Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Bubble Day

Yesterday, Cole's homeschool co-op met at our house for Bubble Day. I didn't have a lot of time to plan, what with all our Christmas celebrating (more on that in my next blog), so it wasn't quite as cool as our Snow Day we had at our house last week, but the kids had fun playing with bubbles, making bubble art, and making (& eating!) bubble bread.

You can make Bubble Bread with canned biscuits, but I like to make my dough from scratch. (Yes, once again, I am a foodie-snob!)
Bubble Bread
1 cup scalded milk
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
Mix milk, oil, and sugar, cool (to no hotter than 110 degrees). Add 1 1/2 Tbs. (or one packet) of yeast. Let mixture "sponge" for 5 minutes.
Add 2 beaten eggs and 3 cups of flour, mix well. Add 1 1/2 cups of flour and knead lightly on a floured surface.
Place in a greased bowl and let it rise until double. Punch it down and let it rise 10 more minutes.
Meanwhile, melt a stick of butter. Also, combine 1 cup of sugar and 1 Tbs. cinnamon.
Make "bubbles": Pinch dough into walnut-sized bubbles, dip into butter and then sugar mixture, and drop into a well-greased tube pan. Layer bubbles with chopped nuts, if desired. (yes, please!)
Let your bubble bread rise about 45 minutes, and then bake at 350 for about 40 minutes.


  1. And boy, was it delicious!!!
    There is nothing wrong with being a foodie snob. It is way better then being just a plain old snob, right?!
    Fabulous pictures, as always. I will have to upload mine, and see if I have any worth saving!
    Wonderful job again Mary.

  2. looks like the kids had fun. That bubble bread looks very yummy!