Friday, 19 May 2017

Marina's Bun

Buns – Marina’s Recipe

7 c.            flour
½ c.                   sugar
2 Tblsp.   yeast
2 tsp.        salt
2                eggs (whisked)
2 ½ c.       water
½ c.          oil

Add wet ingredients to dry and mix on high for 5 min.  Let rise ½ hour. Knead and let rise again.

Tuna Rolls

Tuna Rolls         Bake @ 425 degrees for 20 min.

7 ½ oz can   Tuna
1                Onion (small)
1 tsp.           Green Pepper (diced)
½ c.            Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
1                Egg

1 c.             Flour
1 ¾ tsp.       Baking Powder
1 tsp.           Sugar
¼ tsp.         Salt
 ¼ c.            Margarine (cut into above mixture)
Add:            1 Egg & 1/3 c. Milk

Mix and turn out on floured board.  Kneed Lightly.
Roll into 12 by 10 rectangle.. Spread Tuna onto the dough and roll up like a Jelly Roll.  Place cut side down on ungreased baking sheet.

Cheese Sauce :    Melt 1 Tblsp. butter in sauce pan
                        Add 2 Tblsp. flour and enoght milk
                        To make a medium white sauce

                        Add shredded cheddar cheese to taste.

David & I always double this recipe and then we have leftovers.....sometimes not!

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake

Bonnie told me that she wanted to be the cake lady.  That is why she was making the poppyseed chiffon cake.  I thought that she would need other pans than just an angel food cake pan if she were going to be the cake lady, so I found a bundt pan for her.  At the thrift store, of course. 

Now here is a recipe for her to try in the new-to-her cake pan.  I found it on a quick google search.  It may not be the recipe Moiya used, but we can make corrections later:  Chocolate Cherry Bundt Cake.

I want her to be known as Tne Cake Lady.  This recipe should work to widen her cake repetoire.

  • 1(18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 12cup cooking oil
  • 2large eggs
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 1(21 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • 1cup chocolate chips


  1. Mix cake mix, eggs oil and vanilla with mixer.
  2. The batter will be very thick and heavy.
  3. Add cherry pie filling and mix with mixer.
  4. Add chocolate chips and stir with wooden spoon.
  5. Grease bundt pan and fill with batter and level out.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes or until cake test done.
  7. Cool in pan for 15 minutes and remove from pan.
  8. When cooled sprinkle with confectionery sugar.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Easy Pizza Sauce for Bonnie

Making pizza dough becomes easy with time.
As well, it can wait around for a number of hours
to be made, as did the Bonnie's pizza above.
Bonnie made some pizza dough at 6:30 am and then forgot about it and went to work, walking back in the door at 5:30 pm.

She saw the dough, put it on the pizza pan and covered it with sauce and a sharp cheddar cheese.

Now she asks me how to make her own sauce.

Ingredients for a simple sauce follow.

As well, you can put "pizza sauce" in the search engine of this blog and find another excellent and easy sauce.


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced (you may add up to 8 cloves)
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained (or a 28 oz tin)
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1⁄8 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground
2 tablespoons fresh basil, coarsely chopped or 2 teaspoons dried basil
(Another choices for the spices is 1 tsp dried basil, 1 tsp dry oregano, 1 tsp thyme.  Or another choices is just to use 1 tbsp dried Italian seasoning.)

Heat oil in medium saucepan over a medium heat until hot.

Add garlic; cook 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Stir in tomatoes, salt and pepper and cook for 8-10 (up to 20 min) minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring and mashing tomatoes with potato masher until crushed.

Stir in basil.

Place in small bowl; cool to room temperature This sauce may be made up to 3 days ahead and refrigerated or up to 2 months ahead and frozen.