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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 24
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 73.6
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 49.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 12.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g

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Bread, Homemade

Submitted by: KITTIEWITCH

Introduction

This is a basic recipe with numerous variations. Change up the liquid for a flavoured bread. Change the flours as long as they add up to 3 cups you can add any type of grain flour. Add a half cup of seeds (sesame, poppy, sunflower, pumpkin...) for extra crunch. This is a basic recipe with numerous variations. Change up the liquid for a flavoured bread. Change the flours as long as they add up to 3 cups you can add any type of grain flour. Add a half cup of seeds (sesame, poppy, sunflower, pumpkin...) for extra crunch.
Number of Servings: 24

Ingredients

    1 cup Water (as hot as you can get it from the tap or boiled then cooled for 5 min)
    1/2 tsp salt
    2 tbsp oil (olive, canola, vegetable, butter...)
    3 cups flour (any mix you wish)
    1 1/2 tsp quick rise yeast

Directions

A bread machine makes this really easy, just load all the ingredients in and start it up.

If you don't have a bread machine. Start with the water in a very large bowl. sprinkle the yeast over the top and let it sit for about 10 min. Its ready when the yeast is dissolved and foam starts to rise to the top. Mix in the oil (melt butter if you are using it). Whisk in about half of the flour and mix thoroughly, then start adding the rest of the flour and mix thoroughly after each addition, when the rest of the flour has been added turn out the dough onto a flat surface and kneed (use flour sprinkled over the surface to keep it from sticking) for at least 15 min, until its smooth and elastic. It should be soft when pinched but feel kinda spongy or springy.

Place it in an oiled bowl, turn the dough ball around to coat with oil, cover with a damp towel or plastic wrap and place in a warm place (Warm oven to 250 F then turn off element, leave light on) Let rise for about 1 hour, then punch down and let rise again (the additional rise lets flavors develop better). After the second rise shape into two small loaves or one large loaf, let rise again. Bake in 350 F oven for 30-45 min.

Remove from loaf pans immediately when removed from oven, let cool for about 5 min, slice and enjoy!!

Number of Servings: 24

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KITTIEWITCH.





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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    We make this a lot, very easy and delicious too. - 3/4/09

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  • Sounds great! I'm making it right now! - 10/20/10

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  • did you mean to leave out the sugar?
    just in case it was an accident, i added 1/3 cup sugar. & i used 1 cup of bread flour (this was being done in the breadmaker) & 2 cups of "unknown" (i didn't know if the flour in the canister was bread or all purpose) so i figured i couldn't go wrong either way - 4/3/10

    Reply from KITTIEWITCH (6/7/10)
    Yes I leave out the sugar. Never have used it for bread making as I don't like sweet bread for everyday. 1/3 of a cup is a lot for regular bread, most recipes only call for 1 - 2 Tbsp of sugar. I only use it if I'm making a dessert bread. No it does not effect how high the bread rises.


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