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Homemade Bread

A nice and easy bread recipe that can be used for making loaves, pizza dough, hamburger buns, bread bowls, etc.
Author: Jeannie, my mother received this recipe at a church function

Ingredients

  • 10 1/2 cups white unbleached bread flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 3 rounded tablespoons saf instant yeast
  • 3 quarter-sized piles of lecithin squeeze in-don't measure
  • 4 cups hot tap water

Instructions

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Add lecithin and water.
  • Mix for 1 minute, then check dough.
  • Add flour or water if necessary.
  • Mix 5 minutes.
  • Grease pans.
  • Shape dough on greased counter and cover with dish towel.
  • Raise 25 minutes (or about 15 minutes in warm oven).
  • bake at 350 for 25 minutes.

Notes

Makes four loaves. 1 loaf=8 large rolls or pizza pockets, 16 dollar rolls, 1 pizza, 1 braid, 1 large calzone.
Whole wheat- same recipe, but add one cup of applesauce to replace one cup of hot tap water. Mix for ten minutes instead of five
Bread: Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
Rolls: Bake at 350, 15-17 minutes
Pizza Pockets: Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes
Braids: Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
Pizza: Bake at 400 for about 15 minutes
Cinnamon Sticks: Bake at 350 12-15 minutes
Cinnamon Rolls: Bake at 350 for 17-19 minutes