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Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Irish soda bread has been popular in Ireland for hundreds of years. It started with the introduction of baking soda, which allowed people to make quick breads from just flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. Over time, additions to soda bread such as raisins, sugar and caraway seeds have made their way into modern American adaptations to classic soda bread traditions.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Baking soda interacts with the acidity of buttermilk to create the leavening agent in soda bread. Normally, you’d use yeast, but this way you don’t have to. Our recipe makes things even easier by eliminating the traditional buttermilk, which is the liquid left over after making butter. So what’s the best substitute for buttermilk? A simple combination of milk and vinegar will still get the reaction you need to make dough rise when baking, but you’re much more likely to have these ingredients on hand, so you can save a trip to the store.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Because soda bread is a quick bread it doesn’t get kneaded like traditional bread. Handle it as little as possible once you completely incorporate the ingredients. You’ll form it into two balls of dough for baking into rounds, lightly dust with flour and score the top into a cross. The scoring shape achieves multiple ends: it allows the heat to reach the thickest part of the bread more easily to facilitate even cooking and allows the crust to expand as the bread rises during the baking process. The scoring of the cross shape is even said to have religious meaning dating back hundreds of years in Irish history; you were “crossing” the bread and giving thanks.

This delicious bread has a long history for good reason: not only did it help Irish farmers sustain their energy in the fields long ago, it tastes great and is quick and easy to make. Prepare it for dinner, a potluck or brunch and be sure to serve it with a side of salted Irish butter. It’s best slathered with a generous portion.

Irish Soda Bread from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

 


Irish Soda Bread
YIELDS: 2 servings

Ingredients
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons white vinegar
2 large eggs, slightly beaten
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup golden raisins
1/2 cup raisins
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, stir milk, butter, white vinegar, eggs, flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and raisins until just blended.
Divide mixture in half; shape into two round loaves. Cut an X in top of each loaf.
Place loaves on parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
Notes
Dust the loaves with extra flour before cutting an X in the top if you like the floured appearance on the bread.
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Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons

The best macaroons are a crunchy yet chewy combination of toasted coconut, eggs and sugar in a perfect little cookie. It takes a quick mix, short baking time and drizzle of melted chocolate to easily create these beautiful chocolate coconut macaroons from scratch. They are perfect for Passover or for anyone who loves a delicate dessert.

Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons


Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons
YIELDS: 24 servings

Ingredients
1 large egg white
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut
1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 teaspoons shortening
Instructions
Heat oven to 325°F.
In a small mixer bowl with electric mixer, beat egg until soft peaks form.
In a large bowl, stir sweetened condensed milk, coconut, flour and vanilla until blended.
Fold beaten egg white into coconut mixture.
Drop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are nicely browned. Let cool on a wire rack.
In a small microwavable bowl, melt chips and shortening in a microwave for 2 minutes on 5 power or until chips are shiny. Stir and drizzle over cookies.
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Easy Reach Toaster Oven from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 

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Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Brownies are one of every chocolate lover’s favorite desserts. Sure, you can buy a boxed mix, but did you know they are surprisingly easy to make from scratch? We think baking homemade brownies is easy as pie – except easier! All you need to get started is a few pantry staples, a mixing bowl and a hand mixer.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

When the brownies are finished, you can serve them as-is for a lush, fudgy treat, or you can decorate them for a burst of holiday cheer. This will quickly become your go-to recipe for bake sales, potlucks, holiday parties and impromptu dessert cravings. Speaking of impromptu dessert cravings, I think it’s time to bake.

Easy Fudgy Chocolate Brownies from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Fudgy Chocolate Brownies
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1 package (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup baking cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F. Line a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick foil or spray a foil-lined pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large microwavable bowl, microwave the butter and chocolate chips on medium power for 2 minutes or until butter is melted and chips are shiny.
With a hand mixer, beat chocolate mixture on medium until blended, about 1 minute. Add sugar and continue to beat on high until mixture is lighter in color.
Add eggs and vanilla to chocolate mixture. Continue to beat on medium until well blended, about 2 minutes.
Reduce speed to low, add flour, baking cocoa and salt and beat until smooth, about 1 to 2 minutes.
Pour mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread evenly into corners.
Bake 28 to 33 minutes or until a thin layer sugar layer has formed on the top of the brownies. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Lift brownies by foil edges onto cutting board. Fold back foil and cut into squares.
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S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

S’mores are the ultimate easy DIY dessert, but with after school activities, football games and homework taking up many of those crisp fall evenings, we often forget to make them.  

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

We’ve tried making them in the microwave, but the graham cracker gets soft and the marshmallow doesn’t brown properly. We’ve tried them in the toaster oven, but it creates a huge mess. We’ve even tried using a kitchen brulee torch, but the marshmallow just doesn’t puff up the way we like it.

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Maybe we’re being too picky, but you know how you can bite into a s’more and it’s mostly graham cracker and not enough filling? Or if you use two marshmallows you end up with a burning hot blob of goo squishing out the side? It’s just not that good. What if you could take the flavor combination of s’mores and turn it into a quick and easy dessert in your kitchen?

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Obviously, we took that as a challenge, and the results were aaaaa-mazing! We started with a crisp, buttery graham cracker crust. Then, we filled it with a simple chocolate ganache and topped it with marshmallows we toasted to the perfect golden brown.

With only six ingredients you may already have on hand, you can create a rich, chocolatey pie with a campfire inspired topping and crust, too. Take a few minutes, grab the food processor and make this pie with your family on a cool fall evening. You’ll be so glad you did, and you won’t even need to hunt for sticks.

S'mores Pie from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


S'mores Pie
SERVES: 16

Ingredients
8 graham crackers, each broken into 4 pieces
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar, divided
1 cup heavy cream
1 package (12 oz.) mini chocolate chips, divided
1 package (8 oz.) marshmallows, cut in half lengthwise
Instructions
Heat oven to 350°F.
Using a food processor with S-blade and with processor running, drop graham cracker pieces through the food chute and process until fine crumbs are formed.
Add melted butter and 2 tablespoons sugar through the food chute until mixed. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch pie plate.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Place on cooling rack and cool completely.
Add heavy cream, 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar in medium saucepan over low heat.
Stir until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour mixture into a large mixing bowl and refrigerate about 30 minutes or until slightly thickened.
Beat chocolate mixture on medium speed until mixture thickened. Spoon into prepared crust.
Cover and refrigerate until completely cooled.
Heat broiler on LOW.
Arrange marshmallows over top of pie. Broil until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
Melt remaining 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in microwave or double boiler. Drizzle over pie before serving.
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63232 Eclectrics Stand Mixer

 All-metal and dressed in a range of colors, Eclectrics® Stand Mixers belong on the countertop, where they’re always ready for jobs big or small. From the thickest cookie dough to the most delicate egg whites, a Hamilton Beach® Eclectrics® Stand Mixer has the power, speed and finesse to take on any kitchen task. Its 400-watt motor makes short work of kneading, mixing and whipping.

 



Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Fall is here and the local pumpkin patches are full of families searching for just the right jack-o-lantern to decorate the front porch. A chill in the air makes you crave hot beverages and those favorite fall flavors like cinnamon, apples and – of course – pumpkin.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Combining the tastes of fall, pumpkin donuts make a delicious breakfast or dessert topped with ice cream and perhaps a drizzle of caramel. Making your own donuts does take some effort, but when you bite into this warm treat covered in cinnamon-sugar, you’ll be rewarded. We make them in a deep fryer to ensure a crisp, even coating and a soft interior.

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

These donuts are cake-style, meaning you won’t have to wait for the dough to rise and you can satisfy your donut craving even sooner. The dough comes together very quickly, and after a quick rest in the refrigerator, they’re ready to roll. Kids love to help roll out dough and cut out donut shapes. Save the donut holes and fry them last. They are delicious little leftovers – or a secret reward for the hungry cook!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Using the deep fryer, donuts take just two minutes to cook. Cool them on a wire rack lined with paper towels. A quick shake in a resealable plastic bag of cinnamon sugar completes the process. Grab a mug of hot cider and enjoy!

Pumpkin Donuts from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach


Pumpkin Donuts
YIELDS: 16 servings

Ingredients
1 cup pureed pumpkin
2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground allspice
1 cup sugar
Instructions
With a mixer on medium speed, beat pumpkin, brown sugar, buttermilk, oil and egg until blended.
Gradually stir in flour, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, salt, ginger, nutmeg and allspice until well blended. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Heat oil in deep fryer with basket to 375ºF.
Roll dough to 3/8-inch thickness on floured surface. Using a floured donut cutter, cut donuts. Gather pieces, roll and cut again. Repeat cutting and rolling with remaining dough.
Carefully, lower donuts into deep fryer. Cook 1 minute and turn over. (Donut will raise to the surface before 1 minute.)
Cook an additional minute. Remove to a wire rack lined with paper towels. Cool 5 minutes.
Shake sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a resealable plastic bag to combine. Add donuts, two at a time to bag. Seal bag and shake until donuts are coated with cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Notes
Use extra dough to make donut holes. Shake them in the cinnamon-sugar mixture after frying for a delicious snack.
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