Friday, March 27, 2009

No-Fail Yeast Bread

I made bread! I found this recipe off of the KSL news website and it looked easy enough for me. It has "No-Fail" in the title of the recipe so I thought that if I failed then bread making isn't for me. To tell you the truth I have made bread a few times before. I have practiced making my Grandma's Wheat Bread and it isn't until recently that I think I finally got it down. Like I said, "Don't give up. Pick yourself up and try again." This is Delicious bread and seriously easy to make.

No-Fail Yeast Bread

· 5 cups warm water
· 1/4 cup oil
· 1 1/2 Tbl. salt
· 1 cup honey, or 3/4 cup sugar
· 3 Tbl. yeast
· 3 Tbl. dough enhancer, (optional)
· 11-14 cups flour

This recipe is easiest if a large mixer is used. If a mixer is unavailable, dough maybe kneaded by hand. Combine water, oil, salt, sugar (or honey) and dough enhancer. Add yeast, mix. Stir in enough flour to make a soft dough. Knead for 8 - 10 min. Flour hands and remove from mixer. Divide into 4 parts. Shape each part into a loaf and place into greased loaf pans. Cover and allow to rise until dough is 1 inch above pan. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 30 min.

The above pictures is what my husband calls "Poor Man's Shish Kabobs." Because of our recent weather we couldn't BBQ. So He threw all the ingredients for the Shish Kabobs in a Casserole dish. We had chicken and steak, that was left soaking in sauce, pineapples, mushrooms, green peppers and onions all mixed in the dish. We lined the pan with Foil and baked it on 400 degrees. I think it took about an hour. A little longer than we had hoped. The chicken wasn't cooking fast enough. Anyway, it was delicous along side the bread I made. You can cook up some rice to go with this dish as well.