Basic White Bread

Basic White BreadThere’s nothing like the smell of baking bread. I have two good reasons for bread making today. It warms up my home and it’s delicious! But I’m also having leftovers, yep, Pasta Fagioli, for dinner and I’m wanting to add something extra to make the leftovers seem new.

Time is needed for the rising process but otherwise this recipe is amazingly simple with few ingredients. You don’t have to be gentle with the dough. Work those arms and shoulders! If your kitchen is cold this time of year … Find your warmest area for the rising. Another trick … cover the bowl of dough (leaving ample room for rising) with multiple towels.

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Portuguese Meat Bread

Portuguese Meat Bread

 

Backyard chickens are busy this time of year. With the extra eggs I opted to bake this delicious Portuguese Meat Bread, a meal in itself with a little side of greens or green salad. My choice as a side today with my Portuguese Turnip Green Soup … coming up next!

This bread is rich in eggs & butter! What this means to bakers? This recipe requires extra time to rise … about 2 hours. Plus, it’s a little sticky during kneading.

It’s a forgiving recipe and certainly worth the effort because the outcome is amazing.

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Breads

Great Accompaniments

Garlic Bread

Portuguese Sweet Bread

Sweet Bread

Italian Flat Bread

Cornbread Portuguese-style

Rustic Cornbread

Sweet or Savory Tea Ring

Savory Tea Ring

Whole Wheat & Honey Banana

Wheat Honey Banana

Home Ground Wheat Loaf

Wheat Loaf

Pineapple Loaded Hawaiian Muffins

Hawaiian Muffins

Easy Sticky Buns

Easy Sticky Buns

Scones in Any Flavor

Scones in Any Flavor

Gingerbread Muffins

Gingerbread Muffins

Cinnamon Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal Muffins

Hint of Orange Banana Nut Bread

Banana Nut

Easy Bagels

Easy Bagels

Country Cornbread

Perfect Vegan Muffin

Vegan Muffin

Onion Biscuits

Onion Biscuits



Rustic Yeast Cornbread Portuguese Style

The Perfect Accompaniment For Fall Soups

Rustic Yeast Cornbread Portuguese StylePerfect bread for soup! This deliciously dense flavorful bread has just the texture I love for a soup accompaniment. You can adjust the recipe to provide more or less cornmeal crunch. It’s up to you. So versatile. I love spooning beans or soup right over a slice. But I love it with butter too. If you want the true rustic crust spray the top of the loaf lightly with water just before baking … and the sides of the oven too every 15 minutes during baking. My recipe will truly become your own.

The prep time is minimal and the 2 rises are fast. Bakes in approximately 45-50 minutes. Allow 2-2 1/2 hours for the complete process. It’s worth it!

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Pumpkin Panettone

Pumpkin Panettone

This is straight from my test kitchen. Ha! This is an amazingly simple recipe. A little time consuming but worth it. The texture is unchanged from the traditional panettone. The question is why. Why mess with the traditional panettone? It’s simple. Not everyone in our family is into candied fruit. And without the candied fruit where do you go? Pumpkin and toasted or candied pecans. You can add raisins or chopped dates if you must. It’s just a great change up for panettone.

I recommend a paper mold for baking. Baking time is a little faster using a paper mold, and clean up is a snap. This 2 pound loaf paper mold needs no greasing nor extra baking pan.

If you have any Panettone left give my next recipe a try, Panettone French Toast.

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Pumpkin Bread

With Coconut Pecan Topping

Pumpkin Bread

This is the best Pumpkin Bread! Topped with a deliciously rich Coconut Pecan Frosting. Slather the bread with this topping or go it alone. I’m telling you … You won’t be disappointed! I’m just on this pumpkin thing … trying to bring about Fall for some cooler weather. Well, today it’s 105! Yikes!

Both of these recipes, bread and frosting, I’ve had for years for good reason.

Enjoy!

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