Homemade Bread

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  1. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Traditional Old's cool bread
    (flour, water, salt, yeast) in wheat.

    Don't use much yeast. The dough is supposed to raise over night. Dough consistency is very important. I suggest you use a bread maker to mix all the ingredients. Bake in a cast iron in the oven at 425 F. You must pre-heat the cast iron first. Bake for about 30 minutes, and then uncover the pot and bake for another 5 minutes.

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  2. summerinmaine

    summerinmaine Hells Atheists MC

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    Homemade bread.

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  3. Pansy

    Pansy Not much of an Adventurer

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    That looks yummy ! :drif
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  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    We are feasting on it at the moment. It is delicious.
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  5. Smithy

    Smithy Avoiding the Skid-Demon

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    Friend of mine made four 10-pound loaves for Thanksgiving.

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    I love good homemade bread.
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  6. Thraan

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  7. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    :patch lol....
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  8. K2

    K2 Dare to Win Well

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    every year, both T-day and Christmas, I make these dinner rolls. They're all gone already.

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  9. ShadyRascal

    ShadyRascal Master of None

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    Yay! New use for my little Dutch Oven!! :clap
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  10. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    The crust was perfect. Not too hard, but not soft either.. Uhmm.. I will take a picture of a slice tonight. Sit tight..
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  11. Fast_Boy_Slim

    Fast_Boy_Slim Don't call me Wighty

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    I was given this 2 years ago and just this weekend I made my first bread. Just some plain white rolls, but I made them and they tasted pretty good. Good enough to eat, but not so good that I don't think I can do better. I think I might get hooked though. I love the alchemy of it all. The way dough comes together, the rise, the finished result.

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    saw him make one of these on tv called a puffball. Looks amazing ( not made by me!!)

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  12. Streamin' E

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    Beautiful!

    I'm going to try some dutch oven bread in our newly purchased Big Green Egg.
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  13. gelandestrasse

    gelandestrasse Fidem Scit

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    My first six strand braided loaf.
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    I need a bigger baking sheet. :doh
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  14. The PacRat

    The PacRat I'm that other guy

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    WHERE can I find some bread-machine recipes that won't result in such a heavy, dense loaf? I LOVE homemade bread but even if I just use the machine to make the dough, it still comes out really heavy.

    I want to lighten up my loaves... :rofl
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  15. HighAlpineDrifter

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    I have this rocking good gingerbread recipe using Golden Syrup and black treacle. It always gets eaten before pics can be made.
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  16. HighAlpineDrifter

    HighAlpineDrifter Long timer

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    Someone start a thread on this. About to take the plunge on a bread machine.
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  17. Doc.Snyder

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    1 kg flour, type 550
    625 ml slightly warm water
    30 g honey or sugar
    30 g fresh yeast or 3 pcs dry yeast (à 21g)
    30 g salt

    Use half of the water to solve the yeast and honey / sugar.
    Mix flour and salt and make a hole/dip in the middle. pour the yeast/honey/sugar mixture into it. Solwly work the dry ingredients into it.
    Now add the 2nd half of the water and work it until you have a 'wet' dough.
    Roll, work, fold, press for 5 minutes until you have a smooth dough. If the dough sticks to your hands, put some flour on your hands and rub them together.
    Also put some flour onto the dough and form a loaf. Put it onto a baking tray and make some scratches with your knife. This helps the dough to rise quicker. Wait until the volume has doubled (40min. - 1.5h) and preheat the oven. Let the dough rise at a warm place w. no draught.
    When the dough is ready, work the dough for 1 minute to get the air out.

    Form a loaf again, and let it rise a 2nd time until it is twice the size again (make sure it is not standing in draught)

    Put the bread into the oven and bake it, until it sounds hollow, when you knock on its bottom.
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  18. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    My bread machine recipe is

    2 1/4c white flour
    1 c whole wheat
    3/4c oats
    2 tbs butter
    3-4 tbs molasses
    2 tsp salt
    1.5 c milk

    1.5 tsp yeast.

    I have a panasonic machine that I love and this makes the best loaf I have come up with.
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  19. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    More yeast, more time to raise...
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  20. sailah

    sailah Lampin' it

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    also make sure you aren't using too much liquid. I routinely adjust the flour after the first couple mixes to make sure it isn't too heavy.
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