Breads

Dutch Oven Bread

dutch oven bread done

Ingredient

  1. 1 cup digestive bran flour
  2. 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
  3. 2 teaspoons yeast
  4. 1 teaspoon salt
  5. ¼ cup sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  7. ¾ cup lukewarm water

dutch oven bread  dough

dutch oven bread ball

Directions

  1. Mix the two flour and set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, dissolve the yeast, sugar, salt in water.
  3. And to the flour mixture and mix well, use your hands if necessary.
  4. Add a dash of water if the dough is too thick to mix.
  5. Add the olive oil.
  6. Cover the bowl with plastic cling and let the dough rise for about 12 hours or overnight.
  7. Turn the oven to 220°C.
  8. Heat up the empty cast iron pot by placing it in the oven for about 5 minutes until it’s hot.
  9. Transfer the dough from the mixing bowl onto a floured surface and shape into a ball.
  10. Remove the cat iron pot from the oven and place the dough ball into the pot, cover with the lid and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the lid and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until golden brown and crusty.
  12. Remove from the oven and cool.
  13. Enjoy.

dutch oven bread pot

dutch oven bread sliced

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Breads

Festive Banana Bread

Festive banana bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup festive cake mix
  2. 1 cup mashed bananas
  3. ½ cup butter
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/8 cup yoghurt
  6. ½ cup water
  7. ½ cup sugar
  8. 1 ½ cup self-raising flour
  9. ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  10. ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  11. ¼ teaspoon ginger
  12. ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Festive banana bread ingredients

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, add the festive cake mix and water and soak for at least 10 minutes, drain out and save the water for later.
  2. Mix all the dry ingredients together.
  3. In a mixing bowl, mix all the wet ingredients except the mashed bananas and festive cake mix.
  4. Add in the dry ingredients and mix well.
  5. Add in the mashed bananas and festive cake mix and mix well.
  6. Pour the batter into a greased or parchment paper lined loaf pan.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan and cooling completely on wire rack.
  9. Enjoy.

Festive banana bread steps

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Breads, Breakfast

Honey Glazed Loaf

Honey glazed loaf half

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup self-raising flour
  2.  ½ cup sugar (I used dark brown)
  3. 1 egg, lightly beaten
  4. ½ teaspoon vanilla
  5. ¼ cup butter, melted
  6. ½ cup milk
  7. ¼ teaspoon baking soda

Honey glazed loaf egg

Honey Glazed Loaf butter

honey galzed loaf sugar flour

Honey glaze

  1. ⅛ cup honey
  2. 2 tablespoon butter

Honey galzed loaf honey

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  2. In a pan, warm up the milk and butter over medium to low heat, do not boil and set aside to cool.
  3. In a bowl, mix flour, sugar and baking soda.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the egg and vanilla and add in the milk and butter mixture.
  5. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Pour into a greased loaf pan and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for a while before removing from the pan and cool on a wire rack.
  8. For the glaze: Melt the butter and honey in a pan and pour over the loaf.
  9. Best served warm.
  10. Enjoy.

honey glazed loaf melt butter milk

honey glazed loaf flour sugar mix

Honey galzed loaf mix

honey glazed loaf done

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Breads

Sweet Potato Bread

sweet potato bread

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup, cooked and mashed sweet potato
  2. 1 cup sugar
  3. 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  4.  ½ butter, melted
  5. ½ cup milk
  6. 2 ½ cups self-raising flour
  7. ½ teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  9. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  10. 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  11. Extra egg and milk for egg wash

sweet potato bread mashed

sweet potato bread milk eggs

sweet poato bread flour sugar spice

Directions

  1. Pre-heat the oven at 175° Celsius.
  2. In a bowl, mix all the dry (flour, sugar, baking soda, spices) ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, mix the wet (egg, butter, milk, vanilla, mashed potato) ingredients, pour into the dry mixture and mix with spatula (no need to whisk).
  4. Pour into a greased loaf pan, brush with egg wash and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and cool, then remove from the pan and cool on the wire rack.
  6. Serve warm or let cool completely.
  7. Enjoy.

sweet potato bread mix

sweet potato bread batter

sweet potato bread pan

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Breads

Whole Wheat and Seed Bread

Namfoodie whole wheat seed bread

namfoodie bread slice

Ingredients

  1. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  2. 2 ½ cups white flour
  3. a handful of seeds(you can use any seeds, I used mixed seeds)
  4. 1 tablespoon of yeast
  5. a pinch of salt
  6. 1 cup, dark brown sugar
  7. 1 cup lukewarm water
  8. 1 cup lukewarm milk
  9. ½ cup melted butter
  10. 1 egg and 1 tablespoon of milk for egg wash

bread flour

water milk bread

sugar yeast bread

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, add all the dry ingredients (flour, yeast and salt).
  2. Add sugar and mix.
  3. Add butter and mix, using your hands if necessary.
  4. Add flour, water and milk in two increments and mix.
  5. Add in the seeds and mix.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and the dough rise for about 1 hour in a warm place, do not refrigerate.
  7. Preheat the oven at 180°C.
  8. Grease a loaf pan and pour in the dough about halfway allowing room for it to rise.
  9. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with seeds.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes – 1 hour until crisp and golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and let cool for a few minutes before removing from the pan.
  12. Remove from the pan and serve warm or let cool on a wire rack.
  13. Makes 2 small loaves or 1 large loaf.
  14. Enjoy.

mix with hands

dough seeds

dough rise

dough pan seeds

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