Monday, September 15, 2008

The Bread of Life

Jeff and I both really enjoy bread. Jeff's family also really likes bread (I'm sure mine does too) and his mom used to make homemade bread for them when they were kids. A while ago she shared her recipe with me. I decided to give it a try... I am impressed to say that I can make bread. I've been making it for a while now and I really love this recipe because it makes 5-6 loaves of bread at once. Well, I started with the loaves in the beginning and now I tend to enjoy making more and more fun yummy things from the bread dough.

Here is what I made last Friday (only a couple of cinnamon rolls are left)...



Here are the rolls and cinnamon rolls rising :)


I forgot to get a picture of the pizza before I put it into the oven. I stole the idea to make pizza crust out of the dough from my friend (thanks Melissa). Man does it make good crust!


Here is the done photo. There is a section without cheese for Mhari so that is why it looks a bit funny. It was so good that we just kept eating...


Then I realized I hadn't left room for dessert!?! I love homemade cinnamon rolls so I had to squeeze one in. Talmage was sure to leave enough room too! I was so full that night!


Lets not forget the dinner rolls. They always look so beautiful when they are done! They taste wonderful too! We had little cheese roll sandwiches the next day for lunch. Yummy. Now you know what to do if you ever feel like making a lot of bread at one time and don't know what to do with all that dough! You could also freeze anything you couldn't eat fast enough, or even make little loaves to give away to other people. I've done that too, but it was too good to not eat this time around!

12 comments:

Tink said...

Mmmmm. I love your bread, and those pictures look awesome! Now I'm hungry! (:

Ryan, Alli & Crew said...

Lovely. Isn't it fun to bake? I get carried away too :)

samantha said...

I have a bread maker that I absolutely have fallen in love with. I use it to make the dough a lot and then make it into rolls or pizza. Good stuff. Bread is yummy.

Jaime J. said...

Your bread all looks so yummy! You are making me hungry.

Katie Busken said...

I would love to have that recipe!

nellsq said...

Okay, so remember when I told you that I was going to start making bread every Friday...well I still haven't started that tradition...so this Friday it is. Pizza dough also cooks well on the grill outside. We let the kids each make thier own mini pizza and they love it! You're such a good homemaker :)

randivon said...

You can cook pizza dough on the grill??? I never knew that! But this all looks so yummy. MMMMMM....

Sharla said...
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Sharla said...

for anyone interested in the recipe..
5 c warm water
2 TB yeast and a little sugar-1 tsp
let sit for about 10 min

12 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1 c oil (I use butter)
1 TB salt
mix together then add yeast/water mixture
kneed together about 10 min
let rise (covered) about 1-2 hrs to double in size
punch down and let rise again

bake at 375 bread for 45 min (watch to be sure it doesn't cook faster), rolls/cinnamon rolls about 20 min, pizza about 15 min

luvmykids said...

Oooooh Sharla, that looks so yummy! I am going to copy down that recipe! Thanks!

Katie Busken said...

Thanks for posting the recipe Sharla! My Young Women planned an activity to learn how to bake bread. I'll have to give it a run-through first and see how I do.

Diana said...

Yummy! I love making bread! I hadn't thought of doing pizza from it. I alway do wheat bread. I am going to try this one out! Thanks for sharing!