Bread - the Staff of Life
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Talk about the ultimate comfort food - how about warm buttered home made toast with a spot of tea and jam?
|Ah, bread! Without it, where would peanut butter, jelly, cheese, pizza sauce and cheese, be? And, how would we keep our hands clean? Sop gravy? Butter corn? Was there ever a child who doesn't love a nutty butter and jam sammich? Pass the bread, please! :
Bread holds a special place in our hearts - it's almost universal. Almost every village, tribe, city, town and burg has it's own varieties of bread, baked, grilled, boiled, steamed, flat, raised, leavened, unleavened.
Many have waxed eloquent about the fluffy innards of bread - and sayings abound with "bread" as the key word. Man does not live by bread alone... but can man live without bread and be happy?
Evidently, not... for bread is the most ubiquitous food in the world.
And Now: The Best Bread Recipe in All the Land
All Ingredients Must be Organic or Pesticide / GMO Free
1/2 Cup Sifted Fresh finely ground semolina flour
1.5 Cup Sifted Fresh unbleached pastry flour
1 Cup Sifted Fresh unbleached Montana winter white flour
1/2 Stick unsalted fresh butter
2 tablespoons Naturally raised pure organic lard, or,
Fresh, mild coconut fat
1/4 Cup Ice Water
5/8 Cup Fresh, Cold Organic Raw Milk
1/2 Teaspoon Himalayan or Unheated Natural Salt
1/4 Cup Raw Sugar
2 Tbsp. Raw Honey or Maple Syrup
3 Teaspoons Finest Yeast Culture
Mix Flours, Water and Milk together, kneading lightly, gently and carefully for 5 minutes until smooth, soft and silky.
Add melted butter and coconut fat or lard and gently knead for an addional minute until mixed.
Split into 3 Loaves, allow to rise once, punch down, allow to rise a second time.
Bake at 325 Degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done. Light bake is more delicious than dark.
Best Cinnamon Rolls can be made with this bread.
Recipe coming soon...