Easy Rustic Yeast Bread Recipe

Easy Rustic Yeast Bread Recipe

Easy Rustic Yeast Bread Recipe

Ingredients
  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast orinstant yeast (this is 2 1/4 tsp if measuring from bulk yeast)
  • 1 1/3 cup warm water (water temp should be about 105-110F. Warm but not hot)
  • 4 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (18.4 ounces or 520 grams)
  • 1 TBSP kosher salt
  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh rosemary (optional)
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic (optional)
  • oil for greasing the bowl
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, add your dry yeast and stir in your warm water. Let sit for about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in all of the flour and then the salt. If using, also add in the rosemary and garlic. Stir together until it forms a ball.
  3. Remove the dough from the bowl and knead on a clean work surface for about 5 minutes until smooth and elastic.
  4. In a clean bowl, add about 1 TBSP of oil of your choice (canola, vegetable, olive, etc…) or spray the bowl with cooking spray. Put your dough into the bowl and turn it over to coat both sides with oil.
  5. Cover the bowl with a towel and put in a warm place to rise. I like to put mine in my oven that is off. Allow to rise for about 1 hour, or until double in size.
  6. Gently push the air out of the dough with your fist. Lightly oil a cast iron skillet (I use a 10″ skillet, but an 8″ or 12″ will also work. See notes) or other oven proof skillet. Place the bread dough into the oiled skillet and dust the top of the dough lightly with flour. Cover with a towel again and let rise for another hour or until doubled in size.
  7. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  8. Once the dough is doubled in size, slash the top of the dough a few times with a sharp knife.
  9. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the bread is a deep golden brown and sounds hollow if you thumb the top.

Sprinkled Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

Sprinkled Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

Sprinkled Monkey Bread Muffins Recipe

Ingredients:

For the Muffins:

  • 1 can Pillsbury® Grands!® Homestyle refrigerated biscuits
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vanilla cake mix (dry)
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
  • Sprinkles

For the Cake Batter Icing:

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vanilla cake mix (dry)
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray 6 regular size muffins tins with cooking spray.
  2. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces. Roll into balls. Place melted butter in small bowl. In another small bowl, mix brown sugar, vanilla cake mix, the cinnamon sugar and sprinkles. Dip each ball of dough into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place 8 balls in each muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until puffed up and browning on edges.

For the icing:

  1. Meanwhile in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add milk, vanilla cake mix and the granulated sugar. Mix with whisk to form thick glaze. Remove from heat. Cool 5 minutes. Drizzle on each muffin. Top with sprinkles.

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric or stand mixer with paddle attachment cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. In a small bowl, beat eggs using a fork. Add eggs to sugar mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Add mashed bananas and mix until combined.
  5. Sift all dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add sifted dry ingredients to banana mixture and mix until flour is just combined. DO NOT OVERMIX!
  6. Pour banana bread mixture into prepared loaf pan and bake at 375F for 15 minutes. REDUCE heat to 350F and bake for an additional 40-45 minutes until edges are slightly brown or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean.
  7. Let cool completely before removing from loaf pan. Once cooled, spread some Nutella on a slice of the banana bread before serving.