February 16th, 2013 by chuck
Adding cereal to bread is a great way to add some flavor and nutrition to any bread recipe. This bread is comforting and truly delicious. I topped it with melted butter and then sprinkled it with cinnamon sugar. The kids loved it and I have to admit it didn’t last very long.
This bread makes a great toast for that morning breakfast. The cinnamon is not over powering and the bread itself is soft. By brushing the top of the bread with butter while it was still warm caused the crust to remain soft and chewy. I hope you can find this cereal in your local supermarket, because this is a wonderful bread recipe, please give it a try!
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Cinnamon Raisin Sunny Boy Bread Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these Cinnamon Raisin Sunny Boy Bread Recipe click here.
January 12th, 2013 by chuck
I was sitting on the couch looking out the window at all the neighbors bird feeders. It’s amazing to see all the different birds eating from them over the winter. So, I decided to make a bread using those seeds. This is one delicious loaf of bread and I sweetened it with some wildflower honey, that I bought at the local honey store. I really enjoy using all the different honey flavors they have to offer.
This bread has a soft texture and I decided to turn it into a braided bread, because I haven’t done one in awhile. It turned out beautiful … full of flavor and just the right amount of sweetness. I hope you will enjoy this bread as much as Angela and myself enjoyed eating it : )
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Bird Seed Bread Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these Bird Seed Bread Recipe click here.
January 4th, 2013 by chuck
During those cold winter night I enjoy sitting back and drinking a hot cup of Chai tea. The aroma is mesmerizing and I thought it would go well in a loaf of bread. So, I decided to make a bread recipe using the left over of Chai tea I had. The bread is sweet and soft with a hint of cinnamon and anise. A wonderful bread to have with a cup of coffee or tea. Makes a great toasting the mornings also.
I have used this photo before in my Asian doughnuts and used the Chai recipe in this blog but thought I would give it again here. I really hope you will take the time to make this delicious tea and this bread with any leftovers.
I used cardamon seeds, star of anise, cinnamon sticks and sliced fresh ginger. Here is the recipe for the Chai tea that I made.
8 tea bags of black tea
4 cups bottled water
4 cups milk
16 cardamon seeds ( cracked )
3 cinnamon sticks
4 star anise
8 slices of fresh ginger
In a pot add all the ingredients together. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Once it comes to a boil, turn down to a simmer and simmer for about 30 minutes. Strain and serve hot. Add what ever amount of sugar you would like. This tea should be sweet to help bring out the flavors of the spices.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Chai Milk Bread Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these Chai Milk Bread Recipe click here.
December 14th, 2012 by chuck
Here’s another fun and delicious bread recipe or bun recipe. I had some left over mango and peach jam that I needed to use up. So, I decided to use it in a bread recipe. If you don’t have Mango and Peach jam you could substitute it for any other jam you may have. Perhaps, Orange marmalade or Apple jelly would be nice too. The Chocolate chips add a really nice flavor to this recipe. Not to much to overpower the fruit flavor but just enough to give that chocolaty taste.
I also baked it in a cake pan so it is completely square and looks really nice on an table. It was a little tricky to bake it that way because the center doesn’t cook as fast as the out side. So, I had to cover the bread after 30 minute with tin foil so not to burn the top. However, you could bake this bread recipe in 2 loaf pans. I did add a note on the bottom of the recipe if that is what you decided to do.
Anglea had 3 buns smothered in butter, so you know it must of been good lol.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Mango Peach and Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these Mango Peach and Chocolate Chip Bread Recipe click here.
November 23rd, 2012 by chuck
Wow … these stunning Saffron and Vanilla Buns are amazing, not only in looks but in taste. The Saffron and the Vanilla paste combination, gave these buns a Almond paste flavor. You would swear that I had used almonds in this recipe. Just fascinating! This is a perfect holiday bun that is sweet and would go great with a cup of tea or coffee. I dusted the tops with just a little powdered sugar. No need to add any more butter to these delicious buns, they definitely work well on their own.
Angela took some great photos of these buns and the threads of saffron look beautiful. Saffron has to be the most expensive spice around. I rarely use saffron myself because of the cost but, I thought with the holidays just around the corner you may want to make something special. Saffron is the dried stigma (tiny thread like strands) of the Crocus Sativus Linneaus, also called the fall flowering or saffron crocus, a member of the iris family.
I really do hope you love these buns as much as I do.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Saffron and Vanilla Buns click here.
For a printable recipe for these Saffron and Vanilla Bun Recipe click here.
November 16th, 2012 by chuck
It has been awhile since I last posted a banana bread recipe and I thought it was about time, with all the banana’s I have sitting in the freezer. Banana bread is a favorite of mine as I am sure it’s a favorite of your too.
Banana breads are so quick to make and they don’t last very long either lol. At least they don’t in my house. This recipe is a moist banana bread because of the addition of sour cream in the recipe. I also added extra chocolate chips to add to the chocolate flavor. It’s very good and delicious.
I also added a cream cheese drizzle on top to add to the rich flavor. Goes great with the banana’s and chocolate but, it’s up to you if you want to add the drizzle.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Chocolate Banana Bread click here.
For a printable recipe for these Chocolate Banana Bread Recipe click here.
November 6th, 2012 by chuck
Angela and I would like to give a big thank you to all of our Facebook friends. We have been encouraged, and are grateful for the interest you have for what we are doing and to show our appreciation, we’re having a giveaway for three lucky fans! If you have already liked us your name is automatically entered. We are extending this giveaway to any new Facebook fans who “like” us for the rest of this month (November 2012). Here’s the link to our Facebook page for those who want to be a fan and press the “like” button under the top photo of that page. Below are the details of the items we are giving away….
The Superbread Fusionwood 2.0
I was recently given the Superbread Fusionwood 2.0 knife to test and review and I’m going to give it away to one of our Facebook friends. Personally I have a tendency to lean towards the Japanese made knives, such as Shun or Tojiro. They are works of art and great knives to work with, so I was interested in seeing and testing the knife from New West KnifeWorks.
When the bread knife arrived I pulled the knife out of it’s beautiful leather case. I was amazed at how light it was and how it fit perfectly in my hand. I was also pleasantly surprised to see the craftsmanship and quality that went into creating this knife. It’s sexy … yes I said sexy. It’s a stunning bread knife and would add some shiny bling to any kitchen. The Super Bread Knife features a unique ‘wave’ serration that allows it to be sharpened using a diamond or ceramic steel, and it allows the knife to maintain the advantage of serration and still be kept razor sharp. The wave serration slices bread and meats with ease. The handle is gorgeous, with it’s layers of colored hardwood veneers that are impregnated with an engineered grade resin. This gives the handle a smooth look that is super-durable and will last forever.
The blade is amazingly sharp. They used a 15 step process that “cooks” the steel, giving it it’s toughness and edge holding properties. What was nice to know, is this professional, high quality bread knife is proudly manufactured in the USA. I have to say this knife surpassed all my expectations and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a top quality professional knife. You should look to New West KnifeWorks for all your professional knives. They also have a Facebook page, and you will also find they are giving away a four piece knife set. So you will have a second chance of winning! I’m sure one of our lucky Facebook friends will be excited to receive this knife in the mail. This knife retails for about $ 298.00.
Baylun ONE rolling pin
Our next giveaway is the Baylun ONE rolling pin. This innovative designer rolling pin was designed by Tahir Mahmood, who is based out of Toronto, Canada and is presently a graphic designer and a product designer. Tahir loves to take cliched products and reinvent them in a contemporary style. I was amazed at the smooth comfort when you grip the streamlined handles and start rolling. This gorgeous hardwood rolling pin is designed to last a lifetime and would be a great addition to the kitchen of one of our Facebook friends. This designer rolling pin retails for about $50.00.
3 in 1 Garlic press
Our third giveaway is small but a great gadget for any kitchen. It’s a 3 in 1 Garlic press, this little press will slice, dice and store your garlic. The reviews have been fantastic on this little gadget. No more stinky fingers, your cutting board won’t have to be scrubbed after cutting raw garlic on it and the rest of your food in the fridge won’t end up smelling like garlic. The 3 in 1 Garlic Press retails for about $19.99.
Well, good luck to you all and be sure to “Like” us on The Knead For Bread Facebook page so you will have a chance to win one of these unique items.
November 2nd, 2012 by chuck
Fall is a great time for comfort foods. I always think of pumpkins, squashes and sweet potatoes or Yams this time of the year. Love making stews and soups that are fill with these taste starchy foods. My sister had a bunch of yams left in her garden so we decided to make a Yam bread. I wanted to do something a little different and thought that yams and sesame would be a great combination.
I have been making a lot of hummus these days as my wife Donna loves it. So instead of just adding sesame seeds to this bread recipe. I used Tahini in it as I always put it in my hummus. Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste, looks like peanut butter. It is a creamy, oily, and has a smooth nutty flavor. You can find Tahini in a glass jar or a can, in the ethnic foods aisle of your regular grocery store.
The sweetness from the yams and the nutty flavor of the sesame seeds made a wonderful bread. The color is beautiful and unusual to look at. The Polenta in this bread recipe adds a graininess and nutty flavor to the bread also. Would be great for Thanksgiving or Christmas.
If you like yams and sesame seed you will love this bread recipe.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Country Yam and Sesame Bread click here.
For a printable recipe for these Country Yam and Sesame Bread Recipe click here.
October 25th, 2012 by chuck
Are you looking for something that is easy, tasty and really quick to make? That perhaps goes really will with a hot bowl of soup or for dunking in a rich brown gravy? Well, you will have to make these savory and delicious mini White Cheddar Cheese and Chive Popovers. They only take minutes to put together and about 10 minutes to bake. They are like mini Yorkshire puddings but filled with cheese and a bit on the savory side. Depending on the sharpness of the cheese you use.
If your wondering about the photo, that’s a picture of my sister Angela and myself in the background. You can see by the photo we are really dating ourselves lol. As for the Popovers, they really add a little uniqueness to a bowl of soup. If you want to impress, make these little babies and people will think you put in a lot of time making lunch. They are really good!
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Mini White Cheddar Cheese and Chive Popover Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these White Cheddar Cheese and Chive Popover Recipe click here.
October 12th, 2012 by chuck
I love creating this crackle topping onto bread recipes that I have created. I’m telling you, if you want to impress your family or friends this is the bread to make. Not only stunning but it’s really good. The beer adds a nice malty flavor to the bread. I used an ale beer but, you could use any beer you have on hand.
The topping is made with a rice flour and is placed onto the bread during the final rising of the bread. When the bread expands in the oven the rice flour mixture cracks creating this stunning affect.
The bread is filled with flavor from both the beer and the rye flour. Perfect for any use from sandwiches or toast. Would make a great center piece for Christmas or Thanksgiving this year.
For a step-by-step recipe for these delicious Beer and Light Rye Bread Recipe click here.
For a printable recipe for these Beer and Light Rye Bread Recipe click here.