April 2, 2011

annie's recipes

ever started something, and found that you've done nothing in maybe...months??
that's how it's been with my mom's recipe book.
thankfully, i'm finally making some sort of progress, and want to share!
this is the beginning of some of my favorite recipes.

Homemade Bread Recipe
From start to finish in one hour

10 ½ cups white bread flour or Wheat Flour (do not use all-purpose flour)
½  cup sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 Tablespoon salt
3 rounded Tablespoons saf-instant yeast (Macey's Alison's Pantry, Bosch) it if all wheat
4 cups of hot tap water- as hot as we can get out of the tap- not boiling.  Don't dump water in all at once.

Mix dry ingredients.  *Add lecithin and water.  Mix for 1 minute and check consistency.  If dough is too dry, add more water.  Dough should be very sticky.  Mix for 5 minutes.  (Do not add flour to the dough after it has finished mixing). Spray counter and pans with Pam.  Shape loaves and cover with a dish towel.  Let raise 25 minutes.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.  This recipe makes four loaves.

*Squeeze or pour approximately 3 Tablespoons of lecithin directly into the bowl.  Do not measure.  
For whole wheat bread, use the same recipe but add one cup of applesauce as part of the hot tap water and 1 additional Tablespoon lecithin.  Mix for ten minutes.  


Marin said...

i want to try this, i've never dared make bread before