Thursday, May 7, 2009


There are two bread recipes that I tend to use over and over again. I love making bread. It is a hobby of mine. The first recipe my brother gave me. You can make 4 loafs in about an hour. It is a light bread that is very good for sandwiches and toast. The second recipe is a more hearty bread. And it is good!! I make this for soups and stews and toast. It takes a bit longer to make but so well worth it. This recipe makes two, so you may want to double it.

One Hour Bread

5 c. white flour
5 c. wheat flour
1/2 c. gluten
2/3 c. brown sugar
1 TBS salt
3 rounded TBS of SAF yeast
1/3 c oil (or lecithin 3 half dollar size globs directly in the flour)
4 c. hot tap water
3 eggs (optional but adds flavor)

Mix dry ingredients together. Add oil, water and eggs. Mix for 1 minute and check consistency. If dough is too dry, add more water. If dough is too moist, add more flour. Mix then five minutes. (Do not add water or flour to the dough after it has finished mixing.) Spray counter and pans with Pam. Shape loaves and cover with dish towel. Let raise for 25 minutes. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Honey Wheat Bread

1 pkg. rapid rise yeast
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 c warm water
1 can evaporated milk
1/4 c water
1/4 c melted shortening
1/4 c honey
2 tsp salt
5 c wheat flour (I prefer hard red wheat)

Dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 c warm water. Combine milk, 1/4 c water, shortening, honey, salt and 2 c flour in a bowl. Mix in yeast mixture, and let rest 15 minutes. Add 3 more cups flour and mix for 5 minutes. Place the dough in a big buttered bowl. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let dough rise until double. Punch down, and divide dough in half. Form into loaves and place in a greased bread pan. Let rise in a warm area until double. Bake at 375 for 25-35 minutes, or until tops are golden brown. Butter crust while warm.

1 comment:

Megan said...

Thank you! Now I will give these a try!
Also, I loved reading your post about things you love and treasure. I easily take for granted all of my many blessings.
You are a blessing to me!