This Weekend's Baking

By jeff


I haven't done any weekend batch cooking/baking in about a month. There were a couple of weekends I planned to do batch cooking based on the weather being crap, and then it wasn't crap.

Does anyone else notice that nearterm weather forecasts are getting tres-mal?

Anyway, what did I do?

Well I'm glad you asked.

Pan Pizza Dough (and Supper)

Saturday evening I made a triple batch of pan-pizza dough, the same dough I made here, and then made it into pizza for supper.

Pan-pizza dough ready for toppings

We didn't have any mozzarella, and I was ready to scratch the entire thing, but Jess convinced me that the shredded nacho cheese that we had in the fridge would be "fine". I was still not convinced, but was I ever wrong.

It was great.

I almost forgot to take a picture of the final product before we ate the entire thing.

Pan pizza with a couple of slices missing

Lots of tiny burritos

I also made 10 little burritos for the freezer. Each had taco meat from ground beef, rice, cheddar cheese and re-fried black beans.

The beef was fried with an onion and seasoned with salt, pepper, chili powder, garlic and a splash of lime juice.

Ground beef is ready for filling

Refried Black Beans

We normally have cooked black beans in the freezer ready for frying or an ingredient, but not today. I had to break open a new bag of dry beans for the filling.

Black Beans boiling in a pot.

I have a super simple recipe to do this:

  1. Fill a pot ~1/3 with dry beans.
  2. Wash the beans and take out anything that isn't a bean
  3. Fill the pot with water.
  4. Add seasoning aka salt
  5. Chunk up an onion and dump in
  6. Cover and bring to boil.
  7. Once boiling, bring it to a simmer until they are "done"

Making them Refied

  1. Once they are done, take off the cover to boiloff the water.
  2. Add some butter and oil (just because I didn't have enough butter)
  3. Add garlic and pepper.
  4. Mash and Mash
  5. Taste and add seasoning to suite.

Then I just put them together, wrapped them up and put in them in a big bag for the freezer.

Basic White Bread

Finally, bread. This is my go-to recipe and for over a year this was 90% of the bread we ate, I've been slipping the last 8 months or so.

Finished basic white bread cooling.

And that's it, here are some pictures