3 Quick Bread Recipes You Will Love To Make

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I have 3 quick bread recipes you will love to make in your kitchen today. There is something awesome about smelling bread baking in your oven. I can walk outside to get the mail and I can smell it about 50 feet away from the kitchen. I have a very small home, but still, baking bread smells yummy! I must apologize to my readers for not sharing any gluten-free bread recipes. Oh, my goodness, they are not easy recipes, and the worst part is the gluten-free flours go rancid very quickly. I can only store so much flour/food in my freezer.

I must admit, if I had to eat gluten-free bread I would not be making it unless I made natural yeast bread like my friend, Melissa Richardson. I have helped her, keyword helped, by handing her materials and ingredients when she was teaching a few of her classes. I would show people how to stir the yeast, but she is the expert in natural yeast. Anyway, these recipes today can be made by hand, they do not need a bread mixer. If you have a bread mixer, you can use it. These recipes are pretty small so you may be able to use a 6-quart Kitchen Aid Mixer.

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I get nervous recommending a 6-quart KitchenAid mixer to make bread because I have a daughter that tried to make bread (whole wheat) and it burned up the motor. She now has a Bosch Bread Mixer. My mother was somewhat famous for making the best brown bread. She would make about 15 large loaves at a time. Only 1/3 of them would make it to her freezer. She was generous to all of her neighbors. I will share her brown bread recipe one day. I will cut the recipe down, I promise.

Please note, I only buy white bread flour because I make things like dinner rolls, French bread, and cinnamon rolls. I grind wheat berries for my whole wheat bread. It’s just me, but I prefer white bread flour. There is a difference between enriched and bread flour, to me at least, when making any quick bread. Please remember white flour has a shelf-life of about 12-18 months at the most.

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Quick Bread

1. Lemon Bread

Lemon Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups bread flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Grated lemon rind
  • Juice of one lemon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all the ingredients above and bake in a well-greased loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour.
Glaze:
  1. Mix juice of one lemon and 1/2 cup of sugar and pour over hot bread.

2. Casserole Onion Bread

Casserole Onion Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 1 cup milk (scalded)
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • 2 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 4 cups bread flour
Instructions
  1. Combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat vigorously for about 3 minutes. You can use a heavy-duty hand mixer or mix by hand. Knead as required to make sure the dough is pliable and mixed together. Cover the dough with greased plastic wrap. Let rise about 45 minutes. Remove plastic wrap, punch down dough, and mold the dough to fit the greased casserole or loaf pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 50-60 minutes uncovered, or until golden brown.

3. Dilly Bread

Dilly Bread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 loaf
Ingredients
  • 4 teaspoons SAF instant yeast
  • 1/2 warm water
  • 2 cups creamed cottage cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons dill seed
  • 2 tablespoons instant minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed (crushed)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 4-1/2 to 5 cups bread flour
Instructions
  1. Slightly warm the cottage cheese, stirring constantly. Combine the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, stir in the cottage cheese and start mixing by hand or with a heavy-duty mixer. Keep mixing until thoroughly mixed and smooth. Knead for 2-3 minutes. Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise about 50-60 minutes. This recipe will fill two well-greased 2-quart casseroles or two well-greased loaf pans. Let the casseroles or loaf pans rise again after molding, covered with the greased plastic wrap about 30 minutes or until double. Preheat oven to 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown. Brush top with butter after baking.

I hope you try some of my quick bread recipes because some are so old that you may never have heard of them. I will say the Dilly Quick Bread is one of my all-time favorite loaves of bread. If we have a disaster or emergency, and we will, all of these quick bread recipes can be baked in a Dutch oven outside. Please stay prepared with water, pantry basics and practice making food items like these that will fill the belly and you can survive. May God bless this world.

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19 thoughts on “3 Quick Bread Recipes You Will Love To Make

  • April 12, 2018 at 7:09 am
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    I would love to have your mom’s large recipe for Brown Bread. Sounds wonderful

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    • April 12, 2018 at 7:37 am
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      Oh, Karen, really? I will share the full recipe and then cut it down. It’s so funny when I was asked to write my book, I added my recipe that makes 8-one-pound loaves. My publisher said, “no one makes more than one loaf at a time”. LOL! I grew up making a lot of loaves! I’m pulling out the recipe right now. Thanks again, Linda

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      • April 12, 2018 at 8:35 am
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        That is funny! I grind my wheat and make four or more large loaves every time.

        thanks,

        Karen

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        • April 12, 2018 at 10:28 am
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          Hi Karen, I actually got the giggles when they asked me to cut the recipe down. I cut it down to four loaves and they said you have got to cut it down to two loaves. LOL! I did! Hugs, Linda

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      • April 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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        I would love to have that recipe too! Do you have it posted to your web page? Link? Thanks!

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  • April 12, 2018 at 10:18 am
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    My mother and I made a bread recipe years ago called “Farmer’s Market Bread”. It made 12 + loaves! We did not have a mixer of any sort at the time – well we did have a small hand mixer but when we made this recipe, it was ALL by hand! Anyway, it was a very dark bread and if I remember correctly, it had oats, whole wheat, white wheat flours and honey and molasses. Mom did not like it as it was a heavy bread but oh boy did my dad and I went to town on it. I was raised on a farm and we milked our own cows so we had homemade butter to go on the bread. I do love homemade bread and butter – especially when it is hot out of the oven.

    While I love love love the taste and smell of homemade bread, I don’t make it anymore. I just eat it all and gain weight! The bread I make now is very easy and makes a really small batch – 4 rolls at a time. The recipe is from skinnytaste.com and is called Easy Bagel Recipe. I have made modifications to the recipe depending on what I want it for.

    The recipe for my quick bread is:
    Makes 4 bagels/rolls
    1 cup greek yogurt
    1 cup of self-rising flour (or 1 cup of flour and 2 teaspoons baking powder)
    a pinch of salt
    Mix it all together and form into logs for bagels, brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with your choice of toppings (sesame seeds, “Everything but the Bagel topping (found at Trader Joes), grated cheese, etc.).
    I have also added grated cheese to these and they are wonderful.
    Place bagels or rolls on parchement paper on a baking sheet. (I also have a silicon donut “pan” that is great for bagels)
    Bake in 375 degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes at least before cutting.

    These are a bit higher in protein than conventional breads.

    Linda, I love your blog! It is the only one I follow all the time. AND the only one I actually comment on!

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    • April 12, 2018 at 10:35 am
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      Oh, Leanne, you are so nice, thank you from the bottom of my heart! That means so much to me! I have got to try these rolls now! Thank you for the recipe! Linda

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  • April 12, 2018 at 12:42 pm
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    Leanne, I would love to have this recipe, especially since it makes TWELVE loaves!
    “My mother and I made a bread recipe years ago called “Farmer’s Market Bread”. It made 12 + loaves! We did not have a mixer of any sort at the time – well we did have a small hand mixer but when we made this recipe, it was ALL by hand! Anyway, it was a very dark bread and if I remember correctly, it had oats, whole wheat, white wheat flours and honey and molasses.

    thanks so much,
    Karen

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    • April 12, 2018 at 1:31 pm
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      We will all compare this recipe to my mom’s recipe! My moms were not dark, but it had molasses and raisins. Let’s do it! Linda

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  • April 13, 2018 at 12:17 am
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    Wow! I’ve been looking at the Bosch mixers.
    How does your daughter like hers? What are your/her thoughts about all the available attachment?

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    • April 13, 2018 at 7:04 am
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      Hi Christine, all four of my daughters and myself have Bosch Bread Mixers. We all make bread. My one daughter gave her KitchenAid 6-quart to a sister but now wishes she had one. The Bosch is great for bread and heavy mixing but is a bit bulky to use for say whipping cream. Two of us have the shredder attachments. I never thought the dough scraper worked at least not for me. It was probably operator error as in me. LOL! Wow, I just looked at all the accessories for a Bosch, wow, there are so many new ones that have come out since I used to teach how to use a Bosch! I have the cookie paddles, sometimes I use them and sometimes my batter is not too thick so I use the wire whip ones. You will never regret purchasing a Bosch, I have compared a Bosch to another well-known brand and there is no comparison. Bosch is the best. I have had some for over 20 years and hand them down to people when the new ones come out. I hope this helps, Linda

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  • April 13, 2018 at 9:08 am
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    Just finished baking bread, the smell is great.

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    • April 13, 2018 at 10:39 am
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      Hi, Janet, I tell you there is nothing better than the look and smell of freshly baked bread! Love it! Linda

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  • April 13, 2018 at 1:19 pm
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    I have a hard time with yeast breads. I do want to be able to make some nice high fiber bread. Also did you know if you put any type of flour in the freezer for at least 48 hrs. It kills all the little creatures. I keep all flours and grains in the freezer all the time. I really enjoy your blog. I used to live in St George. Moved to Mississippi 2 years ago.

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    • April 13, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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      Oh, my gosh, I have never been to Mississippi! I picture it a beautiful city!! I grind my own wheat and I put the bags in the freezer to keep it fresh as well. You should try my no-fail yeast bread recipes, cinnamon rolls, dinner rolls, etc. If you use fresh ingredients, SAF instant yeast, and bread flour, you can make any of my recipes! Keep trying to make yeast bread, they rock! Linda

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  • April 20, 2018 at 11:41 am
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    I love your recipes. Recently I decided to make copies of them and put them in a binder for my use so I didn’t have to keep looking them up. Thanks for these recipes–they taste good and are fool proof!

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    • April 20, 2018 at 12:20 pm
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      Hi JoEllen, you are so kind, the reason I share my recipes is so people can make them with items from their pantry today and if and when we have a disaster. I need to go make a chocolate cake, that sounds so good right now! Hugs, Linda

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