THE BEST BREAD EVER

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR THE BEST BREAD EVER (ACCORDING TO MY SON)

I make the best bread ever…according to Joseph. I’ve made this bread a number of times, but Tuesday is co-op day for the kids. They’ve been studying America’s expansion out west, and the kids were asked to bring something from frontier times. I decided to make homemade bread and butter. (I used a bread machine and a handheld beater instead of fire and a churn.) But when I went to pick up the kids that afternoon, I was immediately met with people (teachers, kids, parents) who wanted the recipe. One kid met his mom at the door as she arrived and told her they couldn’t go home until she got the recipe from me. Good thing I wasn’t late! 😛

This is a recipe from King Arthur, and it was on the back of the bag. (I make pizza every Friday, and I always use King Arthur bread flour.) It’s a simple one.

INGREDIENTS

-3 cups of bread flour (The recipe calls for King Arthur, it’s also the kind I use.)

-1 cup old fashioned oats

-2 tablespoons of butter (I melted mine. 15 seconds in the microwave.)

-1 1/2 teaspoons of salt (I almost forgot the salt, and I ended up only using 1 teaspoon. Still turned out yummy apparently.)

-3 tablespoons of honey or brown sugar (I used honey.)

-2 teaspoons of bread machine yeast

-1 1/4 cup of lukewarm milk

DIRECTIONS

So this is where what I did differs from the recipe by King Arthur, I used my machine.

Begin by dissolving the yeast in the lukewarm milk. Add ingredients to the bread machine from the flour to the honey and end with your yeast dissolved in the milk. Set your machine for basic and push start. That’s it!

For the butter, I simply pour some heavy whipping cream in a metal bowl and whipped with a hand mixer on the highest setting until it began to thicken. I then added a little salt (maybe 1/2 a teaspoon) and finish whipping it up until it looks like whipped butter.

GIVE IT A GO!

If your family loves bread, they will most definitely love this recipe served straight out of the machine with butter melted all over it. YUM! If you don’t have a bread machine, don’t worry. Just follow the link for King Arthur I provided at the top and use theirs as written.

Happy eating! And if you try it and love it, please let me know.

Until next time…

-XO

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