Baked Goods

Grand Old Glory Bread

Ingredient List: 

2 1/2 cups lukewarm water (110°-115°F)
1 package active dry yeast
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup honey
5 to 5 1/4 cups bread flour, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 tablespoons wheat gluten
2 to 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour

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Fruited Hearth Bread

Ingredient List: 

3 3/4 to 4 cups bread flour, divided
2 cups whole wheat flour
2 cups water (90 to105F)
2 packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (4-ounce) dried apricots or prunes, coarsely chopped
1 cup (4-ounce) raisins or dried cranberries
2/3 cup (4-ounce) whole almonds
 

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 425F.
Cover dried fruit with cold water and let stand 10 minutes; drain thoroughly.

Mix 2 cups bread flour, the whole wheat flour, 2 cups water and dry yeast for 2 minutes. Add salt and bread flour until dough forms a ball. Mix with dough hook or knead by hand, adding flour to form non-sticky elastic dough. Knead or mix 8 minutes. Knead fruit and almonds into dough.
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Easy Sweet Focaccia

Ingredient List: 

1 pound frozen bread dough, white or cinnamon raisin
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup red seedless grapes, halved
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 450°F.

Thaw dough until it starts to rise. Roll dough into a 9 x 13-inch rectangle pan. Cover and let rise 15 minutes. Punch indentations into dough with fingertips. Brush with oil and push grapes into dough. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle on top.

Put directly into oven and bake on lowest rack 15 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and cut into 15 pieces.

Servings:  15

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Dried Cranberry Oat Muffin

Ingredient List: 

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
3 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, slightly beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons apple butter
1/2 cup dried cranberries

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a medium bowl combine flours, oats, sugar, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine egg, oil, buttermilk, apple butter and dried cranberries; add to dry ingredients. Mix until dry ingredients are just moistened.

Spray muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. Fill cups two-thirds full. Bake for 17 to 20 minutes, or until muffins spring back when lightly touched.
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Double Chocolate Biscotti

Ingredient List: 

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3 ounces white bakers chocolate, chopped
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons water

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Cream DeMint Chocolate Chip Bread

Ingredient List: 

1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon baking cocoa
2 teaspoons active dry yeast Or 1 packet
1/3 cup mint chocolate chips

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Cracked Wheat Bread

Ingredient List: 

1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup cracked wheat
2 to 2 1/2 cups bread flour, divided
1 package active dry yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons oil
1 egg, reserve 1/2 tablespoon egg white
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup quick cooking rolled oats
1/4 cup wheat germ, optional

Directions: 
In small bowl, pour boiling water over cracked wheat, stir and let stand 5 minutes.

Preheat oven to 450°F.

In large mixer bowl, combine softened cracked wheat, 1 cup bread flour, yeast, salt, cottage cheese, honey, oil and egg. Blend at low speed until moistened; beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in whole wheat flour, oats, wheat germ and enough bread flour to make a soft dough.
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Chocolate Chip Biscotti

Ingredient List: 

2 cups all-purpose flour
⅔ cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350°F.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and chocolate chips. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until blended. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead 8 to 10 times. Form dough into a log about 2-inches wide and 16-inches thick.
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Bugsy Bread

Ingredient List: 

1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
1 2/3 cups whole-wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large or 4 small finely grated carrots, enough for 1½ cups
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup pecans, chopped - optional

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Lightly grease bottom only of one 8½ x 4½-inch loaf pan.

In a large bowl, beat brown sugar, granulated sugar and oil for one minute, scrape bowl. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Sift together whole-wheat flour, soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Stir into bowl mixture just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in carrots, raisins and pecans.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
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Breakfast Biscuit

Ingredient List: 

2 cups all-purpose flour **
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup shortening
3/4 cup 2% milk

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in dry mixture; add milk all at once. Stir with fork just until dough clings together. Knead gently on lightly floured surface (10 to 12 strokes). Roll or pat dough to ½-inch thickness. Cut with 2½-inch biscuit cutter; dip cutter into flour between cuts. Bake on an un-greased baking sheet in preheated oven until golden, about 12 minutes.
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