Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homemade Bread - Posted by Valerie Barber

Potato Bread


10 cups flour

2 tablespoons dry yeast

¼ cup oil

1 tablespoon salt

½ cup Potato Pearls or flakes

4 cups warm water

¼ cup honey


Mix 6 cups flour with potatoes and dry yeast.  Add water and mix for 1 minutes.  Turn off mixer and let sponge (rest) for 5 minutes.  Add oil, honey and salt and mix well.  Add remaining flour 1 cup at a time until dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides.  Knead 5-7 minutes.


Form into laves and place in tins.  Let rise until doubled in size.  Bake at 350º for 30-35 minutes. Makes 4 loaves.


Quick rise method:  After loaves are formed and placed in tins, place in pre-heated oven set at 150º until doubled in size.  Then turn up to 350º and bake for 30-35 minutes.

This is delicious and REALLY easy! Homemade bread is sooo much better than store bought bread, and now, I can have it more often!
Pictures: AWESOME kitchenaid (I actually used it!!), Place where I shaped the bread into loaves (floured surface), dirty bowl..., the BEST yeast to get, loaves in the oven per the quick rise method, done, and done!  Took me under 2 hours to make. I cut the recipe in half because I didn't need 4 loaves for my family. I then froze the second loaf to use next week when the first one is gone.


Wheat Bread    (Haven't made, but heard it's good)

6 cups fresh ground wheat (3 cups each of white and red wheat) - My aunt puts all white wheat because she doesn't like red wheat, so whatever you like

1/2 cup wheat gluten

1 1/2  Tablespoons yeast

6 cups hot tap water

1/2 cup oil

1/2 cup honey

2 1/2 Tablespoons salt

4-5 cups flour


Mix and blend whole wheat, gluten, yeast, and hot water.  Let sit for 15 minutes.  Then add oil, honey and salt.  Blend together and add flour to pull away from the sides. Divide into 4 large loaves.  Cover and let rise to double.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.  (It will continue to rise as it bakes in the oven.)

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I just wanted to give a heads up...

For the months of March & April I will be training for the Team Challenge 1/2 marathon (, 

studying for my CNSC exam, and moving from Texas to Salt Lake City, Utah.   Because of these things I am going to be extremely busy for the next couple months.   In addition to that I have stopped receiving posts from others to put on my website.  If I try a recipe I will be sure to post it but don't expect much activity from me in the next couple months!  And feel free to continue sending in any recipes you try!! :)