Fast Honey Buttermilk Bread

This bread takes about 1½ hours to make and it is DELICIOUS! One of my favorite things is a fat end slice of homemade bread hot from the oven slathered with butter. It reminds me of my childhood, coming home from school and mom would have bread right from the oven with butter and homemade jam for an after school snack. Thanks Mom!

Fast Honey Buttermilk Bread 1

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5¼ cups flour
2 pkt (4½ tsp) dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (about 110°)
3 Tbl honey
1/3 cup oil
1½ tsp salt
1½ cups warm buttermilk

In bowl of mixer, add flour and yeast. Pour in warm water over yeast. Add honey, oil, salt and warm buttermilk (heat buttermilk in microwave on 50% until warm, careful not to curdle). Mix for 5 minutes. Spray counter and 2 bread pans with non-stick spray. Shape loaves, place in pans and cover. Let rise 45-60 minutes. Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes (tent with foil during baking if necessary so loaves don’t get too brown).

Coconut Pecan Bread

I need a little something to take when I go visit a friend. A little loaf of bread is perfect!

Coconut Pecan Bread

2½ cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbl butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 Tbl oil
2 eggs
1 tsp coconut extract
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 325°. In medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In large bowl stir together melted butter, sugar, oil, eggs, and coconut extract. Add dry ingredients alternately with buttermilk to butter mixture, stir just until combined. Stir in coconut and pecans. Divide batter evenly between three well sprayed mini loaf pans. Bake 40 minutes or until pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans for 5 minutes, remove to cooling rack to cool completely.

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Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits

I’m just messing around this morning in the kitchen as the sun comes shining in. Lovely morning for a biscuit, but with something more!

Cinnamon Breakfast Biscuits

Biscuit Dough:
2 cups flour
1 Tbl baking powder
2 Tbl sugar
1 tsp salt
3 Tbl shortening, butter flavor
2 Tbl butter, cold
1 cup buttermilk, cold

Cinnamon Filling:
2 Tbl sugar
2 Tbl brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg

Preheat oven to 425°. Stir together flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt. Cut shortening and butter into flour mixture with pastry cutter or two knives until crumbly. Add buttermilk and stir until just barely combined. The less biscuit batter is touched the better. Let dough sit while mixing together filling, stir together sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Turn dough out onto well floured surface. Remember, the less handleing the better. Gently roll out to a 9″x12″ rectangle. Sprinkle all the filling evenly on one half, 9’x6″. Fold in half to make a 9″x6″ rectangle. Cut into six 3″x3″ pieces. Transfer with floured spatula to silpat lined baking tray, about 1/2″ apart. Bake 12-14 minutes, until golden brown.

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Fast Homemade Honey Buttermilk Bread

A very popular post here at CookiesCakesPiesOhMy is One Hour Homemade Bread. I wanted to call this Honey Buttermilk Bread “one hour” but it takes longer, about an hour and a half. But, that is not a long wait for the end product of freshly baked bread.

Fast Honey Buttermilk Bread

5¼ cups flour
2 pkt (4½ tsp) dry yeast
1/2 cup warm water (about 110°)
3 Tbl honey
1/3 cup oil
1½ tsp salt
1½ cups warm buttermilk

In bowl of mixer, add flour and yeast.  Pour in warm water over yeast.  Add honey, oil, salt and warm buttermilk (heat buttermilk in microwave on 50% until warm, careful not to curdle). Mix for 5 minutes. Spray counter and 2 bread pans with non-stick spray.  Shape loaves, place in pans and cover with towel.  Let rise 45-60 minutes.  Bake at 375° for 25-30 minutes (tent with foil during baking if necessary so loaves don’t get too brown).  Makes 2 loaves.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

Making really good biscuits can be a challenge (at least for me) because the trick is not handling the dough too much. You basically need to leave the dough sitting there with lots of flour and crumblies all around and everything not totally incorporated into a nice neat ball. How do you do that? It looks so MESSY! If you can do it and tolerate the mess, you will get a tall, flaky biscuit that your perfectionist, nit-picker, stickler, fussbudget self will love!

Cheddar Dill Buttermilk Biscuits

Buttermilk Biscuits

3 cups flour
1½ tsp salt
1 Tbl sugar
1½ tsp baking powder
1/2 cup butter, cold
3/4 cup buttermilk, cold
1 egg, cold
2 Tbl water

Preheat oven to 425°. In large bowl, stir together flour, salt, sugar, and baking powder. Cut cold butter unto dry ingredients. Whisk together buttermilk and egg and pour into flour mixture. Hand mix, before it all comes together, turn out onto floured surface. The less you touch it and work with it the better, just like pie pastry. Gently bring dough together and roll out to 1″ to 1½”. Cut out in rounds about 2″-2½” in diameter. Place on silpat lined or sprayed baking sheet right next to each other, barely toughing. Bake 12-15 minutes depending on how big you cut them. Original recipe – Ruth’s Diner Salt Lake City, UT.

For Cheddar Dill Biscuits:
To flour mixture add 1 cup cold shredded sharp cheddar cheese and 1 tsp dry dill weed (or fresh dill).
Try other combinations of herbs and cheese.

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Peanut Butter Sheet Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

One of my very favorite desserts is Chocolate Sheet Cake. Now, after making this cake, I believe it’s a toss up! Both excellent. In the future when I make sheet cake I will just have to make two, one of each!

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake with Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting

Peanut Butter Sheet Cake:
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
1 cup water
1/2 cup peanut butter, crunchy or smooth you choose
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Spray a 15″x10″ sheet pan with non-stick spray. In large bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt, set aside. Combine butter and water in saucepan, bring to boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and oil. Stir mixture into dry ingredients. Stir together eggs, buttermilk, and vanilla, stir into peanut butter mixture until well blended. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. While cake bakes, make frosting to pour on as cake comes from oven.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Frosting:
1/4 cup butter
4 Tbl peanut butter, crunchy or smooth you choose
6 Tbl milk
4 Tbl unsweetened cocoa
3¾ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In saucepan, stir together butter, peanut butter, milk, and cocoa over medium heat just until starts to boil.  Remove from heat, stir in powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth.  Pour over warm cake.

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Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes

My sister in law and I were talking about red velvet cake, we agreed that we didn’t think it has enough flavor. I told her when I make red velvet cake I add a lot of cocoa, afterall, I am a self confessed chocoholic. I thought I would share my version for Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes

Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes:
2¼ cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 (1 oz) bottle red food color

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cupcake pan with cupcake papers. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Mix in sour cream, buttermilk, and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour mixture until well incorporated. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes. Cool in pan about 5 minutes, remove and cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbl vanilla
6-8 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer for about 5 minutes until light in color. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until perfect piping consistency. Pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes, add sprinkles.

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