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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Works For Me Wednesday, A Social Parade and Wheat and White Bread

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I wanted to share a little tip with you today. I don't fry foods very often, but I save the oil in a jar in the refrigerator when I do. Here's the sneaky part. I use it in my homemade bread. Don't worry if you've fried fish in it or onions, you won't taste it in the bread. Sneaky huh? Don't forget to stop by We Are That Family for some more great ideas!

I'm linking up with Smart and Trendy Moms for It's a Social Parade, Wednesday Link Up. Be sure and click on the link and visit some great blogs!

Did I ever tell you how lazy I can be? I wanted to make some bread and I had a bunch of recipes in my email to try, but I was to lazy to go through them all, so i grabbed an old cookbook and found this one. This bread is fantastic! I gave a loaf to our neighbor and he said it's one of the best I've made. I always give them bread when I make some. I think it's because he'll tell me how good it is, and I have to beg my sweet hubby to tell me how he likes it. So I guess as soon as our neighbor says one of my loaves of bread isn't that great he might not be getting any more! lol

Wheat and White Bread

1 package yeast
1/4 cup very warm water
2 1/2 cups very warm water
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 teaspoons salt
1/4 cup oil
3 cups whole wheat flour
5 cups flour

In a mixer fitted with a dough hook place the 1/4 cup water. Sprinkle the yeast over it and 1 tablespoon of the sugar. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the water, brown sugar, oil and the whole wheat flour. Mix for 2 minutes, adding the salt and some of the white flour to make a smooth batter. Add the rest of the flour or enough to make a dough that just pulls away from the sides of the mixer. Knead in the mixer for 8 minutes. Place in a large well oiled bowl and set in a warm place (covered with a towel) until doubled in size. I put mine on the stove with the oven on warm.

On an oiled surface roll dough into two loaves and place in loaf pans sprayed with Pam. Let rise covered with a towel for 30 minutes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove to racks to cool.


Bree said...

Hello, you are not lazy, you baked bread- I am not sure if I can even begin to bake bread and I bet it wouldn't turn out so pretty. Found you from smart and trendy- and linked up to your network- Have a great rest of the week!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

I am really wanting to make bread again and your loaf has got me thinking I need to do this tomorrow morning ;)

Kelly said...

I love fresh baked bread. Mmmm.. I think I'm going to use your recipe tomorrow!
Found you through "It's a Social Parade" and am following.

J.Anderson said...

Sounds and looks so very yummy!!
Thanks for stopping by Smart and Trendy Moms for "Social Parade"!! I am following you on networked blogs, but not showing up yet>Kinda strange but have a great evening.
Smart and Trendy Moms

Frieda said...

Your bread looks fabulous! I've always called mine "half and Half" your change of using brown sugar....yum!

Krajcimama said...

Your blog made me hungry! Time for LUNCH! :)

I'm following you on Networked Blogs and hope you will stop by and follow me back in the Social Parade!

I'm hoping that I can find inspiration from your posts! You seem so creative!

Holly said...

I would have never thought to add the extra oil to the bread...sounds good. I have not baked much bread...but I vow to start. I have not heard about the Social Parade...I will check it out. Thanks for the recipe too.
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