Monday, November 15, 2010

Domestication at it's finest

Okay ya'll, last week I was obviously bored because in my cloudy mommy brain I decided that I should be more domesticated. So, I jumped in my Delorean & sped back to the 1950's to snatch an awesome homemade bread recipe, made a Sunday breakfast date with my kitchen, The Beatles & got my June Cleaver on....

My recipes
I also made Bananas Foster Cheesecake which I found on Mrs. Muffins blog. It was DELICIOUS!

What you'll need:
  • 2 3/4 cup tepid water (Should be the same temp as you'd use for your baby's bottle. Just warm enough that you can't feel when it is dripped onto your wrist.)
  • 2 Tablespoons Yeast
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 6 1/4 Bread Flour
  • Grease like Butter or Crisco (I used butter)
  • Bowl large enough for dough to double in size
  • Measuring spoons
  • Cloth
  • 2 loaf pans
  • Large spoon to stir with
  • 2-3 hours

Pour water into your bowl.
Sprinkle yeast over the water
Sprinkle sugar over the yeast.
 (Make sure the sugar pushes the yeast into the water.)
Let set until yeast starts to work. About 5 minutes.
It will look foamy and you csan smell the yeast.

Add salt, oil, and bread flour.

Mix until dough becomes thick.
Then, grease your hands and mix until dough is soft and elastic.
Re-grease your hands if you need to. If you dough is still really sticky add two heaping tablespoons of flour at a time until the dough will pull away from he bowl.Knead an additional 5-10 times.
Pour enough oil around the sides of the bowl, pushing it around with your hand to have a smooth surface on the sides & bottom of the bowl.
Form dough into a ball.
Oil the ball of doughcompletely and set in the bottom of the bowl.
Cover with a clean cloth.
Place in a warm place to rise.
It should take about an hour to rise.
Could take longer or shorter depending on temp of room and quality of yeast. Mine took about 45-50 minutes.
When it is double its size, grease your loaf pans and hands.
I used butter to grease instead of oil because it releases the bread from the pan better.
Divide dough into halves...form into loaves
Make into a flat round the tuck edges under to have a smooth top.
Put into loaf pans, cover with cloth and let rise a second time.
Yes, another 45-50 minutes, to double in size.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Bake 30 minutes or until golden brown.

Tip out onto cloth to cool.
Butter the top, if you choose
Slice & get your eat on...


  1. mmm, nothin like some homemade bread :) you've inspired me to use my bread machine this weekend! not quite from scratch, but makes my house smell like homemade bread just the same.

  2. Now why doesnt my bread turn out like that? Im going to have to try your recipe!