Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I love to bake. I bake bread a couple of times a week and cookies once a week if possible. H and I also bake cinnamon rolls, and all types of dough items. Last night H made bread with our favorite recipe. Ummm! The house smelled delicious. The recipe is simple and not mine. If you like to bake, you might want to try it out. Start with 2 cups of warm water, add in 2/3 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 Tablespoons of yeast. Mix it in a mixer and let stand for 10 min. After this time, the yeast should be bubbly. Add in 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 cup of oil and 6 cups of flour. I like to use 3 cups of whole wheat and 3 cups of all-purpose for this. Knead it and let rise for one hour, or until doubled in size. Punch it down, knead again and divide in half. Place each half in a loaf pan and let rise until doubled again. Bake at 350 for about 30 min. Enjoy! It's a really good bread. It costs approximately 50 cents a loaf depending on where you get your ingredients.