Bread, Bread and more Bread

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Bread, Bread and more Bread

March 27, 2015

We love making all sorts of delicious home made bread and buns in our house each week.  Bread is SO easy to make – anyone can do it!  Our favourite Simple White Bread recipe only has 5 ingredients (one of them being water!) and I have included it below.

Other favourite bread recipes include:

Crusty Loaf – you actually cook this one in a round pyrex dish with a link – no loaf pan required! We make this one and add in asiago cheese – pretty fancy for guests!

Heritage Bread (I got this recipe right from Michael Smith at Christmas in November 2 years ago – it is his famous No-Knead bread that you leave out overnight)

Crescent Rolls (this is a great for any holiday gathering – maybe Easter? You can add in a little note before you bake!)

Pizza Dough (we make this one all the time – no tomato sauce – just brush dough with melted butter & garlic and top with cheese – so good!)

Cheddar Biscuits

Simple White Bread

You can make this into buns, loaves (this recipe will make 2 loaves) or even roll it out nice and thin and make cinnamon buns.  I can make about 15 cinnamon buns out of it. Just add some softened butter after you have rolled it out, sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon and let rise for about 30 minutes and bake just a bit shorter than if you were making bread.

If you are using instant yeast, you can mix all of the dry ingredients together and then just add the water. Otherwise, follow steps below:

  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 2.5 tsp sugar or honey
  • 2 cups warm water
    • Mix these together and let sit for about 10 minutes until frothy (that way you know the yeast is working)
  • add in 2 tsp salt
  • 4 cups flour

I like to use a big plastic bowl – it is way easier to clean sticky dough off of it!  Once all the dough is incorporated, I knead in the bowl for about a minute.  Cover with plastic wrap and leave it on the counter for 2 hours.

Next, split into 2 greased loaf pans (or make into buns or roll out and make cinnamon buns) Let these rise again for another 30 minutes.  I use the bread proofing option on my over for his.  If you don’t have this option.  Turn your oven onto 350 for a few minutes and then turn it off.  The oven will be nice and warm for the 30 minutes and will help the dough rise.  Bake at 400 for 15 minutes and then turn down to 375 for another 18 minutes.

 

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