Bulk Bread Baking Before Summer

I spent quite a lot of time last year bulk cooking and stocking our freezer full of baked goodies for after Jill was born. That was on top of regular baking I did throughout the week. So needless to say, I spent a lot of sunny days sweating in my sweltering kitchen.

This summer, I am determined to not turn the oven on unless absolutely neccesary. So I’ve decided one way to ensure my success in that endevour is to do as much baking as I can ahead of time. Since our love of home-baked bread doesn’t go away on a hot day, I’m thinking that might be a good idea to focus on. My experience with freezing homemade bread has always been good. While I’ll admit nothing can compare to that fresh-out-of-the-oven first slice, the overall experience is just as good as fresh.

Just in case you might also want to sneak in a baking day or two before the heat really hits, here are some of my favorite bread recipes.

Cheddar Garlic Bread

Cheddar Pan Rolls


English Muffin Bread

Homemade Crescent Rolls

Italian Herb Spiral Rolls


Stuffed Bread Sticks

Tomato Basil Bread


Simple Pull-Apart Rolls