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. Thank you so much for this recipe! This southern boy was gettin mighty tired of biscuits. This is going to be perfect with my chicken fried chicken dinner! Thanks for sharing Christy! God bless.

  2. Made your jordon rolls for Easter dinner.they were fabulous! My husband ate half dozen at supper! Your buttermilk biscuits are good too! I love all the stories you tell too . Thanks so much!

  3. Hello to everyone, I am looking for a bread recipe called by different names. My grandmother made it all the time and I have lost my copy.
    It is called Angel Bread or Company Bread.
    You make it in one bowl and just pour it into pans and bake.
    Gramma made it all the time and it was loved by us all. She always made it for company so we would have enough to go around.
    Any help would be appreciated.

  4. I made the Hoe Cake this weekend and it was a smash. I love bread and this was like a big light biscut. yummy

  5. Christy, I love Southern Plate! All the recipes remind me of my grandmothers wonderful dishes she just to cook! Can you tell me the name of the recipe book you were reading when you got the recipe for Dixie Cornbread?
    Keep those good old Southern recipes coming!!!

  6. So i have made the Dixie Cornbread more than once and OMG it is awesome. It was in fact the first time I ever made homemade from scratch cast iron skillet cornbread, my hubby was so impressed 🙂 needless to say there is never any leftovers.

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