Collection Of Dinnertime Bread Recipes

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A classic Southern meal in the old days always included bread. Bread was a great meal stretcher and even the poorest of sharecroppers usually had the ingredients to make it thanks to the staples of 25 pound sack of flour provided by the land owners (look for a quote from my Great Grandmother Lela about this at the bottom of this post). Although I don’t have bread with every supper nowadays, more often than not we do. Here are some of my favorite dinnertime bread recipes, some classic and some new fangled. I hope you’ll find at least one or two new ones to make for those you love.

drop biscuits

Drop Biscuits – And How Your Mama Did It Just Right

This is a recipe that is always considered a treat at my house, met with the same zeal as a dessert even though it is just a bread. A variation on my Mama’s hoe cake, she often mixed up the same batter and made drop biscuits instead.


Dixie Cornbread (Go Dawgs!)

This recipe is from friend and Southern Plate Family Member Terri. I have never had cornbread so moist in all of my born days. I feel certain that no small amount of my existance has been wasted up until tasting this.

Jordan Rolls

Jordan Rolls – And why interruptions are the key to my success

This is my personal roll recipe, that I serve whenever an occasion calls for them.

Buttermilk Biscuits
I have GOT to remember to take a better photo next time I make these! This one is from three years ago, taken with my cell phone.

How To Make Buttermilk Biscuits

If you have had problems in the past with your biscuits turning out to be more like hockey pucks than our beloved southern staple, this recipe is the one for you.

Ten Minute Rolls

Ten Minute Rolls

When you’ve got a family of rumbling stomachs and the meal about to go on the table these rolls come in handy. If you work fast, you can have them ready from start to finish in about ten minutes using ingredients you probably already have on hand.

When I first posted these lots of folks said they served them with butter and honey.

Hoe Cake

Hoe Cake

This bread is one of my dear favorites and I’d hate to think that some of you have never had it. It is among a list of recipes I love so much that I’d like to ask you to make them as a personal favor to me. My family’s hoe cake uses flour and produces a bread much like buttermilk biscuits in flavor only with a lighter and fluffier texture and crispy outsides.

Seeded Yeast Rolls

Seeded Yeast Rolls, Ready From Your Freezer Anytime!

These rolls are absolutely delicious but my favorite part is the seeds. I LOVE wheaty bread with seeds inside, it’s my favorite. For this recipe, you can use what seeds you prefer or the combination I used. Everything is nicer when you customize it to your own tastes.

“Mama always said many a family would have starved to death back

then if not for biscuits and gravy.”

~My Grandmother, Lucille Pockrus, quoting my great grandmother, Lela Sanders.

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  1. I’ve made and LOVE the Hoe Cake, but I’ll have to try all the others as soon as I get home. We’ve been away for awhile getting some medical treatments for my DH, and are leaving for home next week. Looking forward to cooking again, and these will all get tried soon.
    Thanks Christy

  2. Christy, I made the cornbread tonight, with some home made veggie soup I had in the freezor. OMGoodness, my kids loved it, I loved it and my husband who usually won’t touch cornbread, came in and got a big piece before the soup was even heated. I had let them all taste a little piece when it came out of the oven. I wound up having to make 2 cakes instead of one. I decided instead of having mine with the soup I would have some hot cornbread with milk. MMMMMgood! I have never had corn bread this light and moist.

  3. I love these recipes! I’m really into making fast and easy breads to go with dinners. Now I feel like mixing up some beans and some sort of bread for dinner tonight. Often the simple meals are the absolute best. 🙂

  4. Thanks Christy for sending these all together…I make an easy beer bread or rolls and my family loves them also unsweetened cornbread…also do variations making a fritter with smoked gouda greenonions and corn…it rocks…but will try thr rolls and seeded rolls…love you!

  5. I have got to try your Butter milk biscuit recipe, and the cornbread. I can’t wait. The biscuits look just like the ones my GrandMa made and I have never been able to replicate them. My cornbread is good but always too heavy tasting, so maybe this one will make the difference. I just love your recipes, and so does my family.

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