Breads & Rolls

Shaping Cranberry Swirl Loaf

Spread cranberry filling over dough to within 1/2 in. of edge. Starting with a long side, roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seam to seal.

Place dough in a zigzag pattern in a greased 9-in. x…

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Short-Term Bread Storage

TO KEEP quick and yeast breads fresh and flavorful for a few days, it's important to store them properly.

Quick breads and muffins are often quite moist. To prevent them from spoiling, let…

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Slice & Freeze Homemade Bread

I usually make several loaves of bread at a time and slice the loaves before freezing them. That way, I can pull out a few slices of bread at a time instead of thawing the whole loaf. This helps…

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Slicing a Round Loaf of Bread

To slice a round loaf of bread, first cut the loaf in half vertically. Place the cut side down and slice. Or you can simply cut the loaf into pie-shaped wedges.

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Softer Crust for Homemade Rolls

For a soft crust on homemade rolls, brush each roll with melted butter or margarine as soon as it comes out of the oven.

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Spoon Bread

A soft, fluffy bread recipe usually made from cornmeal that is baked in a casserole and served with a spoon. This old-fashioned comfort food is often enhanced with cheese, corn or herbs for added…

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Storing Yeast Breads

Cool unsliced yeast bread completely before placing in an airtight container or resealable plastic bag. Yeast bread will stay fresh at room temperature for 2 to 3 days. Bread with cream cheese or…

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Successfully Making Quick Breads

To prevent a disappointing loaf next time, use the simple method that's just right for quick bread: Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and combine them only until moist. (Don't worry about any…

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The Basics of Batter Breads

Batter bread is beaten with an electric mixer to help develop the gluten faster and give the bread a better texture. Because these breads a not kneaded, it is important to beat them until the…

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The History of Scones

It's believed this Scottish quick bread originated between 1505 and 1515. Scones are named after the Stone of Destiny (or Scone), the place where Scottish kings were once crowned.

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