Monday, March 13, 2006

What's the best bread recipe?

I'm an aspirant chef! That often lead to less than impressive results, but anyway - I enjoy the process.

Only thing is, there is no one who ends up with a bigger mess in the kitchen than me!

I haven't done a hell of a lot of baking, but this bread recipe is grrrreat!


Clare's Whole Wheat Potato Bread

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
2 1/2 teaspoons salt
2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 1/4 cups warm milk
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten
2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

In a large bowl, mix the all-purpose flour, potato flakes, salt, and yeast. In a separate bowl, mix the water, milk, margarine, honey, and eggs. Beat the liquid mixture into the dry ingredients. Gradually mix in whole wheat flour until evenly moist. Knead 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel, and allow to rise until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Grease two 5x9 inch loaf pans. Punch down dough, shape into loaves, and place in the pans. Allow to rise in pans 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Bake loaves 35 minutes, until lightly browned and hollow sounding when tapped.

1 comment:

andrea said...

I am a real admirer of bread bakers. Care to experiment on me? :) I'll print this and maybe I'll even get around to trying it. (I haven't visited for awhile -- glad to see you're still out there and posting!)