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I use this recipe for everything: bread (duh), dinner rolls, pizza dough, you name it. I like it because there are no eggs, no butter, and no sugar, and it still tastes fantastic. I have honed it over the years I have been making my own bread and this is what always works for me.
I love knowing what is in my kids' sandwich bread, and knowing there are no preservatives or fillers. I know bread flour and whole wheat flour (not self-ground) are not inherently nutritious, but it's still a good healthy recipe when compared to most store bought breads I think. I occasionally add some flaxseed meal or bran to the recipe, but have to be careful with little tummies not to overdo the fiber additives. I also add dried cranberries or blueberries for a fun breakfast bread.
3 c. bread flour
1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 1/4 c. warm water (borderline HOT water, not just room temp.--like 105 degrees-ish)
1/8 c. honey (I just make five big circles in the bread dough pan)
1 package active dry yeast (I use Fleischman's--sometimes rapid rise if that's all I have)
1/4 c. olive oil
2 t. salt
Put all this in the pan of your bread maker and start it.
For dinner rolls: Use dough cycle (on mine, this is about 2 hours and 30 minutes.) When the dough is finished, split it into balls and bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes or until the balls are hard on the outside and lightly golden brown. Makes 18. (2 pts. each for Weight Watchers.)
For pizza dough: Use the same instructions as for dinner rolls, but instead of making balls, roll dough flat onto a pizza stone, cover with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings and bake at 375 until crust is hard to the touch and toppings are melted--usually about 30-45 minutes depending on how thick your crust is.
For bread: Bake on basic bread cycle, XL loaf. Mine takes 4 hours total. Voila! Yummy homemade bread, no work! :)
I just put in this recipe this evening and I can't wait to wake up to the smell of baking bread in the night. Yummers.
I would love to hear how this recipe works for you. Post your comment here if you use it.