Saturday, July 10, 2010


Today I tried out a new recipe for bread and also made some rolls. I really liked this recipe and it was so easy.

I just love the way the house smells when there is fresh bread baking in the oven.
7 to 8 cups bread flour
1 cup mashed potatoe flakes
1/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
2 pkg. active dry yeast
2 cups water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
Grease three 8x4 loaf pans for loaves of bread or if making the rolls grease baking sheet.
In large bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups bread flour, potatoe flakes, salt and yeast, blend well. In meadium saucepan, heat water, milk and margarine or butter until warm (120 to 130 F). Add warm liquid to flour mixture slowly. Blend at low speed until moistened, beat 3 minutes at medium speed. Stir in an additional 4 to 5 cups flour until dough pulls cleanly away from sides of bowl.
On floured surface, knead in 3/4 to 1 1/4 cups bread flour until dough is smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes). Place dough in greased bowl; cover loosely with plastic and cloth towel. let rise in warm place until doubles in size. About 1 hr.
Punch down dough several times to remove all air bubbles. Allow to rest on counter covered with inverted bowl for 15 minutes. Divide dough into 6 equal parts if making the three loafs of bread. Shape each part into 10 inch rope. Twist 2 ropes together; pinch ends firmly to seal. Repeat with remaining ropes. Place in prepared pans. Cover, let rise in warm place until dough fills pans about 30 minutes. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 35 minutes or until loaves sound hollow when lightly tapped. Remove from pans immediately, brush with melted margarine or butter.
If making rolls shape in balls and place on greased baking sheet. Cover and let rise , about 10 minutes. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Brush with melted margarine or butter while still warm.
Enjoy! They are very tasty!
Hugs :)


Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi! I love the way homebaked bread makes the house smell! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! blessings,Kathleen

Rosa said...

Hi Irma,
The loaf of bread and the rolls look
delicious, I bet you there's nothing left by now!
Thanks for stopping by and saying hello ;)

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

oh wow could you send some of this yummy looking bread my way???
Thank you for the recipe.. I will have to try it :)

cindy said...

yes, it is truly one of those things that are just heavenly! This looks like a great recipe!


Candace @ Candace Creations said...

YUMMY! I love homemade bread and homemade rolls, nothing like it but I needed a good recipe and this looks awesome!
I just found you on texas blogging gals!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Dear Rooster Party Participant,

Just a reminder that this coming Friday, August 6th is the Rooster Party. I am so looking forward to seeing your post.

Thanks for joining and I hope you have a wonderful time.

Hugs, Barb

Linda said...

I can smell that bread! I swear I can!!!!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Oh my goodness- those pictures made my mouth water! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe, Irma!

Vee said...

Oh my! Those are the most delicious looking rolls I've ever seen. You would not have to convince me to believe that they taste as good as they look.

Thank you for participating in the cookbook giveaway and thank you for posting it in your sidebar. Much appreciated.