Tuesday, September 24, 2013

"A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou." --Omar Khayyam

Once upon a time, I really wanted to be the person who made her own bread but I was afraid I'd F up the rising times, etc.

Then I got a bread maker and my friend Mimi passed along her family's go to bread recipe, and we all lived happily ever after.

Seriously, this is better than bread at many restaurants. Give it a go.
Put in bread machine in this order...

1 cup of water, no specific temperature.
3 cups of bread flour
1 heaping teaspoon of salt
2,5 teaspoons or 1 package of yeast
1 tablespoon of Crisco
olive oil

Set the machine on dough and help it along until everything is mixed and it forms a ball.  If it doesn't look like it will form a ball, drizzle more water in (I normally do).

Remove the dough from the bread machine at 1 hour 15 minutes.  Generously grease the bottom of a glass dish with olive oil. I do mine in a glass or ceramic 8x8 square dish.

Add olive oil to the top of the dough and push it down with your fingers to make the dough about an inch thick.  I add salt, pepper, rosemary and whatever else I feel like to the top.

Cover with plastic wrap and put it in the microwave to rise (do not turn the microwave on).  Once it rises so the top of the dough is at the top of the dish,  bake at 375 for 25 minutes or until the top is golden.

This is also Mimi's (and now my) pizza dough recipe too.

In closing, for Haikuesday (I'm going to make that a thing):

Bread from the oven
I hate sharing food. Hands off!
But pass the butter. 

Linking up for The Petite Blog Hop at Smile and Write and


  1. You had me at Crisco. :)

    My dad has a bread maker and he is making bread all the time. I'm going to pass along this recipe- sounds (and looks) delicious!

  2. Yay for making Haikuesday a thing!

    I'm going to try this recipe for sure.

  3. I wish I had some
    (I've never tried to make it)
    Will you send a loaf?

  4. OMG, homemade,hot bread! The food of
    Goddesses! AND BUTTER!!!!Had to wait til you posted your blog before I went out on errands. Love Haikusday, love rhyming, too. And making up words. I love my made up word romantical. Spell check hates that.
    Carpe diem every one of these #10 weather days.
    Love your MOMMA

  5. I have never used a bread machine so this may be a stupid question but you don't actually bake it in the bread machine?

  6. That looks yummy and I love your haiku! My husband made jalapeno cornbread from scratch the other day and it was awesome. No breadmaker. If you need something new to try, I highly recommend it!

  7. Oh bread how I love thee. I have no bread maker. Perhaps I need to fix that!

  8. I'm emailing this recipe to michael so we can make it. we have a bread maker and never use it. that is changing right now.

  9. That looks amazing and I wish I had a bread maker!

  10. So I'm afraid of making bread because I've never used yeast and have no idea if it will rise properly. I need to get over it and just try it! This bread looks so good! Thanks for linking up with us!

  11. Thanks for sharing! I will pass this along to my bread making hubby!

  12. You really are queen of the kitchen.

  13. This post is not helping with no spend month (because I want a breadmaker) or my vow to eat less carbs. Wtf.

  14. Can I email you my address and you ship me some to Texas....you know how I am in the kitchen....please? ;)

  15. Look at you go! Wow I must say I suck at making bread, so I am very impressed with your skills:)

  16. Yum!! Bread is awesome. It's kind of my favorite. It's funny that you posted this because I had been thinking that I wanted to try making bread. I made PW's pizza crust and got all cocky. Do I need a breadmaker to make this happen or can I just...I don't know. Cook it or whatever?


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