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southern cornbread

Southern Cornbread

Ingredients
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup yellow cornmeal
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup buttermilk (shake before measuring)
2 large eggs

Directions
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and position a rack in the middle. Butter an 8-inch-square baking pan.

Melt the butter in the microwave in a microwave-safe dish in three 15-second intervals on high or in a small pan on the stove. Set it aside to cool.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk and the eggs. Add the melted butter. Add the flour-cornmeal mixture and stir just until combined. Pour the batter into the pan. Bake until the cornbread just begins to brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 18 to 23 minutes. Cool for about 10 minutes before serving.

Recipe found here: Southern Cornbread

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Apricot Banana Bread

Apricot Banana Bread

Ingredients
1/3 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed ripe bananas (2 to 3 medium)
1/4 cup buttermilk
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup 100% bran cereal (not flakes)
3/4 cup chopped dried apricots (about 6 ounces)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine bananas and buttermilk. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with banana, beating well after each addition. Stir in bran, apricots and nuts.

Pour into a greased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack. Yield: 1 loaf(16 slices).

Recipe found here: Apricot Banana Bread

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Ranch Biscuits

Ranch Biscuits

Ingredients
2 cups biscuit/baking mix
4 teaspoons dry ranch salad dressing mix
2/3 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
In a large bowl, stir the biscuit mix, salad dressing mix and milk until combined. Drop 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 425° for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley and garlic powder; brush over warm biscuits. Serve warm. Yield: 9 biscuits.

Recipe found here: Ranch Biscuits

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Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 cup cold butter. cubed
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup buttermilk

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and cayenne. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the cheese and toss. Stir in buttermilk just until moistened.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Pat or roll to 1 in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 6-8 biscuits.

Recipe found here: Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits

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Strawberries 'n' Cream Scones

Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

Ingredients
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar, divided
2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup half-and-half cream
1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh strawberries
1 large egg, lightly beaten

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the flour, 1/3 cup sugar, baking powder, lemon peel, salt and cinnamon. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in cream just until moistened.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead five times. Gently knead in strawberries, about five times. Pat into an 8-in. circle; brush with egg and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Cut into eight wedges.

Separate wedges and place 2 in. apart on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 9-12 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Yield: 8 scones.

Recipe found here: Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Scones

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Raisin Applesauce Cake

Raisin Applesauce Cake

Ingredients
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening
2 tablespoons molasses
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups applesauce
1 cup raisins

Directions
In a bowl, cream the sugar and shortening. Beat in molasses until blended; set aside. Sift together flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with applesauce, beating well after each addition. Stir in raisins.

Pour into a greased and floured tube pan. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until cake test done. Cake will not rise to top of pan. After 10 minutes, remove cake from pan and cool on a wire rack. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Raisin Applesauce Cake

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Apple Zucchini Bread

Apple Zucchini Bread

Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 eggs
1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
2 cups sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 cups shredded unpeeled zucchini
1 cup shredded peeled apples
1-1/2 cups chopped pecans

Directions
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. In another bowl, beat eggs. Add oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour over dry ingredients; mix well. Stir in zucchini, apples and pecans (batter will be stiff). Spoon into three greased 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pans. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until done. Cool in pans for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Yield: 3 loaves.

Recipe found here: Apple Zucchini Bread

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