Fabulous Homemade Bread

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Well folks, I finally did it. After 12 1/2 years of marriage, I finally managed to make decent homemade bread. I hadn’t tried in awhile because it seems like every time I do, it usually tastes ok, but ends up so dense and heavy that you could use it as a weapon. Then I get disgusted and don’t try again for a long time. However, a friend from my MOPS group gave me a recipe that she swears by. Yesterday I gave it a try and, lo and behold, it turned out wonderful. My family feasted on bread at dinner last night and gave it a thumbs-up all around. ¬†So, since I love to share what actually works for me, here’s the recipe I used. Just a little warning– if the amounts seem a bit high, it’s because this makes 6 loaves of bread!! I’m told that it freezes well, so you can always wrap up a bunch of them into the freezer for later use. Also, my electric knife cut these slices beautifully.

Fabulous Homemade Bread

  • 1/2 C warm water
  • 3 packages yeast
  • 1/4 C bread flour
  • 1 TB white sugar
  • 2 C quick oats
  • 2 C wheat flour
  • 4 1/2 C warm water
  • 1 1/2 TB salt
  • 2/3 C brown sugar
  • 2/3 C oil
  • 10 C bread flour

Stir 1/2 C water, 1 TB sugar, 1/4 C flour, and yeast in a mixing bowl. Let sit for 5 minutes.

Place oats, 4 1/2 C water, wheat flour, salt, 2/3 C br. sugar, and 2/3 C oil into mixing bowl and mix well.

Add bread flour into bowl, mixing in 1 Cup at a time. You may need to use a very large mixing bowl at this point and use your hands to mix well.

Place dough in an oiled bowl. Cover and let rise for 1 hour.

Divide into 6 loaves–allow to rise 1 more hour.

Bake at 350 F for 35 minutes.

Recipe originally from allrecipes.com.  Thanks Cari!

11 responses »

  1. This looks good – might have to try it. I’ve found that yeast dough recipes that work the best for me are the ones that you handle the dough very little and that the dough is pretty moist. They are usually lighter than the ones that I have to knead.

  2. This sounds great! I’ve been wanting to bake bread but have been dreading less than desired results for all of the effort. I’ve had a few so-so results in the past. I like that this recipe makes so much. I’m pinning it!

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