Wednesday, March 30, 2011

My Homemade Bread Recipe

Here is the bread recipe we use to make every type of bread imaginable:

3 tsp yeast (regular, old fashioned dry yeast)
1 tsp sugar
1/2 cup of warm water

*dissolve sugar into warm water and sprinkle in yeast. Let rise until bubbly.

4 cups water
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar (1/2 cup molasses for brown bread)

*Mix in a bowl with yeast mixture. Add whatever grains you any want (1/4 cup-1/2 cup) (or 1/2 cup raisins and 2 tbsp cinnamon for raisin bread). Add flour (about 6-8 cups?) and knead until elastic (not sticky, and not dry and crumbly).

Once dough is kneaded, spread the top with butter and put a hand towel (non-fuzzy) over it. Let rise to double its size.

Once risen, pound down to get air bubbles out. Cut in 3 equal parts and shape into loaves or rolls. (I roll it flat and then roll it up like making cinnamon rolls, tucking the ends in).
Let rise until it makes a nice sized loaf. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (until golden brown)

Makes 3 loaves.