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  • 10 Easy Bread Recipes to Follow and Bake

    As part of our baking recipes series, we have decided to include some easy bread recipes that any aspiring baker can try out at home.

    Other articles to check out in this series include 5 Classic Pastry Recipes that you have to know as a Baker and Puff Recipes to Try Out this National Day.




    1. Potato-flavoured Bread

    4 cups flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 tablespoon sugar

    7 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 medium-sized, cold boiled potato

    milk (water may be used)


    Sift together flour, salt, sugar and baking powder, rub in potato; add sufficient milk to mix smoothly into stiff batter.

    Turn at once into greased loaf pan, smooth top with knife dipped in melted butter, and allow to stand in warm place about 30 minutes.

    Bake in moderate oven about one hour. When done take from pan, moisten top with few drops cold water and allow to cool before putting away in bread box.


    2. Boston Brown Bread


    1 cup entire wheat or normal flour

    1 cup corn meal

    1 cup rye meal or ground rolled oats

    5 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    3/4 cup molasses

    1-1/3 cups milk


    Mix thoroughly dry ingredients; add molasses to milk, and add to dry ingredients; beat thoroughly and put into greased moulds 2/3 full. Steam 3-1/2 hours; remove covers and bake until top is dry.


    3. Spider Corn Bread


    1 egg

    1-3/4 cups milk

    1 cup corn meal

    1/3 cup flour

    2 tablespoons sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    2 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 tablespoon shortening

    Beat egg and add one cup milk; stir in corn meal, flour, sugar, salt and baking powder which have been sifted together; turn into frying pan in which shortening has been melted; pour on remainder of milk but do not stir. Bake about 25 minutes in hot oven. There should be a line of creamy custard through the bread. Cut into triangles and serve.




    4. Corn Bread

    1 cup corn meal

    1 cup flour

    4 teaspoons Baking Powder

    3 tablespoons sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    1-1/2 cups milk

    2 tablespoons melted shortening

    1 egg

    Mix and sift dry ingredients; add milk, shortening and beaten egg; beat well and pour into greased shallow pan. Bake in hot oven about 25 minutes.


    5. Corn and Rice Pone

    2 cups corn meal

    5 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    3 eggs

    2-1/4 cups milk

    4 tablespoons melted shortening

    1 cup boiled rice

    Mix and sift dry ingredients; add milk and shortening to beaten eggs; stir into dry mixture; mix in rice and pour into shallow greased pans. Bake in hot oven about 30 minutes.


    6. Nut and Raisin Bread


    1-1/2 cups flour

    2 cups graham flour

    1/2 cup corn meal

    1/2 cup brown sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    4 teaspoons Baking Powder

    3/4 cup chopped nuts

    1 cup ground raisins

    2 cups milk

    1/2 cup molasses

    1/4 teaspoon soda


    Sift dry ingredients together. Add nuts and raisins; add milk and mix well, then add molasses and soda which have been mixed together. Bake in two small greased loaf pans in moderate oven about 45 minutes.




    7. Peanut Butter Bread


    2 cups flour

    4 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 teaspoon salt

    1/2 cup sugar

    2/3 cup peanut butter

    1 cup milk


    Sift flour, baking powder, salt and sugar together. Add milk to peanut butter, blend well and add to dry ingredients; beat thoroughly. Bake in greased loaf pan in slow oven 45 to 50 minutes. This is best when a day old. It makes delicious sandwiches cut in thin slices and filled with either cream cheese or lettuce and mayonnaise.


    8. Prune or Date Bread


    1 cup prunes or dates

    2-1/2 cups normal flour

    1/4 cup sugar

    1 teaspoon salt

    4 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 cup milk

    1 tablespoon melted shortening


    Stone and chop fruit (prunes must be soaked several hours and drained). Mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder; add milk and beat well; add fruit and shortening. Put into greased bread pan; allow to stand 20 to 25 minutes in warm place. Bake in moderate oven one hour.


    9. Luncheon or Sandwich Rolls


    4 cups flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    6 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1 tablespoon shortening

    1-1/2 cups milk


    Sift together flour, salt and baking powder; rub in shortening; add milk, and mix with spoon to smooth dough easy to handle on floured board. Turn out dough; knead quickly a few times to impart smoothness; divide into small pieces; form each by hand into short, rather thick tapering rolls; place on greased pans and allow to stand in warm place 15 to 20 minutes; brush with milk.

    Bake in very hot oven. When almost baked brush again with melted butter. Bake 10 minutes longer and serve hot. If a glazed finish is desired, before taking from oven brush with yolk of egg which has been mixed with a little water.

    These rolls make excellent sandwiches, using for fillings either lettuce and mayonnaise, sliced or chopped ham, chopped seasoned cucumbers, egg and mayonnaise with very little chopped onion and parsley, or other filling desired.


    10. Rye Rolls


    4 cups rye flour

    1 teaspoon salt

    6 teaspoons Baking Powder

    1-1/2 cups milk

    1 tablespoon shortening

    Sift together dry ingredients; add milk and melted shortening. Knead on floured board; shape into rolls. Put into greased pans and allow to stand in warm place 20 minutes. Bake in moderate oven 25 to 30 minutes.




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