Breads and Muffins

Holistic Biscuits


Savory meets spice in every bite of this Holistic Biscuit

Watch Chef Debee making Holistic Biscuits on YouTube

Bake:   375 degrees     Time:  10-15 minutes

 

 

 

Ingredients

3 cups flour
3 Tablespoons baking powder
3 Tablespoons sugar
1/2 Tablespoon kosher salt
6 ounces butter (COLD and cut into bits)
1 jalapeno pepper (seeded and diced)
2 scallions chopped
1 cup buttermilk

Directions

1.  In Medium bowl, add first four ingredients and whisk together
2.  Cut in the cold butter cubes till coarse crumbs
3.  Add the chopped scallions and chopped jalepeno pepper
4.  Stir in the buttermilk until it forms a ball, placing it on floured board
5.  Mix with hands a little just to form ball, adding flour as needed
6.  Roll out and cut into 15 circles, placing on baking sheet
7.  Bake in a 375 degree preheated-oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown

 

BuBu’s Bread

BuBu’s Bread

Almost everyone in your family will welcome Bubu’s Bread to their daily intake of high fiber, whole grain foods

Watch Chef Debee making BuBu’s Bread on YouTube

Bake:  425 degrees; 350 degrees      Time:  20 minutes; 30-35 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup Oat Bran organic
2 cups Wheat Bran organic
1 cup Flax Meal organic
1 1/2 cups Blackstrap Unsulphured Molasses
4 teaspoons salt
3 1/2 tablespoons yeast
5 cups water tepid
3 cups Whole Wheat organic Bread flour
7 cups Unbleached organic White flour
1 cup Rye flour organic

Directions

1.  In a very large metal bowl, add water, molasses, oat & wheat brans, flax meal, 2 cups wheat bread flour, 3 cups white flour, and 1 cup rye flour and the yeast.
2.  With wooden spoon, stir altogether until well blended and texture is like a pancake batter
3.  Cover top with plastic wrap for 1-2 hours (Place in a draft-free area) until risen and bubbly
4.  Remove plastic and add the 4 teaspoons salt, 1 cup wheat flour and 4 cups white flour until dough is able to be kneaded
5.  Knead until dough is elastic, using small amounts of oil in between kneads, about 7 minutes (refer to video)
6.  Let rise in bowl covered with plastic until doubled in size, about 1-2 hours
7.  Remove plastic and punch down dough, cutting into 4 equal pieces, about 2 1/4 pounds each
8.  Knead each one slightly and let them rest for about 10 minutes covered with a linen towel
9.  Take each mound and flatten with palm of hand on both sides and fold each side inwards, turning around to do other side
10 .Pound down again shaping into small rectangle and roll from longest sides, tucking small edges in and under
11. Place seam side down in an oil sprayed bread pan and cover with linen towel until risen slightly over top edge
12.  Bake in pre-heated 425 degree oven for 20 minutes and then 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes until when tapped on top, it sounds hollow
13.  Cool on baking racks until cool and then refrigerated (slices easier when cold) and cut into slices and freeze bread

*  Very important to add SALT in at step 4 so as not to reduce the affect of the yeast (salt has been know to kill yeast)

No Knead Cottage Cheese Bread

No-Knead Cottage Cheese Bread

Make this high fiber, high protein bread and give your family the nutrients they need to grow strong and tall

Watch Chef Debee making No-Knead Cottage Cheese Bread on YouTube

Bake:   375 degrees    Time:  45-60 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups organic whole wheat bread flour
1 cup organic unbleached flour
1 cup powdered milk
2 tablespoons wheat bran
2 tablespoons wheat germ
1 envelope dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoon)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons raw honey
2 tablespoons oil
1 cup cottage cheese
1 cup water (warm)

Directions

1.  Sift flours, salt and powdered milk together into large bowl
2.  Add all other dry ingredients to the bowl mixture and whisk together
3.  Make a well and add the cottage cheese, oil, honey and warm water and stir altogether
4.  Let rise until double in size, about 2 hours
5.  Spoon down dough and place in a  loaf pan coated with a non-stick spray
6.  Let rise until comes to top or just a little above top of pan, about 15 minutes
7.  Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 45-60 minutes or until when tapped on top it sounds hollow
8.  Cool completely on rack and then slice—-freezes well

To learn more about Cottage Cheese go to my Food Facts page

Squash Muffins

A sweet and healthy way to get vegetables into your children’s lunch box

Watch Chef Debee making Squash Muffins on YouTube

Bake:  375 degrees  Time:  20 minutes

Ingredients

1 cup winter squash or sweet potato cooked & mashed
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup molasses
1 stick butter softened
1 egg
1 3/4 cups flour (use half whole wheat)
1  teaspoon baking soda
1/4  teaspoon salt
1 cup walnuts broken pieces (or pecans)

Directions

1.  Cream butter, honey, and molasses
2.  Add egg and squash and blend well
3.  Whisk together in a separate bowl, the flour, salt and soda and then add to above mixture, stirring well
4.  Grease a muffin tin and fill each one with batter and then lay top with chunks of nuts and just lightly stir in with tip of  knife
5.  Bake in pre-heated 375 degree oven for 20 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean and dry

Garlic Bread

Turn any bread into ‘garlic bread’ for a meal by transforming your butter into a delicious garlic and herb spread in just minutes.

Bake:  400 degrees     Time:  12-15 minutes

Watch Chef Debee making Garlic Bread on YouTube

 

Ingredients

1 loaf french-style Italian Bread
2 sticks butter (1 cup) softened
3/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese grated
2 teaspoons dried oregano crushed
1 tablespoon dried dill weed
2 teaspoons dried parsley crushed
3-4 cloves garlic chopped or crushed

Directions

1. Slice the bread in half; then slice each half into half-inch pieces.  You should
    get about 13 slices from each half loaf. (you may slice straight down or on a diagonal)
2. Stir together above 6 ingredients into a bowl and divide into 2.
3. Spread each slice, on opposite sides, as you put each half loaf  back together.
4. Cut foil long enough to put each individual half on it and be able to pull up
    each side and roll down and roll each end tightly to freeze half loaves.
5. Take out and leave at room temperature for the day you need it and
     bake in a pre-heated 400 degree oven for 12-15 minutes OR until golden brown on top.