Recipe Requests

By apanda Latest Reply 2008-09-30 07:59:45 -0500
Started 2008-08-30 01:17:28 -0500

I see there is a section here for recipes, but what about a place to "request" a recipe?? I am looking for 2 recipes in particular right now. I am interested in finding a good granola recipe and also wondering if anyone has a good recipe for whole grain bread that can be made in the bread machine? (doesn't have to be baked in the machine, but mixed for sure) Thanks for any help.

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junior dudley
junior dudley 2008-09-30 07:59:45 -0500 Report

I customuized all my recipes. I make cheesecake, pumpkin, fresh fruit and etc. I use sugar-free products as much as possible, or reduced sugar, 7/or fat.
I use graham crackers, whole, just layered them in the bottom of the (8 x 8 square pyrex dish), pour the filling in & refrigerate for an hour or over night if possible. This works fine. lowers the fat (No Butter), desserts turn out great.

Ms. Lizz
Ms. Lizz 2008-09-08 08:05:34 -0500 Report

I have a good wheat bread recipe for the bread machine for you. I don't think we need a special department to request recipes, your friends, like me, will see that you want something and if they have it, they will gladly offer it to you! Don't worry. I will list my recipe in the recipes area and I will check in my recipe box to see if I have a granola mix that I think you might like too. "K" ?? Be easy, we are here for you!!

Peace and Love,
Miss Lizz

junior dudley
junior dudley 2008-09-08 05:08:44 -0500 Report

In this household, we use a lot of King Arthur Traditional 100% whole Wheat Flour & Hodgson Mill Soy Flour. If a recipe needs a cup, I divide it by 1/4 wheat flour & 3/4 cup of regular flour. I use soy flour for coating vegetables, or making a sauce. This helps in keeping down his blood sugar. I play around with recipes & write down the results if it is a good one. if bad, make a note so as not to use it again. I do this with all of my recipes, I call them tips.

junior dudley
junior dudley 2008-09-30 07:48:02 -0500 Report

FOR Pumpkin Pie for example, I use the folowering:
1 cup canned pumpkin,
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon,1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 2 pkges. (3.4 oz. each) Jell-O Vanilla Instant pudding sugar=free type, 1 cup cold milk; bending til well mixed; stir in 1 & 1/2 cups sugar-free Cool Whip. Spread over far-free Honey Graham layered in an ( 8 x 8 pyrex dish). I do not bake this. Refrigerate at least 1 hour, or over night. Top with remaining Cool Whip,sugar-free from the ( 8 oz. Tub ), may add sugar-free caramel topping,drizzled over the top @ 1/4 cup, warmed in the microwave for @ 10 to 15 seconds. Add @ 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, whole or chopped,, your choice. Prep time 20 minures. Makes @ 10 servings.

penny - 16478
penny - 16478 2008-09-06 10:22:29 -0500 Report

There are 4 websites that I have found to be helpful.,, thats my and Hope these are helpful. Take care.

Peppermint 2008-09-06 06:37:14 -0500 Report

Here is a great recipe that I adapted for use in a bread machine. It is flexible as to which ingredients you choose to add as long as the total amount of flour is correct. I hope you enjoy it. It is one of my family's favorites.


(I adapted this one from a more basic recipe; very, very yummy. MOM)
Expect a low-riding , dense loaf. Bake for a medium color. If you do the quick loaf choice (58 minutes) use the fast acting yeast. Use regular from the jar for the longer cycle.
Water 1 ¼ cups (warm)
Vegetable oil 2 tbs.
Molasses 3 tbs.
Salt 1 tsp.

Mix and Match

These next 4 ingredients can be used are your choice for which ones you pick to add. The total amounts used should add up to about 1 to 1 + 1/3 cups.


Uncooked Grits 1/3 C grits
Uncooked cornmeal 1/3 C cornmeal
Wheat germ 1/3 C wheat germ
Wheat flour or ½ to 1/3 C wheat flour

Bread flour 3 ½ cups
Vital gluten, optional 2 tbs.
Yeast 2 tsp.

This will not make the bigger size loaf your machine can make. You would need to increase the ingredients slightly until you get it right for the larger loaf.

Edie 2008-09-06 08:22:51 -0500 Report

Thankyou for the recipe I'll try it and see if we both like it. If we do I'll use it regularly. I love getting new recipes to use the family as gini pigs.

antiquevroom 2008-09-06 04:26:12 -0500 Report

I am at work answering this but I have several recipes for granola and multi-grain breads that I can post. Since there is a lot of people wanting them, I will try and post to the recipe section.

Oh and to the comment on Fry Bread. That is the Indians (Native Americans) pita style bread. It is great for sandwiches or just put honey on it. Most do not use yeast in the recipe like in regular bread. Also I make a sweet dough donut that actually could be used for bread also. I fry donuts in hot Crisco oil, so yes, bread is very versatile for many recipes…


Edie 2008-09-06 04:33:40 -0500 Report

We lost Gram Jones' recipe for the bread so I just started using the one I use for making bread. If you have the Indian bread recipe I would very much love to get it. Gram was 1/2 Indian and 1/2 German. Seh passed on in 1986 so can't get it from her anymore. Thankyou in advance if you don't have one I'll check with Family members when I get back up home. I'm sure if I go the Indian Reservation I can get it again from a cousin.

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-09-06 04:50:01 -0500 Report

Referring to Fry Bread: reminds me of my position as Food Service Director in the Alaska Psychiatric Institute (State Mental Hospital). Annually we had a Native Feast where we honored the culture of Alaska's many Native peoples. Fry bread was a part of each culture, and is very labor intensive to prepare. To ensure there was adequate amount to feed 150 people I broke the Food Code by allowing the professional Native people working elsewhere in the hospital to come join us in the preparations. They shared their childhood stories with us, which resulted in better cooperation between the service sector and the treatment-providing staff.

Unfortunately, my recipes are set up for using 60 quart mixers, pounds of flours, and other large quantities.

antiquevroom 2008-09-06 05:21:35 -0500 Report

I have the recipe for Navajo fry bread and there really isn't that much to it. Haven't made it in a while. It is so good with honey on it. Will have to find it so it may be a couple of days, just to let you know.. I am German descent with Mennonite/Amish roots so the breads, etc recipes I have a bunch of…Just ask and I probably have it…

Edie 2008-09-06 05:36:03 -0500 Report

I'll take all you want to pass on I love to cook and everything gets used atleast once if I like it it is used to death. Take your time am going home to Michigan tomorrow for a wedding in the family and willbe gone till atleast Sat. I am french, dutch, scotch, Irish, english, German and Indian (Ottowa Tribe)

junior dudley
junior dudley 2008-09-08 04:26:29 -0500 Report

I have a recipe for Fruit Preserves.
Very easy & Good!!
5 cups of fruit, cut into small pieces with its juice,such as strawberries or figs, boil for 3 minutes; add 1 box No Sugar Needed Type fruit Jello, boil for 1 minute; add 2 boxes JELL-o- Gelatin sugar free;such as strawberry, boil for 2 minutes. Pour into jar's while hot!! makes @ 5 to 6 1/2 pins Preserves. Be sure to read the instructions for using your utinels. I use glass corningware pots & etc. I use figs with strawberry sugar free gelatin, or peach sugar free gelatin.
I canned over five cases of fruit in this type. Afer opening a jar I refrigate it.

GabbyPA 2008-09-08 04:31:40 -0500 Report

That sounds yummy. I just posted a plum jam recipe that uses no sugar pectine, and it works well too.

Edie 2008-09-06 05:39:23 -0500 Report

Pauline Thanks;
That is ok send me one anyway then I can make the bread for the Family Reunions. I am always asked to make items and bring because I make more than most do so they go further. This one will really help and they can take the extra home if any is left.LOL

Pauline B
Pauline B 2008-09-06 10:30:37 -0500 Report

Here's the Recipe… straight from my computer files:

(based on Maesha Champion-Read’s recipe)

10 pounds flour
10 ounces baking powder
1 cup sugar
½ cup oil
7 quarts buttermilk

Mix dry ingredients together in mixing bowl with paddle.

Add buttermilk and oil; blend well.

Let stand for a few minutes.

Add more flour if necessary to make a dough stiff enough to handle.

Have fryer at 350 degrees F.

Pinch off small pieces of dough, shape into flat pieces, and fry in hot oil until dough rises to surface. Turn over and cook a few more seconds. Drain.

Can be dusted with cinnamon-sugar or powdered sugar before serving.

Service with butter, jam, or honey.

March 21, 2001

Edie 2008-09-05 13:06:38 -0500 Report

Does anyone have a recipe for BonBons I had one years ago that mom used a sugar substatute in so I could eat some too. Now that I use Splenda I can make more treats for the grandkids that I can have 1 or 2 also.

Avera 2008-08-30 16:00:48 -0500 Report

This is a good idea. I can think of a few that I would like to request.

GabbyPA 2008-08-31 02:30:25 -0500 Report

What you guys might want to do is go to the discussion called "What you like about the site" (or something like that). It is by John Crowley and he can look into adding it. I know there are many recipe sites that offer this function, it could be very helpful. Or if you can't find that, just email him directly. He is always looking for way to improve the site, all suggestions are welcome.

apanda 2008-08-31 05:41:33 -0500 Report

Thanks for your info. too Avera. I think I will suggest a recipe search feature here. It would make it so much nicer if you didnt have to go thru every recipe to try and find one specific one. :)

GabbyPA 2008-08-30 08:36:38 -0500 Report

I don't know what the requirements are for making something in a bread machine. If you can use a regular recipe, I can give you one for an oatmeal bread that I add seeds and grain to. I only bake conventionally, so I don't know how to adjust it. Let me know and I can send you that one if you are interested. I have not found a way to make diabetic friendly bread yet. I bet this winter I will be working on some ideas though.

apanda 2008-08-30 14:51:24 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby. I can adjust the ingrediants for my bread machine if you can give me the recipe. I love my machine and find it is so much easier especially to mix and knead everything in the machine than by hand. I would love to be able to play around with a basic recipe to find something that is a good multi grain bread. TIA

GabbyPA 2008-08-31 02:58:08 -0500 Report

Okay here we go:

Oatmeal Bread
3C King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour
1C Rolled Oats (Old Fashioned Oats)
2T Butter or Margarine
1 1/2t Salt
3T Brown Sugar
1 Pkt Active Dry Yeast OR 2t Instant Yeast
1 1/4C Lukewarm Milk
3/4C Rasins or Currants (optional)

Bread Machine Method: (I didn't know that was cool)
Place all of the ingredients (except the fruit) in the pan of your machine. Program machine for manual or dough, and press "start". About 10 minutes before the end of the second kneading cycle, check dough and adjust it's consistancy as necessary with additional flouer or water; finished dough should be soft and supple. Add fruit about 3 minutes before end of final kneading cycle.

Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled suface, and shape into a log. place the log in a lightly greased 9x5 loaf pan, cover the pan with a light towel or lightly greased plastic wrap and allow dough to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. til it is crested 1-2 inches over the rim of the pan.

Bake the bread in a preheated 350 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center registers 190 degrees F. If the bread appears to be browning too quickly, tent it with aluminum foil for the final 10 minutes of baking.

I personally have never inserted a thermomoeter into my bread. I do the thump test. If it has a hollow sound, then it is baked thru.

I add:
1/4 Shelled Raw or Toasted Sunflower seeds (not salted)
2t Raw or Toasted Flax Seeds
2T Toasted Shelled Pumpkin Seeds
1/4C Chopped Raw Walnuts and/or Almonds
I mix these in from the start so they run thru the bread.

I don't usually use the rasins...they are a spike food for me, and I like it better for sandwiches without them.

I usually use 1/2 Unbleached Bread Flour and 1/2 Whole Wheat or Whole Grain Flour. King Arthur sells both in my Grocer...but if you are used to making bread, use what you like best.

If you use all whole wheat flour, you may need to use some extra liquid to keep it moist. and if you use a little extra yeast, it will make it less dense as well. Depends on what your family likes.

I hope you like it. I have lots of favorites. I don't post them mostly because home made bread is a lost art to so many...maybe I should. I have a yummy garden vegetable bread that is great with soups and chili. I just have not adjusted them for diabetic cooking yet.

apanda 2008-08-31 05:40:19 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby for the recipe. I am going to make it this week and add lots of nuts and seeds, etc. I too will skip the raisins and currants, not that it doesn't sound good, but I want to have it more for toast and sandwiches. I will let you know how it turns out.

GabbyPA 2008-08-31 06:14:21 -0500 Report

Glad I could help. I did post it in the recipe section with the manual directions as well and the nutrition facts for anyone who wants to know. Hope it works out for you. It is one of my favorites and it always SMELLS so good. Oh, I'm getting hungry. Ah, but this weekend I am going to make my first ever sugarless plumb jelly. I want to learn to can, so I am starting with something simple. DonnaAnn has a discussion on canning with some recipies if you are intersted. Yummmy stuff!

butterfly_8 2008-08-31 10:42:56 -0500 Report

Thanks Gabby,
I copied that recipe from the one you submitted in the recipe file. I am definitely going to ry it. I lik oatmeal and I like homemade bread,

Edie 2008-09-04 01:37:23 -0500 Report

Post as many as you like I love to make Homemade Bread. I usually use my old Dish Pan and make enough for a Large Crowd. I can get 7 or more loaves or I bake just 5 loaves and fry the rest for the family. When the kids were little and we were short on money we used that as a stand by.

GabbyPA 2008-09-04 14:10:17 -0500 Report

You said you "fry" the dough? What is that about? I have never heard of that.
I will have to dig up a couple of my favorites and post them. I don't eat them anymore, but for those of you who enjoy, I will be happy to share. So keep your eye on the recipe section.

Edie 2008-09-04 14:19:30 -0500 Report

When I was a young girl my mom would make bread and when she got done making loaves we then would take a small amount of dough and roll it out flat then we would put it in the frying pan and just brown both sides and add alittle butter on it and eat it. It tastes great. When I make bread now weither in the Bread Machine or in the Dish Pan I always save a chunk in a bread bag and fry it with my soup for lunch. Once I even Froze some for a latter time.

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