National Homemade Bread Day

November 17, 2014

To celebrate National Homemade Bread Day, we were thrilled to talk about one of our favorite foods in the world. No matter the flavor, or meal, a slice of homemade bread is always a welcome addition. Have you ever tried to make your own homemade bread? It's much easier than you think. Here is a basic recipe that I(Amy) use to make our family bread.  use this for everything from rolls to cinnamon sticky buns. It's foolproof and tasty. 

Bread Dough:

5 cups warm water
7 tsp yeast
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp salt
1 cup Lard
4 cups flour
10 cups flour

Dissolve yeast in water-proof for 5 minutes
Add remaining water, sugar, salt and lard
Add 4 cups flour, stir and stand for 45 minutes
Add rest of flour by hand, kneading until it feels moist but not sticky to the touch.
Grease large(very large) bowl, add dough and cover
Let rise for 1 hour
Punch down
Let rise for 1 hour
Punch down, divide into 6 loaves and let rise until double.
Proceed with your desired recipe(either freeze individual loaves or make pocket sandwiches!)

This makes 6 loaves of excellent bread. If you don’t need all 6 right away, simply freeze the extra dough before baking. Form each loaf and freeze separately so they do not stick. Then thaw a loaf of formed bread, right in the pan, until it rises as usual and then bake.

There are also some beautiful breads that can be made by hand. Check some of these out: 

Beginner's No Knead Dutch Oven Bread

From Things I Made Today


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