Friday, November 20, 2009

Mmmm - Bread

For quite a while now I have been aspiring to make my own bread. I have tried a few recipes and had some failures and some success. I have finally come upon a recipe that I really like for now. I am hoping to soon swap out the sugar for honey, but i haven't played with it yet. I'm not sure if I can do an even swap out or not. If anyone has any experience and can answer that for me I would appreciate it. Here is my recipe.

2 Cups warm water
2 Tbs yeast
1 egg
1/3 cup oil
2 Tbsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
6-7 cups flour

I mix the yeast, warm water and sugar together and let it sit a bit. I then add everything else together. I now make this in my kitchen aid mixer, so I dump everything together and mix with a dough hook until it is a nice dough. I did mix by hand int eh beginning and I had to slowly incorporate the flour. After it was mixed I placed it into a greased bowl and put it in a slightly warmed oven to rise. After it has doubled in size I punch it down and cut it in half to make two loaves. I let it rise again, then bake it at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Here is the finished product.

Last night I made this recipe and I took half of the dough and rolled it into little balls to make dinner rolls. I baked half of them and froze the other half. The baked ones were good. My plan it to let the frozen ones thaw, rise, then bake them as well. We'll have to see if it works.


  1. Something else you can do is make your rolls in the oven, bake until just starting to brown, freeze, and then rebake to serve. To warm them in the oven to serve them, just do it till they are slightly brown. THey should be thawed, warmed, and perfect.

  2. I just found your blog through the Tot School page, I'm writing a post about literacy in young children and found your post on sand trays. Love it!

  3. This looks so good! I miss you! I hope you are doing well and everything is okay.

    Just to let you know I am thinking of you. :-)