Sunday, February 10, 2008

Our favorite bread ~ EASY and it soooo rocks

Cold day. Warm bread. Oh yeahhhhh.
This is a grrrrreat recipe for our families favorite home-baked bread.
And it doesn't require kneading.

It's important to make sure you dissolve the yeast in warm water that is the right temperature.Technically, it needs to be between 105 and 115 degrees. If you don't have a thermometer, the water will be very warm when you run the faucet over the inside of your wrist, but not hot. If the water is too hot, you'll kill the yeast. How will you know if you killed it?? Keep reading...

Once you've stirred the bread up with a spoon, it will need to rise in a warm place. After an hour or so, you'll stir it down and let it rise again.
If your lump of dough doesn't rise, if it just sits in the bowl and stays the same size, sadly you have killed your yeast and created a fragrant dill-seed paperweight. Set outside in the sun to dry and use to prop open doors or perhaps toss at annoying neighbors dogs when they bark late at night. As for the bread...............just start over and be more careful with the water temp.
If, as most likely will happen, your bread rises as planned......bake and cool for 10 minutes.
It's that easy.
The house smells mighty fine.
And it's best toasted.


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