Showing posts with label bread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label bread. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Caramel Apple Bread

Welcome Fall! It's beginning to feel a little like fall here in North Carolina, so I knew it was time for this moist and yummy Caramel Apple Bread!  I used Granny Smith apples for this recipe  because I just love their slightly tart flavor, and especially when they are combined with sweet caramel. You could add nuts to this recipe if you would like. Chopped pecans would be tasty! This bread can be made ahead of time, and if you wanted you could drizzle the caramel sauce right before serving, even if you made the bread earlier in the day!

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Caramel Apple Bread

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Every couple months I try to send a little care package to my former neighbor in Utah. He loves getting small loaves of bread that he can eat a little bit at a time, so I included this Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread! He is the best neighbor we have ever had, and the sweetest man I have ever met, and my family misses him dearly. He is making plans to visit us here in North Carolina, and we are eagerly anticipating his visit. In the meantime I want to make sure he has his full allotment of treats, and I think this Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread will satisfy that craving!

Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Garlicky Bonesticks!

These garlic bonesticks are sure to ward off even the nastiest of Halloween villains. They are easy to make, using Rhodes Frozen Bread Loaves, and they are very tasty. Serve them with a side of pizza sauce, and you have a delicious addition to your Halloween feast!
Garlicky Bonesticks!
1 loaf of Rhodes Frozen Bread Loaves
Garlic Powder
Pizza Sauce
Thaw one loaf of Rhodes Bread Loaves by placing it in
the refrigerator for about 1-2 hours. When it is thawed,
place the loaf on a cutting board, and slice into 8 slices.
Roll each loaf into a 9'' roll.
Turn the ends of each bone into a knot, and place on
parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Cover the baking sheet with plastic and let rise for about
2-3 hours or until doubled in size.
Once they are doubled, sprinkle with garlic powder.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees until golden brown, 18-25 minutes.
Serve with warmed pizza sauce.

Happy Halloween!

Come back soon for more 
Halloween Goodies!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Old Pumpkin Bread!

This pumpkin bread isn't really old, but the recipe has been in my family for many years. And with good reason. It's delicious!! Serve this pumpkin bread with a light swipe of whipped cream cheese. In our family, it isn't fall until we have eaten a slice of this bread!

 Old Family Recipe 
Pumpkin Bread

3 1/2 cups Flour
2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Nutmeg
3 cups Sugar
1 cup Corn Oil
4 Eggs
2/3 cup Water
2 cup Pumpkin
Measure the flour into a bowl.
 Add baking soda,
and salt.
Add cinnamon, nutmeg and sugar.
Whisk everything together.
Form a well in the bowl of ingredients.
Add the eggs,
the corn oil, the water, and the pumpkin.
Mix everything together,
until every ingredient is incorporated.
Spray a loaf pan. 
Cook for 1 hour at 350 degrees. The loaf pans that 
I use are rather large. If you used the ones in the picture,
on the left, this recipe would make 3. Because I used my large pan, 
I only had enough for one other pan. Make sure to check
the bread with a toothpick. The top cooks last, so make 
sure it is done before you remove it from the oven.
Cool the bread in the pan for 15 minutes, then take
a knife or spatula around the edge, and let it sit in the 
pan until completely cool. 
It's a piece of heaven!
Enjoy!

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Stop by later for more Halloween treats!

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Fresh Roasted Turkey Sandwiches on Semi Homemade Rolls

Today we are roasting a turkey breast. It's such a simple thing to do, and it is so much tastier than buying turkey from the deli. It's also great practice for Thanksgiving!!
Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast
Turkey Breast
2 Carrots
1 stalk Celery
1/4 of an Onion
Rough chop the carrots. A rough chop is used a lot when 
you are making pot roasts, or baking chicken or turkey.
To rough chop, you are chopping the item with no
regard to identical size. You don't need to worry about the
look because you are only using the item to flavor during the
roasting, then throwing it out.
Rough chop the onions.
Rough chop the celery.
Place the turkey in a pan with a roasting rack under it.
Mine looks this way because my roasting rack and roaster
are still in storage from when we moved. So, I improvised.
Sometimes we have to!! Place the veggies in the pan.
Add butter, cut in 4 pieces, and pepper on the turkey.
Roast the turkey, at 325 degrees for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
During that time, the butter will melt, and using a spoon 
or a baster drizzle the butter on the top of the turkey breast.
Keep an eye on the turkey. I turned the breast over 
about 1 hour into the roasting. I should have put it this way
when I began the roasting. Insert a thermometer.
You can do this at the beginning if you wish.
Cook the turkey to 170 degrees.
Take the turkey out of the oven, and let it rest for about
15 minutes.
Once the turkey has rested, cut the turkey from the bone.
Isn't it beautiful?
Let's make our rolls.
Remember these?
We used them here.
We are using them again for these sandwiches. They are
a family favorite.
I took 1 loaf and cut it into 8 pieces.
Put it on a cookie sheet, and let it rise in a warm spot.
Cook at 350 degrees for 9 minutes,
then let the rolls cool.
Make your sandwiches. I used romaine lettuce, onion,
roma tomato, and 1/2 of an avocado. I added a small dab
of mayo on the warm homemade buns. Sooo Good!
Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today!
There is nothing as good as a fresh made turkey sandwich,
made from a turkey roasted in your own oven.


Tomorrow we will be making our Mountain Trail Mix.
 Stop by and grab a handful!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Rustic Bread Sticks

This bread recipe was a little on the long side when it comes to time, but easy to make. I decided when I was making it that bread sticks might be a good way to enjoy the bread.
Rustic Bread Sticks
(adapted from Perfect Party Food)
1 package Active Dry Yeast
1 teaspoon Sugar
1 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Vegetable Shortening
1 1/4 cup warm Water (105 degrees)
3 cups all purpose Flour
Put the flour in a large bowl.
In a 2 cup measuring cup stir the yeast, sugar,
salt, shortening, and water together. 
Let it sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
It should bubble up by this time.

Add the yeast to the bowl of flour.
Mix until well combined.
Start kneading the bread on a lightly floured surface.
Knead until the dough is smooth and elastic. 
This should take about 10 minutes. Add enough flour
to keep the dough from being sticky.
Place the dough in a bowl sprayed with pan spray.
Cover the bowl with plastic that is sprayed with 
pan spray. Let it rise in a warm, dry place. If you
don't have such a place, use your oven to create
a warm box. Heat the oven to 200 degrees for 10 minutes.
Then turn the oven off, and put the bread in for about
45 minutes to double in size.
Take the bread out. To test to see if it doubled in size,
stick 2 fingers in the dough. Pull them out and if the holes 
from your fingers don't close up, it has doubled!
Punch the dough down. 
This means to put your fist in the middle, 
and then pull the sides in. Cut the dough in half.
Weigh the dough to make sure.
Place each dough ball into a sprayed pan.
Cover with plastic wrap sprayed with pan spray,
and let it rise to double the size again.
Use the oven like above. It should take about 1 1/2 hours.
Set your oven at 400 degrees. 
Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce the oven temp to 
375 degrees, and bake until bread is golden brown.
It should take about 40 minutes. Let the bread cool, and then 
cut the pan into strips.

Let the bread cool on a rack.
Cut the bread in to strips and serve with marinara.
Enjoy!