Saturday, October 9, 2010

Big Day!

Today is our big Potato day sale, and here is the baking I’ve done for it.  As much as I’ve enjoyed sewing lately my true passion is baking. I. LOVE. TO. BAKE.

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I’ve run into problems with selling my baked goods relating to not having a commercially certified kitchen. Who wants they’re food tasting likes it’s coming from a commercial kitchen when it’s supposed to remind you of visiting grandma? Anyway, today I was told it didn’t matter by the people in charge. I took advantage of it.

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Got up at 4:30 to bake these babies…yawn.

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I love it that my kids’ appreciate my homemade bread. They walk in the door and say,  “oooh mom did you make bread? It smells so good in here. We LOVE your bread”.

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Perfect for freezing and taking out for last minute meals.

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My Mom always used to make these Sour Cream Twists. I decided to make them my own and added raisins to the dough. Super easy, recipe below.

Sour Cream Twists

Dissolve: 1 Tbs yeast into 1/4 c.  warm water

Stir in: 3/4 c. lukewarm sour cream

3 Tbs sugar

1/8 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 egg

2 Tbs soft shortening

3  c. flour

Turn dough on lightly floured counter and knead just a little. Roll into an oblong 24x6 inches. spread with butter, sprinkle half with brown sugar and cinnamon. Fold other half over. Cut into 24 strips 1 inch wide. Hold strips at end and twist in opposite directions. Place on greased pan 2 inches apart. Let rise for one hour and bake at 350 for 12-15 min. Drizzle with a vanilla or almond glaze.


  1. **YAWN** 4:30am? I hope you have enough coffee to carry you through the day. Good luck with all your bib & bread sales. What a fun and different sort of day for you today. Make sure to take lots of pictures!! Catch someone eating one of your rolls and click us a picture! :)

  2. Wow Micah! That all looks amazing and I'll most definitely be giving those Sour Cream Twists a's all making me very hungry! I hope the sale goes really well and I'll be looking forward to hearing how it went.

  3. Oh I wishede I lived close by to buy up some of those yummy bake goods you made. Hope you sell lots today. Looks like you put a lot of hard work into all that you have baked. Sarah Kline

  4. Micah, those bake goods look AMAZING. making me super hungry for breakfast. Good luck with the sale today! I'll be thinking about you girls! :)

  5. ahhhh your bread, your rolls.. everything looks amazing!!! Baking is sooo fun.. man I am ready to go whip some up after seeing this.. going to try your twist recipe too!!! Have a ton of fun at the sale.. can't wait to hear all about it!

  6. As I re-read this I realize I have some major grammatical and spelling errors. Guess 4:30 is TOO early to get up!


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