Silk's Favorite Breads
- 1/4 cup of warm water
- 1 pkg of yeast
- 5 cups self rising flour
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups buttermilk
- 1/3 cup sugar
Dissolve the yeast in the warm water. Sift flour into a bowl and blend in shortening. Form a well in the mixture; then add the remaining ingredients to make a soft dough. Knead and roll out on a floured board. Cut into buscuits shapes and place them on a greased baking sheet. Let them rise for 10 minutes, then bake @350°'s for 10 minutes. Serve with fresh butter and homemade jams.
Country Cheese Biscuits
- 2 cups self-raising flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons shortening
- 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 3/4 cup buttermilk or milk
- 1/4 teaspoon soda
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- Combine flour and shortening in a medium bowl; cut in shortening with pastry blender or forks, until mixture resembles coarse meal. Stir in cheese. Combine milk, mustard, and soda; pour into flour mixture, and stir well.
- Turn dough out onto floured surface, and knead lightly 3 to 4 times. Roll dough to 1 inch thickness; use your favorite shape of cookie cutter, (or a shape to carry out a theme of an occasion) to cut biscuits. Place biscuits on lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 450° for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes one dozen.
Sweet Potato Biscuits
Sweet potatoes are a staple food of the south, and there's nothing more southern than homemade biscuits. This recipe calls for mashed sweet potatoes. Try baking the potato then scooping it out to mash. The flavor is much sweeter than boiled mashed potatoes.
- 3 cups mashed sweet potatoes
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup butter (or margarine)
- 4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- In large bowl, mash potatoes, sugar and butter. In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
- Add dry ingredients to potato mixture mixing well. Cover, let stand at room temperature at least four hours.
- Roll out thick (1 inch) on floured board. (If dough is too sticky, work in more flour). Cut with biscuit cutter.
- Place on lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake in preheated oven at 400° for 15-20 minutes.
- Serve hot with orange butter (see recipe below). Makes 2 dozen biscuits.
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 2 teaspoons grated orange rind
- In small bowl, combine all ingredients. Press into a small serving container. Garnish with fresh flowers.
- An Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast, Charleston, South Carolina, recipe.
Toasted Walnut Fudge Bread
- 1 Cup coarsely chopped walnuts
- 3 Ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1 Cup butter
- 1 Cup sugar
- 5 Eggs
- 2 1/4 Cups flour
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 1 Cup buttermilk
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350° Grease two 9 x 5 loaf pans. Toast walnuts on a baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes or until fragrant. Cool.
- Melt chocolate in microwave on medium for 25-second intervals, stirring in between, until smooth. Cool.
- Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in cooled chocolate. In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda and salt. Stir buttermilk and vanilla together. Add flour and buttermilk alternately to chocolate mixture. Stir in walnuts.
- Divide batter between the two prepared pans. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until knife or toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool bread in pans for 10 minutes, then remove from pans and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or toasted with butter, it's like eating a warm brownie!
- Try this Willow Brook Inn, Canton, Michigan recipe
- 2 lg. or 3 sm. bananas
- 1 3/4 c. flour
- 2 t. baking powder
- 1/4 t. baking soda
- 1/2 t. salt
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/3 c. soft margarine or butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 c. chopped nuts
Beat bananas in mixer until mashed. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt & sugar. Add soft margarine, eggs, nut and the mashed bananas. Beat until ingredients are just blended. Pour batter into greased loaf pan and bake at 350° about an hour or until done.
- 2 cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 to 1-1/2 cups whipping cream
- 1/2 stick melted butter (or more as needed)
- Mix dry ingredients together in mixing bowl. Stir in whipping cream until it reaches the consistency you desire. Roll out dough and cut in small circles. Dip each biscuit in melted butter and bake at 425deg; until lightly browned.
- Guest at the Magnolia House Bed & Breakfast, Franklin, Tennessee, enjoy these tasty biscuits.
Cornbread the Easy Way
- 1 1/2 cups White corn meal
- 2 tablespoons Sugar
- 2 tablespoons Baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Milk
- 1/4 cup Vegetable oil
- 2 Eggs, beaten
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease skillet and heat in oven.
- Mix meal, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. In a smaller bowl beat eggs, add milk and oil. Mix wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Pour into hot greased skillet. Bake until brown, about 25--30 minutes.
This is a very quick and easy bread recipe.
- 1 cup white flour
- 1 cup whole wheat or rye flour
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Add 1 cup milk then 1 beaten egg. Pour into 2 well-greased bread pans. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. (Or spread with preserves.) Dot with butter. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.
- Recipe from the First Farm Inn, Burlington, Kentucky
Homeplace Bread Sticks
Prep. Time: 20 minutes - Bake at 450° for 15-20 minutes
- With self-rising flour:
- 2 1/4 cups self-rising flour
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 to 1 cup milk
- 1 stick of real butter
- Poppy seeds, sesame seeds, Parmesan cheese, or any seasoning
- If using regular flour, add:
- 3 and 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
- Melt butter in the 9" x 11" pan that you will bake the breadsticks in. Roll out the dough into the size of the pan. Cut down the middle of the long part -- then cut into crosswise strips. Dip the top of each strip into the melted butter in the pan and flip over and lay into the melted butter at one end of the pan. After dipping all pieces in the melted butter, add your seeds or toppings. Bake and serve hot or cold as a snack.
Quick Cinnamon Apple Crescent Rolls
- 1 can crescent rolls
- 2 large apples - peel & cut into small pieces
Remove rolls from can as directed. Fill with apple and cinnamon, dot with small amount of butter. Roll into crescents then bake according to directions on can. Bake until golden brown. Remove from oven and sprinkle with sugar. **For a golden crust, brush lightly with egg white. Makes 8 or 10 rolls.