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The Bread Thread!

Discussion in 'The Homestead Kitchen - Recipes Etc' started by Beekissed, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. Dec 6, 2011
    Beekissed

    Beekissed Mountain Sage

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    Gonna make bread tomorrow.... :weee :weee :weee

    We've got a lot of new folks on the board now days and I was wondering....do you all make your own bread? For pleasure or for frugality and health? What types?

    I just use a simple recipe we've been using for years now but soon I want to get a starter of sourdough back up and going on the counter.
     
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    nachoqtpie

    nachoqtpie Lovin' The Homestead

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    I used to make bread all the time!! I LOVE homemade bread. Then my husband said to me "I like store bought loaves better for sandwiches." I haven't made a loaf since. :(

    I do make rolls and sticks tho still... maybe I should throw together a loaf today. :)
     
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    BarredBuff

    BarredBuff El Presidente de Pollo

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    I love homemade bread and would like to get into making it. I always have trouble with it rising. :/

    I'd like to get a good sourdough starter, so please post recipes!!! :D
     
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    snapshot

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    I made all of our bread for the last few years. Then we went gluten free so now I just make cornbread! I just can't afford xanthun gum, almond flour or rice flour, etc.
     
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    Lesa

    Lesa Lovin' The Homestead

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    I have made all our bread for years. It has become a habit now. In the last year, I have started with rolls (hamburger, hot dog, and dinner) as well. The bread recipe that I make every week is mixed in the bread machine and baked in the oven. It is super easy. For those of you who don't have to worry about gluten- adding a few teaspoons to your bread will make it much easier to slice ( better for sandwiches).
     
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    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    I have to make bread and buns today too.
     
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    nachoqtpie

    nachoqtpie Lovin' The Homestead

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    Can you get gluten in the store?

    I thought about just making everything with bread flour, but it's a bit more expensive than regular flour... and I do make other things that don't need bread flour (we make our own pizzas, cakes, etc) so that would mean that I would need 2 different types of flour.. :-/
     
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    Wannabefree

    Wannabefree Little Miss Sunshine

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    I just add a little wheat germ.
     
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    Lesa

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    I do use bread flour- I think that makes a bit of a difference. I would recommend trying it, and seeing if you think it makes a difference to you. Yes, I buy wheat gluten in the baking aisle. I have three big canisters on my counter- whole wheat flour, regular flour, and bread flour!
     
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    nachoqtpie

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    I might be able to get off with just 2 containers... we don't use whole wheat a lot... hubby thinks that if it sits too long it goes bad... so we just don't buy it. :/
     

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