April 21, 2009

Depression Bread - Cooking with Clara...and Tiffany...and Brooke

A few weeks ago I found Tiffany's blog about making depression era bread. She had taken one of Clara's (a 90+ year old woman who lived through the great depression) recipes and made it her own.

I bake it last night and it was great. I think I used only about 6-7 tsp of dry active yeast, and 4 tsp salt.

Now you see why I'm not good at baking cookies and things like that - I'm not an exact cook. I love things that you can just throw the ingredients in and eyeball it.

I made the bread last night, but at the advice of my grandmother left it sitting out (covered with a towel) to rise overnight. This morning I divided it into 6 loaves - baking one and putting the other 5 in the freezer.

I brought a piece with me to work, and its delicious! :)

And at $0.50 a loaf, you can't beat that!


  1. oh that sounds so yummy!!! I wish I could get my butt up to do something like that LOL

    thanks for the comment on my blog! I wish I had enough to send everyone some!! I will check w/my aunt & if all else fails I'll post her email & we can help her clean out her inventory :)

  2. I'm impressed by you making it and the price. I'll have to check out that recipe.

  3. Everybody's making bread! I want to make bread, too! =)

  4. I love homemade bread. The smell is just yummy!

  5. Ooo it sounds seriously easy! I just might have to try it! Homemade bread always taste so much better!

  6. I'm such a slacker, I've never made bread before. I actually have a mega fear of using yeast....
    - Katie

  7. Oh, I am for sure going to have to try that...

  8. Oh, I love Cooking with Clara! She is so sweet, and I am amazed by some of her stories. Amazing how food can tell a story like that.



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