Bread Recipes

Everyone likes to make their own bread every now and again. Try these great bread recipes to satisfy your cravings.

Almond Apricot Coffee Cake

Almond Apricot Coffee Cake

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup slivered almonds, divided
1 (10 to 12 ounce) jar apricot preserves

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, sour cream and almond extract; mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Spread half of the batter in a greased and floured 12-cup fluted tube pan. Sprinkle with half of the almonds. Spread half of the preserves to within 1/2 inch of the edges. Cover with remaining batter. Spoon remaining preserves over batter to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle with remaining almonds. Bake at 350 degrees F for 55 to 60 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Carefully invert onto a serving platter.

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Cacciatore French Bread Pizza

Cacciatore French Bread Pizza

Cacciatore French Bread Pizza

6 (7-inch) French rolls or 1 long loaf French bread
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast meat, cut into thin strips
1 cup (1 small) sliced onion
1 cup (1 small) sliced bell pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup CONTADINA Pizza Sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
1/2 cup (2.8 ounce can) sliced ripe olives
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

Slice bread in half lengthwise. Place cut-side up on baking sheet. Bake in preheated 425 degree F oven for 3 to 4 minutes or until lightly toasted.

Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, onion, bell pepper and salt; cook, stirring constantly, for 4 to 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Spread pizza sauce over cut surface of bread; top with chicken mixture. Sprinkle with basil, olives and cheese.

Bake in 425 degree F oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted.

Servings: 8

Alligators Coffee Cakes

Dough
1/2 package dry yeast
1 cup warm milk (105 to 110 degrees F) , divided
3 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 egg, beaten
60 pecan halves

Alligator Filling
1 cup sugar
1 (7 ounce) package almond paste
3/4 cup butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups ground pecans

Maple Icing
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup butter
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

Alligator Filling: Blend together sugar, almond paste, butter and honey to form smooth paste. Fold in flour, then pecans.

Makes about 2 cups.

Maple Icing: Heat maple syrup and butter in small saucepan until butter melts. Add sugar, blending until smooth. Makes about 1 cup.

Dough: Mix yeast with about 1/2 cup warm milk. Add sugar, salt, 3 tablespoons melted butter, remaining 1/2 cup warm milk and flour. Mix well. Knead to make smooth dough 6 to 8 minutes. Let dough rest 30 minutes.

Roll out on floured board into large rectangle. Spread top with 1/4 cup softened butter. Fold dough into thirds. Repeat 3 more times, using 1/4 cup butter each time, and allowing dough to rest 30 minutes before filling.

Divide dough into 2 equal portions. Using 1 portion at time, roll dough as thinly as possible into 18 x 12-inch rectangle. Spread 1/2 Alligator Filling on entire surface of dough, then fold lengthwise in thirds. Place on lightly greased baking sheet and brush with beaten egg. Decorate top with about 30 to 40 pecan halves. Let rest 15 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

While still hot, drizzle top with half of Maple Icing. Repeat with second portion of dough.

Makes 2 alligators.

Crockpot Apricot Nut Bread

Crockpot Apricot Nut Bread

Serves 4 to 6.

3/4 cup dried apricots
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup milk
1 egg, slightly beaten
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Place the apricots on a chopping block. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon flour over them. Dip a knife into the flour and chop the apricots finely. Flour the knife often to keep the cut up fruit from sticking together. Sift the remaining flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar into a large bowl.

Combine the milk, egg, orange peel, and oil. Stir the flour mixture and the whole wheat flour. Fold in the cut up apricots, any flour left on the cutting block and the walnuts. Pour into a well greased, floured baking unit or 2-pound coffee can. Cover and place on a rack in the slow cooker, but prop the lid open a fraction with a wooden pick or a twist of foil to let excess steam escape. Cook on HIGH for 4 to 6 hours. Cool on a rack for 10 minutes. Serve warm or cold.

Do not lift the lid while baking this bread.

Apple Pecan Bread Pudding

1 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
3 eggs
8 slices raisin bread, diced
2 cups half-and-half or milk
2 medium green apples
1/4 cup bourbon or brandy
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread pecans in a shallow baking pan and bake until golden, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile, place bread cubes in a greased crockpot.

Peel, core and thinly slice the apples

Mix lightly together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg, add eggs and mix well. Blend in half-and-half or milk and then stir in bourbon or brandy.

Lightly mix pecans with bread and apples.

Pour egg mixture over bread. Drizzle with butter. Cover and cook on LOW until apples are tender when pierced and custard is set – about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 hours. Let pudding stand, covered, for about 15 minutes.

Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.