Friday, May 7, 2010

Bread Week - Bake Your Own

My friend Meredith has been baking her own bread for over a year. She doesn't use a bread maker machine, but just bakes loaves in her oven. Meredith says it's really fast and takes her less than five minutes to get it into the oven each night. She is able to get a sweet deal on bread flour bought in bulk and her husband figured out that it costs them only $0.15 per loaf to make!

The recipe she uses makes a big batch that you store in the fridge for weeks and make individual loaves as needed by pulling dough off the mass in the fridge.

Here is what Meredith says about the recipe:

"Don't let the instructions scare you as they are so long and detailed, it really is easy! Instead of 6 1/4 cups bread flour, I use 1 1/4 c. whole wheat flour and 5 c. bread flour plus the other ingredients. I finally got a big enough container so last week I doubled the recipe yielding 6 loaves. I am sure it mntions it, but the dough last 2 weeks in the fridge, but it will never last that long without being made into bread, at least not in my house! This is one of those things that once you do it, it will totally make sense." She also mentions that while she now has a pizza stone, a cookie sheet worked just fine, too.

I haven't tried this yet, but I am definitely planning on it! How could I not try out something that could potentially only be $0.15 for a loaf of bread?


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting this! I heard you and Meredith talking about it a while back, and I'm definitely going to give it a try.


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