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Bread Like Grandma Used to Make
Did your grandmother make the best homemade bread? Would you like to make some for your family today? Would you like to find out how to make homemade bread? Homemade bread like your Grandma used to make?
If you're wondering how to make homemade bread, read on: I'm going to share the recipe my mother and grandmother used.As a matter of fact, when I was a kid we didn't buy bread. My mother baked bread at least once a week. She used a recipe passed down by her mother.
For about the first ten years of my marriage, I also baked bread. But when the kids discovered the soft, airy purchased bread, they wanted that kind. And since I was busy enough with all the other duties of a young mother, it wasn't hard to give up the bread making.
Today, homemade bread is a real treat. When I make a batch of bread today, I make one or two loaves and use the rest of the dough to make dinner rolls or cinnamon rolls. I want to help you experience the satisfaction of baking your own bread by sharing with you my family's recipe.
A Home Bakery
Bake four loaves of bread or use some of the dough for dinner rolls, caramel cinnamon rolls, raisin bread or frosted cinnamon rolls.Bake bread for about 1 hour at 375 degrees or until golden brown.Bake rolls about 30 minutes at 375 degrees or until golden brown.
Bread Like Grandma Used to Make
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water
- 2 (1/4 oz.) pkgs of dry yeast
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 4 cups lukewarm water
- 4 Tablespoons sugar
- 4 teaspoons salt
- 4 Tablespoons lard or oil
- Regular Flour
- Dissolve the yeast and the teaspoon of sugar in the half cup of lukewarm water. Let rise. Make sure the water is lukewarm, if it is too hot it will kill the yeast.Place the four cups of water in a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt, and lard or oil and mix thoroughly. Stir in four cups of flour, one cup at a time.Add the yeast mixture and stir thoroughly.Add about six more cups of flour, stirring between each cup. The dough will be thick.Put the dough on a flour covered counter and knead more flour in until the dough is slightly sticky and elastic.Place in a large oiled or sprayed bowl and let rise until it is double in size. The time it takes to rise depends on the temperature in the room.Punch down the dough and let it rise again.Divide the dough into four equal pieces if making four loaves of bread or divide for rolls.After making the loaves or rolls, let them rise in the pan (until about double in size) before baking
Using one teaspoon of cider vinegar per loaf of bread being mixed, enhances the effect of yeast in baking. I have started using vinegar when baking bread, and it seems to give a softer bread texture.
Knead The Dough
Place In An Oiled Bowl
Let Rise Til Double in Size
Prepare Pan For Cinnamon Rolls
Melt four tablespoons of butter in a 9"x13" pan. Sprinkle brown sugar over the butter.
Make Into Loaves
Making Cinnamon Rolls
With a rolling pin and on the flour counter, roll out the dough til about 1/4 inch thickness. Spread softened butter all over the surface of the flattened dough. Mix one teaspoon of cinnamon in one half cup sugar and sprinkle the mixture over the buttered dough.
Roll It Up
Cut The Rolls
Let Them Rise
Caramel Cinnamon Rolls
Frosted Cinnamon Rolls
Loaf of Bread
Raisin Bread Loaf
This Is What You Get - from one batch of bread
Give us this day our daily bread, O Father in heaven, and grant that we who are filled with good things from Your open hand, may never close our hearts to the hungry, the homeless, and the poor; in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
© 2011 Loraine Brummer