I'm 11 years old and a third generation bread baker. This is my Nana's recipe, she lives in Wyoming. I love to bake, ALL types of things and I want to write a book telling people not to be afraid of yeast. I am in fifth grade and love school. I really hope you enjoy my first instructable!
Step 1: Ingredients
3 cups of warm water about 105 degrees Fahrenheit or bath water temperature
2 tablespoons yeast
1 teaspoon salt
6-7 cups unbleached flour
1 egg separated (yolk and white)
1/4 cup sesame or poppy seeds
1-2 tablespoons of oil
A handful of ice cubes
Any type of whisk
cooling rack (or a cool spot)
Make sure to have a clean working space!
Makes 4 loaves or 24 small rolls
Step 2: Yeast (Don't fear the)
Evenly spread the yeast on top of the warm water. Stir with something chopstick like. Wait for about 15 minutes for the yeast to proof, or until bubbly like the picture. If the water is too warm or too cool the yeast will die (not turn bubbly). DON'T GIVE UP, try again.
Step 3: It's Coming Together!
Pour the proofed yeast into the large bowl. Then stir in the egg yolk until uniform color. Now add three cups of flour. Beat really hard for about 1 minute or until fully mixed (by hand). After covering with top plastic wrap, let rise for 15 to 20 minutes.