"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005
Showing posts with label applesauce bread. Show all posts
Showing posts with label applesauce bread. Show all posts

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Cookbook Craze

I love to go through old cookbooks. In fact, I collect older cookbooks. About a month ago I found a cookbook for a dime! It is a Betty Crocker Homemade Bread Cookbook from 1973(so not too old)

The book is in pretty good condition except for being a bit cracked on the spine and then one page is clearly spotted and stained by a former cook.

Can you see the stains and grease marks? No other page has anything on it. Just this page. So I decided to try the biscuit recipes and test the reasoning as to why this book, with so many bread recipes only had this page used.

The top two recipes are biscuits. One a standard biscuit and the other a Biscuits Supreme. Wow! The Biscuits Supreme are incredible and never should you skimp by neglecting to add two additional ingredients: sugar and cream of tartar!

Here is the recipe for Biscuits Supreme
2 cups all purpose flour
4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
2/3 cup milk

Stir first five ingredients. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just till dough clings together. Knead gently on lightly floured surface(10-12 strokes) Roll or pat to 1/2 inch thickness. Dip biscuit cutter in flour(I used a round cookie cutter)cut dough straight down. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 450 F. for 10 to 12 minutes. Makes 12 biscuits.

We love these biscuits. Until I found this cookbook I rarely made biscuits as they always tasted bland. Now I am searching for recipes to compliment these biscuits!

Just fun for thought, I am going to use this cookbook to try making some breads that I have never made before. Last year I entered Pinto Bean bread in the yeast bread division in the county fair, and Applesauce bread in the Quick Bread division. Every year I wish to try something new. So for the next two months I am going to try out several breads and see which one my family likes the best, to then enter in the fair.

In the left photo is my applesauce bread(center) and the photo on the right is my pinto bean bread from last year's county fair.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Applesauce Bread

Sandra in NZ asked for my recipe for applesauce bread, and here it is:
Applesauce Bread
Makes 4 loaves
Blend together
2 ½ cups sugar
5 eggs
3 1/8 cup applesauce
1 ¼ cup oil (I use olive oil)
½ cup milk

Sift and Add
5 cups flour
2 ½ teaspoons baking soda
1 ¼ teaspoons baking powder
1 ¼ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoons nutmeg(rounded)
½ teaspoons allspice

Mix together then fold in 1 ¼ cup chopped nuts. Make topping mix of ½ cup chopped nuts, ½ cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle over tops of unbaked loaves. Bake in four well greased loaf pans at 350 F(176 C) for 50-55 minutes.

(my notes: I found this in a pioneer cookbook…I do not make the topping as it is perfect without. I also use round or fun shapes with a few of the loaves…)

This is by far one of the best recipes for unleavened bread that I have ever tried! The kids consider this a snack and even have it crumbled with vanilla ice cream! I love the smells while baking and especially love that it reminds me of Thanksgiving and Christmas with the flavor! So enjoy, oh and the photo of my applesauce bread is in the previous post with my fair entries:) Thank you Sandra for asking!