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Friday, March 13, 2015

Easy Bread Making...


Hello everyone.. 
Happy Weekend to you.. 
The weeks seem to fly by and the weekend is here before you know it, eh? 
We had a lovely day but the weather station is calling for us to have another blizzard.. ugh... 
I am not saying anything else but just pray we do not get as much as they are forecasting.. 
It is supposed to start overnight Saturday and on into Sunday.. 
Anyway on the home front.. 
I made a new kind of bread today and it was a success.. 
It was in one of my Canadian Mennonite books by Edna Staebler.. 


Sometimes I get tired of only getting one loaf of bread at a time and prefer several loaves that I can freeze and have .. 

If you have company then it is nice to dig out a loaf and have it for a meal or just a lunch.. 
Serve it up with a couple of boiled eggs, homemade jam or sliced tomatoes and cheese ... 

I made it in a large bowl as it calls for up to 9 cups of flour.. 

And I made 3 different types.. 

Onion... 

Pumpkin Seeds... 

Rosemary... 

The recipe says you do not need to knead it but I did for a few minutes and it came out light and fluffy.. 
Here is the recipe.. 

Easy Bread.. 
1 cup warm water 
1 T. sugar
2 T. instant yeast.. 
Put in bowl and let the yeast rise for 10 minutes.. 

Then add 2 cups warm water 
1/4 cup of honey or sugar.. I used honey
1 T. salt
1/2 cup Canola oil or veggie oil
Stir well.. 
Add 1 cup of flour at a time and stir after each cup until it is hard to stir.. 
I added 8 cups of all purpose flour.. 

*You can use whatever kind of flour you like and add 1 cup of flour at a time and stirring each time until the mixture loses it's shiny wet look..

I kneaded this dough for several minutes until well mixed.. 
Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place until doubled... 
Divide dough into 3 loaves.. 
Shape into round loaves or put into tins.. 
Rise until double again.. 
Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30 minutes or until the loaves sound hollow when tapped.. 
Tip onto racks to cool..

Some ideas for the loaves.. 
1.  Knead a Tablespoon of fresh chopped herbs to one loaf ..
Scatter a few chopped onto the top and let rise..  
2.. Knead a few tablespoons of onion soup mix to the loaf  and scatter a bit on the top and let rise.. 
3.  Sprinkle some nuts on the top.. 
4.  Knead raisins and 1 tsp. of cinnamon into the loaf.. 
There are many ideas for this bread.. 
Terry just had a big slice and said he loved it and it was a keeper.. smile.. 

Well, my dears this is all for tonight.. 
Thank you so much for stopping by.. 
I hope you enjoy your weekend with your families.. 

Do something special tomorrow and make a few memories or loaves of bread. smile.. 

And if you can get to church on Sunday in your part of the world it will enhance your life and that of your children.. 
He makes the difference and benefits your family.. 
Our families need every bit of stability we as parents can add and Christ adds that to your home.. 

Take care, my dears and I look forward to your little notes and comments.. 
God bless.. xo



24 comments:

  1. Good evening Faye, We have had rain all day an another day of it tomorrow, so this post was just in time....I can try out your new bread recipe's tomorrow! They look very pretty and sound delicious. Praying you don't get any more bad weather. Looking forward to being in our church Sunday and thanking our Lord with lots of other believers. Blessings to you~

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  2. Oh, snowstorm warnings out here in NS too. I am so tired of this weather! It was beautiful today, but still no robins or spring birds here yet and bitterly cold too. Spring will come, likely in August, lol! My mom and Nanna had several of Edna Staebler's books, I sued to read them while I was eating breakfast when I was growing up, but I don't have any of her books now, they are really great though! The bread looks great, I have not made bread in awhile, you are inspiring me! I hope you don't get too much snow! Hugs!

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  3. It looks so good! I really need to try making bread again.
    I hope and pray you don't get hit with another storm!
    PS - just want you to know I am blessed each time I visit here. Your blog always has such good recipes and things that just speak to keeping a happy home and I really appreciate it!

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  4. Hi Faye

    That bread really looks lovely. I hope you do not mind but I am going to pop it into my recipe book where I write recipes up that I want to have a go at. Hope the forecast storm is not as bad as threatened. Keep warm and keep safe. Pattypan x

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  5. I thought it was warming up over there,Faye. You must all be so very tired of winter. Come over here and enjoy our sunshine nearly every day...summer or winter :-)

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  6. MMmmm....that bread looks so yummy. Thanks for your post today...I needed it!

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  7. Mm-mmm! Looks yummy!

    Hugs,
    Kelley~

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  8. The bread looks delicious, I must admit I have a bread making machine but I could be tempted with your recipe. Hope the snowstorm is not as bad as predicted. Stay safe.

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  9. Thanks Faye! I have saved it. Blessings

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  10. More snow for you guys !, That sucks ! we are having rain right now and the temps are 10C . Oh the loaves of bread look wonderfully YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing , I will pray that you don't get snow and it passes you by , have a good weekend !

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  11. Oh does that bread look good! I sure hope you don't get hit hard again with snow, it is so hard to get alot of snow after it has started warming up, take care

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  12. I have to try some bread making! Yours look so good and I can only imagine the wonderful aroma around the house.
    Amalia
    xo

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  13. Your bread is beautiful. I hope all goes well with you and the snow that is coming. God bless.

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  14. Your bread is beautiful Faye and looks so delicious. Unfortunately I cannot eat bread at this time. It would be worth the smell of it baking though, then I could pass the loaves on to someone else ;) Blessings

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  15. It looks wonderful, I hope to try it!

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  16. Hello,
    I pinned your recipe. :-))
    Thank you, it just looks delicious.
    Carla

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  17. The bread sounds delicious! i hope you don't get alot of snow. We have been dry but today we got alot of rain. It actually rained overnight as well and on our way to the coast for another 60th birthday party with friends!!! and on the way home! Warm bread would be good right now! Have a blessed Sunday!

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  18. Thank you for sharing the recipe, Faye. I've been making bread to sell at a local coffee shop and it's always nice to have a recipe that makes multiple loaves at a time. This one looks great! I always love your willingness to share. :-)

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  19. Lovely loaves. Thinking perhaps you used regular 9 inch cake pans? Do tell! The variety idea was perfect. Thank you Miss Fay.

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    1. Yes, D.. I just used pie pans, actually... smile.. Sorry, I should have said.. Thanks for visiting, my dear.. xo

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  20. It looks so yummy! The recipe sounds similar to one my son-in-law makes. They've actually stopped buying bread at the grocery store and he makes it instead. It's delicious! The blizzard is wild here and I hope it's not as bad as predicted for you in your area. It's hard to tell how much has fallen due to the wind blowing it around. Have a cozy Sunday, Faye.

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  21. Oh, boy! Mouth-watering! I imagine this recipe will work in a stand-mixer, don't you? Thank you for your posts, Faye! They always make me feel at home....😊

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  22. Hi Faye! Love the recipe and the photos are so great I can almost smell the bread :) Church was canceled for us today because of the storm, but that's ok, we had it yesterday at 4PM instead. Wonderful service with a baptism :)

    Thank you for another inspiring post!
    Blessings,
    Kim

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  23. I have been happily catching up on all of your gorgeous and thoughtful posts Faye... I love every one. So inspiring! You are a Doll!!!!

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