I'm baking again. There is nothing like the aroma of fresh bread in the house.
This bread recipe is especially tasty. If you'd like to give it a try, here's my recipe:
Honey and Red Onion Bread - Recipe
2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1/2 medium red onion - diced
2 t salt
3 Tablespoons Honey
1 cup 2% milk
3 cups bread flour
3 heaping teaspoons dried yeast
Place vegetable oil and onion in sauce pan. Heat over medium heat until onion is softened. Set aside and cool.
Place cooled oil and onion mixture, then all ingredients in large capacity bread machine in order given.
Set on dough cycle and turn on.
The first dough cycle on most machines is about 40 minutes. Watch the action to be sure a dough ball forms at least 1/3 way through the cycle. Add a little flour or water if necessary to get the correct consistency.
When first dough cycle is finished, remove dough from machine and place in a greased bowl for first rise.
Place the bowl in a warm place such as the oven with the light, but no heat turned on. If you place it out on the counter in a warm place, cover with a damp cloth.
This batch required about 40 minutes for the first rise. Keep in mind that the temperature in your kitchen and the mood of the yeast can change the time required for the dough to rise.
After the first rise, punch down/knead gently the dough to remove excess bubbles.
If you are using crockery or glass pans/bowls for baking, set the empty bread pans in a warm place, too. I use my second oven with the light turned on.
If preheating pans, remove from oven.
For this batch, I am using a pan that makes 4 mini loaves.
Allow bread to rise once again; this batch should take about 30 minutes for the second rise.
Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 mins.
Turn out to racks to cool immediately.
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