Written by Lee Stevenson
I feel this is the best bread recipe so far. It has a great taste and does not take much time. The more I learn to make things I used to buy from the store the more I realize how inconvenient going to the store is. As you get practiced it takes less and less time to make things yourself. I have gotten good enough at making bread that it takes me less time to make bread then it does to go to the store and buy it.
Our food is so toxic now days and it is hard to get organic. Also even organics have chemicals added that can be toxic to the body along with the synthetic vitamins they add to them which are toxic to the body especially folic acid. The body does not react to man made vitamins the same as it does to ones we get naturally from our foods. Man made vitamins can build up and cause harm to the body. It is safer to make our own foods now days. I depend very little on stores now and buy most things in bulk. Aging flour makes it work much for cooking so buying it in bulk will not hurt.
I like to take butter and rub it on my bread while it is still hot to prevent it from getting crisp. I like my crust soft.
Bread or Bun recipe.
2 tablespoons active dry yeast
1 cup warm water, plus
1 ⁄3 cup olive oil
4 Tablespoons of raw sugar.
1 teaspoon salt
3 1 ⁄ 2 organic unbleached bread flour.
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water about 105 degrees is what I have been told. I just use luke warm water. Add the sugar and oil then let it stand about 5 minutes
Add the egg, salt and flour. Turn onto a floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes
Do not let rise.
Divide into 12 pieces and shape each into a ball that are about 1 inch thick and a little smaller in diameter then your desired size.
Place 3″ apart on greased baking sheets.
For bread I make a cylinder shape about 3 inches in diameter and I leave about an inch of space on each end. Then I put it in the bread pan and cover it and let it rise.
Cover and let rest for 30 minutes to rise.
Bake at 350° for 12 to 18 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool before putting it in a BPA free plastic bag. If you put it in a bag while it is still hot, it will cause the bread to get moldy very quick.