Currant Teacakes

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May 9, 2012 Currant Teacakes great toasted with butter or jam for breakfast or supper this recipe make 12 teacakes. Ingredients 800g bread flour 1 teaspoon salt 120g caster sugar 2 teaspoons dried yeast 2 teaspoons semi-skimmed dried milk powder 450ml (3/4 pint) tepid water 250g currants Method In a mixing bowl combine the  flour, salt, sugar, yeast {Tags: , , } {More...}

Banana Bread

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Banana Bread this is an easy recipe and can be prepared in minutes.   You can use wholemeal flour if you wish and substitute the butter for oil, but the butter gives a richer flavour. Ingredients 4-5 tablespoons butter, softened 2 eggs 2 or 3 very ripe bananas 2/3 cup sugar 1 1/3 cup all-purpose {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Croissants

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December 9, 2011 Croissants crescent shapes French pastries can be eaten alone or with a delicious sweet or savoury fillings. Ingredients 1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 3 tablespoons warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C) 1 teaspoon white sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons white sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 2/3 cup warm milk 2 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Cheese and Garlic Bread

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October 26, 2011 Cheese and Garlic Bread is perfect to serve with Chilli con Carne, soups such as Tomato Soup or at BBQs.  Quick and easy to make and tou can use the dough (before adding the cheese) as a tasty pizza base. Ingredients  500g strong white bread flour 7g sachet/1.5 tsp fast-action yeast 1 tsp salt 2 {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Granary Bread

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Granary Bread is made from malted granary flour and is perfect to serve with home-made soups such as Mushroom Soup and for sandwiches.  The recipe is easy to make and if you want you can make into a loaf or as rolls. Ingredients  225g strong white flour 225g malted granary bread flour 1 tsp salt {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Pita Bread

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October 7, 2011 Pita Bread is a bread that is used in the cuisine of Middle Eastern, Balkan and the Mediterranean. The “pocket” in pita bread is created by steam, which puffs up the dough. As the bread cools and flattens, a pocket is left in the middle. Freezes well i n plastic bags. Ingredients(for 10 – 12 pitas) {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

Soda Bread

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September 9, 2011 Soda Bread and easy to make bread that used bicarbonate of soda as a raiding agent instead of yeast.  Soda Bread is eaten in a number of cuisines including  American, European and Eastern European. Ingredients (makes one loaf) 450 g (1 lb) plain flour 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 teaspoons {Tags: , , , , } {More...}

White Bread Loaf

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September 4, 2011 White Bread Loaf This is a very easy and successful soft crusted moist loaf Ingredients 3/4 cup warm water 1 package active dry yeast 1 tsp salt 1-1/2 tbsp sugar 1 tbsp lard 1/2 cup milk 3 cups all-purpose flour   In a large bowl place the warm water and slowly add the dried yeast {Tags: , , } {More...}

Crumpets

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Crumpets   A very old griddle cake dating back the the 17th century   Ingredients 1 1/4 pints warm milk 1 teaspoon caster/superfine sugar 4 cups (1lb) plain flour 1 sachet bread yeast (the sort that does not need to be pre-activated) enough for 1lb flour 1 teaspoon salt lard for frying 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate {Tags: } {More...}