Thursday, September 22, 2011

Baking With Jeffrey

Earlier this week Jeffrey and I did some baking.  We made a loaf of regular old bread and a loaf of Cinnamon raisin bread. 

Dough recipe
1 1/2 cup warm water
1 pkg. yeast or 2 tsp. from a jar
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
5 T oil
~5 cups of flour (white, wheat or both)
1 egg
Let yeast set in warm water for about 5 minutes.  Add everything else and mix well.  Use the dough hook on you mixer.  Knead dough on a flour surface.  Place back in bowl, cover and let rise until it doubles in size.  Once the dough as risen return to the floured surface and knead once again. Split into two. Place one in a greased loaf pan, cover with a dish towel and let rise again. Take the other half and round out flat.  Sprinkle cinnamon over dough, add rasins, honey and butter.  I don't measure anything just put some on.  Roll up and place in a loaf pan and let rise.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 1 hour.  See photos below for examples of kneading and rolling. 

Isn't he a cutie?  I have also replaced the rasins with pecans--now that is good!

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