Saturday, January 10, 2009

Bread for anything

When I was in Hawaii, one of our enrichment night activities was making bread. There is one bread recipe, but about 15 different things you can do with it. I don't have pictures right now, but I will add some later!

Mix together:
2 cups of warm water
2 Tbl Yeast
1/2 Cup Sugar

Proof Yeast- stir until yeast is dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes or until mixture is bubbly. If the yeast does not bubble it is no longer active and you should discard and start again.

2 1/2 tsp. Salt
3 Cups of Flour
Mix Well
1 Egg
1/4 cup oil
2-2 1/2 more cups of Flour (add 1 cup at a time)

Raise 1/2 hour, form rolls, then raise another 1/2 hour/ Bake at 375, 12-20 minutes.

If you don't want rolls, you can make:

Italian Twists

Margarine soft
Garlic Salt
Mozzarella cheese, shredded
Parmesan cheese

Roll dough into rectangle, spread with butter, cheese and spices. Fold the dough, and spread with butter, cheese, and spices again then slice into strips. Twist and place on greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with sesame seeds and Parmesan cheese. Bake 375, 12-20 minutes.

Cinnamon Twist- By far my favorite!

Roll dough and make two equal circles and place on a cookie sheet
Spread 1st circle with soft margarine
Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Sprinkle with brown sugar
Roll 2nd circle and place on top like a sandwich
Cut a circle out of the center and cut 16 strips from center
Pick up each strip and twist 2 times and place back down
Let raise and bake 375, 15-20 minutes or until browned. Glaze with maple glaze while hot.

Maple Glaze

2 Tbl Real butter, melted and browned
Add milk, powdered sugar, vanilla, and maple flavoring. The quantities can vary depending on how you like it so experiment with it.

If you want some of the other things you can do with this bread let me know!
Pizza Crust, Bread Bowls, Bread Sicks, Taco ring, Chicken Rolls, Chicken and Broccoli filling (like Sarah's dish), Cinnamon filling, Orange Filling, Fruit filled braids, Cinnamon rolls, and Orange Rolls


  1. tell me more of the taco ring that is mentioned at the bottom. Im intrigued.