Make the Perfect Butterhorns This Holiday Season!

Baking is a part of tradition for so many families. Here are some of the reasons that you should give it a try as well.

Memories last forever

Baking is a good thing to be associated with holidays, so that everytime you bake good memories come rushing back to you.

It is a great way to remember old memories, like the pie you grandma always made or to make new ones like the first time your daughter made the same pie. You will remember them for the rest of your days.

It teaches us to savor the moment

Baking requires a lot of different ingredients, but the most important of them all is patience. You can’t rush anything from the rising of the dough to the browning of the butterhorn in the oven. It teaches us the value of slowing things down and savoring every moment of effort when it comes out as a delicious buttery bread.

Baking at home is always better than outside food.

Baking food at home is without a doubt much healthier than bringing in outside food. You can test and modify recipes according to your need at home, but you can’t change the preservative and god-knows-what used in the food you buy from somewhere else. So saddles up and try this out this holiday season with your friends and family. Here is how you can make them delicious butterhorn that they will always remember for the rest of their lives. And with delicious yeast for baking recipes.

Ingredients

  • Fresh cake yeast: 1
  • White Sugar: 2 Teaspoons, ½ Cup
  • Milk: 2 Cups
  • Butter: 1 Cup
  • Softened Butter: ½ Cup
  • Eggs: 3
  • Bread Flour: 5 ½ Cups
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon

Procedure

  1. Take a bowl, add the compressed yeast and sugar into it and leave it alone.
  2. Heat some milk in a saucepan till it forms a skin and then remove it from heat. Set it aside to cool.
  3. Take a large bowl separately. Add butter and the ½ cup of sugar in it. Pour the warmed milk into it till it makes the butter melt and then let the mixture cool down to the room temperature.
  4. Beat the eggs in the mixture nicely, one at a time, and then add yeast into it.
  5. Now keep adding the flour gradually until it is well blended.
  6. When the mixture turn into a sticky dough, cover it up and leave it in a warm place for about an hour so that it can rise to double its size.
  7. Punch it down and leave it to refrigerate overnight.
  8. Divide the dough into four pieces.
  9. Roll them into 12-inch circle and then cut it into 8 pieces like a pizza.
  10. Place it on a slightly greased sheet and make it roll by bending the edges to make them into crescent shape.
  11. Cover them up and leave them to rise.
  12. Bake for 15 minutes in an oven preheated to 190 degree C until they are golden.

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Try the Simplest Recipe of Pita Bread

Do you want to do some cooking and baking, but it really intimidates you? Is it the idea of messing up the ingredients or using a living organism in a food that you eat? Yes, a living organism known as yeast. It is completely harmless, in fact it is much useful than you think. Baking is very simple as long as you have the main ingredient, patience. You may not get it like a professional chef the first time but you will surely get there once you start with the little simple things.

Here is a recipe of pita bread, very simple and very easy.

Ingredients

  • Active Dry Yeast: 1
  • Warm Water: 1 Cup
  • All-Purpose Flour: 2 Cup (or more if needed)
  • Olive Oil: 1 ½ Tablespoons, 1 Teaspoon
  • Salt: 1 ¾ Teaspoon

Procedure

  1. Take a bowl, add yeast, sugar and a cup of flour into it, and whisk it. And then set it aside so that the mixture rises into a loose sponge. It will foam and bubble.
  2. Add 1 ½ cups of olive oil to the mixture.
  3. Then add the rest of the flour to the mixture and make it into a sticky dough, make sure that the dough doesn’t stick to the sides of the bowl. In case it does, add some more flour to it.
  4. Knead the dough for about 5 to 6 minutes in a machine so that it becomes springy and soft. Turn it and make it into a ball.
  5. Take a bowl and cover it lightly with olive oil. Out the dough inside and cover it in thin layer of olive oil.
  6. Then cover it with a foil paper and leave it to rise for a couple of hours so that it becomes twice its size.
  7. Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and flatten it into a 1-inch thick shape.
  8. Now cut the dough into 8 pieces.
  9. Take each piece and make a dough ball with a very smooth top. Pull it from the sides and tuck the ends underneath.
  10. Cover these balls up with lightly greasy wrapping paper and set aside for half an hour.
  11. Sprinkle some flour on the dough ball and flatten it on a lightly floured surface by patting it gently with your fingers. You will have a round bread with ¼ inch thickness.
  12. Repeat it with all the balls and let them be for 5 minutes.
  13. Have the cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat and brushed with oil.
  14. Lay the bread on the skillet and let it puff. The bottom should puff up and start forming brown spots all over it. This will take about 3 minutes.
  15. Flip it and let the other side bake for about 2 minutes.
  16. And then flip it back to the other side for about 30 seconds so that it puffs up with hot air.
  17. Take it off and place it on the plate to cool.

Happy baking!

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