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Meg’s Homemade Bread Made Easy

September 5, 2011

There is nothing like the taste of homemade fresh bread that you make yourself. You don’t need to spend money on a bread machine all you need is a good heavy duty mixer. Meg Gaffney, A local Mt. Kisco resident showed me just how easy it is. Here is a list of ingredients you will need:

¼ Cup of Milk (low-fat or regular)

5 teaspoons of Sugar

1teaspoon of salt

5 teaspoons of butter

1 package of active dry yeast

2and1/2 cups of flour

The first step is to warm the bowl. Make the yeast according to the directions on the package (Hint: make sure your water temp. is between 110-115degrees!). Now add the melted butter, milk, sugar and salt to the yeast and stir the contents together. Next slowly add the flour while continuing to stir.

Now it is time to knead the dough. You can do this by hand or use your heavy duty mixer. You will do this for approximately 10 minutes (that is why Meg suggests using a heavy duty mixer) until it is a pizza dough consistency. Place the dough in a bowl (make sure you coat it with a non-stick spray first) cover it with a towel and let it sit for an hour.

After it has risen it’s time to take it out of the bowl and place it on the counter- punching it down a few times with your fist. Next, place it into your bread pan (coated with non-stick spray). Now you let it sit for another hour. After the hour is up, it is time to bake it. You need to bake it for 30 minutes at 400degrees. The last step is to eat it – Hint: let the bread cool down a little before you slice it or it will break apart.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mimi Geller permalink
    September 6, 2011 2:30 am

    Thanks for the bread recipe. We inherited my daughter’s bread machine. She has diabetes(so does her husband) and they really watch their carbs. Connie makes bread in the machine, and it is to die for. He has tried several kinds, but the two we like best are raisin bread and Country White. We each eat a slab of it with butter while it is still warm….heavenly. He uses bread flour rather than ordinary flour.

    My son in Golden’s Bridge was without power for 4 days, but my friend in Somers was powerless of a week. And she has a well, so no water either. Can you imagine?

    Hope all is well with you.

    Best to all of you,

    Mimi

  2. September 6, 2011 10:04 pm

    We were lucky in this part of Kisco – just two days without power but other sections were out for longer.
    Yes, warm bread is heavenly.

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