Bread Machine

I love hot food, but I hadn’t yet found a good recipe for jalapeno cheese bread…until now.  This was a really good recipe. 

I did make a few modifications.  Instead of 1/8 cup of water, I used the juice from the jalapeno jar.  I also put in about 2-3 TBSP of chopped jalapenos. 

Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread  Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread  Bread Machine Jalapeno Cheese Bread

Next time, I’ll just make this dough.  Then roll the dough flat and put slices of cheese on top.   Then roll the dough into a log so the cheese is stuck inside.  Baking it at about 375-400 for probably 20-30 minutes and it’ll be a spicy and gooey bread. 

Will keep you posted when I make it again — BTW, the idea above hasn’t been tested and so I can’t guarantee that this temperature and timing works.  If you try it, let me know!

Raisins — if you read this blog, you know I’m not such a fan.  But I love this recipe for cinnamon raisin bread

To make it a little healthier, I subsituted 1 cup of whole wheat flour and used 2 cups of bread flour.  This was moist, sweet, and soft.  It was one of the best loaves of bread I’ve ever made.

Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread  Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread  Bread Machine Cinnamon Raisin Bread

Raisins, blah.  But cinnamon, yay!  So I tried to make this bread machine recipe for cinnamon raisin bread.  Not bad, but not great.  Also, not very pretty. 

Cinnamon (no raisins) Bread  Cinnamon (no raisins) Bread

For now, I’m sticking to this cinnamon sugar bread recipe.

Beer and cheese — a funny sounding but perfectly tasty combination.  So when I caught this recipe for bread machine beer and cheese bread, I was intrigued to see how it’d taste.

I used a light beer (Amstel) and low-fat Vermont Cheddar cheese which worked out really well.  The bread had a bit of an odd texture, but it was good.  There was a nice cheese flavor.

Don’t throw away (or drink) the other 2 ounces of beer that’s leftover when you’re making this bread — you may need to add some of it to the mixture.  I know, it’s a tough ask, but it’ll make the bread taste better!

Bread Machine Beer & Cheese Bread  Bread Machine Beer & Cheese Bread

Next time, I think I’d put it on dough cycle and not put the cheese in.  Once the dough cycle was done, I’d roll the cheese (sliced like the deli) inside.  Then bake it at 350-375 for 20-30 minutes.  Once you take the bread out and slice, the cheese would be melted and gooey.  Or at least in my mind that’s how it’d turn out.  Yum.

I love Challah bread.  But I do feel that baking it into a loaf pan is wrong. 

So I was intrigued when I saw I could use my bread machine to mix the dough and instead of allowing it to bake, I figured I’d put it on the dough setting. 

Then take it out the pan.  Divide the dough into 3 equal pieces.  Then roll each piece into logs of equal size and length and braid. 

The braided dough was left alone for 1 hour to rise.  I love the power of yeast.  It’s so fun! 

Bread Machine Challah Bread  Bread Machine Challah Bread

Then I baked the bread in my oven at 375 degrees for 30-35 minutes (until brown).

It was so soft and perfect.  Would definitely recommend others to try this recipe!

Bread Machine Challah Bread  Bread Machine Challah Bread 

I wanted to try to use up as much milk as possible.  I had it because of the ice cream/yogurt machine. Anyway, I decided to try to make this recipe for bread machine milk & honey bread

It was light and delicious with a slight sweetness.  Perfect for breakfast!

Honey & Milk Bread  Honey & Milk Bread

I had a bag of sun dried tomatoes in my cupboard and thought some sun dried tomato bread would be a good way to use it up.  Unfortunately, I didn’t pay attention to the ingredients in this recipe for sun dried tomato, herb, and onion bread

Umm, where the heck were the wet ingredients?  So to try to save this since I had already mixed it together, I added

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup of butter

Sun Dried Tomato Herb Onion Bread  Sun Dried Tomato Herb Onion Bread

Yeah, it was not good.  It was too sweet from the sugar and sun dried tomatoes.  I’ll definitely pass on making this again (and will next time pay attention to the recipes BEFORE I throw the ingredients together).

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