Posts Tagged ‘gourmet bread’

Feather Breads? Featherbeds – Rolls with Potatoes

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Fruit Canister SetA 1939 New Hampshire recipe for light potato rolls. First printed in the The New England Yankee Cookbook, it also appears in Eleanor Early’s 1954, New England Cookbook. See “New England Recipes” website for a history.

You Will Need:
2 large potatoes, peeled, cooked and mashed
1½ Cups potato water
1 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons butter
¾ Cup milk
1 yeast package (dissolved in ¼ cup warm water)
7 Cups flour (approximate)

Instructions:
Peel, cook and mash potatoes, save 1½ cups potato water.
Add butter, salt, and 1 tablespoon sugar to mashed potatoes.
Add potato water to mashed potatoes.
Scald milk, cool to lukewarm and add to mashed potato mixture.
Dissolve yeast in warm water and 1 tablespoon sugar.
Add to mashed potato mixture and stir in 4 cups flour.
Beat well.
Add enough remaining flour to make dough stiff enough to knead.
Knead until smooth.
Place in a large bowl, brush top with melted butter.
Cover and let rise until double in bulk (1-5 hours).
Place on floured board.
Pat into pieces ½ inch thick.
Pinch off small pieces and shape into 48 tiny rolls.
Place on greased pan.
Let rise until more than double in bulk.
Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until done.
Rolls do not brown, they remain white.

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Beer Bread

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Caramel Apple BreadHave you ever held a BYOB party and ended up with more alcohol than when you started? This may come as a shock to some people, but not everyone drinks beer. If there’s not a beer drinker coming to visit in the near future, this recipe is worth making use of the offerings before they go flat. Use the otherwise drinkable unopened bottles to make a sweet, yummy, fresh bread.

You will need:
3 C self-rising flour
1 12oz can warm beer
1/3 C sugar

Instructions:
Pre-heat oven to 350°.
Combine ingredients and mix 4 minutes.
Pour into greased and floured bread pan.
Bake 55 minutes.

Makes a good breakfast or dessert bread.

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