Basic Yeast Rolls

Southerners love their rolls.  I grew up on the legend of “Helen Duck’s Spoon Rolls.” My friend Judy tells the story of the woman who baked and froze hundreds of yeast rolls to be served at her memorial luncheon when she died — because no one else’s rolls were as good as hers.  I’m new […]


The Staff of Life (Homemade Bread)

I have been pursuing the perfect loaf of homemade bread for months now.  Usually, if there is something that I cannot make better than store-bought, I concede gracefully. However, since I began baking bread to share for Communion at church, I feel the need to create beautiful golden loaves with the perfect crunchy-chewy crust on top.  So […]


Fresh Baked Bread

Ingredients: 6 cups Gold Medal Better for Bread flour 1 package of active yeast 2 1/4 cups milk 1 tablespoon of butter 2 tablespoons of sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 3 tablespoons olive oil How I Made It: Combine the flour and yeast in the mixing bowl of a standing mixer fitted with a dough […]