Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Old Fashioned Bread Making


6 cups of warm water - if you have boiled potatoes potato water works the BEST for bread.
2 TBS. dry yeast
6 TBS. sugar or honey
3 TBS. salt
16 cups various flours
(My favorite combination is 10 cups Whole Wheat, 2 cups oatmeal, 1 cup bran and 3 cups white)

1. In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in 2 cups of warm water. Add the sugar and salt. Let it stand 5 minutes.
2. Stir in 4 cups of water and 6 cups of flour. Beat well. Let stand for 30 minutes (this resting
period is important to give extra rising to the bread)
3. Add the remaining flour and knead 8 minutes or until dough is flexible but not sticky.
4. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise (in a bowl) until it is tripled in size (6 hours?)
5. Punch down, Make into loaves and put in loaf pans, let sit for 30 more minutes and then bake
at 375 for 30-40 minutes
6. Roll out and spread with any filling like a jelly roll and roll up. Cut into rolls and put on a pan
and bake for 20-30 minutes at 400 degrees.

This recipe comes from 'August Lesson Plans' by Kristie Burns

1 comment:

  1. Don't you love the rhythm of baking? The tying up of your hair, the wearing of a vintage apron, the using of a wooden bowl, the kneading of the dough, the smell of it baking, the help of the children, the eating of it warm...I could go on! Looks good, Mama! I love your blog :)