Hagemann Family Cookbook


Beer Bread



3 cups self-rising flour

4 tbls. Sugar

1 egg

1 can warm beer

1 tablespoon melted butter


Heat oven to 350

1.    Add flour and sugar to a medium bowl.  Stir to blend.  For a well in the center.  Break the egg into the center of dry ingredients.  Beat lightly.  Pour beer over egg and whisk to combine.  Stir together dry and wet ingredients until moistened.  Batter will be slightly lumpy; do not over mix.  Pour batter into a 4x9x3-inch loaf pan.

2.    Bake 45 minutes on center shelf of oven.

3.    Brush top of loaf with butter 10 minutes before baking is finished.

4.    Serve bread hot from the oven.


PaPa (HB's) Cornbread Recipe


Daddy worked and worked on this recipe to get it just right.  He loved red beans and cornbread and cooked it frequently.  His cornbread never stuck to the pan.  He always put the grease in the muffin tins and placed them in the oven until they were real hot and then put the mixture in the tins.  It always sizzled!  He was really proud of his cornbread.  Mema said “this corn bread is so good, it almost melts in your mouth”.


3/4 cups meal

2 tbl. Flour

1/4 tsp. soda

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. sugar

1 egg

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 tbl. Wesson oil


Mix dry ingredients - add butter, milk, egg and oil - mix well, pour into greased, hot muffin tins and bake at 425 until golden brown.  Makes six muffins.

Marka's Monkey Bread



2 dry yeast cakes

1 cup warm water

1 tsp. sugar

2 cups scalded milk

2/3 cup Crisco

1/2 cup sugar

5 tsp. salt

2 beaten eggs

10-11 cups flour


Combine yeast with water and 1 tsp. sugar.  In mixing bowl, combine milk, Crisco, sugar and salt.  Add eggs, yeast and flour.  Mix and let stand 10 minutes.  Knead with dough hooks until smooth and elastic.  Place in greased bowl, cover and let rise until double.  Punch down and let rise again.  Divide into small pieces and roll into little balls.  Roll each ball in melted butter, then a sugar and cinnamon mixture.  Drop into bunt pan and let rise again.  Bake at 350 for 45 minutes - 1 hour or until done in middle.  Turn out while hot and pour powdered sugar icing over top.


This dough will freeze great and so will the cooked monkey bread.  This makes about 3 loaf pans or 2 bunt pans.

Walnut Muffins



1-1/2 cup whole wheat flour

2 cups brown sugar

4 eggs

1/8 cup melted butter

1/4 cup walnut flavor

1/2 cup walnuts


Mix above together


Spray mini muffin tins with PAM.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  These muffins have a tendency to stick.