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Quick Yeast Bread Recipe
The Easy Way to Make Home Made Bread
The Wonderful Whiff of Home Made Bread
Yeast is a very important ingredient in bread, that helps the bread to rise.
Yeast is a single celled living organism that acts as a catalyst to help dough expand. Yeast multiplies very quickly when it comes in contact with warmth and moisture. The combination of yeast with sugars and starches, creates a chemical reaction that produces alcohol and carbon dioxide as by products.
The gluten in bread, which is elastic, traps the bubbles of the carbon dioxide and give the dough the ability to expand. The dough becomes airy and fluffy as it rises.
Because yeast is a living organism, it can expire. Keeping yeast refrigerated, helps yeast to stay fresher longer. In the freezer, yeast can last up to 1 year.
If you are not sure if the yeast is fresh, there is a simple way to test it. Take 1/2 tsp of sugar and put it in a bowl filled with water, so that the yeast and sugar dissolve. If it foams up and it bubbles up, within 10 minutes, the yeast is active and fresh.
There are primarily 2 different kinds of yeast: active dry yeast, or fast rising yeastActive dry yeast is the the kind that is most often used in baking bread. Fast rising yeast, does what the name says and helps the dough to rise faster.
Be sure to store it in an air tight container and in a cool, dry place. Yeast, if left out in the open will attract moisture, which will make it become active and not usable.
Make Home Made Rolls
Ingredients for Somewhat Onion Rolls
- 7-9 oz water
- 2 TBL butter
- 2 TBL honey
- 3 TBL onions, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 TBL sugar
- 3 cups bread flour
- 3 tsp yeast
- Put ingredients into bread machine in the order listed, unless your bread machine requires a different order
- Turn bread machine on dough cycle
- Take out when cycle is done
- Roll the dough in separate circles
- Cover bread with a lightly damp cloth for 45 minutes
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven at 375 degrees
- Let rolls cool on rack.
- Enjoy the great taste of these onion rolls
Home Made Quick Yeast Bread
Delicious Cinnamon Rolls
Simple Home Made Loaf of White Bread
If you would like to make simple white bread, skip the minced onions. Bake in the bread machine the whole time. You will have delicious tasting white bread
Great Cinnamon Rolls
Follow ingredients for Somewhat Onion Rolls, but do not add minced onions, instead, add 2/3 cup of raisins. Follow your bread machine instructions for when to add the raisins to the cycle. Follow the directions for letting the dough rise and forming into rolls. After the dough has risen.
Ingredients To Make Cinnamon Rolls.
3 coarse sugar
1tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbl margarine or butter
In a small mixing bowl, stir together the coarse sugar and cinnamon. Brush melted margarine or butter evenly over the dough. Sprinkle with the sugar cinnamon mixture. Bake the rolls in a 350 degree preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes.When the edges look golden brown, take the rolls out of the oven.
(optional) After you have baked the bread. Make a glaze to put over the rolls.
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Mix glaze ingredients until it is at a desired fairly thick, consistency.Pour over the baked bread, while the bread is still hot.