Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Homemade Bread

Daniel loves his toast in the mornings so I made bread for the very first time in our new apartment. Needless to say it smells YUMMY in here! They turned out kind of short but I'm still proud of them. I'm about to help myself to a slice of bread with my mom's homemade triple berry jam spread on top:)

Here's my mom's recipe for bread...

Mom's White Bread

1/2 cup warm water
2 TBS. yeast
1 TBS. sugar

Stir and set aside.

In a large bowl add:
1 3/4 cup warm water
2 TBS. sugar
1 TBS. salt
2 TBS. oil

Stir the both together and add flour, stirring in a cup at a time. When it is too thick to stir, knead more flour in by hand. Total of all flour is about 7 cups.

Knead 5 minutes and coat with cooking spray, cover with siran wrap and let it rise for 1 hour. Punch down and recover and let raise 30 minutes more. Punch down again and shape into two loaves place in sprayed pans and spray top of loaves and cover again with the siran wrap. Let rise to 1 inch above the pans and place in a preheated 425 degree oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.