Flower Pots

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.

Herb Bread

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)

  1. Mix yeast, water and sugar in mixer bowl.  Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. 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.
  3. Knead dough by hand 8 – 10 minutes, in the Bosch mixer 4 minutes (probably 6 minutes with a Kitchen Aid mixer).
  4. Put dough in an oiled bowl.  Cover with a damp towel and let rise until doubled.
  5. Punch dough down.  Shape into either two loaves or one loaf and four flower pots.  Allow to rise til doubled.
  6. Bake at 350 for 35 – 40 minutes if using loaf pans; for 25 – 30 minutes if using flower pots.

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Comments

  1. 1

    says

    this just looks like fun!! Is it just glazed flower pots you use or are they ‘special’ ones??? I love the idea of cooking in flower pots, but have heard that you shouldn’t….. But if it’s glazed pots, it would be okay then??? And do you have to grease them so the bread will come out??? Ah, guess I am feeling like I need my hand held on this baking bread in a flower pot. Feel the fear and do it anyway, I know, I know!! But I want to do it ‘right’! Okay, I will find some glazed pots and now I have to give this a try. And the recipe sounds really good!! Thanks Judy!!!

  2. 5

    says

    Thanks for reminding me of Flower Pot bread…..I need to dig out my pots. I used to make this bread when my boys were at home. Ages ago.

  3. 6

    says

    We had that at a restaurant, but I have never made this. I even bought the pots but I think I bought the wrong ones,as mine are not glazed. I might have killed us! LOL
    I didn’t know they should love like yours. Guess I will use them for something else—they don’t have holes in the bottom. Maybe seeds?