Bread Machine Rosemary Bread

On rainy days I sometimes pull out the bread machine and experiment.  Bread Machine  Rosemary Bread is a recipe I particularly like.  The bread is fresh and fragrant and bits of sun-dried tomato add for a pop of freshness.  This recipe is great served with cream cheese or just plain butter.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/4 cups concentrated vegetable stockBread Machine Rosemary Bread

1 tbsp sugar

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup diced sun-dried tomatoes (removed from the oil)

3 tbsp dried rosemary

1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Measure ingredients in pan in order they are listed.  Bake on 1.5 lb setting on regular cycle.

Bread Pudding

1 1/2 cups brown sugarBreadPudding

1/4 butter

3 eggs

1 tbsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

2 1/2 cups almond milk

slices of raisin bread

Beat sugar and butter until frothy.  Add eggs until mixed.  Add vanilla, spices and milk.  Stir until incorporated.  Mix in bread until bread sops up liquid.

Place in greased pan and bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until egg is cooked.

Cranberry Sauce Bread with Walnuts

What do you do with leftover cranberry sauce at the holidays?  This is the perfect recipe to use up the leftovers.  A sweet bread with tangy cranberries, this loaf is a perfect marriage of sweet and sour.  It’s great for a snack or for a light dessert.

1 can chunky cranberry sauce

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The bread is nice made with a chunky apple sauce instead of the cranberry sauce.

juice of 1 orange

3/4 cup sugar

3 tbsp melted butter

1 egg

1/2 cup almond milk

Mix wet ingredients together

2 1/2 cups flour Continue reading “Cranberry Sauce Bread with Walnuts”

Traditional Corn Bread

I don’t make cornbread often but when I do I use this recipe.  The recipe is packed with flavor and is a crowd pleaser.   

1 cup corn meal

traditional-cornbread
Cooked corn kernels can be folded into the batter if desired.

1 cup flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp salt

4 tsp baking powder

1 egg

1 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

Mix wet ingredients into dry.  Bake at 375 degrees Fahrenheit until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the bread comes out clean.  For muffins this is about 13-15 minutes.

Cranberry Orange Loaf

I love when fresh cranberries appear in the store in the fall.  The fruit reminds me of family get togethers where cranberries are traditionally served on the table. 

I like to make this loaf for Christmas.  The cranberries and the orange juice pares well together and provides a tart alternative to the sweet treats of the season.

2 cups flour

cranberry-orange-loaf2 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 cup white sugar

3/4 cup orange juice

1 beaten egg

2 tbsp melted butter

1 cup whole cranberries

Mix wet ingredients into combined dry ingredients.  Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 50 too 60 minutes.

Easy Banana Bread

I like to make smoothies in the morning, but I find at the end of the week there’s always leftover bananas.  I use the fruit to make this moist cake.  It takes wonderful and fills the house with a rich scent as it bakes.

1/3 cup melted butter

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Add your favorite nut to the batter.  Walnuts or mixed nuts work well.

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/3 cup white sugar

2 beaten eggs

Mix butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs and beat well.

1 3/4 cup flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

2 tbsp baking powder Continue reading “Easy Banana Bread”

Mini Flat Breads

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Serve with tomatoes, cucumbers and goat cheese for a Mediterranean treat.

This recipe takes a couple of hours to complete but it is worth the weight.  The bread is delicious and it is wonderful filled with veggies and cheese.  Try serving this for lunch or a light dinner.

5 tsp yeast

1 tsp honey

1 1/2 cups warm water

1 1/2 tsp salt

3 tbsp oil

3 cups flour

Continue reading “Mini Flat Breads”

Banana Pecan Nut Bread

This bread has a tangy surprise with the addition of cranberries and a crunch from the pecans. It’s a great recipe to use up older bananas.

Enjoy the nut bread as dessert or at any time of the day that you need a pick me up. 

2 2/3 cups flour

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Cranberries are a tangy surprise in this bread.

3 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup melted butter

1 cup sugar

3 beaten eggs

1 cup ripened bananas ( about 2 medium)

3/4 cup pecans (chopped to desired consistency)

2 tsp lemon zest (grated) Continue reading “Banana Pecan Nut Bread”

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