Re: [CH] CH - The Bread

Judy Howle (
Fri, 29 May 1998 11:57:10 -0500

You don't have to have a breadmaker.  A food processor works great.  Or, do
it the old-fashioned way and       knead it by hand!  If you have a food
processor just put all the dry ingred. in the proc. and do several pulses to
mix them.  Then mix the yeast with 1/4 c. water and let it stand for 5 min.
Put in the egg if called for, yeast, and shortening/oil/butter and any other
"wet" ingredients and pulse a few more times.  Then turn on processor and
pour the liquid (usually water) in from the top slowly until the dough forms
a ball and cleans the sides.  If you add too much water and it's sticky,
just add a Tbs. or two of flour and go again.  Do the reverse if not enough
water. Dough should be pliable and just slightly sticky but should not stick
to your fingers.  Shape dough into a ball and put dough into greased bowl
and let it rise until doubled in volume, covered with plastic wrap. Probably
at least 1 hr to 1-1/4 hrs.  Punch dough down and knead about 5 times and
then form into a loaf and put in bread pan sprayed with Pam.  Let rise
again, covered, until doubled, usu. about 45 min. on 2nd rising.  Bake at
350 about 30 min. or until it sounds hollow when tapped and is golden on top.  

These instructions are for regular bread.  Jim might have an opinion on
whether it would work with "the bread."

Judy Howle

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