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Breakfast Bread (Zucchini, Pumpkin and Carrot!)

Breakfast Bread (Zucchini, Pumpkin and Carrot!)

This time of year we usually have an abundance of two things: veggies and eggs!¬† So here is a great recipe for a delicious bread that is hearty and filling, but also nutritionally dense. Enjoy ūüôā   Breakfast Bread (Zucchini, Pumpkin and Carrot!)   ¬†   To Make One Loaf: 1/2 cup¬† Oil ¬†1/2 cup Sugar (or preferred sweetening agent. I used Granulated Honey) ¬†3 Eggs ¬†1 tsp. Vanilla 1 cup Carrots, grated ¬†1 cup Zucchini, grated** ¬†1 cup Pumpkin puree ¬†2 cups Whole Wheat Flour ¬†1 teaspoon Nutmeg ¬†1 tablespoon … Read entire article »

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Cranberry Muffins

Cranberry Muffins

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup white sugar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 egg, beaten 3/4 cup milk 1 cup chopped cranberries tossed with a little flour to coat Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees.¬† Grease muffin pan or use paper liners. Mix together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder. Set aside. In another bowl mix beaten egg, milk and oil.¬† Add egg mixture to flour mixture all at once¬† and stir just until mixed – (batter should … Read entire article »

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Finnish Pulla

Finnish Pulla

1 cup milk 1 TBSP Active Dry Yeast ¬ľ Cup Warm Water ¬Ĺ cup sugar 1 tsp ground Coriander 1 tsp salt 2 large eggs, lightly beaten, at room temperature 41/2 to 5 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 stick unsalted butter, melted 1 large beaten egg with 1 TBSP milk, for glaze Scald milk in small saucepan and then cool lukewarm. In a large bowl, whisk yeast into warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes or until yeast is dissolved and creamy. Whisk in the milk, … Read entire article »

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Salzburger Raisin Bread

Salzburger Raisin Bread

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups milk 1/2 cup butter or margarine,¬†softened 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 2 Tbsps dry yeast 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 2 eggs, beaten 7 to 8 cups all-purpose flour, divided 2 1/2 cups raisins 1/4 cup all-purpose flour Butter or margarine, melted Preparation Scald milk; remove from heat, and add butter, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt, stirring well. Let cool to lukewarm. Dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in warm water; stir well, and let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. … Read entire article »

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French Baguettes

French Baguettes

2 1/4 tsp instant yeast 2 cups warm water 5 1/2 cups unbleached bread flour 1 tbsp salt – I use sea salt¬†   ¬†Mix all ingredients and make a stiff, shaggy ball.¬† Let rest for 5 minutes then knead for about 5 more minutes until dough is smooth. The dough will be dense. Place dough in an oiled¬† bowl and cover with plastic wrap.¬† You can place in refrigerator at this point to use the next day or allow … Read entire article »

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Glazed Lemon Daisy Bread

1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup milk 1 package active dry yeast 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 3 eggs 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling Ingredients: 1 /4 cup butter, softened 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves Glaze Ingredients: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup Sour Cream 1/4 cup butter 2 tablespoons lemon juice Combine 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar and milk in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat until butter is melted (3 to 5 minutes). Pour into large bowl; cool to warm.¬†¬†Stir in yeast until dissolved. Add¬†3 cups¬†flour and all remaining dough ingredients. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Stir in enough remaining flour by hand until soft dough forms. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic (3 to 5 minutes). Place into greased bowl; turn greased-side up. Cover; … Read entire article »

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Pumpkin Bread

3 cups of sugar 1 cup of oil 3 large eggs (lightly beaten) 1 (16 oz) can solid pack pumpkin 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp each: Ground cloves, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg 1 tsp baking soda ¬Ĺ tsp salt ¬Ĺ tsp baking powder   Preheat your oven to 350*.¬†¬†Butter and flour 2 loaf pans.¬†¬†Mix the first four ingredients well.¬†¬†Sift rest of ingredients into a large bowl.¬†¬†Add the first mixture to the second and mix well.¬†¬†Pour into loaf pans and bake for approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes.¬†Cool on racks. … Read entire article »

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Shaker Daily Loaf

2 Tablespoons Dry Yeast ¬ľ cup warm water (baby bath water temp!) 2 cups milk ¬Ĺ cup shortening ¬ľ cup sugar 1-tablespoon salt plus 1-teaspoon salt 2 cups water 9 to 11 cups bread flour Dissolve yeast in warm water, stirring well; let stand 5 minutes or until bubbly. Scald milk; add shortening, sugar, salt, and stir until shortening is melted.¬†¬†Add water; let mixture cool to lukewarm.¬†¬†Stir in dissolved yeast.¬†¬†Gradually stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Turn dough onto heavily floured surface and knead 8 minutes or until smooth and elastic.¬†¬†Place dough in a greased bowl, turning to grease top.¬†¬†Cover with a cloth and keep in a draft-free, warm place and allow to rise till doubled.¬†¬†Punch dough down; turn out onto floured surface. Divide into 4 equal portions, shaping each into a ball.¬†¬†Cover with a cloth and allow … Read entire article »

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Basic Scones

2 cups All-purpose flour 1 teaspoon Salt 2 teaspoons Baking powder ¬Ĺ cup Butter, softened 1 cup Milk (add only as much as needed to make a good dough) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.¬†In large bowl sift together flour, salt and baking powder. Add butter and rub in well. (I just use my hands and squeeze the butter into the flour mix till it is crumbly.) Add milk to make a soft dough but not sticky. With floured hands gently form into ball. On floured board pat into a circle about 1/2 inch thick.¬†¬†Place on lightly buttered cookie sheet and score into 8 pie shaped sections. Brush with milk. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes; serve warm with whipped cream. Options: You can add 4 tbsps sugar and 1-2 tsp ground cinnamon to flour before sifting.¬†¬†Mix the … Read entire article »

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Homemade Southern Biscuits

2 cups Sifted All Purpose Flour 4 tsp Baking Powder 1 tsp Salt 1/4 cup Shortening (good lard is better) 3/4 cup Milk (buttermilk is better) ¬†*** Sift dry ingredients together. Cut in shortening. Stir in milk. Turn out on slightly floured board. Knead as little as possible. Pat out to1/2 inch thick. Cut with floured biscuit cutter. Place on baking sheet and bake in 475F oven 12-15 minutes. Yield: 12-15 Biscuits. Once you add your liquid, try to handle it as little as possible.¬†¬†Just stir to moisten ‚Äď knead just enough to get it into a dough and then pat it out on your board with your hands.¬†¬†The more you handle the dough the tougher and heavier the biscuits will be. … Read entire article »

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Cranberry Twist Bread with Glaze

2 cups all-purpose flour 2 TBSP dry yeast 1-cup milk 1/2-cup water 4 TBSP sugar 4 TBSP butter 1 tsp salt 2 eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped cranberries 1/2-cup brown sugar 4 TBSP finely chopped pecans 3 teaspoons shredded orange peel 1/2- tsp ground cinnamon 1/2- tsp ground nutmeg 1/4- tsp ground cloves 3 tsp butter Orange glaze (see recipe below) ¬†In a large bowl stir together 2 cups all-purpose flour and yeast; set aside. In a saucepan heat and stir milk, water, 4 tablespoons sugar, 4 tablespoons butter, and salt till warm and butter almost melts. Add milk mixture to dry mixture along with egg. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds, scraping sides of the bowl constantly. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes. Using a wooden spoon, stir in 3 cups all-purpose flour. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead in enough additional flour (1/4 to … Read entire article »

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The BEST BANANA NUT BREAD EVER!

The BEST BANANA NUT BREAD EVER! 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 2 1/2 tsps baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, slightly beaten 1 cup mashed ripe banana 1/2 cup milk 1/3 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup chopped pecans Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in the center of mixture.¬† Combine egg, mashed bananas, milk, and oil; add mixture to dry ingredients.¬† Stir just until moistened -add pecans. Spoon into greased loaf or muffin pans, filling three-fourths full.¬† Bake at 400* for 18 to 20 minutes for muffins or 35 to 40 minutes for loaves. Should be golden brown when done.¬† Remove from pan immediately.¬† Makes 12 muffins or 1 loaf … Read entire article »

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Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns

Makes 12 ‚Äď I usually double this recipe and make larger buns 1 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup butter 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (not self-rising) or you can grind your own wheat 2 Tblsps package instant yeast 2 Tblsps sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 egg   In a small saucepan, heat milk, water and butter until very warm. In a large bowl, mix together 1 3/4 cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt. Mix milk mixture into flour mixture, and then mix in egg. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface, and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Shape into smooth balls, and place on a greased … Read entire article »

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Southern Cornbread Recipe

* You really can‚Äôt make good cornbread without a cast iron skillet!!! 2 cups cornmeal 2 teaspoons of baking powder 1¬†teaspoon of soda 1¬†teaspoon of salt 1 1/3 cups buttermilk (give or take) ¬ľ cup oil or bacon drippings 1 egg ¬† Preheat oven to 425*. Put a couple of tablespoons of oil or drippings in a cast-iron skillet ‚Äď rotate the skillet to cover the bottom and sides with the oil. Then put it in the oven to heat.¬†¬†You really want to give it long enough that when you pour in the batter it sizzles. Mix the dry ingredients first then add the egg and oil (or drippings). Now add enough buttermilk to make the batter like pancake batter.¬†¬†You don‚Äôt want it to be too dry.¬†¬†I have used sweet milk before but it isn‚Äôt as good.¬† ¬† You can also have … Read entire article »

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Basic Wheat Bread

Here are step by step pictures on how to make the¬†Basic Wheat Bread Recipe.¬† It is almost the same process for any yeast bread.¬† There are some variations depending on the recipe.¬† Hope it helps you to see the process and how each step is done.   Basic Wheat Bread¬†Recipe 7 cups Warm Water 6 ‚Äď 7 TBSP Yeast ¬Ĺ cup Oil 1 ¬Ĺ TBSP Salt ¬ĺ cup Sugar or Honey 17 to 19 cups all-purpose flour ¬†Mix first five ingredients then add 7 cups of flour, mix again.¬†¬†Next add about 10 ‚Äď 12 more cups of flour.¬†¬†Roll out on a floured surface. Mix in flour as you knead. Knead about 10 minutes. When finished kneading, place in a greased bowl and turn to grease top.¬†¬†Let rise till doubled. Then punch dough down, and divide into loaves.¬†¬†Oil pans and put … Read entire article »

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