Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The staff of life - Cookbook Wednesday....

"Long ago, and far away," in the time before bread machines....

....there were cookbooks for breads.  In fact, there still are!  

This one comes from 35 years ago, but was originally copyrighted in 1966, nearly 50 years ago.

The loose pages indicate the use this cookbook has seen.

The section on Sourdough Breads has been particularly useful.  In the past, that is.  It has been several years since I've kept sourdough going here.

Sourdough English Muffins have been a favorite, and this has a whole grain version which we really like.

Sourdough pancakes and waffles - even using buckwheat flour - have also been popular here!

Other recipes have been used as well.  

This shows the Parmesan Cheese and Dill Bread version.  Yum!

I will be linking with Louise at Months of Edible Celebrations today.  

Do you enjoy baking bread? 


  1. I really enjoy EATING breads, and you have made some great ones! I have never picked up the knack for handling yeast breads, but have had some success with those that don't require kneading. Now I'm hungry! Have a wonderful Wednesday, Sister!

  2. Sunset did publish truly useful cookbooks, back in the day, didn't they?

  3. Nellie, I am a huge fan of bread and always have been. I am cutting down carbs though so I will be eating less of it in the future :)

  4. Nellie, Bread is one of my weaknesses. I love all breads. It looks as if you have about worn this book out. :):) Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  5. Nellie, did you made your own sourdough? I tried last year but I think I waited too long as the liquid turned bubbly and then turned into alcohol and I dumped it.

    I so want to try again when it gets warmer.

    Like you ,I have some old cookook that I can't part with. When I got married I had no cooking experience except baking bread. I did like my mother and measured by eye or in the hand and the bread was so good. Now I need a recipe as I no longer make much bread.


  6. You can sure tell that book has seen some love!

  7. What a wonderful cookbook on breads ... pinning , thanks for sharing :)

  8. I don't do breads...I have a bread maker and my husband is the one that makes the bread! He loves doing it.

  9. Hi Nellie! I used to bake bread, but my husband has taken over that task, he's much better at it!

  10. I do minimal cooking on Wednesdays. Or ny day of the week really. We used to make a delicious cheese bread in our family.

  11. I think I still have a bread cookbook. I love baking, but I seldom do it now because I would eat it.


  12. Hey I'm pretty sure I have that cookbook and have never made a thing out of it! I got it at a garage sale.

    Cindy Bee

  13. I love baking bread and eating it. : )