NEW BAKING TRICK: When you need softened butter - grate the butter while it is still hard, then mix with other ingredients as normal. It will soften quickly and perfectly and give an even dispersal of butter throughout the dough.
Beer Bread. One of my favorites since i was a kid, mom always made it with a stout, like guiness, gives it a richer nuttier flavor. 3 cups flour, sifted (not packed) -3 teaspoons baking powder -1 teaspoon Kosher salt -1/4 cup granulated sugar -1 12 ounce can or bottle of beer -1 stick butter, melted
'My Mother’s Peasant Bread: The Best Easiest Bread You Will Ever Make' - "When I tell you that, if forced, I had to pick one and only one recipe to share with you that this — my mother’s peasant bread — would be it, I am serious." | alexandracooks.com
World's Best Cinnamon Raisin Bread (Not Bread Machine). Photo by JoKopelli ----- Works to just make dough in the machine and then roll it out yourself. Add a tsp vanilla to the dough for a yummy rich flavor.