Bread was a staple in everyone’s diet and a major part of a meal in Colonial times. Even now, bread is still a large part of our daily diet.
Just bring yourself back to your Grandmother taking fresh baked bread out of the oven. The smell fills the kitchen as you wait impatiently for it to cool down enough to cut and eat. The heady yeast smell makes you want to devour the entire loaf right then and there. Now imagine if you could bring back some of those memories to modern day so your family could have the same experience.
Rather than buying your next loaf from the store, why not enjoy the aroma of fresh bread baking in your home? Whether made for your own family or to give as a gift, a loaf of homemade bread is sure to be appreciated.
These recipes are a bit different than what you normally find in the store these days. Many of them are even made without yeast. These 56 old-time recipes for yeast breads and quick breads will let you in on a bit of the past as you will have some of the best bread recipes of colonial America.
There is also a historical perspective on the mills that made the grains in early America. It gives a short summary on the rise and fall of many of early America’s grain mills and their contribution to modern times.
Here are a few of the recipe titles from this bread cookbook.
Yeast Breads: Try molasses whole wheat, Sally Lunn, Dutch oven, Anadama bread, bubble bread, Shaker herb, round loaf rye, cardamom, black bread, whole wheat, oatmeal, and potato bread.
Baking Soda Breads (Quick Breads): Country inn breakfast bread, Yankee spoon bread, cracklin’ bread, short’nin’ bread, Corn pone, Irish soda, Johnnycake, Boston brown bread, moist dark sorghum, and Amish butterscotch bread.
Old-fashioned Breadstuffs: Sourdough starter, hush puppies, elephant ears, Brown County fried biscuits, corn cakes, hot cross buns, cinnamon rolls, plucketts (Amish yeast rolls), butterscotch biscuits, Scottish scones, and cornbread stuffing.
- This 32-page softcover paperback cookbook measures 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″.
- All recipes in these cookbooks are in US equivalents (cups, pounds, ounces).
- Take your pick and order a few different titles. They are a nice item to have on hand when you need a last minute shower or wedding gift.