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.