A Family of Cooks: Bread
Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin CakePumpkin is good for you. And it's good in lots of ways. This is a recipe I found online one day, and finally made yesterday. And all I've got to say is, wow!
Ben's Blender Whole Wheat PancakesJamar: These are Ben's favorite pancakes. When he makes them he varies the ingredients but they always turn out great. A good way to use your years supply!
BreadLynn: I can remember Mom "spanking" the bread to make sure the loaves had no air bubbles in them. I still "spank" mine!
Grandma Steve's Cinnamon RollsWhen I was learning to bake cinnamon rolls Mom would always relate the story of Grandma Stevenson who was a cook for the mines in Colorado. She would tell how Grandma Steve would get up early and bake 12 or so pies, then she'd bake loaves and loaves of bread, and then she would start in on the cinnamon rolls. And being that she was such a great cook, and they were hungry miners, her cinnamon rolls had no less than a pound of butter in each batch! So to make Grandma Steve’s Cinnamon Rolls use any basic sweet roll dough recipe and then slather on the butter, the sugar and the cinnamon -the more the better! And while you're rolling them out be thinking just how grateful you are that you don't have to get up before dawn to do this for a group of hungry miners!
Grandma Allen's 100% Whole Wheat BreadLynn: No those aren’t typos! This recipe is as given to me by Velma. She typed the recipe herself and it contains her comments, typos and all as she gave it to me!
Grandma Allen's BreadJamar: This is mother's recipe she sent to me when I made my first bread, so it is only for 1 loaf. She always made 20 loaves at a time. She made changes to the recipe over the years but this is the basic bread she always made.
Grandma Allen's Bread 2Jamar: This is the recipe Mother used the most and that most of us remember.
Grandma Allen's White BreadLynn: This recipe is as I originally got it from Grandma. She typed it herself and contains her side comments, typo's and all.
Ida's Bran MuffinsLynn: This recipe is from Ida Steele and comes out of the old orange covered 8th Ward Cookbook, page 13. I've used it for years and it never fails. Sister Steele had a lot of kids and this recipe makes at least 6 dozen muffins, and may be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. I use the largest bowl Tupperware makes to store mine. Make sure you don’t stir it again!
Monkey BreadLynn: Monkey bread is a Christmas tradition in our home. Santa has been known to be up very late making this when he's forgotten and some little soul has begged for it before going to bed to dream of sugar plums.................
Overnight Dinner RollsEDITOR: There are no directions given on how to "round up dough". Editor suggests following other bread recipes on mixing and kneading dough.
Scrumptious Cinnamon BreadDarcie: This makes great French toast! It makes 5-6 loaves so you may want to halve the recipe.
Velma's Christmas CakeJamar: Mother made this recipe for years, delivering them to all her friends, neighbors and the store help.
White Pecan Fruit CakeLynn: This is the fruitcake most of us remember. It always came in the package with the Christmas Caramels a few weeks before Christmas.
Bread is considered the staple of life. And for thousands of years, humans have learned how to grind and cook grains. These bread recipes, handed down generation to generation haven't changed their ingredients much. Yeast, flour, water, and Love.
The complete collection is look at the History of our Family through Food. These recipes span five generations, and give us a look into how food has evolved within our family. Whether you are a Bowen, Naylor, Allen, or a derivative, I'm sure you'll find a recipe by one of your relatives here. Enjoy the reading, and enjoy the cooking.
Note: If you would like to add to this project, please email me the recipe, and I'll post it here on this site.