|Home Made Loaf of Bread|
In this day of squishy bread or too dry bread it is ludicrous that anyone would bake their own bread and spend the time it takes to make it. Ludicrous unless you want that wonderful aroma that fills the house or the pleasure of the first piece that is cut with butter that melts because the loaf isn't all the way cooled yet. There are reasons why people make homemade bread that are totally self indulging.
Even though I knew how to make bread from scratch, I started baking it when I was a single Mom and off work due to surgery. I could not go out to shop during the weeks after surgery so I made bread instead. After I met and married my second husband, I made homemade bread because I had seven children. My husband had been brought up on homemade bread from the time he was an infant. His mom made it every Saturday, and after I married him, I got in the habit of making it every Saturday.
|Bread Dough After Rising|
Bread is the opposite of making pie dough. You can't knead it too much. Getting those air pockets out of it are what makes it good. The recipe I've given you makes about seven loaves of bread. I like to braid it when I doing it for a special dinner, but otherwise I make loaves. The only difference is I make 5 individual pieces for each loaf and knead and roll them into little logs. Then I place the logs next to each other in the loaf pan before I let them raise for the last time before going into the oven. It doesn't affect the taste and the loaf bakes into one but it makes a different shape to the tops.
|Fried Dough in Deep Fryer|
|Fried Dough sprinkled with sugar|
|Pizza Shell from bread dough|
If you like good yeast bread and buns, you are sure to like these.