Whether for bread with a meal or a muffin with a surprise center etc, let's go back to some of the recipes from my vintage recipe collection. Try these breads at your house soon. The Surprise muffins are a real treat for everyone, especially the young ones. They love biting into these muffins and finding a jelly surprise in the center. Use their favorite flavor of jelly for a special treat. The Cheddar Cheese Bread Loaves recipe is a good yeast bread that is great toasted, sliced for sandwiches, or just as a homemade bread at family meals.
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup salad oil
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour*
1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
12 tsp favorite jelly
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Grease bottom of 12 muffin cups; set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl beat the egg; stir in the milk and oil. Mix in the rest of ingredients just until the flour is moistened. Batter should be lumpy.
Fill muffin tins only half full. Drop a teaspoonful of your favorite jelly in the center of the batter per muffin. Add batter to fill cups 2/3 full.
Bake at 400 degrees 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan immediately after removing from oven.
*May use self-rising flour but omit salt and baking powder.
CHEDDAR CHEESE BREAD LOAVES
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 pkg active dry yeast
1/2 cup lukewarm water
6 3/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
melted butter for brushing
Scald milk; add sugar and salt stirring until dissolved. Cool milk to lukewarm. Dissolve the yeast in the lukewarm water; add to the milk mixture. Add 2 cups of the flour and mix well. Add the remaining flour and the cheese, mixing thoroughly. Knead on a floured board approximately 10 minutes until satin smooth and elastic. Place the dough in a greased bowl; brush well with melted butter and cover with a clean dish towel. Let rise in a warm place until double in size.
Punch dough down, fold in the sides, turn over and cover with towel. Let rise again until almost double in bulk. Knead dough then divide in half. Shape each half into a loaf and place loaves in two well greased 8-inch loaf pans; cover with towel. Let rise until double in size.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 50 minutes or until firm and lightly browned.
Cool before slicing.
Note: This bread makes good toast!
Linda has a large collection of old fashion recipes she shares on her blog at http://grandmasvintagerecipes.blogspot.com She also shares slowcooker and crockpot recipes on another blog at http://grandmasslowcookerrecipes.blogspot.com
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