Baking Day in the Homestead Kitchen
Well yesterday afternoon was another weekly baking day here on my homestead. We were out of bread and all baked goods for that matter. So yesterday I (with a little help) made 6 loaves whole wheat bread, a pan of garlic cheese dinner rolls to go with our Navy Bean Soup that was for dinner, 2 loaves of cinnamon bread and 1 pan of cinnamon chocolate rolls.
Here is how it went:
I started the morning off by grinding about 20 some cups of wheat:
Then in the afternoon Leanne started the baking day by making the 6 loaves of bread:
Then I made garlic cheese dinner rolls. I served navy bean soup for dinner. Whenever I have a big baking day I usually try and make dinner something in the crockpot or a pot of something that can be made earlier in the day so dinner preps and bread making don't end up needing to be done at the same time and resulting in a lot of kitchen chaos . I don’t typically get to baking bread until the afternoon so I do most of my main dinner preps beforehand.
When the rolls were done I went on to make cinnamon bread. I did this by doubling my 2 loaf recipe for whole wheat bread. I divided the dough into 4 pieces. With 2 of them I put them in bread pans and let them rise and bake.
While they were rising and baking I took the other 2 pieces of dough and rolled out each one. To make my chocolate rolls I melted ¼ cup butter and added 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and ½ cup brown sugar (I was out of Sucanat or I would have used that instead). I mixed this together and poured it out on my rolled out piece of dough. I spread it around and then sprinkled about a ½ cup of chocolate chips on the dough. I then rolled the dough up and cut it into slices just like I would for cinnamon rolls. I repeated this same process with the 2nd piece of dough. This filled up a large jelly roll pan. I baked them for 25 minutes.
Here are the recipes:
6 loaf bread recipe: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/wwbreadbosch.htm
2 loaf bread recipe: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/deliciouswwbread.htm
Garlic Cheese Dinner Rolls: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/garliccheeserolls.htm