Category Archives: Breads

Bun Bunny Bake

1 package active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water (105 to 115°)
1 cup luke warm mashed potatoes
2/3 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup shortening
2 eggs
7 to 7 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
10 uncooked eggs in shells
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon water

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Stir in potatoes, sugar, salt, shortening, 2 eggs and 4 cups of the flour. Beat until smooth. Mix in enough remaining flour to make dough easy to handle. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 5 minutes. Place in greased bowl; turn greased side up. Cover bowl tightly; refrigerate at least 8 hours but no longer than 5 days.

Punch down dough; divide into 10 parts. Your guests can shape bunnies. They should use 1/3 of the dough for the body, 1/3 for the head and arms, and the remaining 1/3 for the ears and tail, placing bunnies 4 inches apart on greased baking sheets (2 bunnies on each). Let rise 1 1/2 hours.

Heat oven to 350°. After bunnies have risen, guests can brush them with butter and insert an egg under each bunny’s arm. Beat egg yolk and water and brush over bunnies. Your guests can finish bunnies with faces made of raisins. Bake until brown, about 25 minutes. 10 BUNNIES.

Have ready: Refrigerated dough; knives or scissors; 5 baking sheets; games to play while bunnies rise and bake.

©1975 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Frizzled Beef

Frizzled Beef

1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 lb dried beef, shredded
1/4 cup flour
2 cups hot milk
Johnny Cake, See Index C (below)

Melted the butter in a skillet. Add the green pepper and onion. Cover; cook slowly about 5 minutes until onion is tender but not brown. Add beef to green pepper mixture. Cook and stir 2 or 3 minutes longer.

Blend flour in meat mixture. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly to blend well. Return mixture to medium heat and stir constantly until mixture boils and sauce thickens. Serve over squares of hot Johnny Cake. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Beef Supreme

3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 lb dried beef, shredded
3 Tbsp. flour
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. paprika
Dash pepper
2 cups milk
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
2 Tbsp. sherry wine, if desired
4 slices hot, buttered toast

Melt butter in a saucepan. Add beef and cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes or until edges curl. Add flour, mustard, paprika and pepper; stir to blend well. Add milk gradually, stirring constantly. Cook mixture over low heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add and stir in egg yolks and sherry wine just before serving. Serve on hot , buttered toast. Makes 4 servings.

Johnny Cake

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp. baking powder
1 cup corn meal
1 cup milk
1 egg, well beaten
3 Tbsp. corn syrup
3 Tbsp. cooking oil

Set oven for hot 400°. Grease a 9 x9 x2- inch pan and heat it in oven while mixing batter.

Sift together flour, sugar, salt and baking powder into a mixing bowl. Stir in corn meal and make a “well” in center. Combine milk, egg, corn syrup and oil; add all at once to dry ingredients and stir only until all dry ingredients are dampened. pour int hot pan and bake 20 minutes or until brown. Makes 8 to 12 servings.

©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute Inc. New York Published by- COOKINDEX – Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc. New York.

Country Christmas Bread

Add a luxurious touch to any meal and fresh-bake your own wheat bread in a new form. Spread dough into a tube pan, sprinkle with fragrant fennel, anise or caraway seeds and let the tantalizing aroma fill your kitchen while it bakes high, light and golden.

For 1 ring you will need:
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup warm water (105° to 115°)
1 cup milk
3/4 cup butter or margarine, cubed
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 cup mashed potatoes
4 cups whole wheat flour
3 cups all-purpose flour
Egg white
All-purpose flour
1 to 2 Tbsp. fennel, anise or caraway seeds

1. Combine yeast and sugar in large bowl. Stir in warm water. Set aside for 5 min.

2. Combine milk and butter in saucepan. Place over low heat. Heat until it reaches 105° to 115° (butter need not melt completely).

3. Pour into yeast mixture along with the salt, mixing well. Beat in eggs. Stir in mashed potatoes until smooth and thoroughly blended.

4. With wooden spoon, beat in flours, 1 cup at a time, until dough forms. Knead for 10 min., adding flour as necessary. Place dough in oiled bowl, turning once. Cover and let rise in warm place for 2 hrs.

5. Punch dough down. Knead again for 5 min. Spread in oiled 10-inch tube pan. Cover and let rise 1 hr.

6. Brush with beaten egg white. Dust with flour. Sprinkle with seeds. Baked at 375° FOR 1 TO 1 1/4 hrs. Remove from pan. Cool on wire rack.

Tips: Bread can be baked in 2 loaf pans for 45 min. or until done. Two medium potatoes will yield about 3/4 cup mashed.

©MCMLXXXIV My Great Recipes. All Rights Reserved. Printed in Holland.

Spanish Pizza for the Gang

1 envelope (2 1/2 ounces) spaghetti sauce mix
1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes, drained
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1 teaspoon red pepper sauce
Spanish Pizza Dough (below)
1 package (8 ounces) brown and serve sausage links
2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, chilled

Stir together sauce mix, tomatoes, tomato sauce, green pepper and red pepper sauce; set aside. Heat oven to 400°. Prepare Spanish Pizza Dough. Spread half of tomato mixture on each circle. Cut sausages into thin slices; place on tomato mixture. Cut cream cheese lengthwise into thin strips; arrange strips lattice-fashion on each pizza. Bake 15 minutes. 8 to 10 servings.

Spanish Pizza Dough

1 package active dry yeast
2 tablespoons warm water (105 to 115°)
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons salad oil
1 egg, well beaten
2 cups Gold Medal Flour*
1 cup cornmeal
1 cup cold water

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Mix in remaining ingredients. Do not let dough rise. Turn on to well-floured cloth covered board; knead 2-3 minutes. Divide dough in half. Roll each half into 12-inch circle; place on ungreased baking sheet. Pint up edges of circles.

*If using self-rising flour, omit salt.

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.

Crusty Hot Breads

Hickory-Cheese Loaf


1 loaf (1 pound) French Bread
1/2 cup soft butter or margarine
1 cup shredded natural sharp Cheddar cheese (4 ounces)
1 tablespoon snipped parsley
1/2 teaspoon hickory smoked salt
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce


Cut bread diagonally into 1-inch slices. Mix remaining ingredients; spread on slices. Reassemble loaf; wrap securely in 28 x 18-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminium foil. Place on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Heat loaf 15 to 20 minutes, turning once.

Makes 6 to 8 Servings.

Savory Buttered Loaf


Cut 1 pound loaf French bread into 1-inch slices or 1-pound loaf Vienna bread into 1/2 inch slices or split 8 large individual club rolls. Spread generously with one of the Butter Spreads (below).

Reassemble loaf or rolls; wrap securely in 28 x 18-inch piece of heavy-duty aluminium foil. Place on grill 4 inches from medium coals. Heat loaf 15 to 20 minutes, rolls 10 to 12 minutes, turning once.

Makes 24 to 28 slices or 8 rolls.

Butter Spreads: Cream 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine with one of the following:
Garlic – 1 medium clove garlic, crushed
Onion – 2 tablespoons minced onion or snipped chives
Seeded – 1 to 2 teaspoons celery, poppy or dill seed

©Copyright 1971 by General Mills, Inc. All rights reserved. Printed in U.S.A.