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Bagels made with the Bread Machine

Perfect for Sunday Morning!!  Fresh Bagels!!

I discovered that my bread machine was in the cabinet in our huge pantry, and had forgotten about it for years.  Well we have been cranking out the fresh rolls, potato bread and of course Bagels!  I found a recipe on the web  Here is our bounty this morning!

Cooling on the rack

Poppy Seed

Sesame Seed

Garlic and Onion Bagel

Garlic and Onion Bagel

Now you might say “where are the holes?”  Well, they were there and as they where raising, they kind of closed up.  We did not mind.  I made 6, two of each.  We baked them only 20 minutes on parchment paper which is my favorite way to bake anything.  YUM!  We both made a sandwich for lunch with them.  My next post will show that beauty!

Now, if you have these gadgets just hanging out in the back of the cabinets, PULL THEM OUT!

I just use the “Dough” setting as I love the smell and I think the machines kind of over bake things.  Made Parker House rolls for dinner last weekend to serve with Swedish Meatballs over Pasta.  Turned out great!  We had company so there was no pulling out the Nikon for those shots, next time.

Just follow the recipe link and they will turn out perfect!!  I made just 6 as the recipe says they will make 9.  They would be very tiny.  Sprinkle with any toppings that suit you and bake them at 375 for about 20 minutes.  You will be very glad you did!


May 15, 2011 Posted by | Bread, Breakfast, Fun with Friends, recipes, Sandwiches & Wraps | , , , , | 1 Comment

Banana Fosters Bread without eggs!

Now tell me…who doesn’t like Rum in their food? It always makes it better!

And how about throwing some rum glaze on it when it cools? I know, great idea! I did just that and the results were worth the extra 3 minutes!

Here is a slice

Banana Fosters Bread Egg free!

Just a Slice on top of Banana's

The moist part at the bottom happened when I wrapped it in foil after POURING on the Hot Rum Glaze! Can you just say YUM!

Recipe for Banana Fosters Bread without Eggs!

3 1/2 Very Ripe Banana’s 1 Cup Brown Sugar (I used Splenda Brown Sugar)

5 Tablespoons Butter ,cut into 3rds

1/4 cup Dark Rum (I used Captain Morgan)

1/3 Cup fat free Greek Yogurt (you can use any kind, just plain)

1/3 cup apple sauce

1 1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup ground flax seed (I used my coffee grinder)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teasppon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon allspice

Preheat oven to 350F and Spray 9×5 inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
Combine banana, 1/2 cup brown sugar and butter and generous 3 tablespoons rum in a nonstick skillet. Cook on medium until it bubbles. Remove from heat.
Place mixture in large bowl. Add yogurt and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar, and apple sauce. Stir until mixed well.
Add to medium bowl, flour, ground flax seed, baking soda, salt , cinnamon and allspice. Mix it up and add to the Banana mixture. Stir until it is well blended.
Pour into bread pan and Bake for 45-55 minutes. I covered with tented foil after 30 minutes so not to burn top.
Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove from bread pan and place on center of large piece of foil.

In microwave proof mug, add 1 Tablespoon butter, 1 1/2 Tablespoons rum, and 1/3 cup powdered sugar. Heat for about 40 seconds and stir. If need, heat in 5 second intervals until runny and mixed well. Drizzle over Bread. Pull up sides and leave top open to cool.
Serve with sliced banana’s or topped with Vanilla ice Cream, or heck, just by itself!

March 17, 2011 Posted by | Bread, Breakfast, Dessert, Egg Free, Fun with Friends, recipes | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bread sticks from the bakery stuffed with pepperoni and mozzarella cheese

What to do with the leftover bread sticks?  Do not have time to bake your own?  This is a great  quick snack or accompaniment to a hot bowl of soup.  Heck, it was my meal!

Stuffed Bread Stick already dipped!

Stuffed Bread Sticks

This is super easy and I have been wondering what to do with those extra bread sticks I picked up for the pasta dinner.   This is what I came up with and at first try it was a success!

Stuffed Bread Sticks From the Bakery

2-or more Bread Sticks from the Bakery
1 slice of pepperoni per bread stick, chopped
Fresh Mozzarella Cheese cut into thin slivers
melted butter (I used 1 teaspoon)
Garlic powder (to sprinkle over top)
Pizza Sauce or your Favorite Marinara Sauce for dipping

Pre-heat oven to 400, cut small “V” into bread sticks and remove the “V” section of bread and discard.  Nest add the chopped pepperoni and then the cheese, there is not a lot of room so just stuff what you can.  Brush Bread Sticks with melted butter and sprinkle with garlic powder.  Bake at 400 for about 8-10 minutes.  I let cool for a few minutes before I cut them in half to serve with my jarred pizza sauce that I pooped in the microwave for 15 seconds.  That is it!!!  Can’t wait to serve this to guests!  Let me know how you like them!

The "V" Cut

The "V" Cut

Stuffed and Brushed

February 12, 2011 Posted by | Bread, Italian, recipes | , , , | Leave a comment