Category: Breads

Vicki’s Wheat Germ Muffins

1/3 cup melted butter
1/3 cup honey
2 eggs
1/2 cup dry milk powder
1 cup wheat germ
3/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. almond extract
1 t. vanilla
1/2 cup slivered almonds or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut (optional)
We like these with a little crushed pineapple in them, too.

Put all ingredients into a bowl and mix with a fork until well blended.
Pour into paper-lined muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
Makes 10-12 muffins.



How to make croissants:

Step 1
1 1/3 cups cold butter
3 cups all-purpose flour

Cut butter into 1/2-inch slices. Mix with 3 cups flour in a bowl and chill while preparing Step 2.

Step 2
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 package yeast
1 1/4 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg

Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and yeast in a large mixing bowl. Meanwhile, heat milk, sugar and salt in a pan on the stove till warm. Add to yeast-flour mixture along with the egg. Beat with an electric mixer for 30 seconds on low, then on high for 3 minutes.

Step 3
Stir in chilled butter-flour mixture. Flouring hands, knead dough very gently, punching about eight times. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out on a floured surface into a large rectangle (about 20 inches by 10 inches). Fold dough into thirds, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 1/2 hours or overnight (or freeze for 30 minutes).

Step 4
Take dough out of refrigerator. Using a floured rolling pin again, roll dough out on a floured surface into a rectangle as described in Step 3. Fold, wrap, and chill dough again, this time for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Step 5
Remove dough from refrigerator and divide into fourths by cutting the dough. Return three portions to the fridge. On a floured surface and using a floured rolling pin, roll out dough into a circle. Cut like pizza then roll up slices into crescent shapes. When you cut it, you can either make 12 small ones out of the circle, or 8 large ones.  Repeat rolling, cutting, and shaping with the other portions of croissant dough. Place on greased baking sheets, points down, curving ends. Cover and let rise till doubled (about 1 hour). Bake in a 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes.

If you get busy after you make the dough, the dough can remain chilled in the fridge for up to a week at any stage!

Amish Cinnamon Bread

Important Preparation Tips:
1) Do not use metal spoon or bowl for mix
2) Do not refrigerate
3) If air gets in the bag, let it out
4) It is normal for batter to thicken, bubble and ferment


1 package active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar

Dissolve yeast in small amount of warm water. Mix all ingredients together in ample size bowl or jar (it will grow)  This is day 1 of the recipe , then the next day go to day 2 and  so on.

DAY 2    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 3    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 4    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 5    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 6    Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, and 1 cup of milk.  Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 7    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 8    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 9    Squeeze bag several times.
DAY 10 In a large non-metal bowl combine batter wit 1 cup flour, 1 gup sugar, and 1 cup
milk with wooden or non-metal spoon.
Poor four 1/2 cup starters into separate gallon ziplock bags and mark each bag with Day 1. You can give them to your friends with a slice of bread and these instructions (or what we do is just eat all four).

To the remaining batter for the bowl:
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1tsp. Vanilla
3 large eggs
1/2 tsp. Baking powder
1/2 tsp. Soda
2 cup flour
1/4 cup milk
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding
2 tsp. Cinnamon

In a separate bowl mix 1 tsp Cinnamon and 3 Tbls sugar. Sprinkle into 2 well greased bread pans or 6 small loaf pans before pouring in batter.

Bake at 325º for 50-60 minutes.

This recipe is so delicious! The crust is even good!


cubed bread
garlic (lots)
melted butter
other spices

Mix the spices in the butter, pour over bread and toss. Bake on a low heat for a long time until it’s brown. We like to use up bread crusts this way.