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So around my house, banana bread doesn’t last long. Everyone’s scrambling for it, especially warm out of the oven. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with a good batch of regular ole’ banana bread, I wanted to try to spice things up a bit. Enter Banana Fruit Bread. Great idea, since I have a few containers of candied fruit that a wonderful company called Paradise Fruit Company was kind enough to send me. They have…

So many people take pride in making homemade bread. There are almost 140 different kinds of bread and an assortment of ways to make them. Some call for yeast and some do not; some are savory and some are sweet. If you have made sourdough bread before you already know it requires a little extra attention. What Is Sourdough Bread? Sourdough bread is a unique type of bread in that you don’t use regular yeast…

Making delicious bread can be time consuming so, when you set out to make a perfect loaf, you should definitely consider making extra and freezing it for later. Next time you want homemade bread, it will be ready for you! Luckily, a lot of bread will freeze quite well which means it will taste just as good when you defrost it as when it was first baked. Follow these tips to make sure that you…

When you are baking bread, you begin by mixing the ingredients together to form a soft dough. Then, you will knead the dough until it is elastic and smooth. This takes between eight and ten minutes. Once you have finished kneading it, you will place it in a bowl (see why a proofing basket isn’t necessary), cover it, and give it an hour and a half to two hours to rise. At this point, you…

There are two types of dough that are used in baked goods: the unleavened dough and leavened dough. The unleavened dough does not need to rise during the baking process and is generally flat and thin. Examples of this type of dough include pie crusts, flatbreads, pasta, tortillas, and crackers. The leavened dough requires yeast, baking soda or baking powder to cause it to rise. Products of leavened dough include breads, pretzels, pizzas, and rolls.…

Your banana bread just came out of the oven, it is warm, delicious and every bite makes you wish it would stay that good forever. While you could probably eat the entire loaf, that might not be the best idea! So how should you store banana bread? Here are a few tips and tricks that you need to know in order to keep your perfect banana bread tasting amazing for days to come. Ingredients for…

Making a dough can be a big challenge. It can’t be too soft or the bread won’t hold it’s shape. It also can’t be too firm or you will be stuck with a few other bread issues. So what exactly does happen if you over knead bread dough? Let’s find out! Why Knead Bread Dough? Before taking a look at what happens if you over knead a bread dough, let’s first see why you need…

The sad truth about bread is that it doesn’t stay fresh for very long. That beautiful loaf of sourdough gets hard after a day or two and that tasty, soft sliced bread gets crunchy all too quickly. It is such a shame! However, you should never, ever throw away leftover bread! There is so much you can do with old bread that you may start waiting for your bread to become stale. Take a look…

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