Sunday, December 26, 2010

Homestead Breakfast Casserole

8 slices of bread, cubed
1 lb. breakfast sausage, fried and drained
6 eggs
2 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1/2 tsp. dried mustard
1 lb. grated cheese
1/2 tsp. salt
1 chopped onion

Place bread in bottom of a casserole dish. In a bowl, beat eggs, then add milk, onions, salt, and mustard. Sprinkle sausage and cheese over the bread. Slice butter over the cheese and pour the egg mixture over the top.
Bake for 45 minutes at 325 degrees.


2 c. flour
2 eggs, beaten separately
3 tbsp. sugar
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
4 tbsp. melted butter or fat

Stir flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into mixing bowl. Beat yolks well and add milk and beat, adding this to the flour slowly beating until perfectly smooth. Then add melted butter and fold in stiffly beaten egg whites. This recipe makes approximately 10 waffles.

Banana Nut Bread

1 1/2 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
3 medium bananas (mashed)
3/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts

1. Grease a loaf pan, set aside. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
2. In another bowl, combine egg, bananas, sugar, and oil. Add egg mixture all at once to dry mixture. Fold in nuts.
3. Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake @ 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes or till toothpick inserted comes out clean. Remove from loaf pan, cool on wire rack.

Amish Loaf Bread

2 c. warm water
2/3 c. granulated sugar
5 tsp. yeast
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. vegetable oil
5 1/2 c. flour

In large glass bowl dissolve sugar in the warm water and stir in yeast. Allow to proof about 5-10 minutes. (It will look foamy.) Mix in salt and oil to the yeast. Mix in flour 1 cup at a time. When dough has formed a ball, knead on a lightly floured surface until smooth (not stick) about 5-10 minutes.

Wipe down previously-used glass bowl and oil it well. Place dough in bowl and turn to coat surface of dough with the oil. Cover with a damp cloth or plastic wrap in a warm area. Allow to rise until it has doubled in bulk.

Knead dough lightly and divide in half. Shape into loaves and place into two well oiled 9 x 5-inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes.

Preheat oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees F, and bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.

Let bread sit for at least 15-30 minutes after it comes out of oven to finish setting up.