Baking Bread

It is Friday and Fridays are for fun. Over the holiday weekend, I was exploring my mom’s old recipe box.  Way back a long time ago before the internet was invented people used to write recipes on index cards and keep them in a box.

I found a recipe for bread. I could actually bake bread using the recipe with a few modifications. I think I would reduce the amount of sugar to two tablespoons and the amount of yeast to one package which is about 2.25 teaspoons less than half the amount listed on the recipe card.

I could use two packages of yeast and increase the amount of sugar but that is still less than the two tablespoons listed on the recipe card.

Instead of using shortening I would probably use butter but I could use shortening. For the water, I would definitely go with cups even though the recipe calls for 2 and a quarter but doesn’t specify cups.  I would probably heat the water to 100 to 110 degrees or so.

After I mixed the ingredients together I would knead the dough until it is smooth and elastic-like. Then I would put it in a greased bowl that I would cover with a towel or plastic wrap and I would set is in a warm place to rise or an hour or so.

Eventually, I would form two loaves, let them rise until about double in size and bake them in the oven after I put each loaf in a pan. I would bake the at 375 instead of 425.

I totally know what my mom meant, and I can use her recipe to make bread.


Bread Recipe


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2 Replies to “Baking Bread”

  1. There is nothing like the smell of bread baking – that takes me back to my mom and my great-grandmothers baking bread. I have some of my mom’s and my grandmother’s recipes. I haven’t made anything from them in a good long while and you’ve made me want to those out and find some of their bread recipes. Mmmmm…….

    1. Teresa Boardman says:

      I have used my mom’s and Grandma’s recipes. I just scanned them all so that I can share them with other family members.

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