Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Kate's Bread

The famous homemade bread goes something like this:

2 T yeast
1 T sugar
2 cups warm water (I turn the tap on as hot as it will go so I don't kill the yeast!)
1 cup milk
2 T melted butter
1 T salt
6ish cups flour (sometimes I mix half whole-wheat and half white flour)

Dissolve yeast and sugar in water and wait until it gets foamy. Mix it into the milk and butter and salt, and start stirring in flour, one cup at a time. When the dough pulls away from the bowl, turn it onto a floured surface and begin kneading in the rest of the flour. Keep going until the dough isn't ridiculously sticky, and when you press it, it bounces back. Place in greased bowl and let it rise until it's about double the size it was. At this point, you can either put it in a bread pan or pull it into fist-sized chunks and put them on a cookie sheet. Wait a while for them to get puffy again, and stick 'em in an oven at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes for the loaf, and 15ish minutes for the buns.

They freeze well, make good sandwiches, and apparently make husbands very very happy :)

1 comment:

Pennie said...

It's true, it makes my hubby, Terry, very happy! We really like this bread. Thanks Kate!