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Fresh homemade garlic bread always makes for a wonderful accompaniment to your meals. Whether it’s a pasta dish or baked chicken, having this garlic bread recipe on the table makes everyone happy. And that fresh oven baked garlic bread smell! It’s so heavenly in your home, inviting everyone to dinner before you can even tell them it’s ready!

Best garlic bread recipe

Best Garlic Bread Recipe

Do you still buy those bake-and-eat garlic breads from the freezer section? No judgement for I used to do the same. But when you see how easy it is to make homemade garlic bread in the oven and how much more delicious too, you’ll never go back to the frozen one.

garlic bread ingredients

Homemade Garlic Bread Ingredients

  • French bread loaf – You could also use a loaf of Italian bread if the bakery is out of French bread.
  • Butter – You’ll want to soften this up to make the spread.
  • Garlic – Mince it yourself or if time is tight, you can use the jarred stuff.
  • Fresh parsley – Fresh is definitely best, but in a pinch, the stuff from your spice rack will do.
  • Parmesan cheese – Don’t get that shelf-stable stuff. Grate it fresh or buy it from the refrigerated section.

Easy garlic bread recipe

Boyfriends are cool and stuff…but have you ever had garlic bread?
Megan

Easy Garlic Bread Recipe

This quick and easy garlic bread recipe takes just 20 minutes. My kids always want to help with it so that frees up even more time for me in the kitchen. It’s a simple side dish that everyone is going to love with your meals.

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How do you Make Homemade Garlic Bread from Scratch?

When making homemade garlic bread in the oven, you’ll start by preheating your oven to 350F. While that happens, cut the French bread loaf horizontally down the middle. Mix the butter, garlic, and parsley together and and your garlic bread spread onto both halves of the bread. Bake for 10 minutes, then add the cheese. Broil on high for 2 to 3 minutes until that cheese melts and gets bubbly. After that, slice it up and garnish with more parsley, then serve it while it’s hot!

How long to bake garlic bread

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Homemade Garlic Bread Every Time

  • Use fresh garlic when baking garlic bread. It really adds the best flavor and since you mince it, it comes out with a roasted taste that’s unbeatable.
  • You can use the stuff from your spice rack. If you’re in a pinch and are out of fresh garlic and parsley, you can use garlic powder and dried parsley.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter for this. It’s up to you if you’re prefer it saltier though all that garlic will add plenty of flavor to make up for it.

What goes good on garlic bread

What kind of bread is best for garlic bread?

French bread is generally accepted as the best choice, though an Italian loaf will work too.

What goes good on garlic bread?

My family loves dragging garlic bread through tomato-based sauces from pasta, dunking it in soups, and simply eating it as-is. With the buttery-garlicky smear on top, it tastes like it came straight from heaven.

What can I use instead of parsley for garlic bread?

You can use dried parsley but you will likely want to add a little more flavor since fresh parsley is best. Add some Italian seasoning and it will perk up the flavor.

What can I use instead of parsley for garlic bread

How to Cook Garlic Bread

Garlic bread is cooked in the oven. It’s baked with a smear of butter, garlic, and parsley to give it a wonderful taste.

How do you bake garlic bread?

You slice it down the middle lengthwise, smear it with the garlic bread spread, and bake it at 350F for 10 minutes. The perfect garlic bread oven temp to bake your bread is 350F.

How Long to Bake Garlic Bread?

At 350F, garlic bread bakes for 10 minutes. Allow about 2 minutes additional to put cheese on and put it under the broiler.

How do you keep garlic bread from getting hard?

Garlic bread will get hard in the fridge, which is why I will usually put it in the freezer so it maintains its integrity until we’re ready to eat it again.

How do you make garlic bread not soggy?

The secret is eating it right away. You can also keep it warm by putting a bread stone in the basket or covering with foil.

How do you bake garlic bread

How do you make garlic bread better?

Just add fresh-grated parmesan cheese! When you broil it for a few seconds at the end, the cheese melts into the garlic bread and makes it sensational.

What goes well with Garlic Bread?

Garlic bread goes well with any pasta dish. I love serving it with Italian meals, though even a steak can be served with garlic bread. Soup and salad become so much more with garlic bread too.

What do you eat garlic bread with?

Garlic bread goes great with pastas and Italian dishes, stews, soups, and salads.

How do you make garlic bread better

How to Store Garlic Bread

To keep it tasting best, you should store leftover garlic bread at room temperature for the best texture. However, if you feel uncomfortable with buttered bread sitting out, you can put it in the fridge or freezer.

How Long Does Garlic Bread Last?

In your fridge, it will last a few days. You can leave it at room temperature, but it’s best to eat it as quickly as possible.

Homemade garlic bread

Can You Freeze Garlic Bread?

Garlic bread freezes beautifully. When my family can’t eat it all, I freeze the slices in a freezer bag. They’ll keep for 6 months this way, making them the perfect partner for many meals in a pinch.

How to Reheat Garlic Bread?

You’ll wrap it in foil, put it on a baking sheet, and bake at 350F for about 10 to 15 minutes. It will taste as good as it did when it was fresh!


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Classic Garlic Bread Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 109
This classic homemade Garlic Bread recipe is absolutely amazing and is leaps and bound better than that frozen stuff! Garlic bread is super easy to make and requires only 5 simple ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf of French Bread
  • 1 1/2 stick butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 tbsp fresh parsley (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (grated)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Cut the French bread loaf in half, horizontally.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the butter, garlic, and parsley. Spread the mixture over the two halves and bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, remove from oven and sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese. Broil on high for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is fully melted and bubbly. Allow to cool for 1 minute before slicing and serving. Garnish with additional parsley.
Calories: 109kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg

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A simple dessert that is worthy of the best company, bread pudding is something everyone loves. Even if they’ve never had it before. My kids initially turned their little noses up to it until they took a taste. Now they ask me to make this bread pudding recipe for them all the time and so will anyone you make it for.

Best bread pudding recipe

Best Bread Pudding Recipe

Bread pudding is simple to put together with fresh and easy ingredients. It only tastes complex but I promise, the proof is in the pudding (pun intended!) that you can make an amazing dessert out of such easy and ordinary ingredients.

Easy Bread Pudding Recipe

An old fashioned bread pudding recipe is very easy to make. It doesn’t take long for you to put together. You can even let it bake up while you and your guests enjoy your meal. That’s how I do it so it’s nice and warm when everyone’s ready for dessert.

Bread pudding ingredients

Bread Pudding Ingredients

  • French bread – You’ll need a day-old whole loaf for this old fashioned bread pudding recipe. Day-old French bread is the best bread for bread pudding.
  • Butter – Melt it up!
  • Raisins – Even if you don’t like raisins, they add so much to the flavor. You’ll be a believer in them with bread pudding.
  • Eggs – Helps achieve the custardy texture you’ll experience.
  • Milk – Works with the eggs for that custardy-feel.
  • Seasonings – sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla extract all impart a sweetness together that take bread pudding into legendary territory.

Easy bread pudding recipe

How do you Make Bread Pudding from Scratch

When making this simple bread pudding recipe, all you do is cube the bread, put it in a baking dish, add the butter, and top with raisins. Then you’ll mix the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla together in another bowl and pour it over the bread. Make sure it’s all covered well and that the bread soaks up that egg mixture. Then you bake it for 45 minutes. That’s it!

The proof of the pudding is in the eating.
Anonymous

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Bread Pudding Every Time

  • Make sure your bread is dry and old. While making bread pudding with French bread is preferred, you can use any type of bread you have. It just should be a day old at the very least to have the best results in this recipe.
  • Let the mixture soak in. This is key to making proper bread pudding. You want that dry bread to really soak it all of your bread pudding sauce.
  • You can leave out the raisins. If they’re really bugging you, leave them out or if you don’t have them. It’s traditional to put them in and they really do add such a lovely flavor even for people that hate raisins.

How do you make bread pudding from scratch

How to Cook Bread Pudding

Bread pudding only requires a little prep time. You’ll get it ready in an oven-safe dish and then bake it together once assembled.

Why do you use stale bread for bread pudding?

In olden days when bread pudding first became a thing, it was a way to use up the old bread without it going to waste. But even today, you’ll see how fresh and moist stale bread becomes in this recipe.

Can bread be too stale for bread pudding?

No, any stale bread will do. Make sure it doesn’t have any mold on it, but other than that, old bread is great for bread pudding.

How Long to Bake Bread Pudding

Bread pudding takes 45 minutes to bake. This is at the temperature of 350F.

What goes well with Bread Pudding

Bread pudding is wonderful with coffee and tea after a big meal. If you’re looking to match it with wine, a nice Riesling will work.

How to cook bread pudding

How do you know when bread pudding is done?

You can stick a knife in the center of it. If it comes out clean, your bread pudding is ready.

Is bread pudding supposed to be moist?

Yes, the eggs and milk unite to give it a custardy texture inside. Your bread pudding should not be dry and crunchy.

How do you fix dry bread pudding?

If you somehow overcook it and it becomes dry or you’re reheating your bread pudding, you can fix it by adding a bread pudding sauce or cream on top. In fact, nothing works better than ice cream to bring it back to life.

How do you moisten bread pudding?

If you follow this bread pudding recipe properly, you should have perfectly moistened Southern bread pudding. However, if you’ve reheated yours and it seems dry, you can add a sauce or ice cream on top to moisten it.

Why is my bread pudding watery?

Perhaps you didn’t add enough bread to sop up the egg and milk mixture. With this recipe, make sure you measure everything out first and you shouldn’t have a watery bread pudding.

Is bread pudding supposed to be moist

How do you fix runny bread pudding?

Make sure you’re baking your bread pudding long enough. If you don’t let it cook for the entire bake time, you may find the mixture hasn’t set yet and is runny.

Is bread pudding supposed to be gooey?

Yes, once it bakes up, it should have a somewhat gooey, rich, custardy texture. It’s absolutely divine with ice cream.

Is bread pudding supposed to be wet or dry?

Bread pudding should never be dry. Should yours turn out with a dry texture, you can quickly remedy it by adding sauce or ice cream on top.

What’s the difference between bread pudding and bread and butter pudding?

Indeed, these two dishes are similar in that they involve bread and a custard of sorts. But for bread and butter pudding, you take slices of buttered bread and pour the custard over the top, then bake.

Homemade bread pudding recipe

How to Store Bread Pudding

If you have any leftovers of this bread pudding, it needs to go in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container to keep the flavors intact.

How Long Does Bread Pudding Last?

Your bread pudding will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator. We’ve never had that much leftover because it’s so good, it’s gone!

Can You Freeze Bread Pudding?

Yes, you can freeze bread pudding. You should wrap it exceedingly well and keep it for up to 3 months.

How to Reheat Bread Pudding?

Put your oven to 350F, then cover your bread pudding with foil. It should take 10 to 15 minutes to heat up.


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Homemade Bread Pudding Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 333
This bread pudding recipe is super easy to make and only calls for a few simple ingredients that are probably sitting in your pantry. This bread pudding comes out crispy on top and soft and moist in the middle for the perfect combination!

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf French bread (day-old)
  • 3 tbsp butter (melted)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 4 eggs (beaten)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Cube the French bread and place into a baking dish and coat with the melted butter and sprinkle with raisins.
  • Then, in a medium sized mixing bowl, combine the eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla then pour over the bread. Lightly push down the bread with a fork to ensure that it completely soaks up the egg mixture.
  • Bake in the oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm as is or with vanilla ice cream.
Calories: 333kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 333kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 282mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 198IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 2mg

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Nothing beats a fresh-baked, homemade biscuit recipe! My family swoons when I make these biscuits with flaky layers for breakfast or dinner. They take the same amount of time and effort as those canned biscuit dough brands so treat yourself and your loved ones to something that comes from wholesome ingredients instead!

Best biscuit recipe

Best Biscuit Recipe

This recipe gives you fully no-fuss biscuits. Even if you’ve never made them from scratch before, you’ll soon see why it’s just better to make them homemade. They taste amazing!

Ingredients for making biscuits

Homemade Biscuit Ingredients

  • All-purpose flour – the basis of pretty much any baked good
  • Baking powder – helps give your biscuits lift
  • Sugar – adds flavor
  • Salt – balances the biscuits so they’re not sweet
  • Whole milk – creates moisture
  • Egg – binds your biscuits together
  • Cold butter – the secret to biscuit perfection. No shortening required!
  • Cream of tartar – further binds biscuits together for that wonderfully flaky texture

Easy biscuit recipe

Easy Biscuit Recipe

I always get asked what it takes to make easy homemade biscuits. It takes just 10 minutes of prep work and 10 minutes of baking. With only 8 common ingredients you have in your kitchen, this easy biscuit recipe is a keeper!

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How do you make biscuits from scratch

How do you Make Biscuits from Scratch with All Purpose Flour?

All it takes to make homemade biscuits from scratch is following 4 simple steps. You’ll combine the dry ingredients. Then you’ll add the butter. You’ll add the milk and eggs next until just combined and then roll out your dough. A simple glass can help you cut the perfect biscuits every time. Bake them up and voila! You’ve got homemade biscuits!

Expert tips and tricks for perfect biscuits

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Biscuits Every Time

  • Cold butter – Maybe you’re wondering why I’ve chosen cold butter. The reason is because it melts as your biscuits bake, releasing steam and carving out pockets of air so you get that flaky biscuit texture inside.
  • Do not overmix – You should also make sure you just combine the ingredients. Overworking the dough makes them flat and tough. The dough should look crumbly when you do it right.
  • Press carefully – simply press the glass into the dough without twisting. You want to make a clean cut so each biscuit rises properly.
  • Bake closely – Unlike cookies, butter biscuits should bake close together for the best fluffy biscuits.

How long to bake biscuits

What Makes a Good Biscuit?

A good biscuit will have a texture that is flaky and a lighter density. It should feel crispy yet soft all at once. With this Southern biscuit recipe, you’ll get just what you’re looking for!

What to serve with biscuits

Which flour is best for biscuits?

All-purpose flour is the best for biscuits. It keeps them light and airy, just like you want them to be.

What does buttermilk do to biscuits?

Buttermilk adds acidity, fat, and liquid to the recipe. This helps your leavening agents make the dough rise.

Are biscuits better with butter or shortening?

Buttermilk biscuits are great with butter, which gives it more flavor. With shortening, your biscuits won’t be as flaky but butter is an easier option most people have in their kitchens.

How to store biscuits

Can I use water instead of milk to make biscuits?

You can use water but you’ll need to use more cold butter too. The replacement would be 1 cup of water and 1 ½ teaspoons of butter.

Can you freeze biscuits

Can I make biscuits with all-purpose flour and no baking powder?

No, no not skip baking powder. This is what you need to get the biscuits to rise to the occasion. Otherwise you’ll have flat and lifeless biscuits.

Which flour is best for biscuits

Can I use baking soda instead of baking powder for biscuits?

This is not ideal. If you use baking soda instead of baking powder for these biscuits, you need to compensate with an acidic ingredient. That means using a cup of buttermilk or a teaspoon of lemon juice. Baking soda will only need to be used at ¼ teaspoon.

Can I use water instead of milk to make biscuits

How Long to Bake Biscuits

Biscuits take just 10 minutes to bake in most cases. You may need up to 15 minutes depending on your oven. Just check at 10 minutes and see if they’re golden.

Why aren’t my biscuits light and fluffy?

In this buttermilk biscuit recipe, you’ll notice the butter needs to be cold. That’s so the fat doesn’t melt right off the bat and leave you with biscuits that resemble hockey pucks.

Why are my biscuits not fluffy?

The reason could be your baking powder. Use a double-acting aluminum-free baking powder because it reacts with liquid and not heat, making them fluff up nicely.

How do you make biscuits more moist?

The fat component in your biscuits is what makes for moist and delightful biscuits on the inside. Make sure that the butter is cold to get the desired texture out of your biscuits.

Making biscuits with all purpose flour and no baking powder

What to Serve with Biscuits

I love serving Southern biscuits with fried chicken or BBQ items. They’re also great for breakfast with a little butter and jam, or my husband’s favorite, sausage gravy. I’ve even made extras just to make healthy breakfast sandwiches for the family and it’s a total win!

Better to use baking soda or baking powder in biscuits

How to Store Biscuits

Fresh-baked homemade biscuits should be kept at room temperature. They’ll be good this way for 1 to 2 days. If you want to keep them longer than that, you should put them in the fridge where they’ll last for about a week. On the counter or in the fridge, wrap them well so they don’t dry out.

Biscuits in bread basket

Can You Freeze Biscuits?

Yes. Biscuits freeze quite well. You’ll want to wrap them up properly before freezing and use them within 2 months.

How to Reheat Frozen Biscuits

Here’s my trick for reheating biscuits I’ve frozen. I take them still-frozen and bake at 350 for 15 minutes. I cover them with foil so they don’t over-brown. They come out soft and warm every time!


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Classic Homemade Biscuit Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 369
These classic homemade biscuits are absolutely delicious! They are soft and fluffy on the inside with a perfect golden brown top. This super easy biscuit recipe is made from scratch and goes great with a variety of dishes.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 cup cold butter (cubed)
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 egg

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 450F. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Then, add in the cold butter to the flour mixture. (keeping it in the fridge or freezer right up until you use it is the best way to make sure it stays cold) Add in the milk and egg and mix until just combined.
  • Turn the dough out on a floured surface and sprinkle flour onto the top of dough. Knead about 10-15 times, adding additional flour if the dough becomes sticky. Roll the dough out to 1 inch thickness and cut with a glass or biscuit cutter.
  • Place the biscuits on parchment lined baking sheet and bake until golden brown on top, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Brush the tops of the biscuits with melted butter and serve.
Calories: 369kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 563mg | Potassium: 134mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 611IU | Calcium: 185mg | Iron: 3mg

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Hooray for family pizza night! Instead of waiting for delivery or buying premade dough with ingredients you can’t be sure of, here’s a sure thing…make your own pizza dough with this simple pizza dough recipe. With just 5 easy ingredients, you can make your own favorite pizza recipe your way. Let the kids add their favorite toppings all the while you can feel secure knowing you’re serving them fresh and wholesome ingredients that help you make some of the best pizza in town!

Best pizza dough recipe

Best Pizza Dough Recipe

This best pizza dough recipe comes out perfect every single time..soft and chewy in the center and crispy on the outside. I love to make extra and freeze it so that it’s always ready whenever my family craves pizza. Homemade pizza crust is wonderful and you can top it off any way you like it – red sauce, white sauce, no sauce, extra mozzarella cheese, sausage, pepperoni, fresh basil, sea salt, all veggies – you name it!

Pizza dough recipe ingredients

Pizza Dough Ingredients

  • Flour – as with any dough, flour is the key element for any pizza crust recipe.
  • Instant yeast – you want your pizza crust to bake up with that glorious texture which is why you need active dry yeast.
  • Water – it’s what takes dry ingredients and turns them into dough.
  • Kosher salt – your pizza crust will taste flat and bland without it.
  • Olive oil – pour a little in the bottom of the bowl to keep your dough from drying out.

Easy pizza dough recipe

Easy Pizza Dough Recipe

Learn how to make pizza dough step by step with this easy pizza dough recipe that requires just 5 simple ingredients. Next time you’re in the store, go look at the premade pizza dough and you’ll see a lot more in there than necessary to make primo pizza dough. This quick pizza dough recipe takes just 10 minutes to put together and the rest is all about letting the yeast do its thing to make it rise.

I’ve never met a pizza that I didn’t like.
Megan

How to make pizza dough by hand

How do You Make Pizza Dough from Scratch

Making pizza dough by hand couldn’t be easier. Plus, the results are so delicious, you’ll want to make it all the time. You’ll combine the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Then you’ll add water and knead away (no stand mixer necessary). After that, you’ll wind up with a big ball of dough that you’ll coat with olive oil, cover, and refrigerate overnight. Much of it involves letting the dough rise to the occasion and the rest is simply planning ahead so it’s ready when you want to use it.

Tips for homemade pizza dough

The Secret to the Perfect Homemade Pizza Dough

Here’s what few people know about making homemade pizza dough. You have to keep the flour you use in check. When you add too much flour, it ruins it. You want the dough to be a bit sticky. Sticky dough is the secret to your best homemade pizza dough!

How long to bake pizza dough

Tips for Homemade Pizza Dough Success

This recipe will give you 4 balls of dough which means you get 4 pizzas. When you’re ready to make your pizza, make sure it’s not too cold so it’s easy to roll out.

As for baking it, a pizza stone makes it extra delicious if you have one. But if not, you can use a baking sheet and still have it turn out great. The hotter the oven, the better and faster your pizza will come out.

What is the secret to pizza dough?

Do not add too much flour. And if you somehow add too much, you can add just a few teaspoons at a time of warm water to correct the mistake.

How to store pizza dough to let it rise

What can I add to pizza dough for flavor?

Don’t forget the salt. It’s crucial to adding flavor to the dough. Of course, when you bake your pizza, use quality and fresh ingredients to make your pizza taste amazing.

What kind of flour makes the best pizza dough?

This recipe calls for bread flour, but if you don’t have that, you can use all-purpose flour. It makes great pizza crust and is the best flour to use, especially if you like it thin. All purpose flour tends to give you a chewier crust if you prefer that. If you’re gluten-free, you can use a gluten-free version but it will change the texture significantly.

Can all-purpose flour be used for pizza dough?

Yes, you can use all-purpose flour to make pizza dough. It has less gluten though so it will have a thinner profile.

Is bread flour good for pizza dough?

Bread flour contains more gluten and protein than regular all-purpose flour. With more glutens, it has a more structured feel that stretches and rises. You can absolutely use bread flour for pizza dough, though if you only have all-purpose flour, you can work with that too.

Is pizza yeast the same as instant yeast?

No, but you can still use active dry yeast for a fluffy pizza dough recipe. The difference between the two is that pizza yeast has dough relaxers while instant yeast does not.

Can you freeze pizza dough

Is pizza flour the same as plain flour?

No, however, plain flour is ok for making pizza as is bread flour. They have good protein levels that make it come out beautifully.

What kind of flour makes the best pizza dough

What is the difference between bread dough and pizza dough?

Bread dough has a lower protein level than pizza dough. That’s the only difference since they both use yeast, salt, and water in the recipe.

The secret to good pizza dough

How to Store Pizza Dough

When you’ve finished with your pizza dough, you can keep it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in a tightly-sealed container. Don’t wait too long though…it loses flavor after 3 days.

The difference between pizza flour and plain flour

Can You Freeze Pizza Dough?

Before you freeze pizza dough, you have to let it rise. And you should divide it up into portions so it’s easy the next time you want pizza. It keeps in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Difference between bread dough and pizza dough

How to Reheat Pizza Dough

All you need to do to reheat pizza dough is thaw it in the fridge overnight. Then, make as normal!

Easy homemade pizza dough balls

How to Long to Bake Pizza Dough

Pizza cooks best at about 500F on the lowest rack. It helps to brush the dough lightly with olive oil and poke it with a fork to pre-bake. You should do that for about 6 minutes which will keep your crust from getting soggy. Then take it out to add the pizza sauce and toppings and bake for 8 to 15 minutes on a pizza pan for best results. You’ll know it’s ready when the crust is nice and golden and your cheese is all melty and delightful.


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Homemade Pizza Dough Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Rising time 1 day
Total Time 1 day 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 266
Homemade pizza dough is fun to make and delicious! This recipe uses only 5 ingredients and is my familys favorite. Great recipe that comes out perfect every time and creates the perfect pizza crust to add your sauce and favorite toppings!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups bread flour
  • 4 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 13 oz water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Instructions 

  • Combine the flour, salt, and yeast into a large bowl and whisk or stir until thoroughly combined. Add water into the mixture with your hands until no dry flour remains on the bottom of the bowl.
  • On a heavily floured surface, knead the dough for about 10 minutes, pulling the dough away from you and folding it back over itself until it becomes smooth. Form the dough into a ball and place in a bowl coated with 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a towel and refrigerate, allowing the dough to rise overnight. If you are using the dough that night you can let it rise at room temperature for about an hour and the dough will roughly double in size.
  • Once the dough has risen, turn out onto a lightly floured surface and divide into four even dough balls. Allow these to rise for an additional 1-2 hours if you plan on making pizza right away. Otherwise, place in ziplock bags to freeze for your next pizza night.
Calories: 266kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg

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Every time we have a backyard BBQ, my husband mans the grill. I’ll handle the sides, but he has one request that is non-negotiable: my homemade Southern cornbread recipe. Cornbread is just one of those things that goes so beautifully with sticky barbecue-sauced fingers. Butter it up or enjoy it dipped in the sauces from that barbecue. A great recipe does not need to be complicated. Believe it or not, it takes just 30 minutes from start to finish!

Best cornbread recipe

Best Cornbread Recipe

I remember buying cornbread in the store, thinking it would be more complicated to make. It’s not though. Less than 10 ingredients and you have made-from-scratch cornbread that tastes just like heaven if heaven were made of cornbread.

Cornbread ingredients

Cornbread Ingredients

  • Yellow cornmeal – you can’t have cornbread without it and its the foundation of your cornbread mix!
  • All-purpose flour – this lets your cornbread rise while giving it that spongy consistency (You can also use gluten-free all-purpose flour!)
  • Buttermilk – the secret to the best cornbread on the planet! Some people use whole milk but a true buttermilk cornbread recipe really takes it up a notch.
  • Unsalted butter – for that moist texture and rich flavor
  • Sugar – every batch of Northern cornbread needs to have a hint of sweetness
  • Salt – only a little pinch is needed to balance the savory and sweet flavors

You gonna eat your cornbread?
Megan

What is the difference between northern and southern cornbread?  

Cornbread from the north isn’t all that sweet. It doesn’t use as many eggs either. Meanwhile southern cornbread has a buttery finish, more eggs, and can be made with white or yellow cornmeal.

Ease cornbread recipe step-by-step

Easy Cornbread Recipe

This is one easy cornbread recipe too since it only requires 9 ingredients and 30 minutes total of your time. Incidentally, the prep time is only 10 minutes. You’ve got 10 minutes, right? That’s faster than going to the store and picking up already-made cornbread with additives in it. Making cornbread is quick and easy, and this simple cornbread recipe is perfect for beginners.

How to make cornbread from scratch

How Do You Make Cornbread from Scratch?

Making cornbread from scratch is so much easier than it looks. You’ll combine the dry ingredients, then add the wet ones. Just follow the expert tips and tricks for making the best cornbread and it will all come out perfectly after 20 minutes of baking!

How to Make Moist Cornbread

This moist cornbread recipe calls for butter and buttermilk which should leave you with moist cornbread. However, if you want to make it extra moist, you can rub some butter on the top before serving for an even richer flavor!

How to make moist cornbread

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Cornbread

  • Use fresh cornmeal – If you want your cornbread to come out amazing, make sure your cornmeal is fresh. Believe it or not, it can go bad. Just take a sniff and it should be obvious.
  • Don’t overmix – Don’t overmix your cornbread, do it by hand. You want a few lumps in there, the old-fashioned way.
  • Heat the skillet early! – And one of the best tricks of all…follow the recipe below as it directs you to heat your pan or skillet in the oven first BEFORE adding the mixture. It will sizzle and make for that wonderful flavor when it’s all done! Its hard to beat a skillet cornbread recipe when it comes to old fashioned Southern taste.

Why do you put eggs in cornbread?

Eggs help keep it together. While you can skip them and use something else, your cornbread would be overly delicate.

What kind of cornmeal is used in cornbread?

You can use white or yellow cornmeal, though this recipe sticks with traditional southern roots for a sweet cornbread recipe that uses yellow cornmeal.

How long to bake cornbread

What to Serve with Cornbread

For my family, we love cornbread with barbecue. Pulled pork, ribs, barbecue chicken, and a great backyard barbecue spread always needs homemade cornbread recipe to pair with it. You can also serve chili with it or chicken fried steak. Cornbread is a wonderful accompaniment to so many meals!

How to store cornbread

Can you use polenta instead of cornmeal in cornbread?

Yes, you can. Polenta is very similar to cornmeal. It just has a different grind. It tends to be more expensive, but if you have polenta in your pantry and not cornmeal, it will save you a trip to the store. It is not traditional an will taste different but it can be done.

Is corn flour the same as cornmeal?

How do I make my cornbread crust crispy?

If you want your cornbread to be crispy on the outside, make cast iron cornbread. It’s what cast iron does so well!

Why is my cornbread so dry?

By nature, cornbread should be a bit crumbly. A balance of flour and corn meal will give it the right amount of gluten to keep it together and prevent it from having a dry texture.

How do you make cornbread in a pan?

If you want to make cornbread in a pan, you can follow my detailed instructions. You’ll want to grease that pan first all through the inside, heat the oil, and then bake it.

What is the best pan to cook cornbread?

In an old fashioned cornbread recipe, it’s traditional to use a cast iron skillet. Cast iron cornbread has a nice crusty and crunchy exterior. You could even use a cast iron Dutch oven.

How do you keep cornbread from sticking to cast iron?

If you use a cast iron skillet to make this sweet cornbread recipe, you’ll want to coat the skillet with a little vegetable oil, even on the sides. You’ll then place that skillet in your oven until the oil gets slightly hot before adding in your cornbread batter.

What do you grease a cornbread pan with?

This sweet cornbread recipe uses butter to grease the pan with and give it a delicious buttery taste. Even better, bacon grease is absolutely amazing to use for your cornbread pan!

How Long to Bake Cornbread

Once you pour your mixture into the hot skillet, you’ll bake it for 20 to 23 minutes. Watch to see if the top browns. Then check it in the center with a toothpick to see if it’s ready.

What does baking soda do in cornbread

Is corn flour the same as cornmeal?

Both corn flour and cornmeal come from dried, milled corn but the texture is different. Cornmeal has a course grittiness while corn flour is smooth. Don’t use corn flour for your corn bread because it will turn out with a crumbly texture. Stick with cornmeal for cornbread.

Why do you put baking soda in cornbread?

Baking soda will help your cornbread rise when the recipe calls for acidic ingredients like buttermilk. As this recipe includes both baking soda and buttermilk, you have all the elements to get your cornbread to rise to the occasion.

How to reheat cornbread

How to Store Cornbread

If you have any cornbread left (very rare over here), it needs to go in the fridge. Wrap it with plastic or foil and then tuck it in a plastic zipper bag. You should eat it within the next 3 days. If you’re going to eat it within a couple days you can store it in a ziplock baggie at room temperature.

What to serve with cornbread

Can You Freeze Cornbread?

You bet! Just wrap it tightly (again with foil or plastic wrap), put it in a freezer bag and freeze. It will last a while in there frozen, but you probably won’t be happy with the taste after 9 months.

How to Reheat Cornbread

Cornbread is best reheated in the oven. Sure, you can nuke it for 30 seconds but it won’t taste the same. Preheat the over to 350F and cover your cornbread with aluminum foil in a baking pan to keep from burning the top. Heat for 10 to 15 minutes, adding butter when done to moisten it up.


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Classic Cornbread Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 301
The last cornbread recipe you'll ever need. This is a fan favorite every summer with anything that comes off the BBQ. This moist buttery sweet cornbread is the perfect consistency with a fluffy center and golden brown top!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 400F. Grease a 9-inch square baking dish or a 9-inch cast iron pan with butter and place into the oven to heat up. You want to add extra flavor, grease the pan with bacon drippings, its delicious!
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the the flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. No need for a separate bowl for your wet ingredients here, once the dry ingredients are mixed, make a well in the center. Using a measuring cup, add in the buttermilk and eggs and mix well to combine. Add in your slightly cooled melted butter until just combined.
  • Remove your baking dish from the oven and pour the batter in. (The sizzle is exactly what you want!) Bake the cornbread for about 20-23 minutes or until the top browns with crispy edges and a toothpick test in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Enjoy straight out of the oven or top with your favorite toppings. Butter, a drizzle of honey, or cheddar cheese is delicious!
Calories: 301kcal
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 592IU | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 1mg

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Want a delicious quick bread snack, breakfast, or dessert treat the family will love? Make the best banana bread using your old bananas no one loves anymore and pantry staples to keep from letting those bananas go to waste! These make a great snack on the go for my kids in between school and soccer practice, so quick and easy.Best banana bread recipe

Best Banana Bread Recipe

Everyone always says they have the best banana bread recipe. It’s tradition, after all. The best banana bread recipe is one that comes out moist a delicious every time. You and your family will love this classic banana bread recipe so much, I wouldn’t be surprised if you let your bananas go brown on purpose!

Banana bread ingredients

Banana Bread Ingredients

  • Bananas – keep reading and I’ll share how to find the perfect ripeness
  • Butter – it’s essential in baking, but use the unsalted version since this recipe calls for salt (and then you’ll have salty banana-taste which is just weird)
  • Cinnamon – a touch of cinnamon really brings out the flavor of those bananas
  • Sugar – you can use a sweetening substitute though banana bread needs added sweetness. Some people prefer brown sugar.

 

Don’t forget the toppings! This recipe calls for walnuts optionally, though once you get the hang of making banana bread, you can try chocolate chips, toffee pieces, or even blueberries.

Easy banana bread

Easy Banana Bread Recipe

I am a firm believer in keeping things simple. After all, if you want to start cooking more and giving your family more wholesome options, it needs to be simple. You’ll soon stop buying processed baked goods when you see you can make this easy moist banana bread recipe in just 15 minutes. The rest is bake time and you can go live your best life while the oven handles that!

How to make banana bread

How do You Make Banana Bread from Scratch

Banana bread really is one of the most simple things to bake. Even if you’re not used to baking, which can be tricky, banana bread is pretty foolproof.

  • You’ll add the dry ingredients together
  • Then you’ll add the wet stuff and bananas to another bowl
  • Combine both bowls and voila!

 

This simple banana bread recipe is so so easy the kids can even help with it! Banana bread is best right out of the oven, though you can enjoy it cooled or reheat it with ease any time.

How ripe should bananas be for banana bread

Expert Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Banana Bread

  • The golden rule – ripe bananas make the best banana bread. Error on the side of being overripe rather than under. Its what gives it that delicious banana flavor.
  • Take the time to measure the ingredients – if you add too much of an ingredient (especially flour) you can end up with dry bread.
  • No need to overdo it – do not over-mix the batter or over-bake banana bread. Both of these can cause the bread to be more dense and less moist.
  • Get the temperature right – banana bread is best baked at 325-350F. Do not go over 350F.

How to ripen bananas fast

How Ripe Should Bananas be for Banana Bread?

Overripe bananas are the best bananas for banana bread. You want them when they have some brown spots and are close to being soft. If your bananas are already soft but you don’t have time right now to make banana bread, peel them and freeze them. You can use them any time!

How long to bake banana bread

How can I quickly ripen bananas for banana bread?

Bananas not ripe enough yet and kids want banana bread? You can place them on a baking sheet and bake them at 350F for 15 minutes. Allow them to cool and then you can start making banana bread with them. If you have more time, place them in a brown paper bag for a couple days to help them ripen faster.

Banana bread toppings

Why is my banana bread so dense?

You can’t have the best ever banana bread if you overmix the batter. Super moist banana bread is easily achieved if you stir everything until just combined or else more gluten will develop and give you a dense loaf.

Why is my banana bread dry?

Best moist banana bread comes from getting the ratio of flour just right to the amount of bananas in the recipe. Make sure you’re measuring precisely so that your banana bread comes out moist.

How Do You Keep Banana Bread Moist?

Dry banana bread isn’t any fun. That’s why it’s important to stick to the right ratios for dry ingredients versus wet. The key in this moist banana bread recipe is the flour to banana ratio specifically so if you’re increasing the recipe, be sure to follow my measurements and double accordingly to make your banana bread more moist.

How to store banana bread

This bread is BANANAS!
Megan

Can you freeze banana bread

What does baking soda do to banana bread?

For the best banana bread recipe in the world, you need baking soda. It interacts with the acidity of the bananas in this recipe to give it proper balance and the best taste and texture.

Why do you put baking soda in banana bread?

Healthy banana bread uses baking soda to add lift to your creation. Since it makes carbon dioxide, it serves as a leavening agent.

How to make banana bread moist

What is the difference between banana bread and banana cake?

They might seem the same, but banana cake and banana bread are different creations entirely. Banana cake uses soft wheat flour and yeast. Banana bread on the other hand uses baking soda (some recipes use baking powder) and regular flour.

What’s the difference between banana loaf and banana bread?

These two banana creations have very similar ingredients. However, banana bread is made with baking soda and a banana loaf usually requires yeast in the ingredients.

How to Make Healthy Banana Bread?

This healthy banana bread recipe takes ingredients from your pantry and refrigerator and turns them into a delicious treat. You can adjust the recipe to use whole wheat flour, non-dairy milk, and sugar substitutes if you’d prefer to make it even healthier.

Baking banana bread

How to Store Banana Bread

Homemade banana bread can be stored at room temperature. You’ll want to sandwich it between 2 paper towels in an airtight container or bag. It will keep for about 4 days this way. If you’re not going to finish it before then, consider freezing it.

Banana bread with walnuts

Can You Freeze Banana Bread?

Yes, absolutely! And this will be great for quick breakfasts, snacks, or even dessert. Simply wrap it tightly in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil, or use a zippered freezer bag. It will last 2 to 4 months in the freezer. You can slice it first and then wrap the slices individually too for easier serving.


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Easy Banana Bread Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 people
Calories 306
Super easy Banana Bread recipe that comes out moist and delicious every time! A family favorite that makes a delicious quick snack anytime of the day!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups bread flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 large ripe bananas
  • 1 stick butter ((melted))
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts ((optional))

Instructions 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Spray your loaf pan with a nonstick spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon and set aside.
  • In a second large bowl with the melted butter, add bananas and mash with a fork until you have well mashed bananas. Add in the vanilla extract and egg. Combine the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients. Mix together until just combined.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top (optional). Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Calories: 306kcal
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 97IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg

 

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