Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Favorite Bread “secrets” {Day 16 of 31 days of Revealing my “secrets” as a mom of 4 + time for decor & more}

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Today I want to share the “secret” recipes for our 3 favorite breads!      
#1- Our favorite “secret” crescents
These crescent rolls have become our favorite and I have found them easier than any other recipe that I have used. I tweaked a few others together and developed this one. We almost make them once a week and my kiddos LOVE them!   crescentrolls
Crescent Rolls
1 cup warm water
1 cup warm milk
1 T honey
2 eggs
2/3 c. soft butter
2/3 c. sugar
2 tsp. salt
7 1/2 c. flour
2 packages yeast (4 1/2 tsp.)
1/2 c. soft butter
Dissolve sugar in water and milk and add the yeast and let sit for about 10 minutes until it’s foamy. Stir in egg, salt, 2/3 c. butter, and honey. Stir in the flour and knead dough for 5 minutes.
Place dough in a greased bowl and cover with a towel until doubled (about 1 hour). Divide dough in 1/2 on floured surface and roll into circle. Spread 1/4 c. butter on each round, spreading to the edges. Cut each circle into wedges and roll gently but tightly.
Let rise until doubled. Bake at 400 for 10-14 minutes.
They are amazing!
#2- Our favorite “secret” Bread recipe
Childhood Bread Recipe
Put 2 1/2 cups milk, 1 stick of butter, 2 tsp. salt, 1/2 c. sugar, and about 1/2 c. honey in a saucepan on medium heat. Allow the butter to melt slowly making sure you pull off heat when butter is almost melted. Use a fork to continue melting the butter.
In a separate bowl mix with a spoon 3 cups flour and 2 heaping Tablespoons yeast. Hollow a hole and crack 2 eggs into the hole.
Pour milk mixture over eggs with the mixer already going. Mix for 1 1/2 minutes. Stir in 4-5 cups flour and work it into a ball. Add more flour if sticking to hand. Knead for 10 minutes. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled (about 45 minutes).
Punch down and put into bread pans or make into cinnamon rolls or sticky buns. Cover and let rise again.
Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes for bread (20-25 minutes for cinnamon rolls).
#3—Our favorite “secret” Biscuits
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2 c. AP flour
1 T baking powder
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar (I use a dash of vinegar instead)
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. butter
1 c. milk
Mix all your dry together and then cut in your butter and pour in milk! Voila!!! Spoon onto cookie sheet.
Bake for 10-12 minutes at 450 until golden brown!
I also like to add cheese, parsley, garlic, and other things to it if we are not having it for jam and gravy! The options are endless, and they are yummy and easy!
Come back tomorrow and see how I organize some of my baking stock!