Bread, Loafs

Banana Bread

Ingredients

  1. 2 large ripe bananas
  2. 1 banana, extra for topping (optional)
  3. 2 eggs
  4. ⅓ cup of milk
  5. ⅓ cup of buttermilk
  6. ⅓ cup of butter, melted
  7. ⅓ cup of sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  9. 1 ¾ cups self-raising flour
  10. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  11. ¼ teaspoon salt
  12.  ½ cinnamon, ¼ nutmeg, ¼ cloves (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  2. In a mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and spices and set aside.
  3. Mash the bananas and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs.
  5. Add milk, buttermilk, butter, vanilla, mashed bananas and mix.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture. Do not over mix.
  7. Pour into a greased loaf pan.
  8. Top with a split banana and bake for 55-60 minutes
  9. Remove from the oven.
  10. Cover with a kitchen towel and cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  11. Best served warm.
  12. Enjoy.
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Bread, Loafs

White Bread Loaf

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups of bread flour
  2. ½ packet of yeast
  3. 1 cup lukewarm water
  4. ⅔ cup lukewarm milk
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 3 tablespoons of butter, melted
  7. 3 tablespoons of sugar
  8. 1 teaspoon of salt

Directions

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer or by hand, add flour and mix in the yeast and salt on the opposite sides of the bowl.
  2. In a jug, add water, milk and sugar and mix until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Pour the liquid into the four mixture, add eggs and butter and mix until incorporated.
  4. Knead for 5-10 minutes until it forms a ball of dough and the bowl is clean.
  5. Coat the bowl and dough with oil, cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel, place in a warm place and it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  6. Knock out the air, place and spread out onto a work surface and with a rolling pin roll into a rectangle.
  7. Roll into a log to form the loaf.
  8. Place into a greased pan, cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel and let it rise for another hour.
  9. Bake in a 180°C preheated oven for 30-35 minutes.
  10. Remove from the oven and cool slightly in the pan.
  11. Brush the top with melted butter.(optional)
  12.  Remove from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  13. Enjoy.
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Bread

Soft Dinner Rolls

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups of flour
  2. ½ packet of yeast
  3. 1 teaspoon of salt
  4. ¼ cup of sugar
  5. 2 eggs
  6. ¼ cup of butter, melted
  7. 1⅔ cup of warm milk

Directions

  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer or by hand, add flour and mix in the yeast and salt on the opposite sides of the bowl.
  2. Add all the other ingredients and mix until everything is incorporated.
  3. Knead until you form a ball of dough.
  4. Coat the bowl and dough with butter, cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel and it rise for 1 hour or until doubled in size.
  5. Punch the air out, flatten on a surface and divide into 12 equal pieces and form into balls and place onto a greased baking sheet.
  6. Cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel again and rest for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Enjoy.

 

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Bread

Oshikwiila-Mahangu Bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/3 cup of mahangu flour
  2. 1/3 cup of cake flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  5. 1/3 cup of sugar
  6. 2 eggs
  7. 1/3 cup of butter, melted
  8. 1 cup of oshikandela cultured milk, plain
  9. 1/4 cup of milk
  10. 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (optional)

Directions

  1. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven and preheat to 180°C.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Mix oshikandela cultured milk and milk and set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, sugar and vanilla essence until airy.
  5. Add butter and the milk mixture and mix gently.
  6. Fold in the flour mixture.
  7. Melt a tablespoon of butter in the skillet.
  8. Pour in the batter and bake to 35-40 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  10. Enjoy.

 

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Bread, Quick and Easy Eats

Cornbread

Ingredients

  1. 1 1/4 cup of maize meal
  2. 1/2 cup of cake flour
  3. 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  4. 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  5. 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  6. 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  7. 2 eggs
  8. 1/3 cup of sugar
  9. 1 cup of buttermilk
  10. 1/3 cup of butter, melted

Directions

  1. Place a cast iron skillet in the oven and Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a bowl, whisk eggs, buttermilk and sugar.
  4. Add butter and mix.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and mix.
  6. Add a tablespoon of butter to a hot cast iron skillet.
  7. Pour the batter into the hot skillet and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.
  9. Enjoy.
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