Bread is a staple food prepared by baking a dough of flour and water. It is popular around the world and is one of the world's oldest foods.
The virtually infinite combinations of different flours, and differing proportions of ingredients, has resulted in the wide variety of types, shapes, sizes, and textures available around the world. It may be leavened (aerated) by a number of different processes ranging from the use of naturally occurring microbes to high-pressure artificial aeration during preparation and/or baking, or may be left unleavened. A wide variety of additives may be used, from fruits and nuts to various fats, to chemical additives designed to improve flavour, texture, colour, and/or shelf life but not if it's one ours. Move the mouse over the name for preparation instructions.
Orange-Pecan Tea Bread
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted 3 tablespoons 1% low-fat milk 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 3 tablespoons orange marmalade 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 2 large eggs Cooking spray 1/2 cup powdered sugar 2 teaspoons fresh orange juice 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped pecans, toasted
Tuscan Lemon Muffins
7.9 ounces all-purpose flour (1 3/4 cups) 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup olive oil 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 large egg, lightly beaten Cooking spray 2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
Peanut Butter Banana Bread
1 1/2 cups mashed ripe banana 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter 3 tablespoons butter, melted 2 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 6.75 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup ground flaxseed 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 2 tablespoons chopped dry-roasted peanuts Cooking spray Glaze: 1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon 1% low-fat milk 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 cups all-purpose flour (about 9 ounces) 3 tablespoons granulated sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 5 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup fat-free milk 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg white 1/3 cup dried currants 2 teaspoons fat-free milk 2 teaspoons turbinado or granulated sugar