Tuesday, February 26, 2008

For Bread Lovers

I am a bread lover. One of my favorite parts of going out to dinner are the many breads I've been served over the years. A few of our favorites are the biscuits at Red Lobster and the garlic bread at Elephant Bar. Here are a few very simple bread recipes:

Gingerbread Muffins

1 egg
1/4 cup applesauce
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup molasses
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup boiling water

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin cups.In a medium bowl, beat egg, applesauce, oil, molasses and sugar, mixing well. Stir together dry ingredients in a medium bowl; add to egg mixture. Stir in water, mixing well. Fill muffin cups two-thirds full, then sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done.

Ranch French Bread

1 loaf of french bread (uncut)
1/2 cup softened butter
1 tablespoon dry ranch salad dressing mix

Cut bread in half horizontally. Blend the butter and dressing mix. Spread on bread. Wrap in foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

Lemonade Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 beaten egg
1 - 6 ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
1/4 cup milk
1/3 cup cooking oil
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Mix dry ingredients. Combine egg, 1/2 cup lemonade concentrate, milk and oil. Add to dry ingredients and stir just until moistened. Gently stir in nuts. Fill greased muffin cups and bake 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until done. While hot, brush with remaining lemonade concentrate and sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Chile-Cheese Bread

1 loaf of french bread (uncut)
1/2 cup melted butter
1 - 4 ounce can diced green chiles, drained
3/4 cup grated monterey jack cheese

Slice bread into 1-inch slices. Do not cut all the way through. Mix the butter, chiles and cheese. Spread between sliced. Wrap in foil and bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Apple Roquefort Bread (bread machine)

3/4 cup apple juice
1/3 cup crumbled Roquefort cheese
1 tablespoon shortening
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup bread flour
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast

Add the ingredients to the bread machine as directed by the manufacturer. Add the cheese and juice together. If possible, use the light crust setting for best results.

Audrey :)


Cakespy said...

I am not sure which sounds best, they all sound like carbohydrate heaven! However, I do have an extreme weakness for cornbread...

Leng said...

Hi Audrey,

I'm a bread lover too! I like making bread at home, but hard to find the time. I keep saying I will this week, but then something comes up.

I love your blogs. I'll definitely be referring to your them when I get stumped or don't have all of the ingredients.

Kelsie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Your gingerbread muffins sound delicious, too!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

I love breads!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

Kelly said...

Yum! Thanks for the recipes.....definitely trying out the ranch one. :)

Valerie said...

Hi Audrey,
that chili cheese bread sounds so good it near brought me to tears (I am on a diet and it is wearing on me).

Red Lobster bread yum, I also remember those fantastic hush puppies they used to have.

When off this diet I will try some of your fantastic recipes.