Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020
Wednesday Question

I’ve got nothing because the day got away from me :-) So I’ll ask this, I’d like to try to make bread (using my new mixer!) have you guys made bread? Any suggestions for good bread that’s manageable for someone who hasn’t made it before?

Happy Wednesday!

P.S. I love bread too! Sometimes, mom gives me little tidbits of bread in my bowl after dinner–if I lay down and follow the rules while she and Wizard-dad are eating.

7 comments to “Wednesday Question”

  1. B.E. Sanderson
    August 12th, 2020 at 5:46 am · Link

    I wish I could help. I haven’t made bread in years and when I did, it was sans bread machine. Good luck!

    And I’m with Maggie. I love bread.

    Today is Owl’s birthday, so I’ll be making a cake and doing homemade pizza again. You know, I’m really quite certain it’s not possible for me to have a kid this old. =oO

  2. Silver James
    August 12th, 2020 at 7:51 am · Link

    I’m guessing you don’t want to make bread in a bread machine because that’s pretty easy. Do you want to make loaves? Dinner rolls? Cinnamon rolls? My family recipe is easy and makes awesome rolls–of both varieties, and can be made into hamburger buns, too. I’ve never tried to make loaf bread with it.

    Do you want to make fancy breads, like foccata? I’d stay away from sour dough because most recipes calls for a starter and 1) it takes awhile to get it going and 2) you have to keep “feeding” it and having a jar of yeasty paste growing in your kitchen doesn’t seem like your thing.

    Did your new mixer come with a recipe book? Sometimes they do and will include bread recipes. I checked my stash of recipes and came up with these suggestions. Warning, I haven’t necessarily made them so mileage may very.


    Plain ol’ white:

    I still use recipes from both my original and the updated version of my Better Homes & Garden cookbook because the recipes are pretty much no fail! That white yeast bread recipe is similar to my roll recipe. If you want my rolls, just say so and I’ll email you the recipe.

    Have fun making bread!

  3. Viki S.
    August 12th, 2020 at 2:24 pm · Link

    We find using regular yeast better than rapid rise. Seems to give a more airy quality to the bread. Use butter for greasing the pan too. Just tastes so much better.

    Good luck :)!

  4. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 12th, 2020 at 6:18 pm · Link

    B.E, yep no bread machine and I don’t want to store any more appliances :-)

    Happy Birthday to Owl, and I feel the same about my kids, LOL! I’m pretty sure they are aging faster than me now.

    Enjoy the pizza and cake!

  5. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 12th, 2020 at 6:23 pm · Link

    Silver, yep my mixer had some recipes, but I have no experience so I was asking. I should have mentioned I don’t have a bread machine.

    And yeah, sourdough is a little more prep work than I’m ready to do.

    I really like that white one with buttermilk, that sounds like my kind of bread. I’m not sure when I’ll get a chance to do it, but I really want do it soon.

    I’m going to try bread first, but I bet I’d love your famous rolls in the winter!

  6. Jennifer Lyon Apodaca
    August 12th, 2020 at 6:25 pm · Link

    Viki, thanks for the tips! I’m a novice breadmaker, so it all helps! I forgot to mention, I will likely use some of the left over for french toast. When I buy French bread, I always thick-cut the left over and freeze it, then use it for French toast. Wizard loves it.

  7. Silver James
    August 13th, 2020 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Just tag me. The rolls are easy. You mix them up, stick in the fridge to rise overnight, then make them out. You can also freeze them so yay!

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