Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tempt My Tummy Tuesday!!

I really love food.


My favorite food?


Just about any kind of bread. I love foccacia, whole wheat, sourdough, asiago cheese, straight-from-the-oven white.....oh! Really folks.

Here is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It's SO very easy and many times, I'll hack off little palm-size chunks and make rolls instead of a loaf. It is absolutely easy-peasy and delicious! Hope you enjoy it!!

3 3/4 cups bread flour, divided
1/4 cup white sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1 teaspoon salt
1 (.25 ounce) package rapid rise yeast
1/2 cup warm water (120 to 130 degrees F/50 degrees C)
1/2 cup warm milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons butter, melted

In a large bowl, stir together 2 cups flour, sugar, shortening, salt and yeast. Add water, milk and egg. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 minute, scraping bowl frequently. I use my KitchenAid mixer with the bread hook for this step. Add the remaining flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the dough comes together.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 8 minutes. Place in greased bowl and turn greased side up. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Dough is ready if indention remains when touched.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface and divide in half; cut each half into 24 pieces. Form the pieces into rounds. Place the rolls close together in two lightly greased 9 inch round cake pans. Brush with melted butter. Cover and let rise in warm place about 30 minutes or until doubled. Cover the rolls with a damp cloth and let rise until doubled in volume, about 40 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Bake for 12--18 minutes.

Head on over to Blessed with Grace for more wonderful recipes and yumminess...yes that is a word and I love it! Yumminess!!

1 comment:

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I REALLY love bread too!!!