This Holiday Batter Bread is so easy to make and requires NO kneading! It’s pretty, festive and sure to be a hit at your Christmas table!
Good morning party people!
I know. Monday isn’t really a party. BUT, I figured if I threw that word around maybe you would suddenly forget it’s Monday and think you were surrounded by balloons, streamers and wearing a party hat on that beautiful noggin’ of yours.
You know. Like a Jedi mind trick.
Did it not work? Drat. Well, you can’t say I don’t try to make your life more happy and sparkly. And whatever.
I want to stay on the party train for just a sec, and talk about the ONE reason why I am totally justifying that we should be celebrating this bright, HOT, SUNNY, not rainy WHATSOEVER (trying to Jedi mind trick MYSELF) Monday morning.
I may have lied to you about not being at a party today (sidenote: I’m trying to think of another word for party, so you don’t get bored of the same word 1 million times. Can’t think of one. Sowwy.) because, there is one.
IN YO’ MOUF.
This batter bread is BETTER than cake, which is the usual partyin’ staple. It’s SOFT and loaded with bites of sweet-fruity-candied-crunchy-nutty goodness.
It also happens to be, um, GORGEOUS.
“Gorgeous” like I am kind of getting that girl envy that happens when you see something prettier than yourself. I sort of want to be this bread.
Is that weird?
If that isn’t enough, it’s topped off with glaze. <— That. Right there. It’s the epitome of YUM and delicious and I want to put it on everything that ever touches my taste buds for all the evers left in my exist Nance.
Now, I am going to answer the question that I KNOW is hitting your brains hard right now “TAYLOR, I NEED THIS IN MY FACE. How do I make such a delicious, festive bread that would be so eye catching and PERFECT on my Christmas table?”
Sidenote: See what I did there. Planting the seed.
Well, you use my most favorite yeast: Red Star Yeast!
AAAND now you’re all scared. For absolutely ZERO reason.
Now, baking with yeast is not even 1 iota close to as hard as I know you think it is, but ESPECIALLY not with this bread. This batter bread is called “batter” for a reason.
You don’t have to knead it.
Just let it rise into the perfectly-pretty loaf of yum that it is.
How-EV-er, you need to make sure that you use fresh yeast, or else you will have one sad, un-colorful Christmas table.
Here’s how to tell if your yeast is fresh:
- Using a one-cup liquid measuring cup, dissolve 1 teaspoon of granulated sugar in 1/2 cup warm tap water at 110°F-115°F.
- Using a thermometer is the most accurate way to determine the correct temperature
- If you don’t have a thermometer, the tap water should be warm but NOThot to the touch.
- Stir in one 1/4 oz. packet (7g) or 2-1/4 tsp of dry yeast until there are no more dry yeast granules on top. Yeast should be at room temperature before using.
- In three to four minutes, the yeast will have absorbed enough liquid to activate and start to rise.
- After ten minutes, the foamy yeast mixture should have risen to the 1-cup mark and have a rounded top.
- If this happens, use that yeast! WOO.
NOW that you know how to test your yeast, methinks that you should put on you bake-all-the-pretty-bread pants and get going.
I know you secretly have a pair.
Head on over to Red Star Yeast’s website to get the Holiday Batter Bread Recipe!
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