Sourdough Potato Bread

img_6335

This recipe is tried and true and so easy to make! Perfect fresh out of the oven lathered in softened butter (I hate trying to spread cold butter!) and jam. Or great for sandwiches, french toast…its got lots of possibilities.

When I was about 13 one of my friends introduced me to this bread and I loved it. I asked for some sourdough starter with high hopes of becoming a pro but yeah, the vision kind of died after a few weeks and so did my starter.

Here is the revised version of that recipe and I can say that I learned a lot since then!

I love working with dough.

img_2293

Today I said goodbye to my sweet, talented, funny, beautiful, smart sister and sent her on a plane back home. I hate goodbyes so we kept it short and sweet. I miss her already.

She was here for a few weeks and I think I got spoiled. I need to learn how to be independent again! She’s such a cheerful person and added so much happiness to my life. I tend to take life pretty seriously sometimes and she always brightened even the dreariest day with her laughter and love for life. She loved on my kids and was so patient with them. If she was gone for even a few hours (or sleeping too late!) Declan was sure to ask about her… he benefited from her love for adventure.

I love you Alta! Come visit us again sometime =)

img_6330

Sourdough Potato Bread

  • Servings: 2 loaves
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Print

  • 1 cup active sourdough starter
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup potato flakes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 4 cups flour (can use half whole wheat)
  • Mix until smooth. (I used my Bosch machine) Cover and let sit overnight.
  • In morning add:
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1-2 cups flour
  • Mix and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough in half.
  • Shape into two loaves and place in greased bread pans. Cover and set in warm place for 3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350º. Bake bread for 30-35 minutes or until golden in color.
  • Cool on wire rack. Slice and enjoy!

img_6335

Hearty Dinner Rolls

IMG_5491

Declan is constantly hungry and one of the things he asks for a lot is bread with butter and honey. So we combined a few of our favorite bread/roll recipes and came up with these hearty dinner rolls. The poppy seeds give them a crunch and the sunflower seeds add some great texture. Breads and dinner rolls are one of my favorite things to bake so I’m often experimenting with new recipes and techniques.

Continue reading “Hearty Dinner Rolls”

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls {Happy Thanksgiving!}

IMG_3443

Happy Thanksgiving! A day late. I’m posting a few pictures of our non-traditional thanksgiving feast and then I’ll get back to my Black Friday shopping from the comfort of my couch. =) These pumpkin rolls are soft, flavorful and delicious this time of the year. The recipe comes with all sorts of sentimental memories of my dear grandma in the kitchen. These were her specialty.

Continue reading “Pumpkin Dinner Rolls {Happy Thanksgiving!}”

Rebekka’s Bread

IMG_4099

It doesn’t get any better than fresh bread! Bread is something my mom usually made at home (I stuck with the dinner rolls!) so I’ve never been very confident with my bread making abilities but wasn’t sure what I was doing wrong. I invited a friend of mine, Rebekka, over to make it so that I could watch and learn the art of bread making.  Continue reading “Rebekka’s Bread”

Honey-Oat Bread

IMG_3409

Okay, so these loaves weren’t perfectly shaped but they were perfectly delicious. I almost forgot how good bread is straight from the oven! So hot, moist and fresh. This is a timeless recipe from my mom and the very smell of it warms my heart.  Continue reading “Honey-Oat Bread”

Delicious Zucchini Bread

IMG_3233

Let me tell you, when God created the Zucchini plant, He created a very fertile, productive vegetable! I’ve been bringing in so many zucchini from garden.

Years ago, we used to tease that we should lock our vehicles at church during zucchini harvest because every Sunday we’d be blessed with an over-abundance of zucchini from well-meaning friends. It was very thoughtful of them and needless to say, my mom never needed to plant zucchini and we could still enjoy its delicious yield! =)

(Funny thing is, now I’m the one passing the blessings along! =)) Continue reading “Delicious Zucchini Bread”

Fluffy Sandwich Buns (the hutterite way!)

IMG_2369

A few weeks ago, I shared those melt-in-your-mouth Poppyseed Sandwiches and meant to follow up with my roll recipe but in the hustle and bustle of life completely forgot. So, since I haven’t posted anything for quite a while I decided to share these perfect buns with you. Continue reading “Fluffy Sandwich Buns (the hutterite way!)”