Homemade Bread is the Best!

In my previous post, I mention that it was homemade bread, and that bread is seriously AH-MAY-ZING! This was my first time making bread, without a bread machine, and it was so easy. There were some holes, but only in the center; I figured once I get the hang of the bread baking craft there won’t be so many. This bread is so good, I won’t ever be buying store bread again!
 
 
  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6 1/2 cups flour (I used whole wheat four)
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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  • 1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in warm water. Stir in butter, salt and two cups of the flour. Stir in the remaining flour, 1/2 cup at a time, beating well after each addition. When the dough has pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic.
  • 2. Lightly oil a large bowl, place the dough in the bowl and turn to coat with oil. Cover with a damp cloth and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume, about 1 hour.
  • 3. Deflate the dough and turn it out onto a lightly floured surface. Divide the dough into two equal pieces and form into loaves. Place the loaves into two lightly greased 9×5 inch loaf pans. Cover the loaves with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes.
  • 4. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the bottom of the loaf sounds hollow when tapped.
*UPDATE* My second loaf was practically perfect, and had no gaping holes!
 
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2 thoughts on “Homemade Bread is the Best!

  1. I have been on a domestic-kick lately! I even made my own laundry detergent and fabric softner…I am going to blog about that tomorrow! I am, also, thinking my next big project is going to be learning how to can. It sounds pretty intense though, so I am not too sure yet.

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