Home Made Bread Recipe

by Sandy on January 2, 2013

Home Made Bread recipe

Home Made Bread Recipe

Home Made Bread Recipe
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Recipe type: Home Made Bread
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Serves: 8
This is the bread recipe that is so very easy and I use this same recipe for dinner rolls, hamburger buns, hot dog buns… You get the idea. I make my kids lunches with this bread. One thing I have found the really makes a difference in my bread recipes is that I use bread flour. Bread flours have more protein and are made from softer wheat. You can use all-purpose flour but using bread flour will get you fluffier, rounder loaves. The steps below are for 8 hamburger buns. If you want hot dog buns just roll into cylinders instead of balls. For dinner rolls, divide into 16 instead of eight.
Ingredients
  • Things you need:
  • 1 – cup warm water
  • 1 – stick of butter (I used salted)
  • 1 – egg
  • .25 – cup sugar
  • 3.5 – cups bread flour
  • 1.25 tsp – salt
  • 1 – Tbsp instant yeast
Instructions
  1. The method to my madness:
  2. First, add warm water to your bowl. You want to warm your bowl so you don’t shock your yeast. That’s why you add water first.
  3. Then add yeast, salt, and sugar.
  4. Give a couple of licks with a wisk.
  5. Next in a microwave safe bowl, melt 2 tbsp butter.
  6. Beat egg into butter. (don’t get butter to hot or you wil make scrambled eggs)
  7. Add egg and butter mixture to bowl.
  8. Start adding flour 1 cup at a time. May need more or less depending on season. You want the dough to barely form a ball and to be somewhat sticky (a.k.a. shaggy dough).
  9. Knead with the electric mixture just a couple of minutes.
  10. Transfer dough to a large bowl that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Spray the top of your dough ball as well.
  11. Cover with a warm, wet kitchen towel and let rise at least 3 hours. An hour will do but the longer it rises the better your bread will taste. 3 hours is the magical number. Great time to do some house work, run errands, clip coupons. Basically just forget about it.
  12. Once raised, punch down and transfer dough to oiled surface (not floured).
  13. Gently divide into 8 pieces. Flatten to about 3” across. Place buns on a well greased cookie sheet. Or use parchment.
  14. Cover with same wet warm towel and let rise another hour.
  15. Brush buns with remaining butter, melted. Add sesames seeds if you wish.
  16. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for about 15 minutes.

 

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Stephanie Nash January 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm

What can I do if I do not have the kneading attachments for my mixer? I will be glad to knead it by hand, but for how long? Probably doing this tomorrow!!! Thank you, this looks soooo easy!

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Sandy January 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

Stephanie,
For this recipe, you do not need to knead the bread very much so this is the perfect recipe for you. If you have the paddle attachment, just mix with it until you get everything incorporated. If you don’t have the paddle, use a bowl and rubber spatula. Then just turn your dough onto an oiled surface and knead by hand for a minute or so. If it is too sticky sprinkle with more flour. You don’t want a stiff ball of dough but a very soft one. Once you have your dough ball put into your oiled bowl and cover as directed. Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck.
Sandy

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Ava January 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm

This sounds easy and really good

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Sandy January 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

They are Ava. You should give it a try.

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Robin Wilson January 2, 2013 at 10:59 pm

I cannot wait to try this recipe tomorrow/today :-) !! The pic makes it look absolutely scrumptious!!

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Sandy January 3, 2013 at 9:10 am

They are pretty amazing if I do say so myself. My neighbors love them and my family thinks I am a baking goddess but it is really easy. Let me know if you have any questions.
Sandy

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Janine January 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Do you know- Can this recipe be used for Cinnamon bread?

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Sandy January 7, 2013 at 9:10 am

I don’t see why not. Never really thought of that. I think I will try it! I would start with a couple of teaspoons of cinnamon in the dough. For an extra special treat, you could butter then sprinkle a cinnamon and sugar mixer on top before baking.

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