Thursday, July 29, 2010


We love homemade bread, no matter what time of the year this bread is over the top good. Bob and I can never eat a whole loaf of store brought bread before it goes bad but for some reason we can eat a whole loaf of this stuff before it hits the table. There are no preservatives in this recipe therefore it won't last as long as store bought bread but if you hide it and wrap it up good you should be able to hang on to it for a few days. It will slice easier once it is cooled so you can slice it thin for sandwiches or toast if you have a toaster which I do not (still not over the disposable appliance thing so have no toaster). Give this recipe a try it is fast easy and oh so good.

In a ceramic or glass bowl:
2 cups warm water
2/3 cups white sugar
1 1/2 TBS dry yeast

mix and let stand until foamy then add

1/4 cup oil
1 1/2 tsp salt

mix, then add

6 cups flour one cup at a time, knead it a bit in the end to incorporate the flour.

wash out the bowl and oil it, place dough in bowl and turn it one time to oil all sides, cover with a damp towel and let rise, takes about an hour, maybe a bit more

Punch down the bread and knead it a bit, divide into 2 loafs and place in oiled loaf pans, cover and let rise again for 1/2 hour to 1 hour.
Bake at 350 for 30 to 40 minutes.

Not sure what if anything I will get done today, so far any plans or to do list I have tried to accomplish this week have been a bust so I am gonna go by the seat of my pants for the rest of the week and see what happens, sometimes a to do list is over rated. I did put Garlic and Onions in the dehydrator last night so they will need to be put up and I have a load of tomatoes I might throw in, not in the mood to can today so dehydrating will do the trick. I need to replant Busch bean seeds, looks like they have all washed away in the rains we had earlier in the week. Oops wait it is starting to sound like a list, need to stop right now and just do something and stop with the list making

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