This winter has brought memories of my grandmother making bread and cinnamon rolls from scratch.
As a child, it seemed like she dumped a bag of flour on the table and it seemingly grew into those beautiful loaves of bread.
Those carb filled morsels were a blessing on those days when there weren’t as many commodities to go around or leftovers in the fridge.
After asking my sister for her recipe, a 12 year veteran of life and I set out to make her famous bread. We were successful, but unable to mix as much flour in the dough as the recipe called for. It could have been many things, but I suspect only grandmother could make bread the way she did. I am told She used theBetty Crocker Traditional White Bread recipe as a guidline, but I believe she kneaded some love in there as well. Personally, never saw her with a recipe card…..Ever.
For you bakers out there, perhaps you can tell me why I can only get 5 cups of flour in the dough.
6cups all-purpose flour. 1tablespoon salt. 2tablespoons shortening. 2packages quick active dry yeast. 2 1/4cups very warm water
I loved my Grandmother very much and I confided in her. I would tell her my problems and she would listen attentively. This was especially important in my teenage years when I felt so alone.
Reminiscing this wonderful grandmother of mine, I slathered an inordinate amount of salted butter and plum jelly on my helping and washed it down with Bengal Spice Tea, just they way she would have liked it.
I love you grandmother. There is no oxygen tanks or walkers up there. I will see you after while.