SOURCE: ACH Foods Company, Inc.

September 13, 2012 10:51 ET

Hearty and Wholesome Snacks for the Whole Family

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - Sep 13, 2012) - (Family Features) Nothing provides comfort during cooler weather quite like the smell of fresh baked homemade bread in a warm kitchen. Bring some comfort to your family this season using these wholesome, easy-to-bake recipes.

If you're not a seasoned baker, don't worry. Even novice cooks can prepare these delicious recipes using Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast, which helps guarantee great-tasting results in less time. Perfect for snacking, these savory breads can also be served with a bowl of soup or a seasonal salad for a delicious and hearty lunch or dinner.

For baking tips, seasonal recipes and resource center, visit www.BreadWorld.com

Bacon, Herb and Cheese Snack Bread 
Makes: 22 servings  
Prep Time: 15 minutes  
Proof Time: 30 minutes  
Bake Time: 25 to 30 minutes  
   
   
4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 envelopes Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons Spice Islands Italian Herb Seasoning
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 cups water
1/4 cup oil
2 eggs
8 ounces (2 cups) shredded cheese blend (cheddar Jack, cheddar mozzarella, etc.)
6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, coarsely chopped

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, undissolved yeast, Italian herb seasoning, salt and garlic in a large mixer bowl.

Heat water and oil until very warm (120° to 130°F); gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add eggs and 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in 1 cup cheese and remaining flour to make a stiff batter.

Spread batter on greased 15 x 10-inch jelly roll pan or rimmed baking sheet with at least 1-inch sides. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; top with bacon. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.

Bake at 375ºF for 25 to 30 minutes or until done. Cover loosely with foil during last 5 to 10 minutes of baking if cheese begins to overbrown. Remove from pan; cool on wire rack. Serve as strips or squares, or slice and use for sandwiches.

Nutritional Information per Serving (1 slice): Calories: 170; Total Fat: 7g; Saturated Fat: 2.5g; Cholesterol: 25mg; Sodium: 260mg; Carbohydrates: 20g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Sugars: 0g; Protein: 7g

Cheddar Twists 
Makes: 12 twists 
Prep Time: 20 minutes 
Proof Time: 20 to 40 minutes 
Bake Time: 10 to 15 minutes 
   
3 to 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 envelopes Fleischmann's RapidRise Yeast
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup water
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups (6 ounces) grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 egg white, lightly beaten with 1 tablespoon water
  Grated Parmesan cheese, Spice Islands Poppy Seeds or Sesame Seeds, optional

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl. Heat water and milk until very warm (120° to 130°F); stir into flour mixture. Stir in cheese and enough remaining flour to make soft dough. Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover; let rest on floured surface 10 minutes.

Divide dough into 12 equal pieces. Roll each piece to 14-inch rope; fold each rope in half and pinch ends to seal. Twist each rope two to three times. Place on large greased baking sheet. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 20 to 40 minutes.

Brush with egg white mixture. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, poppy seed, or sesame seed, if desired. Bake at 400°F for 10 to 15 minutes, or until done. Remove from baking sheet; let cool on wire racks.

Nutritional Information:
Per Serving (1 twist): Calories 218; Total Fat 6g; Saturated Fat 4g; Cholesterol 19mg; Sodium 400mg; Total Carbohydrate 31g; Dietary Fiber 1g; Protein 9g

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