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Old 01-21-2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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Homemade bread, your favorite recipe?

What's your favorite type of bread to make at home?,

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Old 01-21-2014, 08:46 AM   #2
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I grew up with a basic white bread recipe.

The basic white bread can be used for bread, rolls, cinnamon rolls, pizza etc...

2 T butter or oil
2 t salt
2 T sugar or honey
1 cup hot milk
1 cup hot water
1 package dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water
6 cups, more or less, AP flour or bread flour.

Put yeast into a small bowl with 1/4 cup warm water, 110-115 degrees F, for about 5 minutes and let it foam. In a large mixing bowl put the hot milk, hot water, salt, sugar and shortening and let it cool to lukewarm, add yeast and 3 cups of flour and beat until smooth. Continue adding flour until a soft dough begins to form, dump onto a board and continue kneading 6 to 8 minutes, gradually adding just enough flour to give you a smooth, elastic, soft, slightly sticky dough. Put the dough into a greased bowl and cover loosely with a clean dish towel, let rise until double in bulk. Deflate the dough and shape into 2 loaves, place in greased pans, cover and allow to double in bulk. Bake in a 425 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes and then reduce heat to 375 and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Remove from pans, grease tops with butter or paint them with milk and allow to cool on a wire rack.

This is good if made with the water that potatoes are boiled in and even a cup of so of mashed potato added with the liquid ingredients. You can also use a cup or so of leftover cooked oatmeal. A bench scraper makes the job of kneading by hand much easier also greasing your hands with a little butter or oil makes the job a little easier. Good luck!
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Old 01-21-2014, 12:56 PM   #3
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The starch from potatoes works so well in bread, gives it a wonderfully soft texture.

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Old 01-21-2014, 01:46 PM   #4
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My most favorite recipe, I have lost. It was for a wonderful oatmeal bread.
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Old 01-21-2014, 05:41 PM   #5
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It may not be the same but King Arthur Flour's oatmeal bread is fantastic.

Back-of-the-Bag Oatmeal Bread: King Arthur Flour
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Old 01-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #6
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You cannot go wrong with the NYT no-knead bread recipe.

Crusty, rustic, nice holes (teehee) and delicious.

Plus -- easy as heck.

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/08/di...mrex.html?_r=0
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^^This. Even I can make it!
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:14 PM   #8
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Two more easy recipes.

Cuban Bread

This one was sort of a fad in the 70's, very good with a salad or soup meal.

Dilly Bread Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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It may not be the same but King Arthur Flour's oatmeal bread is fantastic.

Back-of-the-Bag Oatmeal Bread: King Arthur Flour
Thanks, BC! Nope not the same but sounds good. The one I made had cups of oatmeal and molasses. And it was a back of the bag recipe. I can't even remember the name of the company that made the rolled oats.
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:12 AM   #10
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Thanks you guys for sharing your different types of bread. DH bought me a bread maker for Christmas so I've been putting it to good use. So far I've made 2 loaves of raisin bread, white bread and cinnamon rolls. The cinnamon rolls didn't turn out the best. Used the bread maker to make the dough but it came out like a liquid after it had been kneaded. Guess I'll have to try those again.

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