reply to post by BearTruth
5 cups of Flour
2 cups of water/milk is much tastier
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp Dry active yeast
2 TSP salt...that TSP not TBSP!!!!
For fun I'll throw in a couple TBSP of black pepper or garlic pepper and even a cup of shredded cheese but for survival purposes stick to the above
bare min ingredients.
Mix dry ingrediants together using only 2 of the 5 cups of flour!!! Set the other 3 cups aside.
Now take your milk and warm it up in the microwave or over the fire.lol.
not so much hot but nice and warm. very warm.
Take that milk and vegetable oil and pour it into your dry ingrediants and mix it up good.
Let that sit for 10 mins. this is called 'The Sponge' and it will rise rather quickly due to the yeast.
After 10 mins pour in the rest of the flour and knead for about ten mins.
The consistancy should feel about like pinching your earlobe. You may need to add a little more flour to get it to where it isn't so sticky.
Let that big glob of dough sit covered with a clean towel in a warm place for about an hour.
Ding, hours up. Now divide that in half and place into two buttered/greased up bread pans. I preferr the glass ones but metal is better to have
around for survival cuz....THEY CAN"T BREAK!!!!
You may/will have to puch the bread down into the pans to get the loaves to lay flat and come out looking good.
Now, let that sit for another hour. You will see at the end of the hour that your loaves have risen.
Now put those loaves/pans into a preheated oven at 350 for 20 mins exactly.
Ding!!! I promise you, you will have perfect bread every EVERY time. I have never yet to burn or mess up a single loaf. and I have baked my fair
share let me tell you. I will not buy store bought "bread" anymore and neither will you.
That crap that passes for bread in the stores is fluff. It has no nutrients whatsoever.
Now, let me know how it turned out please.
[edit on 15-9-2009 by Jesus H Christ]