Applesauce Cinnamon Bread – Bread Machine

Applesauce Cinnamon Bread

Ingredients:

1/3 c Applesauce

1 c Milk

2 1/2 c Bread Flour

1 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Salt

2 Tbs Brown Sugar

1 Tbs Butter

1 1/2 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Directions:

Place ingredients into the bread machine according to the manufactures instructions. (Order of ingredients may vary.) Use the regular or basic white bread setting, and choose a medium crust. Check the dough during the first few minutes of kneading, and adjust as necessary with more water or flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Almond Oatmeal Bread – Bread Machine

Almond Oatmeal Bread

Yields 1 – 1 ½ lb loaf

Ingredients:

1 c Quick-Cooking Oats

1 c Milk

1 Tbs Unsalted Butter

2 1/2 c Bread Flour

2 Tbs Honey

¾ tsp Kosher Salt

1 tsp Active Dry Yeast

1/2 c Sliced Almonds, lightly toasted

Directions:

Place ingredients into the bread machine according to the manufactures instructions. (Order of ingredients may vary.) Use the regular or basic white bread setting, and choose a medium crust. Check the dough during the first few minutes of kneading, and adjust as necessary with more water or flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

Wonder White Bread – Bread Machine

Wonder White Bread

Yields 1 – 1 ½ lb loaf

Ingredients:

1 ¼ c Milk

1 ½ Tbs Unsalted Butter

3 c Bread Flour

4 tsp Granulated Sugar

¾ tsp Kosher Salt

1 tsp Active Dry Yeast

Directions:

Place ingredients into the bread machine according to the manufactures instructions. (Order of ingredients may vary.) Use the regular or basic white bread setting, and choose a medium crust. Check the dough during the first few minutes of kneading, and adjust as necessary with more water or flour, 1 tablespoon at a time.

What I’ve been up to…

Well, you may notice I’ve been away for a bit. We welcomed our son to the family at the beginning of the year and it still seems like we are getting used to the new way things are. With the new level of busyness in the house, posts are going to be fit in when and where they can. Before my son was born, my brother gave us a bread machine that my mom sent over. Truthfully, I wasn’t thinking I would use it much since I can, and always have up until this point, made my bread by hand or bought it from the store. I stand corrected. I’ve got our 6th? loaf in the machine right now. It’s saved lots of time and I can make whatever flavor we want without having to time in a grocery store trip or pay for overpriced and often super dry bread. I’ll be sharing some of the bread machine recipes that I’ve been using lately. So stay tuned for more recipes.

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Asparagus Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

2 lb Asparagus
6 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Tbs Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/2 tsp Sugar

Directions:

Steam asparagus for 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Once the asparagus is done, serve with the vinaigrette.

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Snow Peas

Sesame Chicken with Broccoli and Snow Peas

Ingredients:

1Tbs Sesame Oil
1 lb Chicken, cubed
1 c Snow Peas
2 c Broccoli
2 c Cooked Rice

Marinade/Sauce:

1 Tbs Sesame Seeds
2 Tbs Soy Sauce
2 Tbs Water
1 tsp Demerara Sugar (or Brown)
1/8 tsp Ginger
2 cloves Garlic
1 Tbs Dried Minced Onion

Directions:

  1. Cook rice, set aside
  2. Toast sesame seeds
  3. Mix together marinade
  4. Add chicken and coat. Marinate overnight if available
  5. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet
  6. Cook chicken, 5 minutes
  7. Add veggies and cook, 5 minutes
  8. Top with additional 1 Tbs toasted sesame seeds

Triple Decker Fudge Brownies

Triple Decker Fudge Brownies

Bottom Layer

Ingredients:

1 c flour
1 c sugar
½ c softened butter
4 eggs
16 oz can Hershey’s chocolate syrup

Directions:

Butter bottom only of 9×13 pan. Mix all ingredients together for 3 minutes and pour into pan. Bake
at 350 for @ 30 min until top springs back. Top may look wet but toothpick will come out clean.
(Because ovens vary, begin checking after 25 min. If the brownies start pulling away from the sides of
the pan, you’re overcooking them. Don’t overcook the brownies because they will become
rubbery.)

 

Middle layer* (buttercream or mint)

Ingredients:

½ c butter
2 c powdered sugar
1 tbsp water
optional: 5 drops mint flavoring (will be like peppermint patties)
can also add green food color ( like Andes)
or pink food color (and crushed candy canes on very top)

Directions:

Slowly melt butter over low heat being careful not to scorch it. Add powdered sugar and water and
stir until smooth. Do not overcook it or it will get crystallized. (Optional- Add flavor and color.)
Pour over brownie layer and allow to cool.
*I usually double this layer

 

Top Layer

Ingredients:

1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
1 c milk chocolate chips
½ c butter

Directions:

Slowly melt butter over low heat making sure not to scorch it. Add chocolate chips and continue to
stir over low heat until the mixture is smooth (about 3 min). Pour over middle layer and allow to
cool.

These are very rich so cut them into small squares. For best results, use real butter.