Coconut oil seems to be the latest craze, but have you tried baking breads with it? This recipe for a cinnamon raisin wheat bread uses coconut oil in place of butter or shortening. The bread is warm, delicious, and full of flavor.
The simpler the bread recipe, or any recipe for that matter, the better. I hate it when I pick up a gourmet cookbook and discover that I will have to travel to Philly to buy some of the ingredients if I want to make the item. That's why I stick with simple recipes for my breads, like this recipe for dill seed bread. There is nothing fancy about the ingredients, but the bread tastes delicious nonetheless.
I usually use either honey or molasses in a bread recipe, however for this recipe I used both. Honey molasses raisin wheat bread is more of an autumn bread, but it does taste delicious all year round when served for breakfast and for snacking.
Shredded swiss cheese tastes delicious in baked breads. In this recipe for easy swiss cheese bread, I took a basic white bread recipe, added swiss cheese to it and sweetened it with honey. The bread turned out soft and delicious. A very easy bread for beginners.
Garlic breads can be made with fresh or powdered garlic. For my garlic basil bread I used garlic powder because it was convenient and because I had just used up my last bulb of garlic for a baked chicken.
I don't use marjoram all that often so when I saw it in my cupboard I decided to use it in a loaf of bread. Marjoram dinner bread is a very easy yeast bread you can make for dinner. It is a small loaf that can easily be devoured by a family of four, although any leftovers can be made into toast the next morning.
Small breads are the best breads to make when trying out new flavors and variations. This recipe for swiss cheese oregano bread makes a small round loaf that is perfect to serve at dinner. The bread can also be toasted and served at breakfast with scrambled eggs or omelets.
Looking for an easy dinner bread to make tonight? Garlic oregano bread is a simple yeast bread recipe flavored with fresh chopped garlic and dried oregano. It's a great bread to serve with a chicken or pasta dinner.
The next time you go to buy maple syrup for your pancakes, look for 100% real maple syrup. I know that it is more expenses than the sugar mix in a bottle, but the taste cannot be compared to anything else. I use it for bread baking, such as in this recipe for maple fig white bread. It gives a good flavor to bread and, if you buy maple syrup from a family owned company, you help support real people, not a corporation.
Maple fig white bread ©2014 Elizabeth Yetter, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Coconut oil is now a daily part of my family's diet, especially since I started using it in my breads. This batch of white bread is so easy to make and tastes delicious. It is made with almond milk, coconut oil, and it is sweetened with honey.
Coconut oil honey white bread ©2014 Elizabeth Yetter, licensed to About.com, Inc.