How to Make Lemon Cream Rolls

If you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these sweet rolls. These lemon cream sweet rolls are reminiscent of a lemon meringue pie with the lemon pastry filling and the lemon cream cheese frosting. FREE Baking Guide! Making Your Sweet Rolls with a Mix You can make these sweet rolls with a bread mix, but we’ve found that using a donut mix makes them sweeter, lighter, and fluffier–as close to bakery-style sweet rolls you can get. We like to use our Original Raised, Glazed Donut mix, but you can also use our Daily Dozen Donut mix instead. If you …

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How to Make Raspberry Cream Rolls

If you can make cinnamon rolls, you can make these sweet rolls. These raspberry cream sweet rolls have the essence of a raspberry cream pie with the raspberry tidbits kneaded into the dough, the combination of raspberry and Bavarian cream filling, and the raspberry cream cheese frosting. Sweet Rolls Made with a Donut Mix We’ve found that using a donut mix for the base of these sweet rolls results in a sweet, fluffy roll that tastes just like it’s from the bakery. Only our raised donut mixes will work for this, so either the Original Raised, Glazed Donut mix or …

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How to Bake Focaccia From Scratch or with Your Bread Machine

This is just about as easy as it gets for some really good homemade focaccia. Make the dough in your bread machine (or with a stand-type mixer). It doesn’t take a lot of time and it’s a great project to tackle with the kids. How to Make Homemade Focaccia Start with a lean, white bread machine mix . . . or use the recipe below. By lean, we mean one that is low fat and doesn’t call for fresh eggs. A buttermilk bread mix is perfect. Homemade Focaccia from Scratch Focaccia Ingredients 1 1/4 cups water 2 tablespoons olive oil …

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How to Make Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls with a Mix

For these apple pie cinnamon rolls, we used a bread mix to make the dough, added cinnamon chips, and then spread apple pastry filling (you can use pie filling but a pastry filling is more concentrated) onto the dough before rolling it up. After baking, we frosted them with a thick caramel frosting. The results were fabulous! What You’ll Need for the Apple Pie Cinnamon Rolls A Bread Mix: Use any white bread mix like Buttermilk White or Sour Cream Potato Bread. Cinnamon Chips: For the best cinnamon rolls, add cinnamon chips. They’re made with a premium Vietnamese to give …

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How to Bake Bread Machine Mixes in Your Oven

You don’t have to own a bread machine to enjoy the variety of bread machine mixes. And you don’t have to make blocky, square loaves with holes in the bottom. You can make wonderful rolls, traditional sandwich loaves, and artisan loaves with or without the aid of a bread machine. In this article, we will tell you how to convert any bread machine mix into great breads by hand or with your stand-type mixer and in the oven. Prepare the Bread Machine Mix: Heat the butter until it is almost melted. (If your mix calls for butter, it will be …

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Bread Making Primer

Bread-Making Primer Whether you’re new to making bread or just need a little refresher course, this bread-making primer will answer all of your questions about making bread. Click on any of the links below for a refresher course and extra information on each step to making bread. Making this in your bread machine? Click Here for Instructions Click any of the links below to jump to the right step: 1. Mix the Dough 2. Knead the Dough 3. Let it Rise 4. Form the Loaf 5. Bake 1. Mix the Bread Dough Bread Mixing Basics Additional Resources Bread Mixing Basics …

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Bread Making Made Easy

Bread Making Made Easy Get White Breads for $2 Get Wheat Breads for $2 Make great bread! Choose the Country White Collection or the Country Wheat Collection and get our three favorite white or wheat breads for just $2 each when you add it to cart and use code “ZEZ1” at checkout for white breads and code “ZEZ2” for wheat breads. Look How Easy It Is to Make Bread Click to Learn More: Mixing the Dough Kneading the Dough Letting it Rise How to Form the Loaf Getting the Bread Baked Right Making this in your bread machine? Click Here …

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Three Essentials for Making Bread

When it comes to making bread, I believe it is an art, and like all art forms, there are a few essentials that I would never go without. Here are a few tools that I consider essentials in my kitchen for making bread. But first, consider the Art and Science of Baking. The Art and Science of Baking Baking bread is not hard, but it pays to know the essentials and the science about baking. We’ve written a book by that title: How to Bake: The Art and Science of Baking. If you are serious about baking, read that. But …

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Essential Guide to Making Bread

If You Want to Make the Best Bread, Here’s How It’s Done! Get Free Dough Conditioner for Lighter and Airier Bread. Add it to cart and use code “ZBEST” at checkout. Books have been written about baking bread but we’ll give you the essentials so you won’t have to read a thousand pages. This guide will make you a better bread baker. Ready? Here we go! The Bread Making Essentials Learn what you need to! Click on any of the links below. Use the best bread flour you can find. Knead the bread until it’s elastic. Cover the dough and …

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How Long Should You Bake Your Mini-Loaves?

Mini-loaves make the perfect gift, and with our linked mini-loaf pan, you can make multiple at a time and get your gift shopping done early. We absolutely love to bake mini-loaves.  Wrap them in cellophane or a pretty paper from the craft store and tie them with ribbons for gifts.  It’s easy.  You can use your favorite bread, cake, muffin, or quick bread recipes to make mini-loaves.  You can certainly use our quick bread mixes or our bread mixes, but you have to be sure to adjust the baking time. Mix up the batter or dough just as the recipes …

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How to Make Stuffed Braided Bread

You can braid nearly any bread—including your favorite recipe. We often grab a mix—that makes it even easier. And you can stuff your bread with either a sweet or a savory filling. Cherry Braided Bread With Cream Cheese Frosting For this project, we made a cherry bread with a cream cheese frosting. We used a Buttermilk White Bread Mix but you can use any mix or recipe you like. We used a cherry pastry filling but a pie filling or Chubby Cherry would have worked well. Instructions: Follow the package directions or a recipe if you are using one. You …

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How to Form a Bread Loaf

We’ve already discussed how to mix bread dough, remembering to allow enough time for your yeast to work its magic and getting your dough just right. Now it’s time to go over how to form a bread loaf. In this article, we will discuss how to form the perfect bread loaf by hand, whether it’s free-standing or going into a bread pan. Basics of Forming a Bread Loaf Forming a bread loaf doesn’t have to be as hard as we often make it out to be. In fact, it’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it, and you’ll …

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Can I Substitute Butter or Shortening for Oil in My Recipe?

When we developed this snickerdoodle mix, we wanted the crispness of shortening but the flavor of butter. So we used both. After several trials, it worked perfectly. So much so that the proprietor of a cookie store contacted us and asked if she could buy the mix in bulk and sell these in her store.“She said, ‘I’ll even put a sign on them saying, “Prepared Pantry Snickerdoodles”.’Of course, we said “yes.”Use the code above and share these extraordinary snickerdoodles with your family or friends.” Dennis Weaver The perfect cookies, the best sandwich loaves, the tastiest muffins— all of these require …

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How to Use Bread Mixes For Bread Machines

Get a FREE Mix for Your Bread Machine Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZMIX” at checkout. Freshly baked bread is one of my favorite scents to smell when I enter a kitchen, but making homemade bread can be pretty time consuming and take a lot of effort. Sometimes, the kneading itself can be a workout. Not everyone has that kind of energy, time, or patience though. That’s why it’s time to bring out your favorite bread mixes and the bread machine. Your bread machine can give you that delicious smell of fresh bread wafting through your house …

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How to Make Fry Bread

fry bread topped with strawberries

Get a FREE Buttermilk Bread Mix Now! Add it to cart and use code “ZYUM” at checkout. Bite down into a deep-fried, crispy outer shell and taste a deliciously light and fluffy center. What could get better than that? Referred to as scones in the Inter-mountain West, this fry bread recipe is a somewhat healthier take on fried dough and doughnuts with a crispy outer layer locking in the doughy goodness in the middle. What is Fry Bread? It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make. All you have to do is prepare your favorite bread mix, let the …

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How to Make an Easy Dinner with Pigs-in-a-Blanket using Biscuit Dough or Bread Dough

Pigs in a Blanket with cheese in the center

Save up to 60% off on the bread mixes for your pigs in a blanket. I grew up with pigs in a blanket. Loved them. My mother wrapped biscuit dough around sausages or hot dogs. They were quick and easy and her kids were excited about them. She could add a salad and maybe some chips and had an easy meal. A blanket wrapped around a hot dog—or better, a brat—sure beats a store-bought bun. A narrow strip of cheddar down the center of the dog makes them even better.

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Lemon Thyme Chicken with Skin-On Mashed Potatoes

This is a very good dish.  The lemon juice in the gravy may seem a little odd but try it—it makes a very good gravy.  The recipe calls for russet potatoes.  New waxy potatoes are just as good. Ingredients For the Chicken 3 chicken breasts 6 dry bay leaves 1 pound of mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, cut into quarters 2 large lemons, thickly sliced 3 cloves garlic, minced or grated 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon dried thyme salt and pepper For the Mashed Potatoes 5 large russet potatoes, about 2 pounds 4 ounces cream cheese fresh …

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How to Make Honey Apricot Butter

We love the tart taste of apricots. But dried apricots can be a little over-whelming. We toned the flavor down with plenty of butter and honey. You can use this same technique to make peach or pear butter. Ingredients 1 cup dried apricots 1/2 cup hot water 1 cup butter 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 cup honey or to taste Directions 1. Place the apricots and hot water in a microwave safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Heat for one minute or until the contents are steaming hot. Set aside to steep. 2. Place the steamed apricots in a food …

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Baking Bread in a Dutch Oven

Dutch ovens were made for baking.  In the hands of a practiced baker, a Dutch oven will create beautiful breads and desserts.  (Though some of us tend to burn breads in a Dutch oven.) You can always bake bread in a well-oiled Dutch oven but instead of baking directly in the oven, consider this method: Put the dough in a baking pan and the pan in the Dutch oven. Recently, a reader from California told us of her success baking bread with a pan inside of a Dutch oven.  She used a mix for Irish Potato Bread.  This mix creates …

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Check out this Onion Cheese Bread

Onions and cheese make a wonderful combination—but in a bread? Absolutely. If you put the cheese in the dough, it’s tough to get enough cheese for a sharp flavor without overloading the dough. If you make a rolled loaf, like a cinnamon raisin loaf, you can use as much cheese as you like. It is not difficult to make. If you would like to make it even easier, make it with a mix. Onion and Cheese Bread This is great bread. You can use a mix as we have or your favorite recipe. Use either a two-loaf recipe or one …

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