Saturday, 15 September 2012

Playing with recipes (Homemade Bread)

I never realized how easy it was to make bread at home, always thought it was a waste of time when i can just get an already baked one across the road but i have been so wrong! its super easy to make your bread at home plus you can put whatever you feel like in it and you know what goes in and not the once you buy from the road that you have absolutely no idea what has been put in it.  well actually not when you are really hungry though...hehehe...It is perfect for an easy morning breakfast, for you to play around, make your bread and enjoy it with butter, coffee or tea and also brag about you making your own

  • 3-4 cups flour
  • 2 tbs yeast 
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp soft butter 
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 3 Tbsp honey or 3tbs sugar
  • 1 cup milk


1. Combine warm water, yeast, oil, milk, butter and honey in a large bowl. let sit for 5 minutes then add the salt and egg. Stir all together.
2. Add the flour one cup at a time, stirring together after each cup. When it starts getting really sticking and forming dough. 
3. Move dough out onto lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, adding more flour as needed until the dough is firm and smooth and elastic to touch. 
4. Place dough in medium greased bowl. Turn dough over in bowl so that the top is also lightly greased. Cover with clean cloth and let rise and double in size, draft-free place for 1 hour.
5. Turn dough out onto lightly floured board and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough into 2 equal parts. Shape each dough half into a loaf. You can put one of the dough in the fridge and bake another day. Place the loaf in greased pan also dust flour on the pan. Cover and let rise in warm, draft-free place for 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
6. Preheat oven to 180c. Put water in an oven proof dish or even in a pot and put under the bread to make it moist and crisp. Break the second egg and brush on top of the bread.
7. Bake bread at 180c  for 40 minutes or until bread top is golden brown and the bread sounds hollow when the top is tapped. Remove bread from pan and let cool on rack.
Homemade Bread fresh out from the oven

In the oven

Add butter and munch away

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