There are many different buzz words that explain this phenomenon: flexitarian, semi-vegetarian, and week day vegetarian; where you only eat meat on the week-ends. But anyway you want to say it, you are cutting back on the meat you eat. Some do it for health reasons, animal rights, the environment or all of the above!

Removing high fructose corn syrup and preservatives from our table.
This is my on-line recipe book with my adventures into finding healthy food for my family to eat....
Trying to cook more from scratch with less prepared foods.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My fav bread-machine recipes

Or should I say cleaning out my files...

Honey Butter Wheat Bread
1 cup water
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons honey
2 cups bread flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup dry milk powder
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

Put ingredients into bread machine in the order suggested by the manufacturer. Process for large (1-1/2 pound) loaf, wheat setting. Very light wheat bread......

Cinnamon Sugar Braid

1 1/4 teaspoon yeast
3 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup milk
1/4 cup butter, cut up


place in machine in order. Use dough cycle.

After cycle is done let sit for 10 minutes. divide into thirds. Roll each piece into 18-inch rope. Braid loosely together; tucking ends under. Place on greased cookie sheet. Let rise for about 1 hour till double in size. Brush with melted butter.

mix together
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

sprinkle over loaf

Bake at 350 F
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes

Oatmeal Bread

1 1/4 cups water
3 cups bread flour
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons dry milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup quick cooking oats
2 tablespoons margarine
1 tablespoon active dry yeast

Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select White Bread setting, and Start.

Crusty Italian Bread

1 1/3 cups water
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp granulated sugar
1 tbsp shortening
3 2/3 cups bread flour
1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Measure ingredients into the baking pan ( the manufacturer may recommend the order ). Insert the pan into the oven chamber and select the Dough Cycle.
Remove and place the dough on a lightly floured surface. Cover it with a large bowel and let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
Divide the dough in half ( if the dough is sticky at this stage, flour your hands and add a small amount of flour to the board; too much flour, however, can result in a tough, heavy texture ). Form each half into a loaf measuring 10 by 4 by 2 inches. Flatten the top slightly.
Place the formed loaves onto a baking sheet dusted with cornmeal. Cover and let rise in a warm and draft-free place for 30 to 45 minutes, or until they double in volume.
Bake at 400 degrees F ( 200 degrees C )
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped on the bottom.


1 comment:

  1. I have to try the cinnamon braid and the Italian bread in my machine. Thanks for sharing these recipes.