Slightly Sweet But Simple Bread

 

This recipe makes 3 to 3 1/2 lbs of bread dough and is too large for most automatic bread machines. You may cut this recipe in half to make 1 1/2 lbs of dough for a standard automatic bread machine. This dough may be used for any of the variations.

2 cups hot water
1/2 cup oil (1/3 c. if using egg)
1/2 cup honey (may use 1/4 cup)*
3 1/2 tsp. instant yeast
1 egg (optional)
5 cups freshly milled flour
2 tsp. salt
1 – 2 Tbs. lecithin (optional)
1/2 tsp. gluten (optional)

Combine water, oil, and honey.  Add 3 cups of flour, yeast, salt, lecithin, and gluten.  Mix thoroughly.  Add the remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 min.).  Let rise until double.  Shape into loaves or rolls or use any combination of the YEAST BREAD AND ROLL VARIATIONS. Place in greased pans, and let rise again.

For loaves, bake at 350F about 30 min.  Makes two 1 1/2 lb. loaves.

FIVE LOAF RECIPE

5 cups hot water
1 1/4 cups oil
3/4 cup honey (may use more)
2 1/2 Tbs. instant yeast
12-13 cups freshly milled flour
5 tsp. salt
1 Tbs. lecithin
1 Tbs. gluten

Combine water, oil, and honey.  Add 8 cups of the flour and the yeast, salt, lecithin, and gluten.  Mix thoroughly.  Add the remaining flour and knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes).  Let rise until double.  Shape into loaves or rolls or use any combination of the YEAST BREAD AND ROLL VARIATIONS.  Let rise until double.

Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes for loaves and 400F for 9-10 minutes for rolls.  This recipe makes 5 nice size 1 1/2 lb. loaves or 3 extra large 2  1/2 lb. loaves in our extra long loaf pans.