Saturday, May 15, 2010

Farming On Faith Is Featured On Gooseberry Patch ~My Homemade Bread Recipe

Welcome Gooseberry Patch Fans~
 I am so glad you came to visit today. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy your visit with me today. I hope you come back soon!

Today Farming On Faith is being featured on The Gooseberry Patch Blog. I just love Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks ~ I have many in my collection and am always wanting a new one. The recipes are tried and tested  and they are the best.

If you have not visited The  Gooseberry Patch Blog~today would be a great day to visit. Farming On Faith is on today's Featured Friday Series~ Click here to visit!

Here is my bread for the first timer~ If you have never made homemade bread this is the recipe to start with. It is wonderful. This is the recipe the Gooseberry Patch has printed on their blog.

Yes~you can make Homemade Bread! I love the smell of homemade bread baking in my kitchen.

3 cups of white or whole wheat flour, or 1-1/2 cups of each (plus a little extra flour for kneading)
1 teaspoon salt
1 packet, or about 2 teaspoons yeast
1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar or honey
2 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup warm water (not hot, just warm)

*Place 1 cup of warm water, 1 Tablespoon sugar, and yeast in a small bowl and let this froth. It will bubble and grow about double. If it does not froth it means your yeast is not good.

*Mix together flour, salt, 1/4 cup sugar into a mixing bowl. If you have a Kitchen Aid Mixer with a kneader~put into your mixer.

*When your yeast has frothed, add it to your dry ingredients along with your oil. Mix slowly~if it is to dry add just a bit more water. It depends upon the day here in Mo. You want to make a nice dough kind-of like play dough.

*If you have a Mix Aid Mixer~knead about 3-4 minutes on a low setting then turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth like a baby's bottom. If you knead by hand~knead about 10 minutes.

*Place dough into a large greased bowl. Let rise to double size. It will depend on how warm your kitchen is at the time how quickly it will rise. It seems to take about an hour if your kitchen is real warm. It will take a bit longer if your kitchen is cooler. Do not rush this step!

* After your dough has risen, punch it down, shape into loaves. This will make 1 really large loaf or 2 small loaves. Let the dough rise a second time in the pan to double size. I like the smaller ones for sandwiches and toast. If you're making it for a meal the large loaf is pretty.

* Bake @325 for about 50 minutes. Watch it closely. I just changed to an electric oven in our new home and it cooks faster.

* You know it is done when you take it out and give the bottom a thump. If it sounds hollow it is is down. If not put it back in for a few more minutes.

This is an easy bread to make and so cheap. I use it for cinnamon bread and cinnamon rolls also. Enjoy! Nothing makes a meal more complete than homemade bread.

Rolls~you just roll into a ball about the size of a lime. Then place them side by side, cover them and let them rise until double. Bake them at the same temperature as the bread.. It will only take about 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.  

Cinnamon rolls~ Same thing after they have risen~cut the dough into two balls. Take your rolling pin and roll out into a flat circle about 1/4 inch thick. Now cover with your butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Lots of butter and sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon just a bit thicker than you would toast. Now roll the dough up into a jelly roll and slice them about one inch thick. Place them side by side in a large cake pan. Let them rise until double in size. Bake about 18-20 or until golden brown. I like to cover mine with a powdered sugar frosting with maple added.


Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Carrie! What a terrific honor!

Carol said...

Congrats! Quite an honor, but I'm not surprised. Love your blog girl!

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

How exciting Carrie, congrats!!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Congratulations Carrie!! I LOVE this friday feature @ GBP and I cannot think of a better blog to be featured!!


Mrs. M said...

Congrats!!! How exciting!

amber waves of grain said...

I saw their website before I saw your blog this morning-- how awesome! You are a great blogger; I really enjoy reading your blog each day. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Congrats on your feature. I love finding new blogs to read. I find so many at GP. Enjoy you day and I am a new follower now.

Cora said...

Congrats on your feature!! So fun!!

Robin's New Song said...

How fun to visit your site. I've been away for awhile. Glad to hear about the goodness of God is all your endeavors! Blessing!


MyJourneyBack said...

Oh how amazing. I knew this was coming but I have goosebumps I am so proud of you. I love thier books too! I loved your yesterday posts btw. I have been praying for you this week. I just wanted to stop in tonight to tell you that and to wish you a great weekend. But you should be on cloud nine today/tongiht with this honor. I am so proud of you 'sista!

Tanya said...

What a nice honor for you to be recognized. Very much deserving!! I enjoyed it very much and I know your fam is very proud of you! Have a great weekend and maybe the sun will shine in MO. :0)

April said...

This is just like my bread recipe, except I skip the sugar and add a bit more honey. It comes out perfect every time. Congrats on being featured on Gooseberry Patch!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Carrie, and again congratulations, I will go read your interview. Thank you for sharing this bread recipe.
I so enjoyed reading your previous post.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Carrie, I just had to come back and tell you how much i enjoyed your interview at Gooseberry patch, and how blessed I was. You are such an inspiration to me.

blessedmomof3 said...

How exciting, Carrie! A BIG congrats! I enjoyed reading the interview! Gooseberry Patch is a wonderful site, and I adore their cookbooks. Unfortunately they are very expensive to buy here, and are hard to find. I've been trying to find a good homemade bread recipe to try that didn't have tons of cups of flour in it, and your recipe looks like a great one to try. I have wanted to make bread for quite a while now, so maybe I will try your recipe out tomorrow! (It's night time here in Australia now). I just hope the yeast I have is still good. Can the dough be put through the kneading process in a regular bread making machine?

Kristie said...

Congratulations Carrie! I will have to give it a try. We are really trying to cut back on the budget and we do go through about a large loaf a week (Costco size). We've planted our first garden of veggies too, and when we are able to buy a house I would really love to get my own hens as well!



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