a spirit of simplicity in the kitchen

a spirit of simplicity in the kitchen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Grandmother bread in the bread machine

Grandmother bread in the bread machine.

I use the machine for the dough only. When it is done doing it's kneading and rising in there I put the dough in a bread pan and finish up in the oven.

1 c warm almost hot water
2 T sugar or honey (for brown bread I use 2 T brown sugar and 1 T molasses)
2 tsp instant yeast
1/4 c oil
3 cups flour (for brown bread I use 1 1/2 c white and 1 1/2 c whole wheat)
1 tsp salt

Place in bread machine pan in order given. Use the dough setting for white bread (unless you're making brown). Let the machine take it through the first rise. After the first rise oil your hands, shape the bread and place in a bread pan coated with cooking spray.

Let the dough rise for 1 hour or until it's over the top of the pan. (Here in TX when it's warm it only needs to rise about 45 mins. During the winter it sometimes takes longer and I usually let it rise in a warmed oven.)

Bake a 350* for 35 mins.

Brush with butter while still warm and wrap in plastic wrap. This steams the crust a bit and makes it tender. Don't slice (if you can help it) until it's cool.

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