Yay!!! I finally baked my own bread...:) :)
I have been thinking of making bread, but never got to it, till a couple of days back.
I followed the recipe printed on the back of the yeast packet I used for making the bread. The recipe said that the dough will double in size and boy, was I excited to see it to actually double in size. I kept the dough for a couple of hours to rise, but I must have checked a dozen times to see if the dough was actually rising.
As soon as the bread came out of the oven, I had to try one, even before I took the picture, so that's why you see one of the rolls missing from that pan...:)
Below is the recipe. The recipe calls for all-purpose flour, but I used 2 cups of all-purpose and 2 cups of whole wheat flour. Also, I read it somewhere that the milk should not be hot, just make sure that it is warm or otherwise it will kill the yeast and the dough will not rise.
- 4 cups all-purpose flour.
- 1 cup milk
- 1/4 cup water.
- 1/3 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 salt
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.
- 2 packets (7g packet) of active dry yeast.
- Mix together flour, sugar, salt, yeast and vegetable oil.
- Warm up the milk, butter and water mixture. Slowly pour it on the flour mixture and knead it into a dough. If the mixture is too sticky, you can add some flour. Knead it till the dough is smooth and elastic.
- Grease a large bowl with some oil and place the dough in the bowl.
- Cover and keep the mixture in a warm place to rise and double in size, at least an hour.
- For rolls, divide into small balls and place them in a greased pan side by side.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and bake for 20 - 25 minutes till the rolls are golden brown.
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