Friday, July 22, 2016

My Easy Homemade Bread Recipe

Simple Homemade Bread

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 but 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 the yeast is not good.

*Mix together flour, salt, 1/4 cup sugar into a mixing bowl. I use a Kitchen Aid Mixer with the kneader.

*When your yeast has frothed, add it to your dry ingredients along with your oil. Mix slowly if it is to dry then add just a bit more water.  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 the dough rise until double in size.  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 the dough has risen, punch it down, shape into loaves. This will make 1 really large loaf or 2 small loaves. Let it rise again in the pans to double size.

* Bake @325 for about 50 minutes. Watch it closely.

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

Cinnamon Rolls: After the dough has risen, cut the dough into two balls. Roll out into a flat circle about 1/4 inch thick. Cover with 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 about an hour. Bake about 18-20 or minutes or until golden brown. Frosting: Evaporated milk, powered sugar and pure maple syrup.



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