Saturday, May 23, 2009

Basic Yeast Bread

This recipe has been wending its way through or local homeschool group for a couple of months now, at least. I love this recipe because it's almost impossible to mess up, and you can use it for so many things. Basic loafs, baguettes, twisty breads (butter, garlic, and Italian herbs on top), buscuits, monkey bread, cinammon rolls. Go nuts. It can take it. **For those who've been using this recipe, please feel free to comment with modifications, upgrades, tweeks, and favorite add-ins.


In small saucepan over low heat, mix
1 c water
1 c milk
¼ cup butter (1/2 stick)

Bring to baby bottle temperature, and remove from heat. In mixing bowl, mix together
3 c flour
3 T sugar
1T + 1t yeast
1 t salt

Pour wet ingredients into dry and mix. Continue adding flour slowly until it forms a ball. Turn out onto floured surface and knead.

Place back in bowl, spray top lightly with cooking spray, cover with clean cloth, and let rise approximately 20 minutes.

Remove from bowl and knead a few times. Form to desired shape, cover with clean cloth, and let rise approximately 20 minutes (I usually give it about 1/2 hour).

Bake at 425 for 12-15 minutes.

1 batch makes two loafs.

1 comment:

  1. I've done a couple of different things like add 1/4 cup of honey to each loaf of bread after the first mixing to make honey wheat bread. Tonight I made rolls, brushed them with olive oil and sprinkled garlic bread sprinkle on them. So yummy!