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Yummm! Homemade bread
Hello Everyone! today is just one of those days that my daughter and I have decided to make homemade bread. Some may ponder for a moment and say to yourself hmmmm or some of you may actually make bread at home. We are no where near perfect as a family with eating and making all of our food but we do try very hard to be as sustainable as possible.
We buy real milk from a dairy farmer and trade for wheat with another local organic farmer. Since I have gad of produce in the warmer months it works our wonderfully with this set up.
I mention this because I grind the wheat that I do a trade with/for and the fresh unpasturized milk is added to the bread. Of course I make several loaves at a time. The first one or two are gone in the same day. Depending on who comes over and how warm the bread still is.
Butter is slathered and melts into the warm bread and of course on a day like today(snowy and windy and of course cold too) we make hot cocoa. In our house we call it cocoaliscious.
Here is my off hand recipe for homemade bread. It's pretty easy after a time or two of making it.
I suggest getting ingredients out first and then it's even quicker to make
1 1/2 Cups of warm milk
1 1/2 Cups of warm water
1 1/2 Tb of granulated yeast or 1 1/2 packs
6 1/2 cups of flour
if you use white and want to add some ww or rye then all one has to do is minus 1 C of flour and add the rye or ww or what ever you may choose.
Mix the dough in a large bowl(really large) cover and let it set for a few hours. You can use immediately or chill if for a while(this would be good if you have not made to much bread) when you chill the dough. Work with it by flouring you hands so that it does not stick. Make sure to have your bread pans ready and greased. Simply work the bread apart in equal portioins(makes about 3-4 loaves) and shape it quickly an put it in the pan(s).
Let rise for some time(about an hour) then bake at 350 for about 3o minutes and let cool for a while before digging into the wonderful loaves you've just made.
Cool what you wont eat completely wrap in plastic wrap then bag it in gallon bags or saved bread bags. When you need bread simply go to the freezer and you have your homemade yummy fresh bread. It costs about .74 cents a loaf.
Compared to the 3.00 loaves in the store. You cant go wrong.
And have a wonderful day!
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