BREADS AND ROLLS

 

 

Beaux Arts Breads and Rolls:

 

Banana Mango Loaf

Banana Nut Bread

Best Cornbread

Betsey’s Best Scones

Cinnamon Rolls – All-time Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

English Scones

Herb Bread

Irish Soda Bread

Orange Muffins

Scottish Oatcakes

Sixty-Minute Rolls

Zucchini Bread

 

Banana Mango Loaf

 

½ cup shortening

½ cup sugar

½ cup light brown sugar, packed

2 ripe bananas

pulp of 1 ripe mango

2 eggs

3 T. buttermilk

1 t. baking soda

2 cups flour (unbleached preferred)

½ cup pecans

 

Also:

oatmeal

sugar

cinnamon

 

Butter a loaf pan with margarine.  Sprinkle lightly with oatmeal, sugar and cinnamon. 

In a food processor, cream margarine and sugars.  Add fruit, eggs, and buttermilk.  Process until blended.  Add soda and flour and blend well.  Pour in nuts and process.  Pour batter into the prepared loaf pan.  Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees for one hour.

 

~Helene

 

Banana Nut Bread

“mmmm mmm good”

 

½ cup vegetable oil

1 cup sugar

2 eggs, beaten

3 bananas, mashed to a pulp

2 cups sifted flour

1 t. baking soda

½ t. baking powder

½ t. salt

3 T. milk

½ t. vanilla extract

½ cup chopped nuts

 

Beat oil and sugar together.  Add eggs and banana; beat well.  Sift flour, soda, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add to first mixture with milk and vanilla.  Beat well and stir in nuts.  Pour into a 9 x 5 “ greased and floured pan or two 7 ½ x 4” pans.  Bake in a 350 degree oven about 45 minutes or until done.

 

~Anna

 

Best Cornbread

 

½ cup oil

½ cup sugar (or more!)

3 t baking soda

1 cup cornmeal

2 or 3 eggs

salt

1 cup milk
Mix together.  Bake at 400 degrees until set and golden in color.                

 

~Margaret (from Betsey Hewes)

 

Betsey’s Best Scones

Secret Recipe!

 

2 ½ cups flour

2 heaping T. baking powder

½ t. salt

1 stick margarine or butter

1 cup sugar

1 cup milk

raisins

 

Mix dry ingredients.  Cut in butter.  Add milk and raisins.  Form circles with dough and cut into wedges.  Cook on a skillet heated to 350 degrees until lightly browned.

 

~Margaret

 

Cinnamon Rolls – All-time Favorite Cinnamon Rolls

 

¼ cup warm water

1 package dry yeast

¾ cup lukewarm buttermilk

3 T. honey

¼ t. soda

1 t. salt

1 egg

2 T. shortening

3 cups flour

 

Mix all ingredients together and knead.  Let rise until double.  Roll out on board until about ½ inch thick.  Spread melted butter and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.  Roll and cut into roll sizes.  Boil 1 ½ cups brown sugar, one cube of butter and ½ cup cream.  Spread into pan and place rolls on top of the goop.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.  May add nuts.  Turn upside down when taking from pan. 

 

~Anna

 

English Scones

 

1 ¼ cups flour

2 t. baking soda

1 T. sugar

8 T. cold butter cut in 1/3” cubes

2/3 cup buttermilk

2 T. raw sugar

Combination of ½ cup of the following: currants, craisins, dates, pecans, blueberries, and chocolate bits. 

 

Combine dry ingredients.  Add butter and mix until coated with flour.  Chunks should be no less or nor larger than ½ their original size.  Add the buttermilk and mix until absorbed.  Shape into two balls.  Pat into a 7” disk and cut into eights.  Brush tops with buttermilk and sprinkle with raw sugar.  Set on lightly greased pan and on parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake 15 to 20 minutes.  Scones will be browned slightly.  Serve warm with jam.  This recipe can be doubled. 

 

~Anna

 

Herb Bread

Another crowd-pleaser!

 

1 large long loaf of French bread

½ pound butter, melted

1 T. Beau Monde seasoning

2 t. celery seed

 

Cut all crust off French bread except bottom.  Cut loaf lengthwise almost all the way through, then across 6-9 times, making rectangular chunks.  Spread mix between and on top.  Wrap in foil and refrigerate until needed.  Remove the foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 – 20 minutes. 

 

~Anna (from Dee Gascoigne)

 

Irish Soda Bread

A must for St. Patrick’s Day

 

3 cups flour – half white, half wheat

1 t. salt

1 T. baking powder

½ cup sugar

1 cup milk or buttermilk

 

Mix dry ingredients. Add 1 cup milk, more or less. Mix to make dough “kneadable.”  Knead at least 5 minutes. Shape into a flattened round. Cut a cross in the top. Bake at 350 degrees on a cookie sheet for one hour – may be less. Some people like raisins or caraway seeds, but I make it plain.                                                                           

 

~Maureen

 

Orange Muffins

In honor of John Cartano

 

1 ½ cups flour

1 ¼ t. baking powder

½ t. salt

½ t. nutmeg

½ cup sugar

1/3 cup shortening or oil

¼ cup milk

 

Mix all ingredients together.  Fold in bite-size pieces of orange.  Include orange zest in recipe for more potent orange flavor.  Bake 20 – 25 minutes at 350.  Roll the muffins in a mixture of ½ cup butter, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 t. nutmeg.

 

~Anna

 

Quince Bread

 

3 cups flour

2 cups sugar

2 cups quince

2 t. baking soda

1 t. @ cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt

½ t. baking powder

2/3 cups oil

3 eggs slightly beaten


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease well 2 (9x5) loaf pans.

Mix dry ingredients.  Add eggs, oil, and quince, and mix until well blended.

Bake about 1 hour.

 

~Mother

 

Scottish Oatcakes

Even David can make these!

 

Put 3 cups of steel-cut oats through the blender or food processor, ½ cup at a time to pulverize.  Combine this with ¼ cup flour, 1 t. salt and ¼ t. baking soda.  Cut in ½ cup of butter for pastry and mix well.   Add enough warm water to make a soft dough.  Sprinkle pastry board with flour and roll out the dough ¼ inch thick.  Try to make a neat circle, and then cut it into wedges.  Transfer the wedges to a greased cookie sheet and bake in a preheated 400-degree oven until the oatcakes are light brown on the top.  This will take only 5 to 10 minutes. 

 

~Inspired by Great Grandfather Percival

 

Sixty-Minute Rolls

Will impress the guests!

 

Put ½ cup warm water together with 1 package dry yeast and dissolve.  Add 1 t. salt, 1 t. sugar and stir.  Mix in 1 egg and 2 T. butter.  Add one cup flour and mix well.  Add 1 cup more flour or until easily handled.  Form rolls.  Let rise in warm, dark place for ½ hour.  Bake at 400 degrees for ten minutes. 

 

~Anna

 

Zucchini Bread

 

Blend:

3 eggs

1 cup oil

2 cups sugar

2 cups grated zucchini

3 t. vanilla

 

Mix in:

3 cups flour

1 t. salt

1 t. soda

2 t. cinnamon

¼ t. baking powder

 

Add:

½ cup nuts

½ cup raisins

 

Grease and flour two loaf pans.  Pour batter in prepared pans and bake one hour at 350 degrees.

 

~Anna