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    Cinnamon Swirl Bread

    Recipe adapted from Taste of Home. Ingredients- 4 1/2 tsp. active dry yeast. (2 packages) 1 c. warn milk (110-115 degrees) 1/3 c. warm water (110-115 degrees) 1 c. granulated sugar (it will be divided in the recipe) 2 large eggs 6 tbsp. unsalted room temperature butter 1 1/2 tsp. salt 5 1/2-6 c. bread or unbleached all purpose flour 2 tbsp. cinnamon Directions- Add 1/2 of the granulated sugar in the standing up mixing bowl. (1/2 c.) There are different ways on heating up liquid before adding active yeast to it. For this recipe, I used a microwavable Pyrex glass measuring cup. I filled it with the milk and water and microwaved…

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    Buttermilk Biscuits

    Recipe adapted from momontimeout.com. Ingredients- 3 TBSP white sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 3 c. all purpose unbleached flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar 3/4 c. cold butter (I prefer salted) 1 egg- beaten 1 c. buttermilk Directions- Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Cut the butter into small pieces and put back into the fridge to keep cold. (The biscuit mixture is better the colder the butter is.) Combine the sugar, salt, flour, baking powder, and cream of tarter together in a large bowl and mix well. Add the cold butter into the large bowl and cut with a pastry cutter. (you can use two forks if you don’t have…

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    Sandwich and Soup Rolls

    Recipe adapted from Allrecipes.com This recipe is fool proof and easy to make. It doesn’t matter how you shape this dough. Round, crescent shaped, etc these rolls are soft and lightly sweet. These rolls are great to dip in a warm soup or use as a sandwich bread. First, you warm up 1/2 c. water and 1/2 c. milk. The right temperature is 110-115 degrees or about 1 minute and 10 seconds warmed up in the microwave. If you are using a stand up mixer, add 1/3 c. granulated white sugar in the bowl, then the warm milk/water mixture. Then, add 2.5 tsp active dry yeast and stir. This picture below is an…

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    Martha Stewart’s Banana Bread

    Recipe adapted from the Queen herself, Martha Stewart. I’ve never met anyone that didn’t like banana bread. Banana bread is a staple around here for breakfasts and snacks. You can add nuts and chocolate chips to bananas and it’s always going to be a winner. However, this recipe you don’t need neither and it will still be a hit. The key to a good banana bread are over ripe bananas. You have to have brown spots on the skin! These bananas up above could still get a little more brown for this recipe. First, you cream the room temperature butter and sugar together. Next, cream the vanilla and eggs. Add the sour cream…

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    Classic White Bread

    Recipe adapted from Si at The Bountiful Kitchen. This is a great recipe to try if your new or haven’t been successful in bread making. The key is first, starting off with activated yeast. Place warm water in a bowl with the yeast and sugar. Wait at least 5 minutes until bubbles start to foam. Warm water should be between 110-115 degrees. If the water is not warm enough, it will not activate the yeast. If its too hot, it will kill the yeast. I usually warm my water in the microwave in a microwaveable glass measuring cup. I’ve estimated time for warm water to be around 1 minute and 5 seconds give…