Monday, September 21, 2009

Bread!

So I said I would do bread for the next recipe. Every week or so, depending on how often we need it, I make bread. I don't buy it at the store. I now have the time to make it at home, and it saves money. And it's super tasty.

The recipe I use is also my mother-in-laws, same as the cookies. It makes 4 loaves, but I only have 2 loaf pans, so I get 3 huge loaves!

Bread:
7 cups flour
2 Tbsp powdered milk
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast.

Mix



5 1/2 cups hot water
6 Tbsp oil
mix again









Add 6 more cups of flour, mix and then put dough into well-oiled bowl.







Let rise until doubled (about 45 mins.)








Punch down and let rise 40 mins.








(This may be gross, but I put a bit of oil on my hands every time I punch the dough down. Less of it gets on my hands.) Punch down, let rise 20 mins. Punch down, let rise 15 mins (this is when I turn on the oven-350 degrees). Place dough on clean surface, cut into 4 pieces and place in loaf pans. (Like I said I only do 3.) Place in oven and bake 30 mins. Take out of oven and place on wire baking sheet to cool, about 10 mins. Take out of pans and enjoy! (I keep one loaf out and put the other's in gallon sized bags and freeze them)


And then I make awesome grilled cheese!

5 comments:

becky rigby said...

I love grilled cheese!!! =)

Janae H. said...

any idea how to make it wheat bread? you're recipe looks awesome, I just prefer wheat bread.

Luanne Hardy said...

YUM! I wish I had the time to home make bread. I used to but now that I'm a working woman it's kind of hard. I am going to use that recipe some time soon though.

Charlotte Shores said...

Yum! I really need to learn how to make bread, I looooove homemade bread!

The Greens said...

I make homemade bread every week and a half also. With my recipe I use 1/2 wheat flour and 1/2 white flour. The best thing about homemade bread is that one slice fills you up.