When you learn how to make bread, you learn how to make dough.
It is a labor of love when you make home-made bread.
Compare yours to what is produce by the large manufacturers of food stuffs. The difference is remarkable.
Making bread from scratch is what defines your bread.
The differences are largely due to the ingredients used and how much or how little you manipulate them (knead).
For instance, using Olive Oil in your bread will make it chewey but oh so tasty when it is lightly toasted.
Or adding milk, sugar or honey will give you a lighter sweeter texture for regular white bread.
And changing the recipe is what makes Grams bread recipe so flexible... it can suit your needs.
And while every nationality has a home made bread recipe, nothing tastes better when you have mastered how to make it yourself, so savor every bite because you made it yourself.
Ours is truly the love for what we do, and Gram's Bread never lets us forget who we are and where we came from.
A descriptive demonstration is included so if this is your first time give the video a peek and remember it is all about your taste.
But one thing for sure, Grams bread dough is "tops" in our book, however you should decide on our opinion and we will not take offense should you not enjoy Grams bread.
Dissolve yeast in 1/2 cup warm water and bring to bubbling.
Remove from heat and add butter, sugar, salt and let cool to lukewarm.
Add half of the flour and beat with a wooden spoon (approximately 2 minutes).
Add remaining flour and knead well. Cover and put in a warm place to rise. See the bread making tips in the link.
Knead once more. Put in bread pans and let rise again. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
If you want to have a large unformed bread, do not use bread pans.
Use a regular baking sheet or pizza pan and bake it.
You can also reach Mother Earth NewsAnd if you like the "hands-free" way of making bread here is a list of bread makers to select from should you wish to purchase one.
Thank you for trying Grams bread.