Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 14

Sausage Bread








A couple of pieces of toasted sausage bread spread with a goat cheese mixed with Italian herbs served with an antipasto salad is my idea of a great summer lunch or supper.

This is a recipe that I developed years ago.

1 #  Italian sausage (sweet to hot)
3/4 c.  chopped red pepper
1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
5½ c. flour (plus or minus)
2 pkgs.    dry yeast
2 tbsp. sugar
2  eggs (beaten)
1½ tsp. salt
¼ c.  soft margarine
1¼ c.  warm water

Brown sausage (remove casing from sausage) and pepper.

Combine warm water, yeast, sugar, salt, margarine, 1 egg and 2 c. flour. Beat until smooth.  Add 1 c. flour or enough flour to make a thick batter.  Add enough additional flour to make a soft dough.  Turn out onto lightly floured board; knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 to 10 minutes.  Place in a greased bowl, turning to grease top.  Cover; let rise in warm place free from draft, until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down; turn out onto lightly floured board and divide into 3 pieces.  Roll each into rectangular strip about ¼ inch thick.

Stir cheese into sausage mix; spoon onto rectangular piece.  Roll (long way) and pinch long edges for seal.  Repeat with 2 other divisions. Place on greased baking sheet; cover. Let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Beat remaining egg; brush on loaves.  Bake at 400° F. about 25 minutes.  Serve warm.  Refrigerate leftovers; reheat to serve.


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Jul 08

Moda Bake Shop: Cup Cozy

I just love Mode Bake Shop! Loads of fresh and whimsical designe that appear every couple of days or so. The projects, complete with “ingredients” and instructions range from quilts, to quilted toy leashes. The cup Cozy recently caught my eye. I had all of the ingredients and since I absolutely abhor sweating vessels containing cold drinks (use absorbant stone coasters everywhere in the house), I decided this cup cozy was right up my alley. It works beautifully!


  • 10 5″ charm squares (A charm pack could make 4 coordinating Condensation-erators!)
  • 2 buttons
  • A scrap of batting approx 10″x15″
  • A pony tail tie
  • General sewing supplies

I’ve made a couple of these using the 5″ charm square. The cup cozy, however, is large. Useful for large drink containers, but two large for a normal size tumbler or a can of soda. Think I’ll experiment using 4 inches squares. But for now….



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