Remember how happy I was when I found my Bosch mixer? I didn’t get to make bread once before my finger surgery and the finger is just now to where I can handle the bread dough. It was so nice to see the Bosch doing all the kneading.
The last time I made half a recipe of Dee’s Health Bread, I froze one ball of the dough. When I took it out of the freezer, I let it thaw, then shaped it into the loaf and it didn’t rise again as much as I’d hoped. The bread was ok but it was obvious it wasn’t perfect. Freezing is kinda hard on the yeast. This time, I made two loaves and for the third loaf, I went ahead and shaped it into a loaf, put it into the loaf pan and wrapped the whole thing in heavy duty aluminum foil and froze it. When I take it out of the freezer, it can thaw and rise without any handling and I’ll see how that goes. I’ll let you know.
This recipe is so good! I add 3 teaspoons of lecithin and for this batch, I used coconut oil instead of vegetable oil. Yum! Wish you were here to have a piece of fresh toasted bread for breakfast with me!
I love that recipe and use it often since you first posted about that bread, am even baking it in the convection oven in the motorhome as I have no regular oven, turns out great!
So glad you found your mixer! Your bread looks yummy -I think I will have to bake some this weekend 🙂
Linda in NE says
I wish I had some toasted fresh homemade bread for breakfast too. I try not to eat too much bread and homemade is just too tempting and every time you post about homemade bread I am SORELY tempted!!! I’m tempted to get a Bosch mixer, too, every time you write about yours. Gosh, I bet you didn’t know how much temptation you’re causing!! 🙂
The photos are wonderful and…..I think, yes,….I caught a brief whiff! We had homemade craisin walnut bread, toasted, for breakfast. One of my favorite recipes. Glad to see “normal” is returning. Keep us posted on the bread dough/freezer adventure. I have never had good results with freezing dough balls either. The subsequent rising was very much less than desired. Off to the sewing room….hugs,Doreen
Cindy B says
I have been using coconut oil for years. In fact I only have it and Safflower oil in the house. I use the expeller pressed organic and it use to be expensive by mail order but now I can find it at Walmart. (Spectrum Expeller Pressed Organic Coconut Oil) I buy a case when Tropical Traditions have a good online sale. It’s good on the shelf for years. It doesn’t taste like coconut as many think. The virgin coconut oil has more of the coconut taste. I’ve read so many research articles about coconut oil I found myself giving lectures about it to shoppers around me when I buy it. LOL.
Cindy B says
Judy, how do I read comments? All I get is the window to leave one. ?
Doe in Mi says
Wish I was there too. I can almost smell that bread as it comes outta the oven. OH YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!
have you tried adding a bit extra sugar/honey to the dough that will be frozen. I think I read this somewhere…
Diana in TX says
Would love to start making bread again, but always end up throwing most out. We don’t eat enough bread to make it worth while!
Helen Koenigl says
Love homemade bread – especially while still warm! with big slabs of butter (the REAL thing) on it – and/or maybe applebutter or honey on the side! Yum!
I make homemade bread 1 – 2 times a week with my bread machine – from homeground flour (and it is SOOOOOOOO fresh this way!) Tomorrow – trying my hand at Focacia, although I NEED to make some more Pita pockets!!!
Your bread looks wonderful! A few years ago, I got hooked on baking a “no-knead” recipe that America’s Test Kitchen reviewed, but haven’t made any in a while. Since I’m trying to lose some pounds and have a weakness for homemade bread, I’ve backed off on baking it. I’ll just have to torture myself looking at your bread pictures!!