Sunday, July 6, 2008

Bread Making at the homestead!

Gather up your ingrediants ~ get the yeast all nice and bubbly ~ mix until

nice and gooooooie ~ put it in a bowl ~ in a warm spot and let it grow!

and grow ~ and grow ~ and GROW!

divide the dough in to nice little loaves ~ and let it grow again!

Put it in the oven and bake til nice and warm and crispy on the outside!


Serve with some nice homemade soup!
Enjoy some homemade bread today!


Fabulous Homemade Bread

Submitted by: J. DruryRated: 5 out of 5 by 265 members
Yields: 72 servings

"Best Homemade Bread - 6 loaves in less than 3 hours! This is a variation of my mother Elaine's recipe. She is 75, and still makes hers by hand. I cheat and use a Bosch mixer, that's my time saver."

1/2 cup warm water
3 (.25 ounce) packages active
dry yeast
1/4 cup bread flour
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats
2 cups whole wheat flour
4 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/2 tablespoons salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable oil
10 cups bread flour


1. In the mixing bowl of an electric mixer, stir together 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon sugar, 1/4 cup bread flour, and yeast. Let grow for about 5 minutes. It will bubble almost immediately.

2. Measure oats, 4 1/2 cups warm water, whole wheat flour, salt, 2/3 cup sugar, and 2/3 cup oil into the mixing bowl. Mix on low speed with a dough hook for 1 to 2 minutes. Increase speed slightly, and begin adding bread flour 1/2 to 1 cup at a time until dough pulls away from sides of bowl. Humidity determines how much flour you need before the bread pulls away from the edge of the bowl. It is normal for the dough to be sticky.

3. Place dough in an oiled bowl, and turn to coat the surface. Cover with a damp cloth. Let rise in a warm spot for 1 hour, or until doubled in size.

4. Divide dough into 6 pieces. Shape loaves, and place in greased 8 x 4 inch pans. Let rise until dough is 1 inch above rim of pans, usually 1 hour.

5. Bake at 350 degrees F ( 175 degrees C) for 35 minutes, or until tops are browned. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes, and then turn out onto wire racks to cool completely.



  1. OHHHH that looks good. I miss homemade bread, my sister makes homemade jams and jellies, and sends them to me. I guess I'll have to figure out how all that stuff in my wife's kitchen works, and try to make some bread. You have probably started something with this post that will more than likely get me into all kinds of trouble, as if I needed any help.

  2. Hey, that looks good enough to eat! I like the idea of the oats and the ww flour...I'll have to give it a go! Y'know, I may even have the ingredients and not have to go to the cool would that be?? We're making funeral arrangements (ahead of time) for Jack's mom, so things around here are a little strange...

  3. I swear my stomach just grumbled reading this post! LOL, I love homemade bread. I'll have to try this recipe.

  4. Every single part of making bread is like therapy, is it not?

    The scents, the warmth, the kneading, the wait, the punching down, and the hovering over the stove as it bakes. Finally -- the heaven of just-out-of-the-oven bread!




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