You’ve heard of day-old bread? Well how about year-old bread? If you make
this on Friday and serve it on Saturday, you can tell the kids they’re eating last
1. Make the bread any size you like. I used the 3-loaf batch of my master
whole wheat recipe and used half (about 2.5 pounds dough) for each photo.
2. Prepare 1/2 – 3/4 cup of “confetti” such as:
- Dried fruit, diced into small pieces – dried blueberries, cherries, apricots, raisins, etc.
- Chopped nuts, raw millet, or poppy seeds
- Diced pepperoni, green onions, sun dried tomatoes, or olives
3. Mix the sweet or savory bits into the dough. Some pieces will fall out – that’s normal. Just push them back in.
4. Divide into four pieces and roll each into a long “snake.” Form into numbers and let rise ~30 minutes. For my pizza bread, I rolled the dough around a mozzarella stick.
5. Bake at 350 deg. for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown.
When New Year’s is over, recycle this idea for another fun get-together. Make it for a graduation party, or make the number of your sports hero’s jersey for the Big Game. Or form letters for names at a child’s birthday party.