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Easy Homemade Bread

11 Mar

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We have turned into bread snobs at our house… Homemade bread or Nottin’. Well, that’s not entirely true, I still buy loaf after loaf of bread for school lunches and grilled cheese, but we sure do love this recipe! It’s awesome toasted, plain, french toasted, or made into croutons… It’s super easy and even works here in high altitude! I’ve made it with both white and wheat flour and even tried a few spices in it (roasted garlic, rosemary, etc..). Give it a try, you are sure to love it! Here’s the scoop:

Easy Homemade Bread

4 Tbsps Sugar

2 Tbsps Butter (melted)

3 tsps Salt

1 1/2 C hot water

2 Tbsps of rapid rise yeast

5 Cups of flour

Mix all ingredients together by hand or with an electric mixer. Remove & place in a bowl that has been greased & let dough rise until double in size (about 30 min). Punch down & divide in half into 2 rounds and place on a greased cookie sheet. Cut decorative slits on top. Let dough rise again. Rub an egg white wash (1 egg white + 1 tbsp water) over the top and sprinkle with kosher salt or other spices as desired. Bake at 400 degrees for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown…

OR

Place all ingredients in the bread machine liquids first, yeast last… Put machine on the dough cycle, remove from the bread maker and split into two loaves (if desired). Cut slits in the top- let rise… bake at 400’ for 20 minutes…

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