BREADS

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Group active since Tue, May 28, 2013

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Mary Cristy
Nov 6, 2013

TRIED NEW BREAD/ROLL RECIPES FOR FALL

I'VE BEEN BRAVE & TRIED NEW BREAD - PUMPKIN YEAST WHICH TURNED OUT GREAT! THEN I DECIDED TO GIVE A NEW ROLL RECIPE A GO - LION HOUSE ROLLS - THEY WERE A BIT MORE OF A PROCESS THAN I USUALLY DO W/ A ROLL RECIPE BUT WELL WORTH IT IN THE FINISHED PRODUCT - YUMMY!! BOTH FREEZE WELL SO PLAN TO MAKE MORE & GIVE THEM OUT. I ALSO FOUND ANOTHER SLOW COOKER RECIPE BOOK THIS AFTERNOON @ 2ND HAND STORE - WOO HOO!! I WAS ALMOST TO BUY IT ONLINE BUT PRICE SURE WASN'T $1.25!! I WAS SOOO PLEASED TO FIND THIS LATEST ADDITION TO MY COOKBOOK COLLECTION! NOW I WON'T HAVE TO CHECK IT OUT FROM OUR CITY LIBRARY ANYMORE - BLESSINGS/HAPPY HOLIDAY COOKING TO/FOR ALL - MARY

Amy Alusa
Sep 14, 2013

Dinner Rolls That Look Like Pumpkins!

I ran across this pretty simple dinner roll project that I think is ideal for this season! It is so creative and so easy. It would be great on your dinner table; and also make a wonderful gift...and it's NOT CANDY! Who doesn't like homemade dinner rolls? Check out this recipe!
Simple Rolls That Look Like Pumpkins
thistlewoodfarms.com

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Amy Alusa
May 30, 2013

Bread

I really like home made breads and so do my friends and family (who doesn't?) I find that many people do not think that they have the time though, and I think it is just that they are not used to making bread. It is time consuming from start to finish, but a great deal of that time is spent waiting for rising and that time can be used for something else. So I submit that it is the time management skills many of us lack. Also, kneading is a problem for many disabled and elderly. I have found this to be true for myself. So, I got a bread machine that had only been used once at a garage sale for 15.00 and tried it out. It took me a couple of times to get it down to a system, but I soon found quite a few recipes that I really liked, some favorites even and it became such second nature to me that I can do it by heart very quickly. Put it in, take it out, cool it, and bag it! Voila!

Now, a bread machine is not cheap! Another problem I find with it, is that you can usually only make one loaf at a time. I would like to make 6-8 loaves at a time. No can do, with a bread machine. I suppose if you are financially independent, you could buy several and have them all going at once...but for me that is impractical.

In fact, now my bread machine is broken. I must get by until it is fixed, but I have found if I make just one loaf at a time, I can DO it myself. It's not as hard as I thought if I get myself organized and prepare things to be a little easier.

I do have some great recipes. My favorite bread recipes have all come from the same source:

Beth Hensberger's, "The Bread Lover's Bread Machine Cookbook (www.harvardcommonpress.com)

I have tried these and use them regularly:

Vienna Bread (Bread Machine)

Virginia Light Rolls (Bread Machine)

White Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)

Beer Bread (Bread Machine)

Honey Whole Wheat Bread (Bread Machine)

Coconut Milk Bread (Bread Machine)

I've some other favorites, but didn't find a great deal of response from other members so I didn't add them yet...will do.

The above cook book says that converting bread machine recipes to without bread machine recipes is not that big a deal. I've tried it, and found this to be true. Just make your liquids warm almost hot, and sprinkle in your yeast. Let set while you put together the rest. Mix well your other dry ingredients, cut up your butter and throw it in, then add wet ingredients and mix it up...away you go...start kneading!