Asphodel Bread

Recipe by Foxgirl

Another classic from our handwritten family cookbook, this is a bread you don't have to knead! It doesn't have asphodel in it, though--it was named for the historic Asphodel Plantation in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, where it was originally served.

Top Review by Librarybaker

I used to make a similar bread when we lived in Louisiana, but had lost the recipe. Thanks for posting this! I have used the batter for loaves and rolls.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift mix, sugar and salt in a large bowl.
  2. Soften yeast in the warm milk.
  3. Beat eggs thoroughly with the cream of tartar.
  4. Combine milk and egg mixtures and pour into the rest of the (dry) ingredients, stirring until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Set aside in a warm place, covering the top of the bowl with a damp towel.
  6. When the batter has expanded to double its original size, stir it down and fill oiled loaf pans half-full.
  7. Let the batter double in size again, in the loaf pans, then bake at 350°F for 30 minutes.
  8. Once the bread is made, it can be wrapped in foil and frozen for reheating as needed--keeps very well.

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