Thursday, September 8, 2005

Baking Bread

As it gets cooler I am thinking it is time to start baking agian, here is my favorite bread recipie.


This Recipie is from our pastors family, I found it the best so far , you can't goof it up. It is not for a bread machine but I do make it in my kitchen aid mixer.

To make 3 loaves of bread ( to make whole wheat just use 1/2 whole wheat flour)


1 pint water
1 pint milk
1 stick melted margarine or butter
1 1/2 Tablespoons salt
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon yeast
about 3 lbs flour


Mix the warm ( almost hot ) milk, water, sugar, and salt. Stir until disolved. Sprinkle yeast on top of liquid and wait a few seconds until it moistens. Stir in.

wait 10 minutes until the yeast begins " working"

Add melted margarine to mix and immediately begin adding flour so that the margarine doesn't harden. Add about 1/2 of the flour to make a thick soup. Gradually add remaining flour, stirring from the edges to the center.

When enough flour has been added so that the dough doesn't easily stick to your hand then dump it on the counter and keed it until it begins getting stiffer ( about 10 min)

Roll into a ball and place back in the oiled bowl. Swish around and turn over so oiled side is up ( so the bread dough doesen't dry out when rising ) Cover. Let stand until doubled. Knock dough down and turn over. Let it rise until doubled agian.

Break dough into three portions. Kneed to remove bubbles and place in bread pans. Let rise until dough rises about 1 inch over the top of the pans. Bake at 325 in center of oven foe about 30 mintues.

I have made this recipie many times, and have never failed at it. Our pastor makes it at Christmas as he gives each family a loaf on Christmas day, and the church smells so good.

1 comment:

  1. Always looking for good recipes. I'll have to try this one.