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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My kids' favorite

I make homemade bread and rolls quite often and have tried a few different recipes. My kids generally eat whatever I make, but I recently made an old recipe that my kids are now raving about. They LOVE it. And what's awesome is it's really easy.

Peasant Bread
4+ cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
2 cups warm water (about bathwater temp.)
1 T. sugar
1 T. yeast

Dissolve yeast in 1 cup warm water. Combine dry ingredients. Add yeast mixture and remaining 1 cup water to dry ingredients. Stir until combined. (Adding more flour if dough is really sticky.) (No need to knead!) Let rise 1 hour. Divide dough in half and put in greased loaf pans. Let rise 45 minutes. Pour 1-3 T. melted butter on top and sprinkle with poppy seeds (opt.). Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

My kids favorite is to have this bread with:

Creamy Potato Soup
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 T. margarine
8-10 potatoes, diced (peeled if you want)
2 chicken bouillon cubes
8 oz. lite cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup flour
3+ cups milk
cooked bacon

Saute onion in margarine until tender. Add potatoes and enough water to barely cover potatoes. (If you add too much water your soup will be kind of thin instead of thick and creamy.) Cook potatoes until they are tender but not mushy (about 8-10 minutes.) Add bouillon cubes. Put softened cream cheese into a medium bowl and mix in flour with a fork. Mix about 1/2 cup of hot broth into the cream cheese mixture (more if you need) and stir until creamy. Add cream cheese mixture to soup and combine well. Add milk. Heat through. Crumble bacon into soup.



Sweetest Of All said...

Darn, I think I lost your email address again. Shoot me!!! email me at dandelionspice (at) gmail (dot) com and I'll fill ya in!

Michelle Pyne said...

Those are two of my favorite recipes too. Your girls get it from their Grandma.

Abbi said...

I really need to make that peasant bread! I remember liking it a lot. You've inspired me.

Kate said...

That bread sounds fab, and not too hard for me! Thanks!

Elaine said...

Yum Yum, I've got to try them.