Hello September! I’m so glad you’re here! Tis’ the season to start baking!! Who’s excited?! Me! This is my favorite time of year.
Today I’m going to share one of my absolute favorite homemade bread recipes! I first got this recipe from a sister in my church probably 10 years ago when I was still in school. She taught me and a few other young woman in my church how to make homemade bread and we all loved it!
It had been awhile since I made this recipe, so I decided to whip up a batch a last week. It is truly my favorite bread recipe. It has the perfect sweet touch. There is one secret ingredient that certainly takes this bread over the top!
How to make homemade bread
Now that you have my favorite bread recipe here are a few tips on how to form the bread. These tips can be used with any bread recipe. :)
- Let the yeast bubble up -the higher the better!
- Add a little more flour and keep mixing until the dough comes off the edge of the mixer. You don’t want it to be too sticky or too hard. Soft.
- While you’re letting the dough rise, cover the bowl with a warm towel and set by a window.
- Make sure the dough has doubled in size before touching it.
- When the dough is ready to be formed, punch the dough and then cut in half to make two loaves on a floured surface.
- Press the dough down removing any air bubbles. Form a rectangle as you’re pressing it down.
- Roll the rectangle up like a cinnamon roll.
- Tuck the ends under and it’s ready to rise again.
- Stick the two loves in bread pans and then cover with seran wrap that has been buttered and sprayed with non-stick spray.
- Let the dough rise until it has doubled in size or formed the perfect size bread. Then it’s ready to bake!
Once the bread comes out of the oven spread butter on top! If you’re making homemade bread… you might as well go all out and even top it with homemade strawberry jam! ;) Seriously there is nothing better in my opinion than homemade bread! Give it a try! So so good!
So have you made homemade bread? What are your tips?
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