Yesterday, partly because it was a rainy day...
...and partly because I was out of bread...
...and partly as a huge THANK YOU to our neighbors who helped us to chase our cows out of knee-high, wet rye grass at 9:00 am (criminal cows!!)...
I decided to bake some bread.
If you need an easy recipe for delicious home made bread, give this one a try! I don't think you'll be disappointed. I got this years ago from my friend Glenda. Making it yesterday took me down memory lane...I miss her!!
GLENDA'S NO KNEAD BREAD RECIPE
yield - 4 loaves
1 cup sugar
4 tsp salt
4 1/2 cups lukewarm water
5 Tbsp oil
3 Tbsp yeast
12 cups flour (scant)
Mix together first five ingredients. (Glenda's notes say to mix the sugar and salt together first...sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't. Yesterday I forgot, and it turned out fine)
Add flour and stir until incorporated.
*this is a no knead recipe. Dough will be rather sticky.
Place dough in a greased bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 1/2 hours.
Punch down, and let rise again.
Shape into four loaves. Place in greased bread pans, and let rise until double.
Bake at 325* - 350* for 35 minutes.
Remove from oven and rub tops with butter.
Cool and enjoy!
(On a cool, dark day like we had yesterday, I put the dough in the oven with the light turned on to rise, and it worked great!)
Homemade bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. Toast it, add butter and home made strawberry jelly, and ummmmmm...delicious! I hope you enjoy it!