Thursday, December 27, 2012

Recipe: A Hit

Our Grandma Dykhouse worked at the high school as the lunch lady. She is famous for making a sour cream cut out cookie. Everybody wanted them including our friends! On all of her grandchildren's birthday she would bring in cookies. But of course this girl got french bread! (Because I am a confessed carb-oholic) And I have to tell you it is amazing! My mom then turned that recipe into pizza and pizza rolls. It was a favorite amongst hungry teenagers while I was in high school.

I use it for pizza, pizza rolls, BBQ chicken pizza, Cinnamon bread and obviously french bread. I made french bread for some neighbors and for a couple of our Christmas's. It was so much cheaper because I didn't have to go out and buy all the special stuff! If you are ever in need of a cheap dish to pass, you found it!

French Bread Recipe

2 pkg Yeast (1 pack 2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 c warm water
Mix together in cup. Set aside & let double in size

2 Tbl oil
1/4 c sugar
1 Tbl salt
2 c hot water

Add: 2 cups of flour

Mix well. Add yeast mixture, mixing well. Add 4 1/2 cup flour until blended well. Place bread dough onto floured surface & knead well. Let dough rest 10 minutes, then knead again. Do this 5 times. Cut in half & shape into 2 long loaves. Place on cookie sheet, slash tops pat with water. Let rise until doubles & bake 20 minutes at 425 degrees.

For Pizza crust knead well, cut in half and stretch of pizza pans. No need to let rest and knead with for pizzas!

When making pizza for our family I cut it in half and place the other half in the freezer. It makes for a great meal later. Thanks to Jamie for that helpful hint. Before she told me to do that I would make 2 pizzas and we would never eat them all. I know I am ridiculous.

For pizza rolls we roll out dough put all our toppings in except the sauce. Roll them up and pat with water and then put in the oven.

Anytime you take this lovely recipe out of the oven, you must slather real butter all over the loaf, crust or what have you!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!


  1. Love the recipe thanks lady:) ur bread is my fav!!!! Love ya, Carrie

  2. Mallorie,
    You brought tears to My eyes when I just read this, so glad You have enjoyed the bread and now that You are making it Yourself makes Me feel good.
    Love, Grandma

  3. I made this last night! YUMMY My daughter and I both love it and we're taking the 2nd loaf to a friend who just had a baby. Thanks :)


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