Fresh Baked Bread
Hello sweet friends!
Nothing is better than the smell of fresh baked bread.
I LOVE baking bread! I LOVE offering fresh homemade bread to my family with meals. It's truly an act of love. Baking bread is an activity that makes me feel calm and relaxed.
I sometimes use white flour from the grocery store, but I love when I have time to grind my own wheat. When I grind my wheat berries for bread, I use 50% fresh ground flour, and 50% regular white flour. If you choose to use all fresh ground flour, your bread can be pretty heavy and dense.
Have you ever researched the nutrition value of wheat berries? It's pretty fascinating, and there are some great videos on You Tube about it.
In case you were wondering, my wheat grinder is the NUTRIMILL brand.
I have made some posts on social media, about bread baking, Quite a few of you have reached out asking for my bread recipe..
I'm going to share my FAVORITE one with you...the one that always turns out well, and that my family loves.
My Favorite Bread Recipe
Let's break it down into easy to follow steps for the first time bread bakers.
1. Get a large glass bowl and add 2 1/2 cups warm water.
2. Add 2 cups flour.
3. Add 1 tsp salt.
4. Add 1/2 cup oil.
5. Add 1/2 cup honey.
6. Add 1 TBS yeast (1 packet).
7. Add 2 to 3 cups more flour.
8. Knead dough.
9. Cover with a towel and let rise 90 mins. (I put mine in oven that I preheated to 180 then turned off.)
10. Knead again.
11. Divide into 2 greased loaf pans.
12. Rise again for 1 hour.
13. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Let cool in pans.
Give it a try. Even a beginner can follow these easy steps.
Do you have a favorite bread recipe! I'd love for you to share it in the comments. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think!