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Homemade Bread Machine Perfect Single Pizza Dough Ball Recipe

Homemade Bread Machine Perfect Single Pizza Dough Ball Recipe

Too many of my recipes are for multiple dough balls. So here is the perfect recipe for just one Pizza Dough Ball and your Bread Machine can do all the work…

3 cups high gluten flour or bread flour

1 teaspoon fast active yeast

2 teaspoons sugar

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

1.5 cups warm water

Place all ingredients in bread machine, water last. Then press the dough cycle. Set it and forget it… The perfect Single Pizza Dough Ball…

Enjoy, Jason.

Casaculinarian.com Featured Spring Salad for week 4/18/2016 “BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad over Flat Bread”



Casaculinarian.com Featured Spring Salad for week 4/18/2016

“BBQ Chicken Ranch Salad over Flat Bread”

Yummy!!! This is a great dinner and good calorie count for dinner… Recipe is for 4 Salads

Flat Bread Recipe. Follow Pizza Dough link below. Always try to use High Gluten Flour or Bread Flour if possible…

Pizza Dough for Home

Use half a ball of dough about 11 oz. Spread out in a rustic look.  Not your typical round pizza look.

olive oil 1 tablespoon spread on dough

parsley 1/2 teaspoon sprinkled on dough

Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon sprinkled on dough

Mozzarella cheese 2 oz. shredded sprinkled on dough

Italian seasonings 1/2 teaspoon sprinkled on dough

granulated garlic 1/4 teaspoon sprinkled on dough

Cook in oven on pizza screen or stone at 400 degrees till crispy, example below.


Cut into 4 squares.

Lets prepare salad

Purdue Chicken chunks 8 oz. baked


BBQ sauce 2 oz.

6 cooked slices of bacon chopped

plum tomatoes 2 chopped

red onion 1/4 sliced

light ranch dressing 3 oz.

iceberg lettuce 1/2 head cut into salad

Place your cleaned iceberg lettuce in a mixing bowl. Add tomatoes, onions, and light ranch dressing. Mix well. Cut flat bread into 4 pieces. Place on plates. Add salad to each flat bread. slice chicken and mix with BBQ sauce and equally distribute to each flat bread. Garnish with the chopped bacon… Yummy. We stayed on the BBQ ranch theme for the week. Everyone loved it!!! Enjoy, Jason.

Italian Easter Bread


easter bread

Baker Pippi’s Easter Bread. She makes it every year and it is a family tradition for many generations. You can start your family tradition this Easter… Do not boil the eggs first, you may color them but do not cook, they will cook in the oven

all-purpose flour 2 and 1/2 cups

sugar 1/2 cup

salt 1 teaspoon

dry active yeast 2 teaspoons

warm milk 2/3 cup

butter 2 tablespoons

eggs 2

6 whole eggs, dyed

butter 2 additional tablespoons for brushing the dough before it goes in the oven

Spring Nonpareils Spinkles

In a Kitchen Aide add warm milk and yeast and let sit for ten minutes. Add 1 cup of flour, sugar, salt, and softened or melted butter. Start the Kitchen Aid with the hook on low and add 1 egg at a time. Continue mixing it and add 1/2 a cup of flour at a time.

Flour a clean working surface and knead the dough. Add to a bowl sprayed with canola cooking spray. Add dough and cover with wet paper towel for 1 hour to rise.

Cut your dough into 2 equal sections and roll into 1 and 1/2 inch thickness. Braid the dough into a circle that eventually you will connect the two ends.  Place one colored egg in the center of the bread, make sure the dough surrounding the egg is touching it. Then open five breads and place the eggs into those additional areas. Place the dough on a sprayed cookie sheet and cover with a damp paper towel. Let this double in size, roughly 45 minutes. Turn oven to 350 degrees. With the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter melt and brush the bread. Sprinkle the dough lightly with the Spring Sprinkles. Bake for 50-55 minutes. Enjoy! Thanks Baker Pippi.


Casaculinarian.com Sunday Feast for 3/20/2016 Happy Birthday Jules



International Egg Rolls Link Below.

International Eggrolls


Homemade French Bread and Mussels in White Wine Sauce. Links below.

Crusty French Bread

Easy Mussels recipe for an appetizer for under $6.00

clams oreg

Clams Oreganta


Using our Homemade Fresh Mozzarella from yesterday to make a Rustic Pie.


Pizza Sauce

Pizza Dough for Home

Making Fresh Mozzarella at Home

Or just buy the what you can not make at home from the store!!!

Happy Birthday Jules!!! This was her Casaculinarian.com Tapas Bar for her Birthday. We are just missing the Spring Salad, “Sexy Salad”, that we will feature tomorrow. Happy Sunday Feast!!!!

Thanks, Jason.


Birthday Girl!


Anadama Bread



New England Anadama Bread

water 1 cup (split)

butter 2 and 1/2 tablespoons

yellow cornmeal 1/4 cup

grandma’s molasses 1/2 cup

fast active yeast 2 teaspoons

all-purpose flour 3 cups

salt 1 teaspoon

In a sauté pan add a 1/2 cup of water and place on medium heat. Bring to a boil and add corn meal. Lower heat to low and whisk. When the corn meal turns pasty add the butter and molasses and take off stove. Whisk it all together and let rest.

In a Kitchen Aide add 1/2 cup of water and yeast. When yeast dissolves about 10 minutes add 2 cups of flour, salt, and your corn meal mixture. Using the Hook knead the dough on low and gradually add the last cup of flour. Examples below.




On a clean cooking surface add flour. Take the dough and knead it into a loaf. Add to a baking pan sprayed with baking spray. Cover with a wet paper towel for 1 hour to rise. Cook for 30 minutes at 375 degrees. Thanks Baker Pippi.


Baker Pippi’s Easy Irish Soda Bread



Baker Pippi made one early, so everyone can make it for St. Patrick’s Day. Tomorrow we will share the other recipes for St. Patrick’s Day so everyone has time to get there ingredients…

4 cups all purpose flour

5 tablespoons white sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1 cup buttermilk

1 egg

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/4 cup buttermilk

1 cup raisins or currants

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a large baking sheet. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt and butter. Stir in one cup of buttermilk, egg and raisins. Mix gently by hand.  Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and knead gently. In a small bowl, combine melted butter and 1/4 cup buttermilk. Use a knife to cut an X into the top of the loaf and brush loaf with the buttermilk and butter mixture.

Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of loaf comes out clean.

Enjoy! Baker Pippi.



Sunday Feast Appetizer Cheese Steak Bread


First your gonna want to make dough. Follow the link Below… Always use high gluten flower if you can find it.

Pizza Dough for Home

Cook six 3 oz. Cheese Steak portions, Chop them as they cook. Add salt and pepper for taste. Add 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings, and 1/2 teaspoon of parsley. Let the meat cool for 5 minutes. Spin your dough out like a pizza, add 3/4 pound of shredded mozzarella cheese, and your seasoned steak. Roll the Stromboli/Bread up.


Put oven on 375 degrees. Spray baking sheet with canola oil spray. Place bread on baking sheet. Spray bread with canola oil spray and coat well. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese on bread. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic, 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings, and 1/2 teaspoon parsley. Bake till golden brown. 20-25 minutes. Serve at your Sunday Feast with House Red Wine and Marinara for dipping…

Enjoy, Jason!


Stromboli for Dinner and Video



No take out tonight…

This is so easy… Check out the two video links:

You have to copy and paste the links because the video’s are too big… I’m also linking the Pizza Dough Recipe.

Pizza Dough for Home

First Link: http://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOQKpA5qJulkohunzBd9NZv_3nGky3TKw9WGTJx

Second Link:


It’s worth a watch so you can make them your self at home…

Thanks, Jason

Chef Jason
Chef Jason



Tomato Focaccia



Tomato Focaccia on Casaculinarian.com…

Wow check this out!

Rosemary, Onion, and Garlic Focaccia

Use the link above.

The topping will change.

When dough is proofed:

plum tomatoes from can 5 with no juice

Parmesan grated cheese 1/8 cup

basil 1/2 teaspoon

oregano 1/2 teaspoon

salt and pepper for taste

olive oil 1 tablespoon

parsley 1 teaspoon

Italian seasonings 1/2 teaspoon

garlic salt 1/2 teaspoon

granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon

grated mozzarella cheese 1/8 cup

When dough is proofed, rub with Olive oil. Sprinkle all seasonings on top of Focaccia. Spread out plum tomatoes evenly on Focaccia. Bake at 375 degrees till top and bottom are brown. Enjoy, Jason


Rustic Pizza for Lunch



Rustic Pizza for Lunch

This is the same Pizza Dough recipe at Casaculinarian.com the link will be below. The Pizza’s are formed Smaller, Rustic, (uneven and not a perfect circle is ok) and Thicker. I spray the crust with Canola Spray and season with Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Granulated Garlic, and Oregano. Then make your Pizza from there… Enjoy!

Pizza Dough for Home

Pizza Sauce