Petunia Bloom


Making Bread April 1, 2008

Filed under: Food,Recipe — 8:09 pm


I made bread for the first time this week.  It looked like an easy recipe and I had all the ingredients on hand, so I did it!  My dough was really runny.  I had to add a lot of flour but it raised nicely and the bread was amazing.  It had a great texture and taste.  Ryan said it was the best cinnamon bread he had ever had.  He was amazed it turned out so well.  He was very concerned when he saw how runny the dough was at first.  He made me call his Nana.  With Nana telling me how to fix it over speaker phone, Ryan looking over my shoulder, and me doing what Nana was telling me, it was quiet the experience.  I ended up making a pan of cinnamon rolls and a loaf of cinnamon bread out of it.

Here is the recipe:  Feather Roll by Edna Gaugler (Ryan’s Papa’s Sister)

  • 3 pkg dry yeast
  • 1 t sugar
  • 2 c warm milk
  • 4 T melted butter
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 4 c flour + extra for dough and counter
  • 3 eggs, beaten

Combine 1 tsp yeast, sugar and milk.  Beat with mixer until well blended and let stand 20 minutes.  Add rest of ingredients.  Beat with stand mixer.  Knead in more flour until dough is sticky.  Let rise in warm place.  Punch down and make rolls of second rising.  Good for cinnamon rolls and cinnamon bread.  Note:  I let them raise after I shaped them as well.

This is the recipe I used for the frosting on the cinnamon rolls.  It was SOO good.  It tasted just like the Rhodes Rolls frosting.

  • 8oz cream cheese
  • 1/4 c butter, softened
  • 1 c confectioner sugar
  • 1/2 t vanilla
  • 1 1/2 t milk

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