It's that time of year when everyone enjoys making bread! That fresh smell of bread wafting through the house is completely wonderful. Here's just a few for you to try.
Herb-Onion Batter Bread
3 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
2 pkgs. Red Star instant blend dry yeast
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground sage
1/2 tsp. crushed rosemary leaves
1/4 tsp. ground thyme
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1 c. finely chopped onion
1 1/4 c. warm water
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Yield: 1 loaf.
In large mixer bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups flour, yeast, sugar, salt, sage, rosemary and thyme; mix well. Saute onion in butter until golden; add to flour mixture. Add water and egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. By hand, gradually stir in remaining flour to make a stiff batter. Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole. Cover; let rise in warm place until light and doubled, about 1 hour.
Bake at 375 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until golden brown. Remove from pan; serve warm or cold.
Basil Tomato Bread with Chive Cream Cheese Spread
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tbsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 sm. piece ginger
1/2 c. fresh basil leaves or 1/4 c. dried basil
1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 tomatoes, seeded and quartered
1 tbsp. tomato paste
1 1/4 c. sugar
3 lg. eggs
1 stick (1/2 c.) butter, at room temperature and quartered
Chive Cream Cheese Spread (recipe below)
Put flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a food processor and process for 2 seconds. Remove and reserve mixture. Process ginger root, basil and scallion for 2 seconds. Add tomato and tomato paste and process for 10 seconds until pureed. Add the sugar and process for 30 seconds. Add eggs and process for 1 minute. Add the butter and process until fluffy. Add the reserved flour and turn machine on and off 5 or 6 times until the flour has disappeared. Spread dough in a greased loaf pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 40 minutes.
Chive Cream Cheese Spread
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, at room temperature, cut into 4 pieces
1 lg. scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces or a bunch of chives
1/8 tsp. Tabasco sauce
Process all ingredients until well mixed.
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