Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Homestead Tips on Tuesday: Bread
This week I thought we would start off with a simple topic, that anyone can do, but some people are afraid to try….. Making your own bread. Making your own bread is one of the first, shall I say, gateway skills into being more self sufficient. Believe it or not it, is easy to do and the rewards? Well your house smells yummy and your tummy will be full of homestead goodness!!!
There are many types of bread in this big old world (and I do have a few different recipes on my blog) but I am going to start you off with something simple… a plain old loaf of white bread (or wheat if you wish.) It is quick and simple and even the oldest country kid (a 7 year old boy) can pull this one off, so lets get started.
2 packets of yeast (dry active)
3 1/3 cup warm water
1/2 cup sugar (we use cane because beet sugar is GMO)
1 Tablespoon salt
3 Tablespoon Shortening (we use lard)