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    Lightbulb Stay at home ...

    ... means that I cannot go to my favorite bakery ( which is closed for the time being ) for bread ...

    ... and that I have more time than usual to find interesting things on YouTube.

    A couple weeks ago I ran across some videos on making bread, something that I had considered several times over the years but never got around to. Partly because I really like the bread from the bakery that I have been patronizing for about fifteen years.

    Most of the videos demo-d breadmaking that was a bit, or more, beyond what I was intersted in taking on.

    Then I ran across "Artisanbreadwithsteve", and in particular his "turbo" bread which can be made with most any flour ( or so I understand from watching a number of his videos ). Steve's "turbo" bread uses only three ingredients - yeast, salt, and flour - plus water and takes only about 20-30 minutes of actual prep time, not including time for the dough to "proof" a couple times and 40 minutes baking time. Start to finish, this is about a 3 to 3.5 hour stay at home project.

    So far, I've done one loaf using bread flour and one loaf using half bread flour and half whole wheat. Both turned out just dandy, and were much less expensive than the bakery breads, or even store bought breads, we usually have.

    You can find quite the variety of breads and bread products ( read rolls and pizza crust for openers ) by searching "artisanbreadwithsteve" on the YouTube search feature. Even if you don't have to stay home, you might enjoy a bit more of the time you spend there.

    John
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    John,

    Nothing quite like the small of a fresh loaf of bread coming out of the oven, slice off the heal and slather on the butter, my oh my.

    Unfortunately, over here none of the stores have any flour.

    I do have the butter however.

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    I hve been making bread using this recipe from Joe Valencic for many years.
    The only bad loaf I have gotten was when I believe I forgot to add the yeast.
    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/whatscooking/cookin090808.php
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    Making bread is really therapeutic. Try a cup of rolled oats in with the flour.

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    There is nothing like a piece of warm homemade bread covered with butter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lastchance View Post
    There is nothing like a piece of warm homemade bread covered with butter.
    Most anything is improved when smothered with butter, or gravy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbowchaser View Post
    I hve been making bread using this recipe from Joe Valencic for many years.
    The only bad loaf I have gotten was when I believe I forgot to add the yeast.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/features/whatscooking/cookin090808.php
    Joe's recipe is similar but his specifies all purpose flour and takes quite a bit longer to complete.

    Bread flour results in a more substantial and tastier bread, at least to my taste buds, than all purpose flour breads. The half bread flour and half whole wheat flour combination make for a really tasty bread, and I'm eager to get on with a whole wheat only version as soon as the half and half loaf is gone.

    Next, after the whole wheat version, are going to be variations adding oats and various seeds. Might even get to something similar to my favorite bread from my regular bakery.

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    All of you have got ME started now. Made my first two loaves of bread yesterday. And they were GOOD ha ha ha

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    One of my favorite variatons on the basic bread recipe is to cover the top of the loaf with shredded cheese before baking. Home made cheese bread doesn't last long.
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    Maybe some raisins or apricots?

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