Saturday, April 30, 2011

Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls, Butterscotch Banana Bread, and a Recipe From Tasty Kitchen

I started my Saturday like any other one with my coffee and the computer to catch up on all my favorite blogs.  As I started reading the printer was printing out some great recipes that I had everything on hand to make.

I do have a confession to make though, I do have another obsession besides bread machines............... crock pots, I think I have 6 in different sizes and shapes.  So when I found out I could use a bread machine and a crock pot today I was in sheer heaven..........please don't laugh a snicker is better.

The Honey Wheat Sandwich Rolls, is a recipe that I have made several times, that I found on AllRecipes.com.  I thought I would share my pictures of them as I made them, if that is oky doky with everyone.  They are super good and super good for you.


So here are my pictures of the rolls through the stages........


Cutting them out, I used a lid as a guide its about 3 inches wide.





All risen and ready for the oven.






All baked up and ready, I got 8 hamburger sized buns out of this recipe.


Ok the next thing I made was Hawaiian BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches, from The Tasty Kitchens Blog for today.  Yeah I got to use my crock pot...... Ahhh both of my obsessions full filled for today, its like a sugar high only with appliances.

Below is a picture of the BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches on the rolls.




So now for dessert I made Butterscotch Banana Bread,from a new blog I just discovered My Kitchen Adventures.  I bought a bag of bananas that was in the get rid of me quick section of one of my favorite grocery stores, so something besides banana smoothies was in my future.
This recipe hit the spot and again I had everything on hand to make it.

Here a picture of the finished product.......



OH MY GOSH !!! I have to say thank you to each and everyone for their great recipes and sharing them.  I give every recipe I made a big 10 +++.

I hope everyone will click on all the link above and go check out these awesome recipes. 

Thanks again for coming to visit this little old Bread Fairy Blog.  I will again be sharing these with some great blog parties this week.  So please go check them out.  That's how I found these recipes.

I remain as ever The Bread Fairy

Denise

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread

First off, this week I would like to wish everyone a Happy Easter. The recipe that I am going to share this week is my version of Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread.   I always seem to have a half gallon of buttermilk in the frig,  I often find it marked down at the grocery store and cannot resist to buy it.  I use it in mashed tators and pancakes and such, as I do not own a box of that biscuit mix stuff ( I won't mention any brand names, but I think you know what I am talking about).  I make all my pancakes and waffles from scratch, not only is it cheaper, I always have the ingredients I need in the pantry.  Well enough rambling on.  Here's my recipe.....

Buttermilk Oatmeal Bread


2 teaspoons yeast (bread machine or regular)
1 1/4 cups warm water
4 cups bread flour
1/4 cup rolled oats, not instant
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 warm buttermilk


Put the stuff in the bread machine in the order your manufacturer suggests.  Choose the dough cycle and press start.  After shaping and second rise bake at 350 degrees for about 35 minutes.

Here's my loaf rising in the machine.




I free formed my loaf in kinda a roundish oval shape.  I let it rise for about 30 minutes.





Wow, here it is all baked up and sliced..... Gosh I hope your mouths are watering........





Now here's a better shot of the insides of the bread, yum nice crumb texture and nice slightly sweet oatie taste.




Now the best picture of all a piece slathered with butter all ready to eat..................





Well I think it turned out great,  since  I kinda made it up as I went along.
Hubby and I will be having this with a recipe I got over at Bo's Bowl, for Meatballs in Pungent Sauce.  I know sounds strange, but I cannot wait to try it.

As you all can see I was featured last week as one of the cooks at Full Plate Thursday at Miz Helens Country Cottage, I would invite everyone to go visit both of these blogs because like all the blogs out there, they are GREAT !!!

I again would like to thank all the new bloggy buddies I have made for all the help and suggestions.  Probably later this week or so I will add the link so you can subscribe to The Bread Fairy via email.

Thanks again for visiting this new blog in training.......  I will again next week be linking up with my favorite blogs, please go check out all the recipes that everyone contributes.

Until next time I remain The Bread Fairy


Denise

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Whole Grain Bread Machine Bagels

I thought I would try something new for me again this week, making bagels.  I attempted bagels once along time ago and they were a disaster.  So I found this recipe Whole Grain Bagels on Food.com.  The only thing I changed was that I used 1 cup of bread flour and 1 cup of whole wheat flour.  I was hoping for a not as dense bagel.  So with that being said, please click on the link above for the recipe, its quite long, so if you print it you need 2 sheets of paper.

So now I will share my pictures of the bagels in different stages.


Below here they are after I tried to make them look like bagels, or should I say the way I shaped them.




Then here they are after being boiled for a minute. 



And here they are baked and cooled.




My overall thoughts on these were they tasted great, my only disappointment was that my holes in the middle of the bagels closed up .  Would I make them again?? The answer would be a big YES!!! They tasted so much better than store bought ones, chewy and full of alot of fiber.


Part of this story is I made them in a bread machine that I gave to a friend and they returned it to me because they never used it, so I had to make the new addition to my bread machine addiction feel at home.   The machine worked great even after it had been sitting in the garage for over a whole year !!!  It felt the love..................


Well I hope you try these, they were easy to make and taste really GOOD!!!

Thanks for stopping by, I will be linking up again this week with some great blogs so please go check them out !!!


Until next time...............


Denise

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Honey Wheat Rolls

This weeks recipe is one for rolls.  I was searching through my recipes and was going to make my all time favorite rolls, but I decided I would prefer some whole wheat rolls.  We are having a ham for dinner tomorrow and I wanted some to go with dinner.  So I found this recipe on Food.com, but I have adapted it to fit my needs.  So below is my version of the recipe.  It makes light and fluffy rolls like you might get in one of those steakhouse restaurants, that you want to load with lots of butter and they squish in your hands like Wonder Bread. 

Honey Wheat Rolls ( My Version)

1 1/4 cups warm milk ( I used skim, that's what I had )
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons butter ( I used margarine)
1/4 cup honey
3/4 teaspoons salt
2 3/4 cup bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten (my addition)
1 1/4 teaspoons bread machine yeast or just plain old yeast


Place ingredients in bread machine like your manufacturer tells you.  Select dough cycle.  Uh press start.

When cycle is complete turn out on floured surface and shape into rolls ( round balls of dough).  Place on greased cookie sheet and let rise for 1 hour.

Below are mine after the rise.




Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes.  After they come out of the oven, brush them with some melted butter or margarine.

Here they are all shined up and ready to eat.



These rolls get a 10 from me.  They are light and fluffy and you can't eat just one.  Oh that's potato chips not rolls, oh well.  I hope you can give these a try, if you would like to see the original recipe click on the Food.com link above and it will take you to it.

Like last week I will be linking up again with some great blogs, please go check them out, they have some awesome recipe.  I outta know, I have a stack of cakes and cookie recipes I want to try after Lent.  You see I gave up sweets for Lent so I have to just let my mouth water and look at all the great pictures they have. 

Thanks for stopping by and reading my little old blog, please,pretty please, pretty pretty please somebody be my 11th follower so I can do a happy dance like Snoopy.

See you soon,

Denise

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Peanut Butter Bread, It Won't Stick to the Roof of Your Mouth !!!

This weeks bread recipe is a very tasty one, especially if you love Peanut Butter.  This bread is really good with some homemade strawberry jam ( yes the Bread Fairy also makes her own jams ) or some Nutella, the hazelnut chocolate stuff, yummm peanut butter and chocolate.  Boy I hope your mouths are watering now......... I know get on with the recipe.

Peanut Butter Bread

This makes a 1 1/2 pound loaf

1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon salt
2 1/3 cups bread flour
2/3 cup whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons brown sugar
4 teaspoons vital wheat gluten
2 teaspoons yeast

Dump it all in your bread machine in order recommended by the manufacturer.

Use the basic white bread cycle and light crust setting.  I usually just use the dough cycle, but today I did let the machine do all the work.

Below are all the ingredients lined up and ready to go




Next here it is mixing up sorry for the kinda blurry photo


Now all nicely kneaded


And lastly some sliced with Homemade Strawberry Jam YUMMMMMY!!!!!



I really hope you give this a try, kids love it, heck husbands love it.  Its great also toasted with honey on it and bananas.  You could even make an Elvis sandwich with it , peanut butter bread, peanut butter and bacon.  Oh how the possibilities go on.  Just let your imagination go.
I honestly thought about adding chocolate chips to it, hmm maybe next time.


Thanks for checking out this little old Bread Fairy blog again, I would really like to thank everyone for all there kind comments and help that has been given me.  I will be linking up this week with some incredible blogs, so if you come back please go check them out.  And if you like what you read here please feel free to follow me on Google Friend, gosh I will be so excited when I get to 10 followers !!!

Thanks again


Denise