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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Swirly Bread

Sometimes my kids resist wheat bread.  I thought I'd try a compromise.  They loved the fun factor, and it's encourages more whole grains.  Cool all around!
I made two batches of the bread recipe below.  One using all whole wheat flour (I prefer white wheat flour), and one batch using white flour.  Then I took enough dough for 1/2 a loaf of white dough and rolled it into a rectange.  Next I took enough dough for 1/2 a loaf of wheat dough and rolled it into a rectangle.  I placed the wheat rectange on top of the white rectangle and pushed it together a bit with the rolling pin.  Next I rolled dough up starting with the short end, and tucked in the ends.  Then I just baked it as usual.

Renee's Bread
1 cup milk (warm)
1 1/2 tbsp. butter (softened)
1 tsp. salt
1 egg (lightly beaten)
3 cups flour
1 1/2 tbsp. sugar
1 3/4 tsp. yeast

Place all ingredients in a large bowl in the order listed.  Stir in bowl until all ingredients are well mixed.  Kneed by hand on a floured surface for 10 minutes.  Place dough in a greased bowl.  Cover.  Allow to rise in a warm place until double in size (approx. 1 hour).  Shape into a loaf.  Place in a greased bread pan.  Cover.  Allow dough to rise until double in size (approx. 30 minutes).  Bake at 375 for 25 minutes.  Remove from pan immediately and cool on a wire rack.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Mom's Breadsticks

Maybe they should be Brenda's Breadsticks. But they'll always be Mom's to me. We love to make a huge batch and freeze them for a quick side. Yum!Mom's Breadsticks
1 Tbsp. yeast
1 ½ cup warm water
2 Tbsp. sugar
½ tsp. salt
3 cups flour
½ cube butter
garlic salt
parmesan cheese


Dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Add salt & flour. Mix together 3 minutes. Raise 20 minutes. Melt butter & brush half onto cookie sheet. Sprinkle cookie sheet with garlic salt, parmesan, and parsley. Roll dough to size of cookie sheet. Cut in 1 inch strips. Place on cookie sheet. Brush with butter. Sprinkle with garlic salt, parsley & parmesan cheese. Raise 20 minutes. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes.