Last Sunday I was browsing though some old cookbooks and found this recipe for Tootsie Rolls. Since that is one of my kids and my favorites I had to give it a try. The recipe is simple and was really good. They seemed to get better with age, granted they did not last long at our house. A friend of my daughters came over and was so excited to have them. He thought they tasted just like Tootsie Rolls. It was pretty cute. They are not exactly like the Tootsie Rolls but pretty close. It was fun to make something a little different for my traditional Sunday treat.
Do you ever picture yourself eating a slice of Italian bread you know the type with the crunchy outside and soft and delicate inside. Well this is the recipe for you and I have found the secret to getting the perfect crust!! Crusty Italian Bread makes 2 loaves 1 1/3 cups warm water 2 1/4 teaspoons yeast 1 Tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil 4 cups flour Place warm water, yeast and brown sugar in mixing bowl. Stir and let stand for a few minutes until it start to bubble and foam a bit. Add olive oil and salt. Mix and add the flour gradually. You want to add enough that the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl. You want to mix it with the dough hook for a few minutes. Cover and let the dough rise until doubled about 30 minutes. Punch down dough and divide in two and form into two loaves (I doubled the recipe this time.) Cover with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Beat