Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Buffalo bread . . . easy!

To make a slightly sweet loaf of white bread, I stirred Buffalo Bread mix with some 7-Up. That's it. Put the batter in a pan, stick it in the oven, and 35 minutes later you have bread that's good with cheese, toasted, or eaten plain.

If you know an easier way to make bread, let me know. I don't count plopping commercially frozen dough in a pan; let's have some standards, people! (Although I did hear of one overworked Montana ranch wife who, after years of making bread every day, finally found the frozen loaves at the store; her unknowing husband, who insisted on fresh bread with dinner, never questioned her unflagging devotion to his stomach.)

Montana Bounty Foods makes a variety of mixes near Kalispell. They also run a guest ranch there.

Here's to those who help make our food and our lives a bit easier.


  1. I love mixes. For today's busy households they are perfect.

  2. Why 7-Up? What does that add to the bread?

  3. The mix calls for either a can of beer or 7-Up to be added as the liquid. I don't like the taste of beer, so I opted for 7-Up. You could probably use milk or water, but I think the fizz helps the bread rise so it's lighter. Adding 7-Up definitely made it a sweeter bread.

  4. I am not a cook in the least, but goodness, Mary -- if I ever become one, it will be largely thanks to you and this lovely, enthusiastic blog!