Other times I will make a two loaf recipe and make half the dough into rolls for dinner that night and the other half into a sandwich loaf for the next day. I have made many different kinds of bread through the years but the most versatile bread recipe I have found of late is Suzanne McMinn's Grandmother Bread. A romance author turned farmer/blogger she shares an old family recipe... this bread recipe made all of the bread you see pictured above. Just water, yeast, sugar, salt and flour. Just a good basic starter bread dough. In my humble opinion if you want to learn to make bread that is the place to start. Just pop on over to the Chickens In The Road Blog and check out all her recipes for Grandmother Bread. She even has a tutorial on making grandmother bread and gives both a one loaf and two loaf recipe. The great thing about a good bread recipe is versatility. For instance you can take this same recipe and with the addition of just a few different ingredients you can make cinnamon rolls, pizza dough, or rolls.
Mennonite Girls Can Cook Blog . With the addition of whole wheat flour and bran and honey these make an exceptional roll. These don't last long at my house. Warning they are addictive!
Grandma Betty's Cinnamon Rolls
1 pkg. yeast
1/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
3 eggs beaten
4 1/2 cups flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water to proof
Add milk, melted butter, sugar, salt, eggs to yeast mixture and stir well.
Gradually add flour to mixture to form soft dough.
Put in oiled bowl and let rise till double in size.
Punch down and roll out 1/2 inch thick into oblong rectangular shape.
Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with white sugar and cinnamon to taste.
Roll dough lengthwise and cut into 3/4 inch sections. Place dough pinwheels into 2 greased 13 X 9 baking dishes. Place pinwheels touching each other
Let Rise until doubled in size.
Bake at preheated 350 degrees oven for 15 to 20 minutes
Frost with powdered sugar and milk glaze.
This makes a large batch and I split the dough into two sections and roll out separately.
Raisins can be added. Can also be baked in one large metal baking sheet.
Since this has turned into a rather lengthy post I'll do a different post on actually making the dough tomorrow. Anyone out there that hase some good bread recipes please feel free to add to this.
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