Vanilla Orange Milk Bread

The AnkarsrumUSA blog turns 5 soon, so we’ve been featuring some of our favorite companies in blog posts this month that will result in a huge giveaway (including a mixer) at the end of May. This one features a company that makes one of the most important ingredients in baking: flour. While high gluten flour might conjure up loaves of hearty crusty bread or chewy pizza crust in your mind, we are utilizing Central Milling’s lovely High Mountain bread flour for a soft fluffy enriched dessert bread.

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Beer Bread

Mid-March we scrapped everything that had been planned for the blog this year because of all the craziness with Covid-19. We have literally been going week to week, trying to gauge the grocery stores, figure out what people can get, what they might have on hand. Recipe creations have come from the most random situations. A few weeks ago, my husband and I bought some beer from a local brewery (pickup only!!) in an effort to support local businesses and help them try to make it through these tough times. Most of the beer we really enjoyed, but one chocolate stout was too sweet for our tastes. Rather than dump it out, which felt extremely wasteful (especially right now), I just added it to some bread dough that I was making. And so this recipe was born. And my family has been enthusiastically eating it ever since. We’ve teamed up with DoughEZ for this post and are featuring their mat and bread pan that will be part of a big giveaway at the end of the month.

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Sourdough Discard Pancakes

Hello everyone and welcome to May! We usually start the first of the month off with a bonus recipe for our blog subscribers. But this month, with a lot of people still stuck at home, we are making it available to everyone. We’ve also teamed up with some great companies for our blog posts in May, which will result in a huge giveaway (including a mixer!!) at the end of the month when the blog will be celebrating five years! Since sourdough has seen a huge jump in popularity the past few months, we’re starting off with this super easy pancake recipe, which utilizes sourdough discard and doesn’t require any milk or eggs.

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