Breads and Pastries Recipes

Spoon Bread with Green Chiles

Ingredients: 1 can (12 fl. ounce) evaporated milk 3/4 cup water 1/2 cup yellow corn meal 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 can (4 ounce) diced green chiles 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro 2 large eggs 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease 1-quart casserole dish. Combine evaporated milk, […]

Mocha Bread Pudding

Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons baking cocoa 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules 3 1/2 cups French bread cubes 1 can (12 fl. ounce) evaporated milk 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Powdered sugar (optional) Frozen light whipped topping, thawed Fresh raspberries and/or mint leaves (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Old-Fashioned Lemon Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs 2/3 cup (5 fl.-ounce can) evaporated milk 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel (about 1 lemon, reserve lemon for later use) Lemon syrup (recipe follows) Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Banana Nut Bread

Ingredients: 4 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups instant nonfat dry milk 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 large eggs 3 1/2 cups (about 7 medium) mashed very ripe bananas 2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 1 cup chopped walnuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease two 9 by 5-inch […]

Harvest Pumpkin Apple Bread

Ingredients: 3 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 cups granulated sugar 1 can (15 ounce) 100% pure pumpkin 4 large eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup apple juice or water 1 large baking apple, peeled, cored and diced Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Grease […]

Apple-Carrot Muffins

Ingredients: 2 apples, cored and diced 1 cup grated carrot 1 banana, mashed 1/4 cup canola oil 1/4 cup milk or soy milk 1/4 cup sugar or sucralose 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Topping: 3 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Directions: Preheat oven […]

BLT Bruschetta

Ingredients: 5 maple-flavored bacon strips, cooked and crumbled 1/2 cup finely chopped seeded tomato 1/2 cup finely chopped leaf lettuce 1/2 cup prepared pesto, divided 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 loaf (10-1/2 ounces) French bread baguette 3 tablespoons olive oil Directions: In a large bowl, combine the bacon, […]

BLT Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 tablespoon sugar 1 cup milk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 3/4 cup crumbled cooked bacon (about 12 strips) 1/2 cup chopped seeded plum tomatoes 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley Directions: In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and sugar. In a small bowl, whisk milk […]

Peach Cobbler Bread

Ingredients: 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 1 cup diced peeled peaches 1-2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup chopped pecans Topping: 2 tablespoons chopped pecans 2 tablespoons brown sugar Directions: […]

Peaches and Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 1 egg 1/2 cup milk or sour cream 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup chopped fresh or frozen peaches, thawed  Directions: In a bowl, beat egg; add milk and oil. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; stir into […]

Feta Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 cup olive oil 10 slices French bread (1-inch thick) 1 package (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese 2 to 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped Directions: In a small bowl, combine butter and oil; brush onto […]

Zucchini Banana Bread

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg 1 cup mashed ripe bananas 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 teaspoon banana extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup shredded zucchini 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions: In a large […]

Zucchini Fritters

Ingredients: Vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 of 1-ounce package ranch-style dip mix 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded zucchini Directions: Fill a deep-fat fryer or skillet with oil to a 2-inch depth. Heat to 375°. Meanwhile, combine milk and egg in a […]

Cheddar Corn Bread

Ingredients 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 3/4 cup stone-ground yellow corn meal 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 8 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated (about 2 cups) 1 cup milk 1 large egg 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon vegetable oil Directions Preheat oven to 425°. Meanwhile, in large bowl, whisk together flour, corn […]

Cherry Muffins

Ingredients 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon baking powder 7 tablespoons sugar, divided 2 cups all-purpose flour 5 tablespoons unsalted margarine 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3/4 cup milk 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup chopped, dried cherries Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Line muffin tins with paper liners. In large bowl whisk milk, […]

Ultimate Turtle Dessert Crust

Ingredients 2 cups (about 12) finely crushed chocolate chip cookies 1/4 cup butter, softened Filling: 1 1/3 cups chopped pecans 2 cups caramel ice cream topping 1 1/2 cups hot fudge ice cream topping 1 1/2 quarts vanilla ice cream, slightly softened Garnish: Whipped cream Directions Combine all crust ingredients in bowl. Press onto bottom […]

Chocolate Buttercream Bars

Ingredients Base: 1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup powdered sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans 1/4 cup half and half or fat free half and half 2 teaspoons vanilla Filling: 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 […]

Baked Potato Cupcakes

Ingredients 5 large russet potatoes, skins on, cut into quarters 1 cup diced Cheddar or Colby Jack cheese 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 large eggs, beaten 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Cooking spray Directions Place cut potatoes in a large pot and just cover with water. Bring to a boil, then gently boil […]

Coconut Streusel Muffins With Strawberry Butter

Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, melted, cooled slightly 1/2 cup half and half or fat-free half and half 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut 1 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries Streusel: 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3 […]

Blackberry Streusel Tart

Blackberries and streusel are staples for winter desserts, and this recipe includes both — complete with instructions for homemade Chantilly cream to serve on the side.

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