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Christmas Monkey Bread

25 Days Christmas Countdown

Day 19

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This is a great recipe to make Christmas Eve so you have an easy breakfast for the busy Christmas morning.

Ingredients

1 c water

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp salt

3 c bread flour

1 1/2 tsp yeast

1 c peeled /diced apples

2 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 c cinnamon sugar

Directions

Using your bread machine, combine all your ingredients from water down to yeast according to your owners manual.

Select dough cycle and press start.

When bread machine cycle is complete remove from machine and place on a gently floured surface.

Using a bundt cake pan, spray with cooking oil on it.

Roll dough into small balls, dip in butter, and roll into cinnamon sugar. Layer in a single layer on bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle diced apple pieces and layer an additional layer with dough balls, cinnamon and apples.

Let it rise covered in a warm place for about a half hour or until doubled in size.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 35 minutes.

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Liza’s Banana Bread

25 Days of Christmas

Day 3

This is a super easy recipe to whip together. It is the only banana bread recipe I will use. It is great for a loaf of sweet bread or bake as muffins. It is totally up to you to how you want to bake it. If you choose to bake as muffins, bake at the same temperature as the loaf bread but only bake starting at 25 minutes. Check before removing from the oven to be sure they are done.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 well ripened bananas
  • 1 c sugar (I use sugar cane granulars)
  • 1/4 c butter (I replace with coconut oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • smidge of salt
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • walnuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together bananas, sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, flaxseed and salt together and add to bananas. Sprinkle with walnuts before baking. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Disclaimer, this recipe came from a cookbook from back home. It is a small country town cookbook and the recipe owner is Shelley Thompson.

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Caprese Chicken, Fresh Green Beans, and Fresh Bruschetta

Are you looking for a healthy and delicious supper option?

Check out this meal.

Just for laughs, my Kiddo gave me an ”A” for presentation tonight.

What you do not know is I really do not like cooking main meals. They are burdensome to me and very boring. I love baking and place more emphasis on presentation with that, but I do not care what my main meals look like. I am just happy to have it all made for another night.

I used two different recipes tonight and will include their links to their recipes then click on the links for the full recipe.

Caprese Chicken

Bruschetta

I used a wheat French baguette for my bread to put the delicious bruschetta on. A side note, I added a little shredded Italian cheese to mine as my family loves this added feature to my bruschetta.

Fresh Green Beans

I also served my meal with fresh steamed green beans and sprinkled with a little garlic salt and dried parsley.

Enjoy your supper!

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bread

Are you looking for a sweet yeast bread?

Check our this easy bread.

Ingredients

1 1/4 c water

2 Tbsp oil

1 Tbsp brown sugar (or honey)

1/2 tsp salt

3 c bread flour

1/2 c oats (or 1 packet apple cinnamon instant oatmeal)

1 Tbsp yeast

Directions

Add all liquid ingredients followed by all the dry (or add to your manufacturing guidelines). Be sure to add yeast last.

Set bread machine on sweet setting and press start.

This choice of bread is great for toast, French toast, Panni sandwiches, and dressing/stuffings.

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Garlic Bread Ball

Garlic Knots

December 23, 2017

2BE78BE2-CD8D-4D77-91CF-585C7DBC7D2D.jpegAre you looking for an Italian dinner roll?

Check out this recipe.

Ingredients

1 c water

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp salt

3 c bread flour

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp oregano

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

1 1/2 tsp yeast

Directions

Place all the above ingredients in your bread machine pan according to the manufacturer guide.

Set machine for dough setting.

When bread machine is done, roll dough into small balls in a lightly floured surface. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet and let rise until double in size.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake in oven for 10 mins. When done remove from oven and butter tops in a garlic butter and cool.

Enjoy!

 

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Christmas Monkey Bread

25 Days Christmas Countdown

Day 19

56E1E3E2-3836-483A-8F02-6FFDCA5D5861This is a great recipe to make Christmas Eve so you have an easy breakfast for the busy Christmas morning.

Ingredients

1 c water

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp salt

3 c bread flour

1 1/2 tsp yeast

1 c peeled / diced apples

2 Tbsp melted butter

1/2 c cinnamon sugar

Directions

Using your bread machine, combine all your ingredients from water down to yeast according to your owners manual.

Select dough cycle and press start.

When bread machine cycle is complete remove from machine and place on a gently floured surface.

Using a bundt cake pan, spray with cooking oil on it.

Roll dough into small balls, dip in butter, and roll into cinnamon sugar. Layer in a single layer on bottom of the pan. Then sprinkle diced apple pieces and layer an additional layer with dough balls, cinnamon and apples.

Let it rise covered in a warm place for about a half hour or until doubled in size.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F and bake for 35 minutes.

 

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Cinnamon Raisin Bread

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December 8, 2017

6EDCBED0-35C5-4B68-AAE6-0900BD51CB54This is a sweet yeast bread you can make if you are tired of the same boring white bread. While it is baking it leaves a beautiful fragrance of cinnamon in the air, which if you are like me, you love to smell coming from your kitchen this time of the year.

This recipe actually came from a cook book I borrowed years ago from our local library, but I can’t remember the name of it. I just know the recipe is amazingly easy and the bread is fabulously wonderful.

It makes wonderful Panini sandwiches as well as scrumptious French toast.

It tastes wonderful if spread with peanut butter or a honey cream cheese spread as well.

Enjoy! If you bake it, leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Ingredients

2 tsp or 1/2 packet of yeast

2 c bread flour

2 Tbsp sugar

1 tsp salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1 Tbsp butter

7/8 c milk

2/3 c raisins (optional)

Directions

Add all the ingredients to the machine in the order of you manufacture’s recommendations. Choose either a regular or a light crust (depending on your preference), select the sweet setting and push start.

Disclaimer, I have used this bread for a scheduled setting and it comes out just as beautifully as if I had done it on the present setting.

Happy Bread Baking!

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Liza’s Banana Bread

Day 3

December 3, 2017

AB8C4523-6CD9-4398-A272-C62FBB956562This is a super easy recipe to whip together. It is the only banana bread recipe I will use. It is great for a loaf of sweet bread or bake as muffins. It is totally up to you to how you want to bake it. If you choose to bake as muffins, bake at the same temperature as the loaf bread but only bake starting at 25 minutes. Check before removing from the oven to be sure they are done.

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 well ripened bananas
  • 1 c sugar (I use sugar cane granulars)
  • 1/4 c butter (I replace with coconut oil)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • smidge of salt
  • 1 tbsp flaxseed (ground)
  • walnuts (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together bananas, sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla. Sift flour, baking soda, flaxseed and salt together and add to bananas. Sprinkle with walnuts before baking. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Disclaimer, this recipe came from a cookbook from back home. It is a small country town cookbook and the recipe owner is Shelley Thompson.

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Sharing A Seasonal Favorite Yeast Bread

Are you looking for an amazing bread for this holiday season?

Check out one of my favorite holiday yeast breads.

It leaves and amazing fragrance in your house while it bakes.

It makes amazing panni’s, toast, and regular sandwiches if you are bored from the same ole’ regular white bread.

I have also used this same recipe for dinner rolls. Just be sure to use the dough setting on your bread machine and then cook as rolls. If you wish to have the roll directions leave a comment and I will add that as well.

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Bread

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Ingredients

3/4 c Canned Pumpkin

2/3 c Water

1 Tbsp Margarine or soft butter (I have also replaced with coconut oil)

2 c Bread Flour

1 c Whole Wheat Bread Flour

1/4 c Packed brown sugar (I have replaced with raw white sugar)

1 1/2 tsp Salt

3/4 tsp Pumpkin Spice (Either liquid or dry spice works)

1 3/4 tsp Bread Machine Yeast

Directions

Measure carefully, placing all ingredients in bread machine pan in the order recommended by manufacturer.

Select Sweet or Basic/White cycle. Use Medium or Light crus color. Remove baked bread from pan and cool on wire rack.

(I have to buy my pumpkin and then I will put my loaf in the machine thus posting a photo later.)