Friday, January 29, 2010

Frugal Friday: Ham & Cheddar in a Loaf

My husband likes to call this meal "Hot Pockets". It is similar but tastier as the crust is crunchy and the sauce inside is much better. Some day, I'll try diving the dough and making smaller versions and freezing them in individual servings.

Instead of a frozen pizza crust, I made mine in the bread machine using this recipe from my cookbook "The Bread Machine Baker" by Elizabeth M. Harbison, page 118.

3 Tablespoons Bread Machine Yeast
3 cups bread flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 cup water
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Select "dough" or "manual" mode on your bread machine.

Add ingredients in the order listed and push "start".

This makes two 9" pizzas. Freeze them, or top and bake at 475 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly and the crust is lightly browned.

I brought this to a MOMS Club event where we host a recpie exchange. It was a big hit even though the center dough didn't cook quiet enough, but many of the moms said that's what they liked about it. I guess mom's are big kids too ;) I only baked it at 350 degrees so that's probably why the center didn't cook as well as it should have. I also could've divided the dough in half and made 2 of these instead of one huge loaf.

The recipe comes from the Kraft Canada website here or you can print a .pdf copy here. It's so easy to make that it's listed as a recipe your kids aged 10-12 can make.

Sharing this recipe over at Frugal Friday today at Life As Mom. Read everyone's shared tips along with how FishMama saved over $15,000 on a bigger mini van!

1 comment:

  1. Looks really yummy! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog -


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