It’s catch up time here on my blog as it took a bit to get the pictures loaded from the camera, so prepare for a few posts tonight.
Last Saturday I had some girlfriends over for “bread-making lessons.” This is my standard sandwich bread. I got the recipe from a friends mom, and it has been a staple in our house for years. I make two loaves at a time, then slice one of them for the freezer. If you are in a country with Great Harvest, this reminds me a lot of their white bread. I suspect it has to do with the awesome-ness of the honey. 🙂
What I Used:
- 3 cups water
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 1/2 T yeast
- 1 T salt
- 9 cups flour
What I did:
- Combine the water, honey and oil (I find using a Pyrex pitcher the best for measuring.)
- Microwave for a couple of minutes until quite warm and stir to combine.
- Add to a mixer and add yeast.
- Allow the yeast to proof for ten or so minutes.
- Add 3 cups of flour and the salt. Mix with paddle.
- Add 3 more cups of flour and mix again.
- Switch to dough hook.
- Add 3 more cups of flour until incorporated.
- Remove and knead for ages.
- Place into a greased bowl and let rise covered for 30 minutes
- Punch dough down, split in two, form 2 loaves
- Place loaves in greased bread pans, let rise covered another 30 minutes
- Cut three slits across the top
- Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes.
- Allow to cool COMPLETELY before slicing.
It sounds like a lot, but it is actually pretty simple, and only takes two hours. Well worth it for the deliciousness. I will leave you with one of my favorite ways to enjoy it….