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Friday, September 04, 2009

Favorite Bread Recipes

Stephanie at Barefoot in the Kitchen asked for favorite bread recipes today, and since I LOVE homemade bread, I have to share mine.

2 Hour Bread (made with all whole wheat flour, some whole wheat, or all white flour)

Mix in a large bowl: 2 3/4 cups warm water, 1/3 cup oil, 1/3 cup honey, 1/2 T. salt.
Add 2 1/2 cups flour and stir well.
Add 1 1/2 T. yeast.
Add 2 1/2 cups flour and stir well.
Add 1-2 MORE cups flour. (Or, if you live in a humid climate, lots more flour).
Pour onto a floured surface and knead about 5 minutes, adding flour if it becomes sticky.
Divide into 2 loaves and place in greased bread pans.
Put in 150 degree oven for 30 minutes, then turn up the heat to 325 and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from pans and after taking them out of the oven.

My kids' favorite is Peasant Bread. For the recipe link HERE.

And going a little off topic, here is the recipe I use for Homemade Rolls. Honestly, I'm almost drooling just thinking about them.

2 cups warm water
1/3 cup sugar
2 T. yeast
1/4 cup shortening
1 egg
6+ cups flour
2 tsp. salt

Dissolve yeast in warm water. Add egg, salt, sugar, and shortening. Add flour 2 cups at a time. Knead for 10 minutes. Roll into 20 rolls. Place in a 9x13 inch pan and let rise until rolls reach the top of the pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350. Brush with margarine and bake 5 more minutes.


Jen said...

Fun recipes! Your bread recipe is pretty close to mine. :) I'll have to try that peasant one once it gets cool enough to bake around here again.

Jen said...

btw, I like your header.

Michelle Pyne said...

Nothing better than homemade bread and rolls! MMMMMMM!

Kjirsten said...

I will definitely try these, thanks!