Making this ASAP. Have you read the ingredients in store-bought bread? They are a mile long!
by Lindsey Mills | staff writer for The Snap MomI used to only buy grocery store bread. Then I started buying it at our local farmers market for $3.50 a loaf. I thought to myself, there has to be a better way: a better quality bread made on the cheap. Then, behold, I was gifted a bread machine! The homemaker fairies smiled down upon me! I had many oopsies and flops. Too big, too flat, hard as a rock... you get the point. Now I have perfected a couple recipes, and you get to enjoy the fruits, er, breads of my labor. I know what you're thinking, who the heck has time to make bread? Listen, I'm a mom, I own a hair salon, and I work behind the stylist chair. If I can make bread, so can you! I use organic flours, although you can use whatever you like.
Whole Wheat RecipeIngredients 1.5 c bread flour 1 c whole wheat flour 3 Tbsp sugar or honey 1 tsp salt 2 tsp rapid rise yeast 1 c warm water A little less than 1/4 c of oil or melted butter
- Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Dump the wet into your bread machine basin.
- Dump the dry on top.
- Insert basin into machine
- I used the following settings for this recipe: Rapid wheat, medium crust, 1.5 lb loaf.
- Press start!!
Oatmeal Bread RecipeIngredients 2 1/4 c bread flour 1/2 c oats 3 Tbsp sugar or honey 2 tsp yeast 1 tsp salt 1 c water A little less than 1/4 c oil or melted butter Same directions as above. *You could make these without a machine. Just combine in kitchen aid mixer for 10 minutes with hook. Then rest in bowl in warm spot for 60 min. Knead down a couple times. Form into a loaf in pan and let rise for 30 more minutes and then bake at 350 until top is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Either recipe may need slightly more or less flour depending on your climate. You want the dough slightly tacky, but not stuck to your finger when touched. Enjoy a slice of warm bread!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Lindsey is a scrunchy wife and mom to two adorable girls. She is also the salon owner of Southern Roots and works part time doing hair. She loves animals, gardening, and is very involved in her home church.