What pretty flower pots! Maybe too pretty for planting flowers?
OK. Let’s do something else with them! How about . . we make flower pot bread?
We’ve had these pots for years! When Chad was a kid, he loved to help make flower pot bread. It’s actually just any old bread recipe you want to use but baked in glazed flower pots.
For this batch, I made Herb Bread.
Yes, it was really good! But, homemade bread, fresh from the oven is always good. Here’s the recipe I used but you can use any recipe you desire.
2 packages active dry yeast
2-1/2 c. warm water
2 T. sugar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 T. salt
1 T. dried basil
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
1/3 c. grated Romano cheese
2 c. whole wheat flour
4 c. bread flour (I used the patent flour that I use for everything)
- Mix yeast, water and sugar in mixer bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.
- Stir in olive oil, salt, herbs, garlic and onion powders, cheese and the whole wheat flour. Gradually add in the bread flour, adding more water or a bit more flour to get to the consistency desired.
- Knead dough by hand 8 – 10 minutes, in the Bosch mixer 4 minutes (probably 6 minutes with a Kitchen Aid mixer).
- Put dough in an oiled bowl. Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled.
- Punch dough down. Shape into either two loaves or one loaf and four flower pots. Allow to rise til doubled.
- Bake at 350 for 35 – 40 minutes if using loaf pans; for 25 – 30 minutes if using flower pots.