Simple Sourdough Cheddar Bagels

I’m baaaack!

Actually, I should say that Matt’s back. He’s the one who concocted, baked and photographed these tasty treats. All I have to do is share his work—and enjoy these yummy, easy-on-the-budget homemade bagels!

Once the outside temperature drops each fall and we can actually appreciate the extra heat in the kitchen, the [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sun-Dried Tomato Bread

This is one of those recipes that took ages to perfect. Each experiment yielded beautiful bread that was delicate, aromatic and savory-sweet. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the tops to rise to perfection and stay there.

With almost every attempt, the loaf would climb toward the top of the machine and then sink slightly—or drastically—near [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Cheddar Spinach Rolls

Yet another way to entice children—and adults—to eat their spinach… with some whole grains to boot!

Cheddar Spinach Rolls

Makes 12 rolls

1 cup tightly packed fresh spinach leaves, rinsed 1 cup water

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt

2 1/2 cups bread flour 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 2 [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Tender Tomato Rolls

Matt created this recipe by combining my Easy Cheese Brioche with his Hearty Pizza Bread. Such experiments often require multiple tests, but this time he hit a home run on the first attempt, creating an incredibly delicate roll that is excellent on its own but even better stuffed with cheese.

With their tomato, cheese [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Simple Cheddar Oat Rolls

For such an impressive final product, these are amazingly easy with a bread machine. Just toss in a few ingredients, run the dough cycle, divide, stuff and bake. Voila! You end up with fantastic whole grain rolls that are perfect with breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Well-suited for guests, potlucks and special events, these delicious treats [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Easy Cheese Brioche

Brioche (bree-o-sh) is traditionally a French bread with a high egg and butter content. This recipe is a family favorite, and it’s one of the easiest I’ve found for hand-shaped breads. Though not low in fat, the eggs and cheese provide a protein boost, while the whole wheat flour offers the typical benefits of whole [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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This blog is for sharing home-tested recipes with more whole grains, less fat and fewer calories than similar recipes. If you see something you like, or if you'd like to see more, let me know! - Liesl

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