Crusty Homemade Bread

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1-3/4 cups water (70° to 75°)
  • 3-1/2 cups plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal or additional flour

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. In a large bowl, mix 3-1/2 cups flour and salt. Using a rubber spatula, stir in yeast mixture to form a soft, sticky dough. Do not knead. Cover and let rise at room temperature 1 hour.
  2. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; pat into a 9-in. square. Fold square into thirds, forming a 9×3-in. rectangle. Fold rectangle into thirds, forming a 3-in. square. Turn dough over; place in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise at room temperature until almost doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Punch down dough and repeat folding process. Return dough to bowl; refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  4. Dust bottom of a disposable foil roasting pan with cornmeal. Turn dough onto a floured surface. Knead gently 6-8 times; shape into a 6-in. round loaf. Place in prepared pan; dust top with remaining 1 tablespoon flour. Cover pan and let rise at room temperature until dough expands to a 7-1/2-in. loaf, about 1-1/4 hours.
  5. Preheat oven to 500°. Using a sharp knife, make a slash (1/4 in. deep) across top of loaf. Cover pan tightly with foil. Bake on lowest oven rack 25 minutes.
  6. Reduce oven setting to 450°. Remove foil; bake bread until deep golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Remove loaf to a wire rack to cool.
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Banana Wine

Ingredients

  • 2 kilograms banana
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoon sugar

Directions

  1. Dissolve sugar into water and chop or mash the bananas and combine it with the syrup.
  2. Now, add wine yeast and keep the mixture in a ceramic jar for a few weeks and then strain out the wine.
  3. Store in a dark place and let it age until it tastes good.

Smoky Mac Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 4- 1/2 lb . Sweet Potatoes Washed/Scrubbed
  • 1 1/2 C . Dried Pasta
  • 1 C . Baked Pumpkin Puree not pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 C . Vegetable Broth
  • 1/3 C . Raw Cashews soaked for 1-2 hours or for 20 minutes in boiling water
  • 3 T . Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • 1/2 T . Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 tsp . Dijon Mustard
  • 1/2 tsp . Chipotle Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp . Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp . Liquid Smoke
  • 1/2 tsp . Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp . Turmeric for color
  • 1 C . Packed Kale Chopped with Stems Removed
  • 3/4 C . Tomato Diced
  • 1/3 C . Yellow Corn Kernels
  • 1/4 C . Green Onion Diced (plus more for garnish, which is optional)

Homemade Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1/4 ounce dry active yeast (1 packet)
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, divided (approximately-you may need as much as to 4 1/2 cups)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Easy Peesy French Bread

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons Active Dry Yeast
  • 3½ – 4½ cups flour

Directions

  1. Combine the water, honey, salt and yeast in a glass bowl. Let sit for 5-10 mins. until there’s some bubbling, foam stuff on the top.
  2. Next, add a bunch of flour. I used just regular white organic flour. Keep kneading until it is no longer sticky. You want your dough to be sticking to itself, not your fingers. So, keep adding flour and keep kneading until that happens.
  3. Form the dough into a loaf shape. Cover with a towel and let sit on the counter for 20 mins (or on top of the preheating oven if your kitchen is cold). This is the time to set the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. After 20 mins., cut slits in the top of the dough and bake for 16-20 mins.
  5. Variations can be made by adding garlic and oregano, or cinnamon and raisins, or whatever you dream up!