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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Grandpa's Bread

This is the recipe for my grandparents daily bread. Both Grandma and Grandpa were the best bakers and I learned how to make this bread from Grandpa.
It's just about the simplest bread recipe I've ever come across. And the best tasting. No fancy ingredients or equipment needed.
This bread is perfect for breakfast toast, sandwiches and just eating with any meal.

Grandpa's Bread

2 cups warm water
1 package yeast
1 t salt
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup oil - they used Wesson or Crisco oil - I used melted butter
about 6 cups of flour - they used all-purpose flour, I used 2 cups of whole wheat and 4 cups of unbleached
dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water. Then stir in the salt, oil and most of the flour. Mix well, then knead until you have a smooth dough. They kneaded it all by hand, I let my Kitchenaid mixer do most of the work
Let dough rise in an oiled bowl, covered with a clean kitchen towel, until at least double in size.
Punch down. Divide in 2. Shape into loaves and place in greased bread pans.
Let rise again, until at least double.
Bake at 375 for 35-45 minutes.

Here's my dough after the first rising, I even have their Pyrex bowl.

my 2 loaves baked

A loaf of bread lasts about 3 days with Jeff, Theo and I. I sliced both loaves, put them in Tupperware, and put the second loaf in the freezer for later in the week.

Linked up to Gayles Grocery Cart Recipe Challenge

13 comments:

  1. This bread recipe looks wonderful! I want to try it out real soon.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  2. Oooo . . . the bread looks yummy. I must give the recipe a try.

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  3. What beautiful loaves of bread! I love that you use your grandparent's pyrex bowl.

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  4. How lovely that you even have their pyrex! The bread looks delish and I copied the recipe to try sometime soon. Thanks!

    Manuela

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  5. I'll have to try this recipe. It looks so good!

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  6. Awesome! Whole wheat is so good!

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  7. Rhonda, that is the prettiest loaves of bread. You learned your bread making lesson from Grandpa well. He would be so proud of you! And your Mom is, too!

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  8. This is a recipe I have to try. Thanks for sharing it!

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  9. I grew up eating this bread and it is the best! Have used other recipes, but they do not compare. We just got home from a week's visit with our daughter and son-in-law and she made this bread THREE times while we were there...I got the heels, my favorite piece, every meal. My parents had 21 grandchildren and I am positive Rhonda is the only one who bakes their bread. So proud of her that she is such an accomplished bread baker! Rhonda's Mom

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  10. I just printed out the recipe. I can't wait to try it! Thank you. :)

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  11. I wish my breadmaker would hold 6 cps. of flour. I usually let it do the kneading and rising and then I put the dough in pans, rise again and bake. This one sounds easy enough that I just might try it anyway. :-)

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  12. Can't wait to try this bread recipe! Thanks!

    I followed you from Blue House journal.

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  13. Loved the bread! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda