Thursday, November 11, 2010

Awesome Sandwich Bread

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So I feel like after posting all of this food stuff that my life revolves around baking/cooking.  It really doesn’t (but it kinda does since I’m in charge of feeding 7 people everyday) but here is another awesome bread recipe.  For sometime now I have been making all of our bread, hamburger bun, rolls, subs, etc. (and I even made bagels a couple of times.) But this recipe is by far the best one I have found for whole wheat sandwich bread I LOVE IT not only is it cost effective at about 26 cents a loaf but it’s also really moist and chewy and last for a few days before getting crumbly like most whole wheat breads and it’s pretty good for you too. I HAVE MADE TONS OF DIFFERENT BREAD RECIPES OVER THE LAST 18 MONTHS SO IF YOU’RE INTERESTED IN MORE LET ME KNOW AND ANYTIME I MAKE A NEW ONE I’LL POST IT TOO.

The Recipe

3 cups of warm water

2 TBS yeast

2/3 cups of honey

4 cups of bread flour

3 cups of whole wheat flour

1 TBS salt

2 TBS of oil

I usually get the first three ingredients into the bowl first and then gather all of my other ingredients so the yeast has a little moment to get all happy.  Then I add all of the other ingredients just like they are listed.  Once everyone is in the bowl I mix it in my kitchen aid for 2 minutes.

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Your dough should start to clean the sides of the bowl while it’s mixing.  If it doesn’t then you’ll want to add a little more flour until it does.  You don’t want it too stiff though so go easy on the flour.  Once it’s done mixing I use a scrapper to make the dough into a ball at the bottom of the bowl and then I let it rise until it doubles in size.

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Once it has doubled in size I usually spray my counter with a little cooking spray but today I was out of cooking spray so I just poured a little oil out on my  counter top and then dumped the dough out on the oil and then I kneaded it about 10 times. 

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  Once I’m done kneading it I cut it into 3 dough balls and shape them into loaves.  Or if I’m making something for dinner that needs hamburger buns (or whatever) I would make 2 loaves and then make the third dough ball into 8 hamburger buns.  Today since the kids were home I made 2 loaves and the third dough ball got made into cinnamon pull- a -parts.

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You make cinnamon pull-a-parts by ripping off little dough chunks and dipping them in melted butter then rolling them in cinnamon and then stacking them on top of each other in a pan. 

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Like this.  They are so YUMMY and easy.

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Then you place your pan in a nice warm spot until your dough rises just about and inch over the pan.  Then you bake them at 350 degrees for about 32 minutes.

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As soon as they come out of the oven make sure you take them out of their pans.  If you have sprayed your pans well then just give them a little shake and they should come right out.  Cool completely on a cooling rack before placing them in bread bags.  I dump my pull-a-parts onto a plate let them cool a few minutes then let the kids devour them.  ENJOY!

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WARNING

Once you start making homemade bread it’s hard to go back to the imitation stuff they call bread at the store.  So precede at your own risk!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

After looking at these pictures I'm remembering how much better homemade bread really is and thinking I need to go back to that! You're stuff always turns out so good! -Keely

Redheadedmom said...

SO glad you found my blog and linked up! I'm totally following you and can't wait to read more! looks like we have a lot in common and could be BFF's for life! lol

I need to try this recipe, got out of the habit of making homemade bread and I need to start again.
Mine never looked this nice though.

Happy to co-follow!
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Cheryl said...

Ok, now I'm totally stalking your blog! I've been looking for a good sandwich bread recipe. I'm going to give this one a shot.

Ginny said...

When I tried taking them out of the pans as soon as they came out of the oven, they got all squooshed. I had much better luck letting them cool first. But thanks for the recipe, my whole family just LOVES it!