How do you make your own bread?



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    You can make your own bread with a little bit of patience, some ingredients, and a good recipe.  There are many different types of bread, but some of the basic ingredients you may need would be eggs, flour, butter, sugar, salt, and baking soda.  Visit for a plentiful supply of good recipes for all types of bread.

    Hope this helps!

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    There are a lot of ways you can make bread. Here is just one way you can make it yourself at home:

    1. Ingredients:

    • Yeast – 2 Tbsp
    • Hot-ish* water – 2 cups (*Hot-ish means between 95 and 115 degrees F. much colder and it won’t activate, much warmer and it will kill the little guys.)
    • Bread flour – 5 cups total, 2 for the sponge and 3 for later. (NOT regular flour)
    • Sugar – 2 Tbsp.
    • Salt – 2 tsp.
    • Oil – 2 Tbsp.
    • 3 loaf pans
    • Quick-read thermometer
    • Oven pre-heated to 375

    2. Make the sponge
    This recipe uses what I call a “sponge.” The sponge will activate the yeast and get things started; getting the yeast warm, happy, and ready to go.
    Start by mixing the hot water and the flour. Then, add 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. oil, 2 Tbsp. yeast, and 2 tsp. salt. Let this sit for about 8 or 10 minutes. Assuming your water was hot enough, it should be nice and bubbly

    3. Add some flour and knead it.
    Now you need to add about 3 more cups of flour. I added a little less this time, it really depends on the humidity and how exact your measurements were in the sponge step. Once it gets too tough to stir, flip it onto a clean floured surface. Now, knead away, adding flour as you do so. Knead the dough for 8 or 9 minutes. As my Mother says, it should be the texture of your earlobe when it’s done kneading. When you finish this part put it back in the bowl and cover it with a slightly damp towel.

    4. Let it rise…
    let the dough rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes to an hour. the dough should be about doubled in size by the time it’s finished.

    5. Into the pans
    Punch the dough down (Yes, punch it. Beat the heck out of it. Just don’t make a mess), then divide it into 3 parts. Spray the pans and put the dough in. Let it rise again in the pans (covered) until it looks like the second picture.

    6. Into the oven
    Preheat your oven to 375 F and put the loaves in.
    Bake them for about 25 minutes. Your quick read thermometer should read between 180 and 190 degrees. Pull the loaves out and place them on their sides on a rack, after a few seconds slide them out of the pans and onto the rack. Let them cool.

    7. Eat!

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    One of the best, fool-proof, no hassle, knead-free recipes I’ve ever made was in the May 2007 issue of Vogue magazine.  I can’t seem to find the recipe online, but if you manage to find a copy of the magazine, the article was “Easy Riser” by James Wojcik.  I’ve cited the recipe that inspired the article, as I am sure it is just as good.  Not only is it cheaper and better for the environment to make your own bread, it tastes HUNDREDS of times better than anything you could buy at the store.

     Happy bread-making! 

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    There are all kinds of ways to bake bread.  Breadmakers are the easiest.  You just put in the ingredients from a kit and it does the work for you.  You can also find a recipe for bread using yeast.  Some recipes don’t even require yeast!

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