Friday, October 17, 2008

Grandma Sycamore Bread!

For all of you that live in Utah, this is something that you see on a daily basis at the grocery store. That is not the case here in Tennessee. The bread here is terrible, we have tried every kind imaginable. I have stopped people in the grocery store numerous times to ask them what kind of bread they buy. Nothing that we have tried has even compared to Grandma Sycamore's. So to my surprise, my wonderful in laws brought two loaves of this wonderful bread with them on the plane when they came to visit. We are so excited about it, I know that its kind of sad, but it's true. So if you ever move from Utah make sure you stock up before you leave, I promise you will miss it. Does anyone who has moved away have any opinions on this? Also tell me what kind of bread you buy.

18 comments:

Eric and Brooke said...

Mmmm! Didn't realize how blessed we are to have it!! Wish I had some suggestions for you. Hope's hair is so cute. I am soooo proud of her.

Misty said...

I'm so glad you finally got a loaf of that stuff. I know how much you've missed it.

K'Brina said...

That would be horrible. We can't live without good bread.
I would just start making your own. I have a good bread recipe. I will have to email it to you. You can bake 3 loaves at a time and freeze them. It is the best.

Jami said...

Misty told me how much you were missing the bread. How funny! We'll all have to send you some! My personal favorite is called Harper's Homemade bread. I don't know if it's just in Utah, but I couldn't live without it. I buy it Walmart so maybe they have it! Good Luck!!! I miss you!

Dani said...

I totally agree. Every summer I always looked forward to getting back to Utah and good bread. Funny though!

Melinda said...

Yeah, the stuff in Ohio is junk too. It's ok, but I'm totally with you on Grandma Sycamore. It rocks.

Lisa and Brian said...

It's good to get away from Grandma Sycamore's. It's 100 calories a slice and highly addictive. I go to Atlanta Bread Company, though, if I want good bread. It's a nationwide chain. Their honey wheat is quite tasty and baked fresh daily.

Melissa said...

OH, we can totally relate! We felt the same way there in fairview! If we ever come visit, we'll bring some too!:)

Jenn said...

That bread should be everywhere in the world!

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Tiffany said...

That bread is delicious, I agree. My kids would definitly struggle without it.

Margaret said...

We are also from Utah. We live in Florida now and the bread is ghastly. We bring bags of Grandma Sycamores bread home with us when ever we visit Utah relatives, in fact our son and his wife have sent us loaves for Christmas. They send them frozen and we freeze them when they get here. Why can't we have some Grandma Sycamore's bakeries in the southeast? I guarantee that they would wipe out the others, fast.

Lisa said...

I found your blog while googleing grandma sycamore bread, I hope you don't mind me commenting. Funny I posted a very similar blog in June. My sister-in-law sent me 8 loaves for my birthday and my last one is in the freezer! They need to offer online ordering. The store bought bread in Atlanta is terrible as well!

Gluten Free Mom to Many said...

This is all of the rage here in Utah. I thought maybe you might enjoy this. Some say this bread is like Grandma Sycamores. (I used to live in Pleasant Grove Utah by the original little store on the State road by the fair grounds where they baked the bread. I bought it unsliced and HOT. That has been at least 13 years ago. The store was clean inside, but nothing fancy outside. I believe the building has some sort of odds and ends store in it now. Before I knew what happened another baker bought them out and the old little store was gone. But, the large commercial baker made the bread much more available. At first only very local grocery stores carried it.

1 hour bread recipe

10 1/2 cups white unbleached BREAD FLOUR (Must be bread flour)
3 tbsp Saf-instant yeast (Must be INSTANT)
3 rounded Tbsp liquid Lecithin
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp salt
4 cups hot water

Follow in order-
Mix the dry ingredients together.
Add lecithin and water. If dough is too moist add more flour. (Keep the dough a tacky medium dough.) A medium dough is quite moist and requires an oiled counter and oiled hands for shaping. If you do not leave it sticky you end up with a tough crumbly loaf.
Spray counter and hands and pans with PAM. (I use my old stand by and put shortening in the pans. (Most bread recipes will stick to the pan if you only use oil or pam but the lecithin helps this bread to release.) Shape 4 loaves and place in pans. Spray tops with pam lightly. Cover with a dish towel. Let raise about 25 minutes. (I use Large loaf pans.) Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

tootyzzuty said...

Very good recipe, very easy to make thanks so much.

"Gram" said...

I too, found your blog while googling Grandma Sycamore's Bread. I live in California, close to Monterey, and I am on my last loaf and am not planning on being in Utah until March, when another little grandbaby is born. They really do need to do on-line ordering. It is the BEST bread. I CANNOT find any other bread that even comes close since I married my husband, and moved out here, 7 years ago. I feel your pain. And I appreciate the bread recipe, as well, I'll give it a try! Thanks!!

Swim Freak! said...

If you're ever in Utah or Idaho try the Harper's Homemade Bread! If you think Grandma Sycamore's is good this is 10 times better! And it is way healthier! No joke! It's amazing!

Greg and Jessica said...

Im way late, BUT both Grandma Sycamore Bread and Harper's Homemade bread (Rexburg) are amazing and I too, like most of you, a suffering without it. We live in CO, not too far from yummy bread accessibility, but are moving to PA and will definitely be out of LUCK. Sad. Found this blog while searching for grandma sycamore bread.

Cassandra Bingham said...

I too found this while Goggling Grandma Sycamores bread. We moved from Utah to Tennessee 6 months ago and did not realize There would be such a problem finding replacement bread. I have tried every brand I have been able to find without success. My poor son has completely stopped eating sandwiches . I will have to resort to making something myself that can come closer to the beloved Grandma Sycamore's bread.