Monday, August 29, 2011

200th Post

It's a good feeling to get to the 200th post! Hopefully by the 300th I can do a contest of some sort and know more on how to add the link post!
Thanks to all of you who follow or read my blog. It's keeps me going.

I did receive on recipe from a distant cousin, on bread. This recipe I do not have and it will be made this fall. 
Lavinia said - "It was one Mother got asked (by her granddaughters) to fix for every family occasion."
Pull Apart Bread
Scald: 1 cup milk; add 1½ cubes butter (¾ cup), 1½ tsp. salt, ½ cup sugar. Let cool.
Add: 1 package dry yeast which has been dissolved in ¼ cup lukewarm water with 1 tsp. sugar until bubbly.
Now add: 3 eggs that have been beaten with a fork until foamy. Now add: 4 cups of sifted flour. Cover and let stand until it rises to double in size. Puch or stir down and refrigerate overnight.
Next morning - Melt 1 cube butter, grease 3 cake pans (9" size), take 1/3 of dough out of the refrigerator, leaving remainder in refrigerator. Place dough on slightly floured wax paper. Pat out to be 6 inches wide and ½ inch thick. Cut into ½ inch strips with a knife dipped in flour. Strips will be about 6" x ½" x ½". Dip a strip in your pan of melted butter. Begin in the middle of the cake pan and go around. Where the strip ends, begin right there with another strip dipped in melted butter, and so on with the remaining strips. Do not place strips jammed up together, nor do you fill the pan too full. You will adjust to what is just rigt. Pat the dough down, pressing ends of strips together if separated. Sprinkle the top with sesame seeds and let rise until double in size (about 1½ hours) in a warm place. Then you bake the 3 pans at 350ºF for 15 minutes. The dough will come up to the top of the pan. Cool.  Wrap in foil and freeze. When you want to serve the bread, take out of freezer, let thaw for a few minutes, bake on folded foil 15 more minutes at 350ºF. Brush with ½ cube of melted butter (½ cube for each pan of bread) and push off into your serving dish. You never serve butter on the table with this - just some good jelly or preserves.
(After freezing in pan wrapped in foil, remove from pan, wrap in foil and store until ready to bake. Sometimes I use only 1/3 cube butter to brush the top of each loaf. Bake for 15 minutes at 350ºF (or longer--until nice and brown).
Does this not sound super good???!!

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