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Appalachia Through My Eyes – Pap’s Sweet Bread

Pap’s sweet bread. He makes it every once in a while. He doesn’t really have a recipe; he mixes flour, sodie, salt, sugar, and oil up; pours it in a cast iron pan and bakes it in the oven till brown. It’s good-and I’m always glad to hear Granny say “your Daddy make a cake of sweet bread you ought to come get some.” Pap’s favorite way to eat it-with a can of Granny’s peaches.

Tipper

Appalachia Through My Eyes – A series of photographs from my life in Southern Appalachia.

 

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    Tipper
    June 10, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Lise-I’m going to try and find out how much of what he uses and post the recipe : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
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    Tipper
    June 10, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Sandra-its not real sweet like a cake would be-but he does use enough that you can taste it. I’m going to work on getting him to let me watch and measure the next time he makes a pan : )
    Blind Pig The Acorn
    Celebrating and Preserving the
    Culture of Appalachia
    http://www.blindpigandtheacorn.com

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    Becky
    June 10, 2011 at 5:40 am

    That just makes my mouth water. Would love to have a taste!

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    Vicki Lane
    June 9, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I’m going to have to try this!

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    Suzi Phillips
    June 9, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Yummy-sounds like a cross between soda bread & skillet biscuits.

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    B. Ruth
    June 9, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Tipper,
    Tell Barbara that Love is the best ingredient in any recipe!…
    Have you heard the story of the Mother that took a can down from the cabinet and opened it and put a pinch in each dish she made. She told her children with a warning that no one was ever to look into or spill her can of the special secret ingredient..
    When many years later the family found out, after much questioning, that there was nothing in the can…She just pretended to get a pinch out of the herb can. She said it was a “pinch of love” that she added in every dish she made to try and make each meal for them special!…..
    Thanks Tipper

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    Ken
    June 9, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    Tipper,
    You just jogged another memory. I
    had forgotten about sweet bread.
    My parents were a lot like yours,
    they always canned lots of peaches
    and blackberries to go with those
    special treats for us youngin’s.
    And it was my daddy that made our
    sweet bread cake too. He could do
    everything! But one time I had two
    friends playing with me and mama
    came to the kitchen door and hollared for us. She sat us all down at the table to ‘hot biscuits and peaches’, and I thought my folks are the greatest.
    …Ken

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    Lonnie L. Dockery
    June 9, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Tipper,
    I hadn’t even thought of Sweet Bread in years!! It used to be such a treat!

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    Elizabeth K
    June 9, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Sounds like it would be great with a cup of tea!

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    Jim Casada
    June 9, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Tipper–Really interesting stuff, and I loved your incorrect spelling of soda (“sodie”). I have not idea of whether it was intentional or not, and it doesn’t matter. What does matter is how it appealed to me. Why? Because that’s the way mountain folks pronounce the word and for us, sodie or sody would be the right spelling.
    Of course that in turn leads to the topic of soft drinks, which I never heard called soda pops until I was grown. Most commonly they were dopes or belly washers.
    Jim Casada
    http://www.jimcasadaoutdoors.com

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    Luann
    June 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    Oh, do go watch him make it as soon as you can…and while he does, write down how much of each ingredient he uses. This is a way to preserve a family heirloom. Too often we don’t do this and wish years later that we had….

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    sandra
    June 9, 2011 at 9:21 am

    daddy made this without sugar and called it hoe cake, i still make it once in a while. how much sugar does he use, a little or a lot

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    Shirla
    June 9, 2011 at 8:45 am

    So simple to make, yet as delicious as any store bought dessert. Mom called it sweet pone.

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    Barbara Johnson
    June 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I always say things taste best when there is no recipe involved..just love 🙂

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    Lise
    June 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Looks yummy:) Can you give us the approximations of how much of each ingredient? Would love to try it!

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    Bonnie Pence
    June 9, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Please, please, please – take a video of him making it, interview him and get him to talk about it; sneak a measuring cup and get details, etc.
    You will cherish it forever, as will your children and your grandchildren…..and you can POST the recipe here for us all to try!

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 9, 2011 at 7:59 am

    that looks yummy! Would love to make some, what consistency is the dough?

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    Miss Cindy
    June 9, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Oh, that sounds good…and with home canned peaches.
    I just might have to try making some of that!
    You know there is a world of difference in home canned peaches and store bought peaches!

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    Stscey
    June 9, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Sounds delicious, I’ll be right over 🙂 You saying that he eats it with peaches makes me think of a cobbler. I think I’ll make one today.
    Stacey
    SWPA

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    B. Ruth
    June 9, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Tipper,
    Almost sounds like soda bread.. sounds so good…Irish soda bread uses buttermilk….does he use any milk and/or just oil…
    Our garden is toasting…
    gettin’ bad here in East
    Tennessee for the cattle and dairy farmers as well…we need rain bad…
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Dee from Tennessee
    June 9, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Man, I’d give a “yankee dime” for a piece of that right now! Wish you had a recipe for this Tipper!

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    Sassy
    June 9, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Does he deliver? hehehe Looks yummy!

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    kat
    June 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Would go good with this cup of coffee.

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    Clint
    June 9, 2011 at 6:29 am

    oh, man.

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