Archive for the ‘Bread’ Category

Pumpkin Cranberry Bread

October 19, 2010 Leave a comment

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbsp plus 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups sugar
1 can (15oz) pumpkin
4 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil (1/2 oil and 1/2 applesauce works as well)
1/2 cup orange or apple juice (or water)
1 cup sweetened dried, fresh, or frozen cranberries

Preheat oven to 350.  Grease and flour two 9×5 inch loaf pans.

Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.  Combine sugar, pumpkin, eggs, oil and juice in a large mixing bowl; beat until just blended.  Add pumpkin mixture to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.  Fold in cranberries.  Spoon batter into prepared loaf pans.

Bake for 60-65 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted into center comes out clean.  If top is browning too quickly cover with foil and continue baking.  Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Categories: Bread

Buttermilk Cornbread

July 22, 2010 Leave a comment

1/2 cup butter
2/3 cups white sugar
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375. Grease an 8″ square pan.

Melt butter in large skillet. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Quickly add eggs and beat until well blended. Combine buttermilk with baking soda and stir into mixture in pan. Stir in cornmeal, flour, and salt until well blended and few lumps remain. Pour batter into the prepared pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Categories: Bread

Gorilla Bread

December 11, 2009 Leave a comment

1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 (8oz) package cream cheese
2 (12oz) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray. Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon. In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside.
Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes. Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar. Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese.
Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan. Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of nuts. Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.
Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Place a plate on top and invert.
Categories: Bread, Breakfast

Big Daddy Biscuits

November 3, 2009 Leave a comment

2 cups flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp white sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 425.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually stir in milk until dough pulls away from the side of the bowl. (I had to add more flour, mine was too sticky)

Turn out onto a floured surface, and knead 15 to 20 times. Pat or roll dough out to 1 inch thick (if using for breakfast sandwiches roll to 1/2″ thick). Cut biscuits with a large cutter or juice glass dipped in flour. Repeat until all dough is used. Brush off the excess flour, and place biscuits onto an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges begin to brown.

Categories: Bread, Breakfast

Strawberry Bread

June 21, 2009 Leave a comment

4 cups strawberries
3 1/8 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups white sugar (plus a little to sprinkle on strawberries)
1 tbsp ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs, beaten

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour (or spray) 2 9 x 5 inch loaf pans.
Slice strawberries* and place in medium-sized bowl. Sprinkle lightly with sugar, and set aside while preparing bread mixture.

Combine flour, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda in large bowl, mix well. Blend oil and eggs into strawberries. Add strawberry mixture to flour mixture, blending until dry ingredients are just moistened. Divide batter into pans.

Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until tester inserted comes out clean. Let cool in pans or on wire rack for 10 minutse. Turn loaves out and cool completely.

*At the suggestion of the person who gave me this recipe I sliced 2 cups and puree 2 cups.

Categories: Bread


April 19, 2009 Leave a comment

2 beaten eggs
1 cup milk
1 tbsp cooking oil
1 cup flour
1/4 tsp salt

In a mixing bowl, using a wire whisk beat eggs, milk, and oil until combined. Add flour and salt.

Fill greased cups 1/2 full of batter. Place in cold oven. Turn oven on to 400 degrees. Bake for 40 minutes until firm. After removing from oven immediately poke holes in the top of each popover to allow steam to escape.

Categories: Bread

Light Oat Bread

January 22, 2009 1 comment

1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast

Add ingredients to bread machine pan in order recommended by your manufacturer. Use regular light setting. Or set bread machine to dough setting when it is finished place dough in a bread pan and bake at 350 for 35 minutes (cover with foil part way through cooking).

Categories: Bread