Wednesday, May 27, 2009

As requested...




My Bread Recipe
(This recipe makes about 4-5 loaves of bread)

Thank you to Jackie Robins, my Stake Nutrition specialist, for giving me the original recipe that I altered to fit my needs and taste! : )

Please keep in mind that these measurements are not completely exact and that I did not use specific measurements - especially with the flour. I just kept adding until it felt right while kneading. : )

4 1/2 cups of warm water
1 heaping TBL. of potato flakes
2 TBL. Salt
2 eggs
2 TBL. shortening (or lard - I used shortening)
1/3 cup Honey (+ or -)
1/3 cup Molasses (+ or -)

Put all of the above ingredients in a large bowl, stir, then add yeast and let proof. Add:

2 heaping TBLS. of Yeast

Once the yeast has started to bubble, add:

About 5 cups of bread flour (or whole wheat flour for extra healthy bread)
2 heaping TBL. of Flaxseed (or more if you wish!)

Stir together. Start to add regular enriched white flour (5-6 cups?) a half cup at a time until the dough leaves the sides of the bowl. Knead the dough (about 10min.) until it is smooth and firm, adding flour as needed. This dough will be a little more sticky than your normal dough, but the right consistency won't tear off from the dough blob onto your fingers once you're done kneading.

Spray another large bowl with Pam spray, and set dough in, then flip over so the dough is coated with the vegetable spray on both sides. If desired, spread a thin amount of shortening over the top of the dough. Cover (I prefer with Saran Wrap - I think it traps the heat better, but a clean dishtowel will work well too) and let rise until double. (About 30-45min.) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

After rising, punch down and cut (don't rip!) dough into equal portions (4-5 parts.) Have your pans ready, sprayed with Pam. Shape dough into loaves and place in pans to rise double again. This time leave them uncovered. If you wish, cut a line into the top center of the bread for a "split top" loaf of bread.

Bake in the oven for about 20min. or until stiff and white on top. Brush with butter. Put back in the oven, rotated, and bake another 10-25min. (My oven isn't that great so I had to cook mine for about 45min.) Bake until golden brown. Pull them out of the oven to cool, brushing with butter one more time.

Eat at least a slice or two of your warm home-cooked bread with some honey butter! (1/2 cup softened butter and 1/3 cup honey) It is a fantastic experience!

Once cool, you can slice up all the bread and freeze it so your family can enjoy freshly homemade bread - even when you don't have the time to whip up a batch! : ) Hope you like the recipe!

Love,

Jami

3 comments:

  1. Yeah! thanks for the recipe, I'm going to give it a try tomorrow, wish me luck! As I am the worst bread maker ever!

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  2. That recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing it!
    Hey! Send me your email address so I can invite you to view my blog...I'm making it private.
    Thanks,
    Diana (Hardy) Cragun
    cragunandcompany.blogspot.com

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  3. My email is jamihepworth@gmail.com.

    We would love to still be able to see your blog! I hope everything is going well with the Craguns!

    Jami

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