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Homemade Bread

There is no smell like that of bread baking in the oven! I have been making bread since my very first job in the bakery at Mt. Ellis Academy, Bozeman, MT, in 1973, when I was a 15 year old sophomore in high school.

I love fresh, warm bread so much, that I seldom make it at home. I will eat an entire loaf, if left to my own devices. Melt some butter on that nice warm roll. Add some honey or home made strawberry jam. Dinner is served.

I pulled out my old bread machine yesterday. It had been put away so long that there were actually dust bunnies under it! I discovered that, although I am a bit rusty, it comes back to me quickly...kind of like riding a bicycle!

Personally, I like to make the dough in the bread machine through the first rising, and then turn it out onto the counter to allow to rise one more time. Then I make it into a lovely pan of rolls or a loaf of bread. I have a couple of go-to recipes.

Here is my Mama's Portuguese White Bread Recipe:

1 1/3 cup warm water 2 1/2 tsp. bread machine yeast

1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar 2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup butter 3 2/3 cup white flour

Follow the directions for your bread machine to make a lovely loaf of bread.

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Tiffany Begley
Tiffany Begley
Mar 04

Mmm! This sounds delicious!

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