Category Archives: bread

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

Homestyle Bread

There’s nothing like melted butter on fresh bread.  This homestyle recipe for bread takes some time but the results are worth the wait.  This is a sweet bread that goes well with peanut butter and jam.  Instead, leave out the fruit and serve it with a steaming bowl of soup or spicy chili and you have a hearty meal for a cold winter day.

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2 tsp sugar

1/2 cup warm water

4 1/2 tbsp active dry yeast

4 1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup milk (scalded)

1/4 cup sugar Continue reading Homestyle Bread

Cheese Herb bread

1 cup milk

1/3 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

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Cheese Herb Bread

1/2 cup shortening

2 tsp sugar

1/2 cup warm water

2 packages yeast

2 beaten eggs

5 to 5 1/2 cups flour

sharp cheddar

goat cheese

Rosemary, chives and parsely

Heat and scald the milk.  Add sugar, salt, shortening, and scalded milk together.  Stir until shortening is melted.  Cool to lukewarm

Dissolve 2 tsp sugar in warm water and sprinkle yeast on top  Let stand for 10 minutes then stir.

Add to lukewarm milk mixture and stir in eggs.  add 3 cups of flour and blend until smooth.  Gradually add the remaining flour until incorporated.  Do not overmix

Turn dough onto a lightly floured board and kneed for seven minutes until the dough is smooth.  Put in a lightly greased bowl.  Grease top and coer with a clean towel to let rise.  Rise in warm place until double in size.  This usually takes one to one and a half hours.

Punch down risen dough and divide into 3 equal portions.  Form into balls, cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

Turn the first amount of dough onto a lightly floured board.  Roll into a rectangle.  Sprinkle with diced herbs, cheddar and goat cheese.  Repeat for the next two rectangles and then stack evenly on top of each other.  Roll the dough into the shape of a loaf and pinch ends together.  Turn into a greased loaf pan.

Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 to 60 minutes until done.

 

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