Saturday, April 4, 2009

Depression Era Homemade Bread

I found this recipe for Depression Era Homemade bread on fellow SITSah Tiffany's blog Eat At Home. At first I was a little skeptical because the recipe called for a WHOLE 5 pound bag of flour. I don't know about you but that's a LOT of flour to put in a bowl. At our house we actually don't have a bowl big enough to put all that flour in so I actually had to 1/2 the recipe and use two bowls. I will warn you if you do try to make this recipe be prepared to get dirty! As skeptical as I was in the beginning after the bread came out of the oven I was very easily won over....It tastes AWESOME! For the price of a bag of flour (we already had the rest of the ingredients at the house) I was able to make 5 loaves of bread. Right now you can't even buy 5 loaves of bread for the price of a bag of flour!
Here is what I did (again I used two bowls because we just don't have a bowl big enough for 5 lbs of flour):
2.5 pounds of flour (in each bowl)
3 Tbs yeast (in each bowl)
3 tps salt (in each bowl)
3 cups warm water (in each bowl)
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes (mine needed more than 30 minutes though).
Click on Depression Era Homemade Bread to go to the recipe/directions.


  1. Awesome, I love it!! I'll have to get brave and try that :)

  2. That's cool. I love making bread. Did you freeze the other loaves?

  3. Sounds GOOD! There's nothing better than homemade bread.

  4. And the smell drives me insane! Love it!

    The Texas Woman

  5. This is so funny because I have actually been thinking about making my own bread and have never tried. I wonder if you can bake it in a roaster oven.

  6. I might just try that. I've never been very good at making bread. But it would be very wise to have an affordable bread recipe!


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