16 July 2007

Hot bread!

Today my kids and I are making bread for our neighbors. We'll be going on vacation later this week and are having them watch after Isabella (our kitty) and my flowers. Just thought we'd share this easy recipe with you!

We're still in the rising stage...

Combine:

2 c warm water
1/4 c sugar
2-3 T yeast (more in higher altitude)
1 T molasses or honey
2 T - 1/4 c oil
1 T salt (scanty)
1/2 c powdered milk
6 or more c flour

Knead 100 times (this is where the kids come in handy, lol!). Place dough in greased covered bowl in a warm place. Let rise to twice original size. Punch down. Let rise again. Punch down and form 2 loaves. Place loaves in 2 greased bread pans. Let rise. Bake at 425 for 30 mintues. Place foil over top after 10 minutes for a softer crust. Butter tops when done!

Enjoy!

12 comments:

meta said...

i love homemade bread!! yummy - nothing is better than a slice of warm bread from the oven with honey butter.

have fun on your trip.

Michelle said...

I love making homemade bread! We've been making at least one batch a week just so we don't have to buy bread. Thanks for the recipe, I'm going to try it! Can you substitute wheat for the white? Have you tried that?

Lei said...

Michelle - I don't see why not! I've not made any substitutions with this recipe yet...

CHEL said...

Yum! I LOVE bread! Especially homemade!

Kasie Sallee said...

What cuties! And what a thoughtful idea. Everybody loves homemade goodies!

Emily said...

ooh yum!
I can't believe you bake in the middle of the Texan summer though!

QueenMeadow said...

Yum! I need to make some soon, I miss it :)

Jennie said...

oh how i love homemade bread, but i have never made it without the help of a bread machine. i will be honest, i am afraid of yeast!!!!! i will try your recipe though.. it looks pretty easy!

Amber said...

YUMMMMMMM! I LOVE homemade bread! My favorite is challah (braided). It only lasts a day because everyone devours it but is soooo worth the effort.

How exciting for Tahoe trip. You'll have a BLAST!

Lei said...

Oh Amber, now I want french toast (I love the use the traditional challah).

Michelle said...

Thanks for posting this ,I will have to do this with young miss!!!
and have agreat trip ;-) good luck with kids and the car lol...

Dee Light said...

Sounds Yummy!! I will have to try this with my daughter!!