My sister, who follows this blog, will be able to remember the years our father took us to the Fair. My favorite was a candy apple! I also LOVED riding the swings! In those years, the park where the Fair was held was the site of other events during the year, and I remember being there on the Fourth of July for fireworks.
For the past few years, I have been motivated to enter baked items in the culinary arts division. There have been a few blue ribbons come home, but that was not the case this year. I seem to enjoy a challenge with baked goods, so we will see what the outcome will be NEXT year.:-)
This year, I was only able to participate in the competition on last Sunday. On that day, I entered two cakes, a pie, and two loaves of bread. Both loaves of bread placed second in their division. One of the loaves was for Parmesan Dill Batter Bread. I am sharing this recipe from the Sunset Cook Book of Breads from 1977! The price sticker is still on the book - $3.68 from Kmart, a reduction in the other sticker price of $3.95! The pages have all come loose, but they are still all together!
PARMESAN DILL BATTER BREAD
1 large can (13 oz.) evaporated milk
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons butter, cut in pieces
2 teaspoons salt
3 Tablespoons instant minced onion
3 teaspoons dill seed
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 package active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (about 110 degrees)
3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, unsifted
- In a pan, combine milk, sugar, butter, salt, instant minced onion, dill seed, and cheese. Heat, stirring, to about 110 degrees (butter and cheese need not melt completely).
- In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in the 1/4 cup water. Add milk mixture; beat in 1 1/2 cups of the flour. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition; gradually beat in 1 1/2 cups more flour until batter is smooth. With a spoon, beat in remaining 3/4 cup flour. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled (about 45 minutes).
- Stir batter down and spoon into a generously greased 10-inch tube pan or two 4 1/2 by 8 1/2-inch loaf pans. Cover and let rise in a warm place until almost doubled (about 45 minutes).
- Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 55 minutes (45 minutes for loaf pans) or until bread sounds hollow when tapped. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes; then turn out onto rack to cool completely. Makes 1 large or 2 small loaves.
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Many of you have been mentioning, on your blogs, the coming of Fall. The next post will be about some different signs I have seen.
Thank you so much for reading. I really enjoy your comments.
Hi Nellie...Congrats on the ribbon. That bread looks delectable. How does it taste? Sounds yummy. I love fairs. Have gone to quite a few in my time. Thanks for your visit and comment on my blog, too. SusanReplyDelete
Yes, I remember those days at the fair as a child! You were much more courageous than I, and the only ride I enjoyed was the Merry-Go-Round! I remember the cute little biscuits that were always available from the White Lily booth---so light and flaky---but my favorite "fair food" was cotton candy! Oh, and dip dogs, which we now call corn dogs! This bread sounds really tasty, and I just may give it a try, although my expertise with yeast is not outstanding. At least, this one just has to rise once, so maybe I won't mess it up! I can just taste it, fresh from the oven, with a bit of butter...yummmmmm!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the ribbon! Thank you for the Parmesan dill bread recipe. Sounds absolutely yummy.ReplyDelete
yum! your bread looks and sounds great! and a ribbon! congrats! i will have to try this recipe. i love homemade breads... enjoy your day nellie!ReplyDelete
Ho ho... The judges saved your entry, and so you were able to show us a pic of it! How lucky can you get, hu? :-)))))))))))) 'Cause you had forgotten to take a pic, before. Tsk, tsk, tsk... -grin-ReplyDelete
And a pic, with the ribbon!!!
Congratulations to you, Nellie!ReplyDelete
Well, Kudos to you, Nellie. Your bread is a winner!!! My daughter is now the owner of that Sunset Bread book and she loves it. Maybe, just maybe she will bake me a bread one day. Parmesan Dill will do quite nicely:)ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing...