I was born and raised in the south, but have never baked my own loaf of bread.
However, after finding this cool website about how easy it is to bake a simple loaf of bread, I've decided that I WILL DO THIS before the end of the year.
I remember when I lived in Conway, SC, in the early 1990s, my Sunday School teacher, Nell Vereen, brought me the most delicious loaf of homemade bread I ever tasted. She did that a couple of times. She probably didn't believe me when I told her she made my day! But I was serious, I enjoyed every tiny bread crumb of it.
I truly wanted to try it, but at the time, I was lassoing a husband and four children, so I didn't have much time to try something new.
Now that I find myself analyzing every single ingredient of everything I purchase, I think it would actually save time to make some of these items myself.
And what better time to start baking bread than during the holidays, right?
Let us Bake Bread and Break Bread Together!
Now that I actually understand what is happening with all that kneading, rising and stuff, it seems like a very logical process.
After the simple loaf, I'll move on to more daring ventures, such as adding butter and sugar! Yeah, I dream big, lol.
No worries though. The following recipe is in Lesson Two (where has this website been all my life?).
2 cups all-purpose enriched unbleached flour
1 cup bread flour (or all-purpose flour, if you do not have bread flour)
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 cup sugar
1 cup warm milk
2 tablespoons butter
1/4 - 1/2 cup lukewarm water
Your First Loaf - A Primer for the New Baker
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