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Jeddie’s bread

A large pizza, loaf of bread and coffee cake, all from a single batch of dough
A large pizza, loaf of bread and coffee cake, all from a single batch of dough

Part of the fun of being on extended holiday is trying new things. Amy divulged to me the secret of her tasty pizza, a yeast bread recipe from her friend, Jeddie, shared years ago in French language school:


1) Into a large bowl, pour 1 cup warm water. Add 1 teaspoon yeast and stir. Let rest 5-10 minutes.

2) To the mixture, add 2 cups sour milk.  To sour the milk, add 2 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice.

3) Next, add:

– 3/4 cups oil

– 1/4 cup sugar

– 1 tablespoon baking powder

– 2 teaspoons salt

– 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

4) Knead in 6-8 cups flour.

(Optional during step 4: play Anne’s Murray’s “You Needed Me.” – yes, that’s Greg’s punny humor…)

At this point, you can either put in fridge overnight (covered with a kitchen towel) or use the dough right away.

The recipe makes a lot. Amy and I made pizza and a loaf of bread, plus some coffee cake – see photo.

Note: For the coffee cake, she took half of the dough and added an extra large egg and 1/4 cup sugar, sprinkling with brown sugar, a variety of brown spices, some margarine and apple sauce. You can also use the same modified dough for sweet rolls. Be creative.



Greg is interested in many topics, including theology, philosophy, and science.

One thought on “Jeddie’s bread

  1. I love the way the recipe is written . Sounds good and certainly provides possibilities of making several kinds of things.

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