One of the reasons I enjoy Face Book is because it helps keep people connected. I met Sara Miller (formerly Sara Fairchild) when she was just a little girl; about three years old. Her mom Dori and I met when she was looking for daycare for her two girls. She and I became friends over the years that I cared for daughters Sara and Jodi. Dori inevitably too began doing daycare when she was expecting her third child. Tyler was born within days of my son Nicholas and Dori and I have remained friends for all of these years. Meanwhile, all of our kids have grown and Sara moved away with her own family. I really enjoy watching her as a mother because she is remarkable! I couldn’t be more proud and when I recently saw her post this beautiful homemade bread, I asked her to please share her recipe and method! She stated that it was “just a Pinterest recipe combined with another Pinterest idea for how to shape the bread.” It really turned out great!
1 Cup Warm Water
1 1/2 Tablespoon Active Dry Yeast
1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon Salt
4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
3 to 3 1/2 Cups Bread Flour
- Combine water yeast and sugar, let it sit for 5 minutes.
- Add salt and oil
- add one cup of flour, then 1/4 cups at a time until a soft dough has formed.
- If you are using a mixer, use dough hook and mix for eight minutes. If mixing by hand knead until smooth eight to ten minutes
- Roll dough into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 30-60 min. Preheat oven to 200 degrees, turn it off and let dough rise in the oven up disturbed.
- Punch down and divide into four sections
- Roll each section into long skinny rectangles 6 or 8 X 12 or 14
- Brush with melted butter and roll up.
- Cut the ends and place eight pieces spiral facing up in the center of a pie pan.
- Cut the rest of the log in triangles and place the long side of triangle on the outside of pie pan.
- Allow to rise covered with greased plastic wrap until doubled
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for about 25 min until browned and smells done
- Brush the tops with a bit of egg white to help with color. Brush hot rolls with butter to keep them soft when they come out of the oven.
- Cool and enjoy!
Thank you Sara for sharing! Below is a photo of she and her husband Justin as well as her three beautiful kids!