Sunday, February 27, 2011

February Adventure: World's best Bread!

Hey Bloggers! Do you love homemade bread? I know we do! Making your own bread is cheap, healthy, and so tasty! Now some bread recipes aren't the easiest, but our recipe is almost fool proof. The only thing that hard about it is having enough time and having the right mixer.
Easy Bread Recipe
Makes 2 loaves
5 cups of flour ( you can do anything from all purpose to whole wheat)
1 1/2 tablespoons of dough enhancer
1/2 tablespoon of salt
1 Heaping tablespoon of yeast
1/3 cup of honey ( you can use sugar, but honey makes the bread softer)
2 tablespoons of oil
2 cups of hot water
Cooking Spray
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Briefly mix dry ingredients ( this recipe works best with a bosh).You only add 3 cups of flour at this point. Put the salt on one side of the bowl, yeast on the other. If you put the yeast and salt together, the salt will kill the yeast and your bread will be flat. Then pour in honey, oil, and water. Then the remaining flour, then mix. If the dough is too wet add a tablespoon of flour, if too dry add a tablespoon of water. Then on a low medium speed knead the dough for 8- 10 minutes ( this is the easy part the mixer does all the work for you). Turn off the oven (we just needed a warm place to rise our dough, but we don't want it hot.) Spray a clean part of the counter with Cooking Spray. (Instead of kneading the dough out on flour we are going to use oil this will make the bread less dense.) Lay down the dough and knead it, making sure there are no air bubbles. Form the dough into a ball and cut the dough in half with a knife (instead of tearing the dough we will cut it so we don't tear the gluten. It will also result in a straight edge when you cook it.) Put the dough into pans that have been sprayed and let it rise in the oven for 30 minutes of until it is double the size of the pan. Once it has risen Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown. Carefully take out the bread and put it on a cooling rack. When cool enough to touch, slice and serve. Enjoy!

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