Plain old ordinary bread cooked
in a plain old oven |
you so screwed you can't even afford bread anymore, let alone one of those fancy
bread maker machines? You should have taken your family's advice and went to dental
1 package of yeast,
1 tablespoon of sugar
2 cups of lukewarm water
7 cups of sifted
2 tablespoons of melted butter
dash of salt
a mixing bowl, add the yeast and sugar, and the water. Mix well, then add half
of the flour and the butter. Beat thoroughly, then gradually add the rest of the
flour. You want the dough to be stiff, so you might not need all the flour, or
you might have to add a little more. Experiment! After all, you are unemployed
and have all the time in the world!
throw some flour on a table top, through on the dough, and start kneading it.
Do this for 5 minutes.
dough into a bowl, cover it with a towel, and put it on top of your computer monitor,
or other warm spot for about 2 hours. It should double in size. Then, knead the
dough again for 5 minutes.
stand for 2 minutes, then shape it into 2 loaves and plop them in 2 greased bread
pans. Again, cover them with a towel, put them in a warm place and wait 1 hour.
the dough has risen the second time, put them in a pre-heated 375 degree oven
and bake for 1 hour.
Let the bread
cool before removing from the pans.
which is more painful? Making bread from scratch or looking at your bank account
Makes 2 loaves.