Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Glenda's Bread Recipe...

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!!

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!


  1. Oh that bread looks delicious. It looks pretty quick to make.

  2. Since I am out of bread, I think I will make this and use the recipe. I love making bread and that is a nice recipe. I won't have to worry about keeping it warm, we are having another very warm day. Good for bread! Have a nice day. I laughed about your cows. Yep, that green just calls their name.

  3. That does look yummy!

  4. Oh Alica this is a perfect way to remember your friend Glenda what a nice recipe and with no kneading I think I will try it. I am sure it would smell wonderful in your house yum. HUGS B

  5. Alica, it looks fabulous, and I know it made you feel good to remember Glenda as you made it.

  6. That bread looks delicious! Can't wait to bake it and then make some of that yummy toast you mention.

  7. I may actually try to bake homemade loaf bread now! Sure looks tasty.

  8. I so agree with you that homemade bread is comforting and your [ Glenda's ] looks wonderful. I too often do things that reminds me of people that I miss and can feel near too.

  9. Wish I could have helped you with the cows. That looks delicious, maybe with some apple butter. yum.

  10. I will be trying this over the weekend. I love bread more than chocolate. Sorry about the escaping cows. Hope they stay in.

  11. What a lovely way to spend a rainy day! I'll bet the neighbors really appreciated their thank you gift too! :)

  12. Thank you for this recipe! Made it yesterday and it was so easy! After lunch there was barely enough for supper! This may become our weekly treat.

  13. I changed the recipe a little. I lightly rolled it after the second rise and added sugar, cinnamon and raisins. It makes the best french toast or egg in the hole! I think this recipe has ruined our waist lines...it's just too easy!

  14. Hi, I came across your site and found this recipe. I would like to print it but don't see that option any where.

    1. Hi! I think you'll need to copy and paste it to print it out...sorry! :)


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