Breads and Pastries Recipes

Bruschetta Loaf

Ingredients 1 long loaf French or Italian bread, halved lengthwise 1 cup Italian dressing 4 sliced plum tomatoes 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1/3 cup minced fresh basil Directions Brush cut side of bread with Italian dressing. Grill or broil cut side down for 3 minutes. Layer tomatoes over bread […]

Fruit and Nut Honey Cake

Ingredients 3 cups flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon cloves 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 cups honey 1 1/2 cups orange juice 3/4 cups shelled, natural pistachio nuts 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup almonds, slivered Directions Preheat oven to 325°. […]

Dates and Honey Bread

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 3/4 cup pitted and chopped dates or raisins 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 3/4 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup honey 1/4 cup vegetable oil […]

Chocolate Chip Orange Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 3 eggs 2 cups white sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups grated zucchini 1 cup chopped walnuts 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 tablespoon orange zest 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg […]

Orange Pecan Bread

Ingredients 2 1/4 cups sifted flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup honey 1 egg Rind of 1 orange, grated 3/4 cup orange juice 2 cups chopped pecans Directions Sift flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt. In large mixing bowl, work butter […]

Honey Pecan Monkey Bread

Ingredients 4 1/2 -5 cups flour 1/3 cup sugar 2 envelopes quick-rising yeast 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup butter or margarine 2 large eggs 1 cup honey 1 cup walnuts, chopped Directions In large bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat water, milk and 5 […]

Spicy Peppercorn and Pecorino Breadsticks

Ingredients 1 package dry yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 1/3 cups warm water (100° to 110°) 3 1/2 cups bread flour, divided 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper 1 3/4 teaspoons salt 3/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1 cup (4 ounces) grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese Cooking spray […]

Delicious Pear Bread

Ingredients 3/4 cup butter, softened 1 1/4 cups sugar 3 eggs 3 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 16-oz. can pears, drained, reserving liquid 1/3 cup lemon juice OR reserved pear liquid 3/4 cup ground, blanched almonds 1/3 cup sugar 2 tablespoons reserved pear liquid Directions […]

Best Oatmeal Bread (By Hand)

Ingredients 5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 s oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1/4 granulated sugar 2 (1/4 oz.) pkgs. (about 4 1/2 teaspoons) quick-rising yeast 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 s water 1 1/4 s low-fat milk 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) margarine or butter Directions In large bowl, […]

Snickerdoodle Mini Muffins

Ingredients Topping: 3 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Muffins: 1/4 all-purpose flour 1 1/4 s whole-wheat flour 1 oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked) 1/3 packed brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 apple juice 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 vegetable oil 1 teaspoon […]

Savory Party Bread

Ingredients 1 (1 lb.) round loaf sourdough bread, unsliced 1 lb. Monterrey Jack cheese, sliced 1/2 butter, melted 1/2 chopped green onions 2 teaspoons poppy seeds Directions Cut bread lengthwise and crosswise without cutting through bottom crust. Insert cheese between cuts. Combine butter, onions and poppy seeds; drizzle over the bread. Wrap in foil; place […]

Cranberry Orange Loaf

Ingredients 2 s all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon grated orange zest 1 1/2 s fresh cranberries 1/2 pecans, coarsely chopped 1/4 margarine, softened 1 white sugar 1 egg 3/4 orange juice Directions Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9×5 inch loaf pan. […]

Applesauce Muffins

Ingredients 1 1/4 s unsweetened applesauce 1 egg 2 tablespoons canola or corn oil 1/4 honey 1 whole-wheat flour 1 all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 raisins Directions In large bowl, beat together applesauce, egg, oil and honey. Sift in dry ingredients; stirring just […]

Honey Zucchini Bread

Ingredients 1 egg 3/4 honey 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 1/2 s all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon grated orange peel 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 s zucchini, grated 1/2 sunflower seeds Directions Beat egg slightly in large bowl. Add honey, […]

Cheddar Pepper Muffins

Ingredients 2 s flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/4 s milk 1/4 vegetable oil 1 egg 1 (4 oz.) shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided Directions Preheat oven to 400°. Generously grease or paper-line 12 (2 1/2 inch) muffin cups. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, pepper […]

Crepes

Ingredients 1/2 flour 1 large egg 3/4 milk 1 tablespoon dark rum (or 1 teaspoon vanilla) 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar Dash salt 2 tablespoons butter Directions Mix flour and egg with 1/4 cup of the milk, stirring with whisk until batter is smooth. Mix in remaining milk, add rum or vanilla, sugar and salt, and […]

Pecan Ice Cream Roll

Ingredients 1/2 gallon vanilla ice cream, softened 1/2 chopped pecans 6 chocolate cookies, crushed caramel or hot fudge topping whipped cream 6 maraschino cherries, chopped Directions Divide ice cream into 6 equal amounts and spread into 8″x8″ square on plastic wrap. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cookie crumbs down center of ice cream. Roll up ice cream […]

Dried Cherry Muffins

Ingredients 1 dried cherries, pitted 1 buttermilk 1 3/4 flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature 3/4 sugar 2 eggs, lightly beaten Directions Combine cherries and buttermilk in small bowl, and set aside to soak 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 450°. […]

Creamy Cornbread

Ingredients 2 s milk 1 heavy whipping cream 1/4 lb. unsalted butter, melted 4 eggs 2 green chiles, minced 1 all-purpose flour 3 s white corn meal 1 1/2 s sugar 3 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons salt Directions In mixing bowl place milk, cream, eggs, butter, sugar and chiles. Mix well. Set aside one […]

Hot Water Pastry

Ingredients 1 minus 2 tablespoons shortening 1/4 hot water 1 tablespoon milk 2 1/4 s all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions Place shortening in large bowl. Pour hot water and milk over shortening. With dinner fork, break up shortening. Tilt bowl and beat quickly until mixture looks like whipped cream. Pour flour and salt […]

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