Category Archives: Bread

Soft Gluten Free Bread – Blog Post #27

Last week, I mentioned that I have xanthan gum in my gluten free pantry.  I use the xanthan gum to make this bread.

It is soft and delicious.

 

Soft Gluten Free Breads

Soft Gluten Free Bread

  • Difficulty: medium
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Ingredients

– 1 & ½ c. water or milk

– 3 to 4 Tbsp. honey or sugar (I use honey.)

– 2 ½ tsp. Dry active yeast

 

– 3 c. gluten free flour mix

– 1 & ½ tsp. Xanthan gum

– 4 tsp. Baking powder

– 1 tsp. Salt

– optional:  Mix in your desired sweet or savory flavors (cinnamon or garlic powder)

 

– 2 tsp. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juice

– ¼ c. olive oil

– 2 lrg eggs

 

Directions

  1. In a measuring cup, measure milk.  Place milk in microwave.  Warm on ½ power for 1 to 2 minutes or until warm to touch.  Stir in the honey.  Then sprinkle on yeast.  Set aside to allow to proof for 10 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the gluten free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, salt, and the sweet or savory flavors.  (Dry ingredients)
  3. Combine the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and eggs in a stand mixer bowl.  Using the paddle attachment, mix of a minute.
  4. Add the proofed yeast mix to the ingredients in the stand mixer bowl.  Mix for a minute.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and beat on medium-high for 3 minutes.  Dough will be wet, sticky, and thick.
  6. Oil and flour a 9 by 5 loaf pan.
  7. Using a spatula sprayed with cooking spray, scrape the bread mixture in the loaf pan.  Smooth out the loaf with the spatula.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  9. Place the bread mixture on top of the oven.  Do NOT over proof your bread.  Let it rise for about 20 – 30 minutes.  Don’t allow it to rise above your loaf pan.  Otherwise it will either flow over the pan or collapse.
  10. Bake for about 35 to 45 minutes.  
  11. Once you pull the bread out of the oven, do NOT leave the loaf to sit in the pan to rest.  Within one or two minutes, gently turn it out onto its side onto your cooling rack.
  12. Allow it to cool completely before cutting into slices.  Use a serrated bread knife.
  13. Enjoy with your favorite toppings!

 

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Happy eating,
Traci

Peach Quick Bread

One thing I am realizing is that even though I’ve shared recipes, I’ve not shared much about the kids or really welcomed you into my kitchen for a meal.

My kids are now eleven and almost thirteen.  Another chapter in my life is beginning, that is a mother of a teenager.  Let me tell you, life has begun to get interesting.  When this blog began in 2010, the boys were 5 and almost 7. Continue reading Peach Quick Bread

Pretzel Rolls

My family loves pretzel rolls.  Actually they like anything pretzel related – hard or soft.  These rolls take extra work but are worth the happiness from your family when you finish this delicious treat.

You could serve them as a carb at your dinner table or you could use the rolls to make a delicious sandwich.  Some ideas for a sandwich are a lunch meat sandwich, hamburgers, sloppy Joes, or pulled pork.

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12 Minute Cranberry Cinnamon Scones – Secret Recipe Club

This is my second time participating in the Secret Recipe Club.  I got moved to Group B when Group D was disbanded.  This month I was assigned to Why I Am Not Skinny.   Maxine is originally from South Africa but is currently living in Brussels.

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French Bread in a Bread Machine

Okay the title of this blog is a little misleading.  You make the dough in the bread machine but then remove the dough to bake the bread.

I was able to start the dough before we left for church and then make it into a loaf when we got home.  Easy peasy!

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Buttermilk Biscuits

This post was originally posted in January of 2011.  I did not have a picture of the biscuits on this post.  So I’m reposting this blog with a picture.

buttermilk biscuits

I made these for our family’s New Year’s Dinner.  Everyone loved them because they are tasty.  Tonight I was asked to bring the bread for our Sunday dinner.  I was torn between making Easy Rolls, breadmachine rolls (haven’t posted this yet), or the buttermilk biscuits.  I let the Wee One and Imaginative One be the deciding factor.  They told me they wanted the biscuits.  So that’s what we are having.

Buttermilk Biscuits
Southern Plate

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1/2 cup cold butter or margarine (1 stick)
  • 2 1/4 c self rising flour (store bought or homemade)
  • 1 1/4 c buttermilk (or whole milk with a tablespoon of lemon juice added)
  • flour for dusting
  • melted butter for brushing baked biscuits

Steps:

  1. Cut butter with a  into 1/4-inch-thick slices.Put butter slices on top of flour in a large bowl. Cut butter into flour with a long tined fork until crumbly.
  2.  Cover and chill 10 minutes. Add buttermilk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened.
  3. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times, gradually adding additional flour as needed. With floured hands, press or pat dough into a 3/4-inch-thick rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches). Sprinkle top of dough with additional flour.
  4.  Fold dough over into itself, like you are folding a piece of paper into a letter, in three sections. Repeat entire process 2 more times, beginning with pressing into a 3/4-inch-thick dough rectangle (about 9 x 5 inches).
  5.  Press or pat dough to 1/2-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with a 2-inch round cutter, and place, side by side, on a parchment paper-lined or lightly greased  cookie sheet. Try to make sure they touch because this will help them rise higher.
  6. Bake at 450° for 13 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; brush with 2 Tbsp. melted butter.

Happy Eating,
Traci

Do It Yourself – Spreads, Sauces, and Breads

This is my last installment of reviewing my Do It Yourself blog posts.  This DIY post features the spreads, sauces, and breads on my blog.

Sauces and Spreads

applesauce
Homemade Applesauce

Homemade Applesauce

 

Homemade pumpkin butter

root beer
Root beer Barbecue Sauce

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce
Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

thousand island
Thousand Island Sandwich Spread

Breads

homemade baking mix
Homemade Baking Mix and Pancakes

homemade tortilla
Homemade Tortillas

I’ve created  a page with all the Do It Yourself posts for easy access.  Click on the picture below to go to the page.Do It Yourself.

Happy Eating,
Traci

French Toast

My two love French toast cooked by Moi instead of from the freezer section.  The Imaginative One gets a headache with store bought French toast/sticks.

French toast is simple to make and you can try a variety of different breads.  I usually use sandwich bread or if I want to make sticks I’ll use Texas toast bread because it’s thicker.  When I made it on Saturday, I used ciabatta bread for Hubby, Imaginative One, and myself.  I used sandwich bread for the Wee One because he likes me to cut them into strips.

BTW:  Did you know ciabatta is Italian for slipper?

French toast

Stars of the recipe:

  • 1 large egg for every 2 pieces of French toast
  • 1 – 2 Tbsp. milk for every 2 pieces of French toast
  • 1 tsp cinnamon for every two pieces of French toast
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract for every two pieces of French toast
  • bread
  • toppings:  maple syrup, butter, fruit, powder sugar

Steps:

  1. Warm up a flat griddle pan (my favorite) or skillet over med. heat.
  2. In a flat wide pan, whisk together egg, milk, cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
  3. Using a fork or tongs, dip your bread into the egg mixture making sure to cover both sides.  (You may need to let it drip a little bit to get rid of excess egg before transferring it to your pan.)
  4. spray your griddle pan or skillet with cooking spray.
  5. Transfer it to skillet or griddle pan.
  6. Allow it to cook until golden brown on both sides (3 to 4 minutes on the first side and 1 to 2 minutes on the second side.)
  7. Transfer to a plate.
  8. Enjoy with whatever toppings you like!

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