Category Archives: Breads

Garlic Bread

We love garlic bread as a side dish to many of our meals especially Italian meals.

Ingredients

1 Loaf Italian or French Bread
3/4 cup Butter softened
1 T Johnyn’s Garlc Spread
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Directions

Mix together butter, Johnny’s Garlic Spreed and Parmesan cheeses. Slice the bread into 1/2 to 1 inch slices. Spread butter mixture onto each slice of bread. Broil for 4-5 minutes.

 

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Soda Biscuits

We love biscuits, biscuits & gravy, and biscuits & gravy supreme. Like all recipes I love playing around with recipes and that is how I came up with these biscuits.

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups flours
1/2 cup white cornmeal
1 1/2 T baking powders
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sour cream
1-12 oz can lemon-lime soda
1/4 cup unsalted butter

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Combined dry ingredients in a medium size mixing bowl. Cut in 1/4 cup butter & shortening into the dry ingredients. Fold in sour cream. Fold in lemon-lime soda. Melt remaining butter and grease a 9X13 pan with a pastry brush. Spoon dough into the pan (12-15 biscuits). Brush remaining butter on top of the biscuits. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

 

Multigrain Pan Rolls

Most wheat rolls are too heavy and dense, so I played around with different flour combination to come up with a roll that is flavorful and has a good texture. These make a great side dish to any meal. They also make great sandwiches.

Ingredients

2 T Dry Active Yeast
2 T Honey
1 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Scalded Milk cooled to luke warm
3/4 cup Potato Flakes
1 cup Hot Water
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
2 Eggs
1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup Spelt Flour
1 cup Oat Flour
1 cup Rye Flour
1 cup All Purpose Flour
1/2 cup Butter

Directions

Combined yeast, honey, olive oil and luke warm milk in a large mixing bowl. Allow to raise for 15 minutes. In a separate bowl combined potato flakes, salt and hot water. After the 15 minutes add potato mixture and eggs to the yeast mixture. Stir in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough for 3-5 minutes in bowl. Allow to raise for 4-6 hours. Pounding done as needed.

After 4-6 hours, turn out onto floured surface and knead for 3-5 minutes. Melt the 1/2 cup Butter. Brush Casserole Pan with butter (19 x 12 or a 9 x 13 + 9 x 9 inch pan) Shape in to 2 inch balls. Place in pan 1/2 inch apart. Brush with butter and allow to raise for 30 minutes.

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown and sound hollow when you thump them.

Garlic Knots

I love bread and I love garlic. I have had good and bad bread sticks, garlic knots, and garlic bread. Last week I was craving garlic knots so I stirred up the following recipe. They turned out amazing!

Ingredients

1 T Yeast
3 T Honey
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Warm Water
1 Egg
3 1/2 – 5 cups Flour
1 cup Butter
2 tsp Minced Garlic
1/4 cup Parmesan Shreds
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan
2 tsp Johnny’s Garlic Spread & Seasoning

Directions

In a mixing bowl combined yeast, honey, oil, and water. Let raise for 15 minutes. Stir in egg. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time. Let rise for 10 minutes.

While the dough is raising combined remaining ingredients.  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

Knead dough for 2-3 minutes. Break off 2-3 Tablespoons of dough and form into 6 inch long ropes. Repeat with all the dough.


Roll each piece of dough into the Parmesan mixture and tie into a knot.


Bake for 12-15 minutes. Serve warm.

Salty Buns

My mom taught me how to make breads and rolls when I was around nine or ten years old. When I was 12 years old one of my weekly tasks was to make the bread for our family for the week. I would make 4 to 6 loaves on a Saturday based on the needs of the family that week. Since then I have enjoyed learning and playing around with bread recipes. This is a recipe of my own and we love it as a hamburger bun.

Ingredients

2 T Dry Active Yeast
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 cup Olive Oil
1 cup Luke Warm Water
1 cup Potato Flakes
1 cup Hot Water
1 tsp Salt
1 Egg
4-5 cups of Flour
1 cup Salted Butter Melted

Directions

In a large bowl combined yeast, honey, oil, and luke warm water. Mix for 2-3 minutes. Allow to raise for 15 minutes.

Combined potato flakes, hot water, and salt. Stir until fluffy. Add in egg and combined.

Add potato mixture to the yeast mixture and stir for 3 minutes. Add in flour 1/2 cup at a time until it is not sticky.

Allow to raise for 2-6 hours stirring down every 30 to 60 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Brush baking dish or pan with melted butter. After raising turn out onto a floured pastry mat and knead for 2 minutes. Free form the rolls into balls or roll out to 1/2 to 3/4 in thick and cut out with a round biscuit cutter.  Place on pan and brush melted butter on top. Raise for 10 minutes. Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.


Yorkshire Pudding

My father-in-law is from England, so Yorkshire Pudding was a staple in their home. I know there are several recipes for it, but this is the one I learned from my Mother-in-law.

Ingredients

2 cups Milk
3 Eggs
1 1/2 cups Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
About 1/4 cup rendered beef or pork fat, olive oil or melted butter

Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. In the mixer beat together milk and eggs. Add flour and salt and blend until smooth. Batter should rest for 2 house in the refrigerator in a non metal container.  In muffin tin place 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon of fat. Heat muffin tin with the fat in it for 5 minutes. Remove batter from refrigerator and stir with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into hot tins, filling each tin 3/4 full. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with gravy.

Variation – Toad in the Hole

Brown 1 lb Sausage in a cast iron skillet. (We prefer Irish Sausage) Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Remove batter from refrigerator and stir with a wooden spoon. Pour batter into hot tins, filling each tin 3/4 full. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with gravy.