Over Knives, The Cookbook, Tea Scones; and they are delicious! Although not traditional scones, the batter is scooped, not rolled and cut.

    It was so useful to have the Set of Three Melamine Mixing Bowls while following this recipe which required separate bowls for the dry ingredients, the liquids, and to blend almond butter and apple sauce. The bowls pair perfectly with our Silicone Flour Scraper. 

    Using a water spray bottle was a fantastic piece of advice in the FOK recipe to spray water into the cup between scoops so that the batter came out easier. We used the husMait 1/4 cup Stainless Steel Measuring cup for the perfect scoop.

     

    We experimented baking on both the 10 x 14 Non-Stick Baking Sheet, and the Silicone Baking Mat. The scones released cleanly and easily from both, while the baking sheet gave the scones a crisper bottom. The Baking Sheet and Silicon Mat are available individually or in the Essential Bakeware 5 Piece Set

    Served with a little jam, these are perfect with a cup of tea.

    Come over to our Instagram for a video tutorial! 

    With warm wishes for your home,
    From the husMait home kitchen.