Friday, July 16, 2010

Cheesy French Bread

You will need two dutch ovens for this recipe or just half it if you only have one dutch oven.

1 Tbsp. Yeast in 1 + 1/2 cup warm water
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 + 1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. oil
2 cups grated cheese
4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion salt
1 egg white
Poppy seeds or sesame seeds are optional

Mix sugar, salt, oil, and yeast mixture in a large bowl. Add flour and mix well. Punch dough down 5 times at 10 minute intervals. Turn onto floured board and divide in half. Shape each into a rectangle then place in a dutch oven. Sprinkle with garlic, onion, and the cheese. Roll firmly into a roll long ways. Slash top. Place in dutch oven and let rise until double in size. Brush top with egg white and sprinkle with poppy seeds or sesame seeds if desired. I prefer it without the seeds (Just FYI). Bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until bread sounds hollow when tapped.

7-up Chicken

This dutch oven recipe can be used in your oven. You could also cook it outside and use hot coals like the traditional dutch oven way to cook.

1 lb. bacon, diced
8 potatoes, quartered
1 lb. bag of baby carrots
1/2 cup flour
8 chicken breasts
2 large onions, sliced
20 ounces of 7-up or Sprite
8 slices of processed American cheese or whatever cheese you like
Season All seasoning or use whatever seasons you like

Fry bacon in 12" dutch oven until crisp. Dredge chicken in flour and Season All. Brown chicken in bacon grease. When both sides of chicken are browned, add potatoes, carrots, and onions. Sprinkle Season All liberally over veggies. Add crumbled bacon on top and pour in 7-up or sprite. Cook at 350 degrees in oven or continue to cook on hot coals until veggies are tender and chicken is done. Bring chicken pieces to top and cover with a slice of processed cheese. Place lid back on crock pot just long enough for the cheese to melt.