(Closed) Who bakes bread?

posted 8 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

sounds yummy!

i don’t have a bread maker, all i’ve ever made was challah.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh, you are making me want a breadmaker!  Chocolate chip!!!  mmmm

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

challah! yummy!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

My fiance makes some artisan stuff…I want a bread machine but he thinks it’s cheating…i don’t care, it’ll taste good 😀

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

My friend got me the book ‘Artisan Bread in 5 minutes a day’ for Chistmas and I use a lot of recipes from that. 

No bread maker though, we have one of those good mixers and let it rise and pop a piece in the oven and it’s all good.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

the challah is awesome. i used to work at a jewish nursing home and they put out a cookbook with recipes of all of the residents. it’s easy, but time consuming. and except for yeast, i usually already have all of the ingredients. and you get to punch the dough, it really gets your frustrations out!

1 pkg. fast rising dry yeast

1 1/2 c. very warm water

5 c. all purpose flour

4 tbsp. sugar

2 tsp. salt

2 eggs

4 tbsp vegetable oil

poppy or sesame seeds

sprinkle yeast and sugar into 1/4 c. very warm water. let stand 5 min, than stir. in large bowl, mix flour and salt; make a well. drop in eggs, oil, 1 1/4 c very warm water, and yeast mixture. work together with hands and mix well. turn onto lightly floured surface. kneed until smooth and elastic. place in greased bowl; turn once to grease top. cover. let rise in warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about an hour. punch dough down; let rise in warm, draft free place 35 minutes. divide dough into thirds. with lightly floured hands, roll dough into 3 ropes of equal length. braid and put on greased baking sheet; cover and let rise in warm, draft free place 20 min. brush with egg. sprinkle with poppy or sesame seeds. bake at 375 for about 45 min. check after 15 min and if top is getting too brown, cover with foil. cool on wire rack.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I bake ciabatta bread all the time.  Here’s the recipe I use:

http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/kitchen-hack-one-minute-ciabatta-bread.html

I replace some of the white flour with wheat flour, add some non-fat cheddar cheese into the dough and sprinkle it on top, and sprinkle the top with italian seasonings. So good, and so quick and easy!  I did find that if you double the amount of yeast, it raises a lot quicker, but doesn’t taste yeasty, so I do it all the time to speed up the process.

ETA: I forgot to add that you don’t need a bread maker for this recipe! Just make a loaf-like shape (or any shape you want I guess) and throw it in the oven.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

My Fiance LOVES to bake bread, but he does not use a bread maker. He’s made me white bread (plain, with thyme, with rosemary- all good!), wheat bread, cinnamon and honey bread, chocolate bread, garlic bread, sourdough, and YUMMY focaccia. He makes this really great focaccia using chipotle olive oil as the oil in it- just enough of a bite to be an excellent snack.

He finds recipes on allrecipes.com and he also likes Wild Yeast blog.

He’s eliminated buying bread. When he’s going to have sandwiches, he just bakes a loaf. Much cheaper and more delicious than buying at the store! He’s going to make more sourdough once we’re married and living together- its just a lot of effort to take care of the starter when he can’t be home every day (he travels to visit me on weekends). I LOVE homemade bread!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh there are oodles of sites with good bread machine recipes. I love my bread machine and I often pick extras up at Salvation Army for like $5. You can convert almost any recipe to bread machine as long as you do not exceed capacity (no kore 3 cups flour for a regulat size machine or 4 cups for a large one like mine) and use half the amount of yeast, as the dough is rising in a more confined space. Try using the dough cycle for pizza dough or fancy treats like cinnamon swirl bread or garlic knots.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@hedgeknits: CHOCOLATE BREAD…mmmm!  Does he use cocoa powder?

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