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Bread Brigade Monday: Every Monday I make homemade bread while I do laundry. Makes me feel even more productive. Here I will share some of my favorite bread recipes.

1-Dish Apple Coffee Cake (Round)

Spray deep dish pie plate with Pam.
Pour 21oz can apple pie filling into dish.
1-3/4C flour
2 envelopes yeast
2Tbsp sugar
1/2tsp salt
3/4C very warm water (120° to 130°F)
3Tbsp melted butter

Pour over apples.
Stir together 1/4C sugar, 1tsp cinnamon.

Sprinkle over batter.

Bake at 300 for 30min.
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Favorite Floyd Family Recipes

Cinnamon Rolls, Cinnabon Style
1/2C warm water
2 pkg. active dry yeast
1Tbsp sugar
1 3 1/2 oz. pkg. instant vanilla pudding
2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter, melted
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon salt
8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup butter, melted
1+ cup sugar
1/4+ cup good quality cinnamon

---Combine water, yeast, and sugar. Stir until dissolved. Set aside.
---Make pudding mix according to package directions.
---Add butter, eggs, salt
---Add egg mixture to yeast mixture
---Add flour gradually.
---Knead until smooth and elastic.
---Place in very large greased bowl. Cover. Let rise 1hr.
---Punch down. Let rise 45min.
---Roll out to 1/4" thick rectangles.
---Spread 1/2C melted butter over surface.
---Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Spread evenly over surface, leaving 1" margin along one of the long edges.
---Roll up tightly, starting from a long side.
---Press together along the edge not covered with cinnamon sugar.
---Slice. Place on greased baking pan 2" apart. Cover, Let rise overnight.
---Bake at 350 for 20min.
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
---Frost warm rolls with cream cheese frosting.

Karl's Homemade Pizza Dough

1 2/3C warm wate
4tsp yeast
1tsp salt
2Tbsp olive oil

---Mix yeast salt, olive oil into water.
---Mix in flour 1/2C at a time until dough shapes into a ball.
---Knead 10min.,
---Divide into thirds.
---Shape into balls.
---Dust with flour.
---Let rise 30min.

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