This is bread recipe that my Grandma used and it is a very easy and versatile! You can make it as rolls or loaves, add cinnamon and raisin or garlic or olives … let me hear from you when you try it!
2 cups of warm water (not hot)
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 egg, well beaten
(if you are using raisins, olives, nuts, etc, add them here)In a large bowl, combine:
6 cups of all-purpose flour
1 package of INSTANT yeast
6 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
(if you are using cinnamon, garlic, herbs, etc, add them here)In the large bowl, make a hole in the center and slowly pour the contents from the smaller bowl. With a wooden spoon, mix them together until the dough forms a ball and all the dry ingredients are mixed.
Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a location. When the dough doubles in size, punch the dough in the middle and knead 4-5 times. Cover the bowl again and repeat this step.
After the dough rises for the last time divide it in to two loaves and place it in oiled loaf pans OR shape in to golf ball sized rolls and place in a cake pan. Re-cover one last time and let set until the dough has doubled in size.
Bake the loaves or rolls at 350F until golden brown and when tapped, they sound hollow. Remove from pan and allow to cool. or serve immediately. mmmmmm
Sooo… I wrote this recipe several years ago and took the hideous picture below. That was before I gave a second thought to staging photographs, looking back I’m just thankful that there wasn’t a garbage can in the background! Below is a screenshot of the original “note” on Facebook and my loving friend’s comments.