Cinnamon Loaf – Bread Machine

Cinnamon BreadAlthough the green lentil spinach soup was not a hit with the family this week, the bread I served with it certainly was. I found the recipe in one of my old notebook written down, from an unknown source. Bread machines are certainly an easy dinner side, so with soup in the crock pot, dinner came together quite swiftly. The cinnamon added just a nice touch of sweetness. Homemade bread really is where it’s at, even if coming form the simplicity of a machine, the family still appreciates my effort.

  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 1/4 cups white flour
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. dry milk powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 3/4 tsp. bread machine yeast
  1. Add ingredients to bread machine in order listed.
  2. If you have options on your bread machine choose, small loaf, basic cycle.
  3. When finished baking slice, and serve with additional butter.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

Buttermilk Oat BreadAlright, so our obsession with buttermilk has been completed. We have been using it so much, it has become a weekly purchase at the grocery store. We have started baking a bit more, to add to the snack shelf in the pantry. This is the shelf that the kids and hubby can eat from at will. This means instead of coming to me everyday asking for a snack, they can choose anything located on this shelf. Actually, the “treaty” stuff is also located here, but they know to save cookies and candy for their after dinner dessert. It all works. Baking is the most desired snack, and I like them having a nice homemade bread or muffin to turn too. This one was so easy our teenage son actually made it. It was devoured in two days. We especially liked it topped with raspberry jam.

Recipe from Allrecipes

  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  1. Combine oats and buttermilk in mixing bowl. Let sit for 1/2 hour.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stir until just combined. Pour into greased loaf pan.
  3. Bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Eat and enjoy!

Pepper Jack Cheese Muffins

Pepper Jack Cheese MuffinsCheese buns are something I could quite easily eat again, and again, and again…. Yes, I love bread, I love cheese combine the two and you have a perfect snack. Cheese bagels toasted with some butter, are another family favourite. Add this, with the fact that we like a little bread with our dinners and I knew this recipe was going to be a sure-fire hit! It was, hubby even said they were the best cheese :buns” (but really they are muffins), I have made. This whole week, in fact, I was receiving compliments in the kitchen. My family was enjoying what I was putting out. So nice! So make these, eat these, enjoy these, repeat!

Recipe from This Silly Girl’s Life

  • 8 oz block Pepper Jack Cheese (about 2 cups), shredded
  • 1½ Cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  1. Beat egg with milk and melted butter.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and garlic powder in separate bowl. Add cheese, stir to coat. Fold in liquid ingredients.
  3. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. Spray liners with cooking oil. Scoop in muffin batter.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes at 375 degrees.
  5. Serve warm with additional butter if desired.
  6. Eat and enjoy!

Roasted Broccoli Grilled Cheese

Broccoli Grilled CheeseOur kids (and adults) love grilled cheese in this house. Melty gooey cheese in between hot, buttered bread. This my friends is always a good time. We usually have straight up Velvetta slices, with a side of Campbell’s tomato soup. A combo that just can’t be beat. So our grilled cheese got a bit fancier this week. We used real cheese. We added broccoli. I found the recipe over at Two Peas and Their Pod, and served it with a chickpeas and lentil soup. I’m not going to lie, the kids preferred the old standard, the adults however, mush preferred the fancier, with a green vegetable, version. So now, I will have to change it up every once in a while, and add that broccoli. In fact I could go for one right now!

1 medium head broccoli, cut into florets
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
Butter
10 slices bread
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

1. Place broccoli on cookie sheet and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.

2. Butter bread on one side. Place cheese and broccoli on in side topping with second piece of bread. Butter goes on the outside of both. Fry in skillet until butter is golden brown, and cheese is gooey. Cut and serve.

3. Eat and enjoy!