Sunday, March 2, 2008

Best Friend Bread

It was an exciting day for me! I made my first loaf of bread! Jeremy's mom made the best home made bread while we were home for Christmas, so I found the recipe online - it's from the Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks. This bread is so light and fluffy and soft and yummy! :)
For the most part, its was really easy. I just get restless waiting the two separate hours for the dough to rise...

Here is the recipe.

"Best Friend Bread":
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1 1/4 c. warm water
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. oil
1 t. salt
2 eggs
4 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/4 c. butter, melted

- Disolve yeast in warm water. Mix sugar, oil, salt and eggs together; stir in yeast mixture. Add flour and knead until smooth. Cover and let rise until double in size. (About an hour.)
- Punch down and turn out onto floured surface. Divide dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece with your hands until you have 3 ropes about 12 inches long. Pinch one end of each of the 3 pieces of dough together and braid dough. Pinch the other ends together to seal, then tuck under. Place on a greased 13"x9" pan and let rise until double again. (About an hour.)
- Pour butter over the top and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

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