Bread is a staple for breakfast. We make toast and sandwiches with it, and it comes in handy when you are looking for something to eat and don’t want to spend a lot of time making a meal. In recent times, the prices have risen. If your household eats bread for both breakfast and dinner, as is the case in most households, it adds up. Baking your own bread may seem like a good idea at first but there is a lot of work and it takes really long.
Here is a easy to follow recipe for bread that would be in your mouth in just 60 minutes. This recipe is eggless so it is suitable for vegan and vegetarians. Prep time is under 20 minutes and then it’s in the oven. With this recipe you should be able to shave a cool $200 off your current grocery bill as well as enjoy your favourite sandwiches on homemade bread which makes it taste much better.
Estimated preparation time: 20 minutes
Estimated cook time: 30 minutes and 10 minutes to cool
Yield: 2 loaves 9×5-inch
6 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 package (¼ ounce) active dry yeast
½ tablespoon baking powder
3 tablespoons sugar
½ tablespoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 cup milk
2 ¼ cups warm water
1 egg (optional)
Stir yeast and sugar in ¼ cup warm water in a large mixing bowl.
Add 3 cups of flour, butter, baking powder, oil and salt, then mix with hands, spoon or mixer.
Beat egg separately and add to mixture if you are going with this option.
Pour milk and 1 cup warm water in the middle, then stir slowly.
Add ½ cup at a time: 2 ½ cups flour and the remaining 1 cup water.
Knead the mixture until smooth and soft.
Sprinkle ½ cup flour on a flat surface and knead dough until smooth and elastic.
Use ½ cup flour to remove extra dough from hands, spoon or mixer.
Cut dough in 2 pieces.
Flatten each piece with a rolling pin or bottle.
Hold 2 ends of the flattened dough and roll into a loaf.
Grease the loaf pans and place loaves.
Cover and let rise for about 15 minutes.
Bake at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove bread from pans to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
March 2017 www.sweettntmagazine.com
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