Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Who Said I Couldn't Bake? Just Call Me Betty Crocker...

I think I was actually the individual that said she couldn't bake. Although through the years I am getting better. In my family, my sister is the true baker... she loves to bake, but I'm more the queen of salads and appetizers. Being the wife of a Student Minister you get real good at the dips and food that looks good on the high dollar "paper" china.

However, my true passion when it comes to eating is BREAD. Love it. Every kind, shape and color. During those PMS moments growing up, I didn't grab chocolate (allergic), but rather headed for the loaf of bread. I could eat at least half a loaf without batting an eye. Needless to say, that is why there is a few extra inches around the waistline. I'm still working on the bread diet. When I perfect it, I will let you all know.

I baked a little bread last night for dinner. Something about kneading, rolling and baking that put a big smile on my face and a yummy in my tummy. Don't these babies look totally delicious?
Yep! Made them totally from scratch. I "needed" me some bread, "rolled" them right out of the can and baked for exactly 13 minutes. Just call me Betty Crocker! My kiddos even fought over their yumminess... with me! :)

Hope you are having a Delicious Day!

Oh, by the way, what's in your bread basket? All about some new ideas...


Just so I don't totally ruin my cooking reputation, I have a gift for you. A yummy roll recipe, which I have been known to make on occasion, when this working mom has a little more time in the kitchen, that is. A friend gave me the recipe umpteen years ago, when I was first married. Love it!

6 cups of self-rising flour

1 package of yeast

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 cup of warm water

2 cups of buttermilk

1/4 cup oil

Dissolve soda in buttermilk. Dissolve yeast in water. Mix all ingredients together. Pinch off desired amount and knead on flour surface. Cut out rolls and put in greased pan. Bake at 450 degrees until golden brown (usually about 15 minutes). Keep dough in refrigerator to use as needed.

Yummy goodness!


Heart2Heart said...


I thought you had actually baked this from scratch. I loved how they turned out and glad that your family loved them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Angela said...

AT first I had to read this twice because I thought..WOW..she can make those on her own..than I read the 'can'..LOL. Girl, your not going to believe this. Guess what I just finished eating..LOL. Yepper, made them for supper tonight,lol.

I have never made bread from scratch. I've always dreamed of making bread from scratch. sigh...It just seems overwhelming to me to be honest with you. Isn't that silly?

Angel Muly said...

OMGosh, you had me completely fooled. I really thought you were baking. I bake a lot, had a sweets business, so mainly sweet stuff. I am going to make breads more one of these days!! Loved this post!! Love and Blessings, Angel

Amber said...

Ha! Everyone thought you had made those from scratch!! I KNEW BETTER!!! :)

Love me some bread. I think it's in our genes or something. But my trainer Jennie the Sceery won't let me eat bread. I'm thinking of firing her. :)

~*Michelle*~ said...

OH YUM! My weakness is bread too! That recipe even look easy enough for ME to make!

Oh, ps. You told me to let you know when our before/after renovation photos were posted. Visit my place and you can see how it all turned out!

Bridget said...

From one "Queen of the Crescent Rolls" to another, I knew exactly what they were, but like I said, only because that's how we "roll" at our house, too! :D Love those things!!!

Jules said...

Bread is my favorite too!! I'm addicted.

Kristin said...

LOL!! You're so funny! I call that baking from scratch around here too! :D

Jim said...

Now you've done it! You've gone and made a perfectly enjoyable blog another temptation to my not holding on to my regimen to lose. Ah, well, have to keep up our strength, don't we?


Angie said...

Now that's my kind of "needing and rolling"! I'm gonna have to have some for dinner tonight. Yum-O!!


Kellie said...

Yummm... :) I am not as big of a bread fan as I am of chocolate, but I do love me some crescent rolls from time to time. Made me want one!