Bread Making 101

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Homemade freshly baked bread
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I learned my love for baking bread from my dad. He started baking bread while he was selling real estate for a living. He'd come home so frustrated. After selling a home to perspective buyers, they would often get turned-down for a mortgage. He discovered that taking his frustration out on kneading bread dough was a triple win for him. No more frustration, great tasting results and an extremely appreciative family.


Stock your pantry with the ingredients on the Absoluted Necessary list, and you'll be able to have fresh baked bread anytime. Just so you'll know I listed butter first, because you cannot have a piece of bread, warm from the oven, without it.

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ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY:

Butter
Flour, all-purpose or bread
Salt
Shortening, spray or solid
Sugar
Water
Yeast, active dry or rapid rise

SOMEWHAT NECESSARY:

This all depends on the recipe chosen. You might need:
eggs
caraway, sesame or poppy seeds, molasses, honey, oatmeal, etc.

NOT REALLY NECESSARY:

I would love to have all the flours or meals that would make different types of breads like: Barley, Bran, Stone Ground Wheat, Buckwheat, and so on, in my pantry at all times.

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Bread Recipes:
Dinner Rolls
Kaiser Rolls
High Protein Bread
White Loaf
Whole Wheat
Bagels
Basic White Bread Machine Bread
Onion Bread
French Bread

Quick Bread Recipes and Tips
Baking Tips for Quick Breads
Zucchini Bread
Sweet Potato Bread
Coconut Bread
World's Best Pumpkin Bread
Spicy Ginger Pear Bread
Fresh Peach Bread
Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Maraschino Cherry Nut Bread
Pure Maple Syrup Bread

Traditional Bread Pudding Recipes
Easy Pineapple Bread Pudding
S'mores Bread Pudding

Fried Doughs
Peach Fritters
Plain Cake Doughnuts
Diples
Loukoumadas
Rosette Cookies

Breakfast and Brunch Recipes
Biscuits and Scones like:
Biscuits Made from a Homemade Biscuit Mix
Blueberry Scones
Devonshire Cream
Favorite Quick Breads:
Pineapple Bread
Cinnamon-Pecan Muffins
Coffee Cakes Like:
Orange Coffee Cake
Cherry Swirl Coffee Cake
All About Pancakes:
Buckwheat Pancakes
Apple Pancakes
Crepes:
Basic Sweet Crepes
Crepes Suzette
All About French Toast:
Basic French Toast
Eggnog French Toast
Mango French Toast
All About Waffles:
Blueberry Waffles
Belgium Waffles
Syrups like:
Basic Fruit Syrup
Butter Pecan Syrup
Flavored Butters:
Honey Butter
Brown Sugar and Cinnamon Sugar
Microwave Granola
Easy Breakfast Bars

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How to Grease and Flour Baking Pans
Basic Cake Making
Making Buttercream Frosting
Frosting a Cake
Making a Lattice Pie Crust
Making an Apple Pie
Making Ice Cream
Making Canning Jar Cakes
How to Make Drop Cookies