Bread Loaf or Bread Rolls
is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has
been created from recipes contributed form all over
the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A
great many of the recipes do not have any details as
to who sent them in or from where they came. It would
be a shame not to share them with you for this reason
is one such recipe. If you know where it originated,
or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will
add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.
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1 x fresh cake yeast
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp shortening
1 tsp salt 1 x egg
3 1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup Lukewarm water
milk and pour over sugar, shortening, and salt.
it cool to lukewarm while softening yeast in a small
bowl with the warm water.
soft, add the egg and beat together slightly.
the yeast and egg mixture into the milk mixture and
stir them together.
flour may be sifted or poured into the liquid. With
a large spoon, stir until flour and milk is well mixed.
You should have a firm, but not stiff dough.
removing it from the bowl, cover the dough with a
plate or towel and set aside to rise until double
in bulk (about 2 hours depending on
the temperature in the kitchen).
of letting the dough rise at this point you may put
it in the refrigerator and use it later, or the next
day. Watch to make sure it doesn't spill out of the
bowl. If it starts to spill before you're ready to use
it, punch it back down. Refrigerated dough is easier
to handle but takes longer to rise.
you want to make bread, dump the dough out of the
bowl onto a floured surface and with more flour as
needed to keep it from sticking, knead it until springy
and easy to handle. This dough does not require a
lot of kneading, only enough to make it easy to handle.
2 medium size loaves cut the dough in half and knead
and shape each into loaves and put into greased baking
about 2 hours for the dough to double again.
in a 375°F oven until lightly browned on top (if
uncertain whether or not bread is done, tip out of
pan and see if bottom is browned
make rolls, work and knead dough until springy and
out with a rolling pin and cut with a biscuit cutter
and fold over and place on a greased cookie sheet,
or break dough into small pieces, make into little
balls and place 3 in each section of a greased muffin
sweet rolls, roll out the dough with a rolling pin
and make an oblong instead of a round.
it with raisins and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
with butter and roll as for a jelly roll.
and place on a greased pan or make into a circle and
make slashes through the dough at intervals.
rise and bake as for loaves.
with an icing made of confectioners' sugar, melted
butter, milk and vanilla or rum flavouring and drizzle
over the bread or rolls while hot.
with nuts or fruits.
you want to make whole wheat bread, use half white
and half whole wheat flour, and use brown sugar instead
1 large or 2 medium loaves of bread, or 2 dozen large