Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baking Bread, Rolls & Pizza

Thanks to the insparation from my friend Heather!  I have been making homemade bread for a month now.  We only had to run out and buy bread once, when James was sick and I could not get to making some.
So hear is my thoughts on my progress so far...

It is not hard to do....it takes me about 1/2 hour (with interuptions from small people) to mix the recipe.
Wait for an hour for it to rise,
cut in half, flatten to a rectangle and roll, put into bread pans, this takes 5 mins
wait an hour for it to rise again
Bake for 35 mins
So there is a lot of waiting!  I have been making it in the mornngs, on rainy days or if we have not plans that day and are going to be around the house.

I am still working on the recipe itself.  I did mess up once and it came out great!, but I could not remember what I did!  So far what I like to do is...
Use the recipe on the King Arthur flour and 1/2 and 1/2 it with wheat flour plus I replace the sugar for honey.

I have found that the dough makes great rolls too!  after the first rise I shaped the rolls, and put them in an oiled round cake pan, let them rise again, cover with foil and put them into the freezer until I was going to use them for dinner that week, then I thawed them while dinner was cooking and popped them in the oven for 10-15 mins. 

I triied using it for pizza dough, but it was to doughy? The premade pizza dough at Roach Bros was mauch better! 

I am going to try Heather's bagles next!!!


  1. Looks yummy! You go girl! Have you tried Heather's bread receipe????

  2. Yes! That was the first one i tried. It was so good! I have been experimenting with different recipies to find the one that everyone in the family will like!