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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Bread, Breakfast

Homemade Bagels

Ingredients

  1. 5 cups white bread flour
  2. 1 ¾ cups lukewarm water
  3. 1 packet of instant dry yeast
  4. 2 teaspoon salt
  5. 4 teaspoon of sugar
  6. 2 tablespoon of sunflower oil
  7. Eggwhite wash

Directions

  1. Using a stand mixer or by hand, add flour into a bowl and add yeast and salt on the opposite sides of the bowl and mix in with the flour.
  2. In a measuring jug, add water, sugar, oil and mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Pour the liquid mixture into the four mixture and mix until everything is incorporated, then Knead the dough on medium for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Turn the dough onto a worktop, add extra oil on the dough and knead until smooth. Don’t add flour.
  5. Place the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and let it rise for about an hour in a warm place.
  6. knock the air out and place on a lightly oiled surface and divide into equal pieces (use a scale if you want to be precise). Makes 14-16 bagels.
  7. Mould the pieces into balls by rolling the dough on the worktop with your hand, place on a lightly floured surface and flatten the top by slightly pressing with your hand, cover with a towel and proof for 20 minutes.
  8. Preheat the oven to 220°C.
  9. To shape the bagels, use a piping tip to cut out holes in the centre of the bagels.
  10. In a large pot, bring water to a simmer, gently place the bagels into the pot and cook for 45-60 seconds on both sides. Remove from the pot and place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
  11. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with your choice of toppings.
  12. Reduce the oven to 200°C and bake for 20 minutes on the top rack until golden brown.
  13. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  14. Enjoy.
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Bread

Homemade Bread

Ingredients

  1. 3 cups white bread flour
  2. 1⅓ lukewarm water
  3. 1 packet yeast
  4. 2 teaspoon of salt
  5. 3 tablespoons of sugar
  6. 3 tablespoons  of olive oil

Directions

  1. Add flour into a mixing bowl.
  2. Add yeast and salt on the opposite sides of the bowl and mix with flour.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add water, sugar and olive oil and mix until the sugar dissolves.
  4. Pour the water mixture into the flour mixture and mix until you form a ball of dough. You may not need to use all the water, so reserve a little bit or you may need extra water if your dough is too dry.
  5. Place the dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel and place in a warm place and let it rise overnight up to 12-18 hours.
  6. Gently reshape into a ball, flour the dough and place into a floured bowl, cover with cling wrap and a kitchen towel and proof for another hour.
  7. Preheat the dutch oven in the oven at 220°C for 30 minutes.
  8. Gently place the dough into a floured dutch oven, score the dough, reduce the oven to 200°C
    and bake for 30 minutes with the lid on, then remove the lid and bake further for 30-60 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  10. Enjoy.
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Bread, Loafs

Peanut Butter and Banana Bread

Peanut butter banna bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 large banana
  2. ⅓ cup peanut butter
  3. 1 cup buttermilk
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 cup sugar
  6. 1 ½ cup flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1 teaspoon vanilla

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°
  2. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda) and sugar and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, mash the banana, whisk in egg, vanilla, buttermilk and peanut butter.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before removing from the pan.
  7. Enjoy.

 

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Bread, Loafs

Banana Nut and Seed Bread

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Ingredients

  1. 2 large bananas
  2. ⅔ cup butter, softened
  3. ½ cup buttermilk
  4. ½ cup milk
  5. 3 large eggs
  6. 2 teaspoon vanilla
  7. 2 ½ cup flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. ½ teaspoon baking powder
  10. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  11. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  12. ½ cup mixed nuts, roasted and chopped
  13. ½ cup mixed seeds, roasted and chopped

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Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix all the dry ingredients except the nuts and seeds and set aside.
  2. In another bowl, mix butter, eggs and vanilla.
  3. Add both buttermilk and milk and mix.
  4. Add the dry ingredients and mix.
  5. Fold in the nuts and seeds.
  6. Pour into two lined loaf pans and bake in a 180°C preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and cool slightly, before removing from the pan and cool completely on a wire rack.
  8. Enjoy.

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