Thursday, December 16, 2010

Tea Time

As winter settles in up here in Maine few things are more comforting than a slice of bread with a little butter still warm from the oven.

Here is the recipe*
3 cups unbleached white bread flour
3 tsp yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp salt
Dissolve yeast in warm water for 5 minutes
Mix together flour and salt add water and yeast
Turn dough out onto a floured board and knead until smooth (10 minutes)
Place dough in a large oiled bowl and let rise until double (45 minutes)
Punch dough down, cover and let stand 5 minutes
Shape into a round loaf and let rise on baking stone or cookie sheet 45 minutes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees
Bake for 20-30 minutes or until bread is brown on the bottom and sounds hollow when you tap on it.
*In all honesty I very rarely measure anything and this is my best attempt to do so. Making good bread comes from practice- so don't be afraid to experiment- you can add honey, maple syrup, fresh or dried herbs, oatmeal, the possibilities are endless. You'll have to play around with the proportions but this recipe is a good jumping off point.(Christina)


  1. Thanks for this recipe! I've been promising my daughter that we would make bread when she is home on vacation, and this looks perfect!

  2. Gorgeous photograph of that loaf. I make a recipe that is almost that simple except I utilize an overnight sponge method.

  3. These photos are gorgeous....and so is the bread! :)

  4. Sourdough and other breads that require a sponge are sure to come- Seems like there is always bread baking between Jan's house or mine.