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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Our Daily Bread


I baked bread today. This isn't my normal baking day, but due to the heat Monday (my normal baking day) I waited till today. Now the weather is so gourgeous it is almost like a clear fall day. I am enjoying it while it last because by Monday it is suppose to be hot again... sigh. Anyway, here is the "new" recipe I tried today. It isn't new to me because I have made it numerous times when I was a mother's helper. This is the first time I made it at home. I remember that it never lasted long among Mrs. E-'s family of seven children, five of which were boys. Enjoy!


Bread or Rolls

Mix:
3 c.flour
2 T. yeast
2 t. salt

In large bowl combine:
2 c. boiling water
1/4 c. butter (1/2 c. for rolls)
3 T. honey (6 T. for rolls)

Let sit until it is about 120 degrees. Stir in flour mixture. Continue adding flour (up to 3 c.) until stiff enough to knead. Knead 10 minutes. Let rise till doubled. Punch down, shape, and let rise again. Bake at 350 for 14 minutes (rolls) or 30 minutes (bread).

3 comments:

A HEART OF PRAISE said...

This looks wonderful! Bread making is probably my favorite baking item. I love tying out new recipes.:) Do you use whole wheat flour in this recipe?

Lydia said...

Hi Emily,
Thanx for reading my blog.
I use almost all whole wheat flour in this recipe with maybe a cup or two unbleached white flour to make it lighter. You'll love this bread!

sarah said...

It looks very yummy, I'll have to try making it sometime. I really like your blog!