Monday, March 15, 2010

Favorite Bread Recipes

I’d like to share two old, favorite bread recipes.

This is the most delicious quick bread recipe I have. It is not too sweet; it is so deliciously flavored you won’t believe it. YUM!
Honey Date Bread
1 cup chopped dates
½ cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
¼ cup vegetable oil
1 cup boiling water
3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
½ teaspoon vanilla
Grease and flour one loaf pan. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Boil water, pour boiling water over the chopped dates.

Mix sugar, honey, egg, oil and vanilla; beat well. Mix in separate bowl flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the egg/oil/sugar mixture alternating with the water and the dates. Mix only until the ingredients are incorporated. The dough will be thick.

Put the dough into the pan and bake for 55 to 60 minutes. This recipe can be doubled.

Cornmeal Yeast Bread from the More With Less Cookbook
Makes 2 loaves.
2 pkg dry yeast in
½ cup lukewarm water
½ c sugar
Dissolve yeast in water with sugar
1 ½ teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil.
¾ cup water or rice milk
1 egg
Mix well, then add gradually
1 cup white flour
¾ cup cornmeal
Mix well, then add and knead until smooth:
3-31/2 cups flour (can mix white flour with ½ cup wheat germ and flax seed)
Put the dough in a greased bowl and cover for 1 hour. Shape into loaves and place in 2 greased, floured loaf pans. Let rise until double, about 40 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

This bread has a lovely, even texture and a delicate flavor. It’s wholesome but not heavy. It's wonderful for a dinner bread or for sandwiches.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Loris! I can't wait to try these recipes...I love to bake.