Make, Do and Mend

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

My new favorite bread recipe

We bought a Zojirushi bread machine around Christmas and I use it so much.  This recipe is the book that came with that machine and it may be the best yeast bread recipe I have ever used- and I have baked a lot.  
It would be equally delicious mixed by hand or in a mixer with a dough hook too.

Zojirushi recipe for dinner rolls or richer bread by the loaf

7/8  Cup water
1 Large egg
3 1/4 Cups bread flour - I use 1/4 C vital wheat gluten and 3 C flour-either bread flour or all purpose gave great results~
4 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons dry milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 Cup butter- cut in cubes
1 1/2 teaspoons yeast
I mix this dough in my bread machine,  adding the ingredients in the order listed.
Let mix and rise on dough cycle.   Check the dough about midway through the kneading- it may need a little more flour. 
Then, shape the dough into rolls or bread loaves.
It will make about 20 dinner rolls- this is what I used for the sausage biscuits,  or 3 small loaves of bread- I like to bake them in little vintage Pyrex loaf pans. 
Let the dough rise again after it has been shaped and put into well greased baking containers.
The rolls bake at 375 degrees for about 15 minutes,  the small loaves take about 30 minutes.  

Today,  I did a lot less cooking than yesterday.  I was busy with housework and with my grand daughter.  I am also getting ready for a big grocery shopping trip.  I worked on my shopping list and coupons.  I also cleaned and organized the fridge and organized my food storage containers.  When I get home with all those groceries, I want to have containers to put them in and room in the fridge for the things that need refrigerated.  

When I was straightening the fridge,  I found about 8 slices of bacon that needed to be used.    I cooked that bacon in the oven,  then put it and grated cheddar cheese into flour tortillas that I browned on the griddle with just a dab of butter - Bacon Cheese Quesadillas -they were yummy and  we will have them again.  Supper was not gourmet but turned out delicious.

1 comment:

  1. I got a Zojirishi bread machine for free through my husband's Delta points last year (before they discontinued that program for our level of frequent flyer points). We love it! I put my daughter in charge of all the baking and she uses it all the time to just mix and rise the dough for various baked goods.


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