Our family has always done “pot luck” style dinners. We aren’t a huge family, but big enough that one person just can’t do it all alone. Thus why we all plan to bring certain items – usually side dishes and desserts. For this gathering, I claimed bread and dips.
I realize this post is a little late since Easter is tomorrow, but I thought I would share a few suggestions for Easter bread recipes and side dishes, along with the goodies I’ve been making most the day.
While I didn’t tackle this one today, I have made it in the past. It’s a YUMMY dessert bread for any family gathering, and just seems perfect for Easter. For instructions and variations, be sure to see our butter braids recipe post.
If you’ve been a long time reader, you know I’m in love with my bread machine. I use it on a VERY regular basis. Everything from breads to rolls to pizza crust gets made in our bread machine. Today it’s been used for three items – Herb Bread, French Bread, and Tabi’s Awesome Rolls (recipe below).
Tabi’s Awesome Rolls
1 cup warm milk
1/2 cup butter – softened
1 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
4 cups flour
2 1/4 tsp yeast
Add all ingredients in order to the bread machine, and set on dough. Shape into rolls and set on pan. Allow to rise an additional 30-45 mins. Bake at 350* until golden brown.
I have yet to share with my family the dip I make on occassion, so decided this would be a perfect compliment to my bread. I don’t make it often, because I WILL eat it all if I do. This particular recipe is extremely fattening, with real mayo and real sour cream. I made two of them today – Spinach dip from a mix I got from Tastefully Simple awhile back, and Chipolet from a mix I got at the store. Dip is so insainely simple to make, and you can pretty much add any spices or herbs you want. In fact, I’m thinking about making another dip with dill or garlic. I tend to eye-ball the mix since I’ve made it quite a bit. But to start, mix up 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup mayo, and 2 Tablespoons of herbs/spices you’ll have a delicious homemade dip.
Any other suggestions for Easter bread recipes are welcome!