Easy & Delicious: Three Ingredient Bread with Delicious Toppings

Dinners & Lunches

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Bread is definitely one of the big loves of my life. A freshly baked bread, still warm from the oven, thick butter…yummyyyy! But as amazing as homemade bread is…the preparation can be a bit discouraging.. Luckily there are a few quick and easy winner recipes out there,like the ciabatta,  this is also one of those winners!!!

To  bake this bread you will need a mixer and exactly 3 ingredients. You then have lots of choices for possible toppings…you know, just for extra flavour and excitement!!!

Ingredients

500g Selfrising flour

500g Buttermilk

1 sachet Cream of Mushroom Soup

Method

Mix all ingredients together, I used the K-beater of my Kenwood mixer. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bread pan and bake for approximately 1h at 180 degrees C.

Toppings

When the bread is baked, place on a wooden plank and cut into slices – hold bread with  a cloth as it is still hot and cut using “long movements” to ensure you don’t squash the fresh bread;-)

Place sliced bread on aluminium foil and fold the sides of the foil to form a container.  Melt butter and Bovril/Marmite and pour over bread. Top with hands full of cheese and close foil at the top. Place back into the oven for a few minutes for the cheese to melt.

Easy bread_boveril_butter_cheese topping

Alternatives: I haven’t tried any alternatives yet but I’m sure a Mediterranean olive oil, sun-dried tomatoes and basil, or a sweet option like cream and brown sugar caramelized on top, maybe caramelized onion, bacon and honey – could be options to consider… Let me know what you think and alternatives you have tried!  Lets be creative and adventurous:-D

Hope you enjoy this recipe just as much as I do. Have a blessed day!

xoxo

J

Dinner with next day lunch: Banana Bread Waffles…YUMMY!

Dinners & Lunches

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Whenever I end up with a bunch of overripe bananas…you know, those bananas you bought with every intention of eating your weeks quota of fruit, but then didn’t got to it, again!…well when I look at those bananas my first thought is BANANA BREAD!

This week I looked at those four bananas and thought…”BANANA BREAD WAFFLES!”  Why not?  So I tried it and must say I was pleasantly surprised.  It is soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside with the typical sweetness of banana bread.  I will personally recommend this recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 cups Butter
  • 1 3/4 cups Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 1 t Baking powder
  • 1 t Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 30ml custard powder (optional)
  • 4 Ripe bananas, Mashed
  • 1 t Vanilla

NOTES:

  1. I usually use my Kenwood Mixer which works much easier, but I felt like going old school today and mix everything by hand.
  2. When baking waffles in waffle pan it is crucial to spray the pan every time before baking the next waffle.
  3. Mixture is enough for: 1 banana bread and 5-6 waffles or then about 12 waffles.

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C if baking a bread as well.

2.  In a bowl mix the butter and sugar together till creamy.

Mix butter and sugar

2.  Add the eggs and mix.

Add 2 eggs

3.  Sift the flour, salt and baking powder into the mixture and mix.

Add flour_baking soda_salt

4.  Mix the Bicarbonate of Soda and custard powder with the milk, then add to the dough and mix.

Add milk_bicarbonate of soda mixture

5.  Lastly add the mashed bananas and vanilla.

 

6.  Heat up the waffle panSpray & Cook the pan properly.  This step needs to be repeated before baking each waffle.  The cooking time and quantity of dough used will be determined by the specific waffle pan.  Place a big heaped Table spoon of dough in the center of the waffle pan and close.  Leave for approximately 3 min then take out.

If baking a banana bread as well, pour dough into the greased bread pan and bake more or less 45 min.

Banana bread waffle_waffle machine

7.  Serving suggestions:  Enjoy the waffle pieces plain as a walk-around-snack; top it with butter, honey, jams, cheese, nutella…I actually love butter and Bovril/Marmite on top as well.  Banana bread is very sweet and the savoury topping contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the bread/waffle.  Berries can also be added when serving as dinner or even as breakfast.

Banana bread waffle with spreads & condiments

NEXT DAY LUNCH

  1.  Top your waffle pieces with your topping of choice or leave it plain and place into a container.
  2. Peel a tangerine and place the slices into a small container and add a whole pear.
  3. Throw a couple of nuts and biltong into a zip-lock bag for protein snacks.
  4. A yummy, healthier carb snack to add is a yogurt coated rice cake.

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I hope you impress a few people with your lovely, sweet and crunchy Banana Bread Waffles 😉  Enjoy!

Love

J