One of my spring break indulgences is having extra time to bake and cook things I don’t usually have time to make. Today it was homemade bread. 🙂
I know quite a few people are intimidated by yeast-based recipes, but honestly, if you follow the directions closely, you can totally do it!
Here is my step-by-step tutorial on how to successfully make homemade bread.
Homemade Wheat Bread
(I followed this recipe.)
kosher salt + milk + canola oil + bread flour
brown sugar + whole wheat flour + honey
instant yeast + water
I started by measuring out the dry ingredients: bread flour, whole wheat bread, and yeast and mixing them together in a large bowl.
Start kneading dough. Don’t worry about how you knead the dough, just give those arms a good workout by folding and pushing the dough for 10-15 minutes.
Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a warm area to let rise.
This is what my loaf looked like before going into the oven.
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
I’m so glad yesterday’s run was not repeated today! I felt a whole lot better today and managed to run 9 miles.
I also went to the gym today and lifted weights for 40 minutes.
One of my favorite workouts at the gym is the following:
- 3 – 5 pull-ups (assisted)
- 10 push-ups
- 50 crunches
Repeat 3 times. We did this workout all the time during track in college, and by the end of the season, I was able to do 3 pull-ups without assistance!
Do you make your own bread?