Bread recipes. What are you baking today?

Discussion in 'The Cookbook' started by macaronus, Jul 13, 2015.

  1. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Some people like to bake their own daily bread. Well, I do at least. :)

    Most breads are made in our stone-age bread machine. Make: Inventum, year: 1996 or so. So the anti-stick layer is long gone. Therefore we take the dough (and the hook) out after the second kneading but before the 'real' baking process starts. Then we grease the mould, re-insert the dough and let the machine work its magic.

    But from time to time I completely hand-knead the dough. Then I make dough for more breads so I can put them together in the (electric) oven (when I use bread moulds) or one by one when I bake them on our vintage baking stone in the oven.

    As for the recipes (request from @Redrock ):

    • bread machine recipes (I mostly have two varieties)
      • Wheat bread:
        • 1.5 cup of fluid (most of the time water, but sometimes milk or yoghurt)
        • 1.5 cup of wheat flour
        • 2 cups of full wheat meal or spelt wheat meal
        • 1 teaspoon of dried yeast
        • 1 tablespoon of salt
        • 1 tablespoon of butter
      • Rhye bread:
        • 1.5 cup of fluid (most of the time water, but sometimes milk or yoghurt)
        • 1.5 cup of wheat flour
        • 2 cups of rhye meal
        • 1 tablespoon of dark sugar beat syrup or molasses
        • 1 teaspoon of dried yeast
        • 1 tablespoon of salt
        • 1 tablespoon of butter
    • Hand kneaded recipes:
    • Wheat bread:
      • 150 gr of flour
      • 500 gr of full wheat meal
      • 14 gr of dried yeast
      • 1 tablespoon of sugar
      • 0.25 l of milk
      • 1 teaspoon of salt
      • mix flour and meal in large bowl. Make hollow in center and add yeast, sugar and 5 tablespoons of the milk and mix with a little meal to a sort of 'porridge'. Cover the bowl with a clean cloth and leave for 20-30 minutes to rest and to start the yeast. Then mix in the rest of the milk and salt and knead in 10-15 minutes. Form into bread or put into mould and leave to rest & rise for 30-40 minutes. Heat the oven to 200 degrees Celcius (392 Fahrenheit) and bake for 50-60 minutes. (place a cup of water in the oven for a more crunchy crust).
    • Rhye bread
      • 50 gr apple syrup
      • 20 gr dark chocolate (90% cacao) in small chunks
      • 150 ml milk
      • 150 ml lukewarm water
      • 200 gr rhye meal
      • 300 gr full grain meal
      • 1.5 teaspoon of dried yeast
      • 2 teaspoons of sugar
      • 1 teaspoon of salt
      • oil

      • heat the syrup, chocolate and milk in a pot on a low heat and mix until a smooth mixture. Let it cool until lukewarm.
      • mix rhye & full grain meal, yeast, sugar and salt in large bowl.
      • Add lukewarm water and milk/syrup/chocolate mixture and knead in 10 minutes to a smooth dough.
      • form into ball, rub inside of large bowl with oil, place ball of dough in the bowl and cover with colth. Leave to rest & rise for 2 hours or until doubled in volume.
      • knead again for 10-12 minutes until smooth dough. Knead into a nice ball and place on greased baking tray or in greased mould.
      • Cover with clean cloth and leave to rise for another 30 minutes or to double volume
      • place bowl with water under in the oven. Heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit).
      • Place bread in the center of the oven and bake for 45 minutes

    So, that's what I do. And you?
  2. droberts0503

    droberts0503 Well-Known Member

    I made a wheat loaf yesterday in the bread maker.We also do white in the bread maker and by hand, as well as sourdough by hand using both a long or short way depending on the time. I've been making bread since I was 4 or 5 and really enjoy it!
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  3. Omelmad

    Omelmad My printer email address is..........

    I go to the store, look up a slices loaf of bread and but it in my shopping basket.

    You are a better man than me haha!
  4. RaZorBurn123

    RaZorBurn123 waiting hardily...............

    My wife loves homemade bread, she makes it once in awhile. Great recipe!
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  5. richgem

    richgem suffering from chronic clicker hand cramps

    What manner of witchery are these "gr"s and "ml"s? :p
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  6. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Lately, I have been using our bread machine to make Portuguese bread.
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  7. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    I go to Publix and get wheat bread. But this time I saw potato bread, which intrigued me. It's pretty good too. I read that it stays fresh longer. Something to do with science and potatoes. It's too much for me to fathom.
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  8. wristwatchb

    wristwatchb wristwatch "danger" b

  9. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    We grind our own wheat, then knead it all up in a Bosch Universal Kitchen - fantastic machine! Always 100% whole grain. A hot slab of bread, slathered in butter... Mmmm!
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  10. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    FTFY ;)


    Sounds yummy! What kind of machine do you use to grind the wheat?

    We get our meal and flour from a local windmill. Great quality!
  11. Sara-s

    Sara-s This Pun for Hire

    Here is my Portuguese Bread recipe;
    Portuguese Bread for the Bread Machine


    1 1/3 c. water

    1/8 tsp. Ascorbic acid

    ¼ c. butter

    1 1/3 tbl. Sugar

    2 tsp. Salt

    3 C bread flour

    2/3 C semolina flour

    1 tbl. Vital wheat gluten

    2 ½ tsp. Yeast

    Place ingredients in the bread machine, in the order listed. Run on white bread cycle.
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  12. jeraldgordon

    jeraldgordon TSD's Mascot

    The windmill sounds marvelous! We use a Blendtec Kitchen Mill. Bloody loud, but a fantastic mill. We've used one for about 20 years.
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  13. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Soumds yummy!

    Always fresh meal and flour! Great! :happy088:
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  14. txskimo

    txskimo Well-Known Member

    It has to be a lot better for you than store bought bread. How long does the bread keep?
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  15. macaronus

    macaronus Sir Nice-a-Lot Staff Member

    Tastes really good indeed! As for how long it keeps, I dunno, because:

    a: when cooled they are sliced and put in the freezer

    2: we eat about a bread a day, so they don't have the time to go bad! ;)

    But by now the bread machine is worn out. The teflon layer in the mold has worn off and now the aluminum is starting to get scraped off... (we had it for almost 20 years, though we haven't used it all the time). So I gotta buy me a new one.
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