How To Make Bread (without a bread machine)


Step 3: Add some flour and knead it

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Now you need to add about 3 more cups of flour. I added a little less this time, it really depends on the humidity and how exact your measurements were in the sponge step.

Once it gets too tough to stir, flip it onto a clean floured surface. Now, knead away, adding flour as you do so.
Knead the dough for 8 or 9 minutes. As my Mother says, it should be the texture of your earlobe when it's done kneading.

When you finish this part put it back in the bowl and cover it with a slightly damp towel.
kburke-14 years ago
I've used this recipe like 10 times in the last 2 years...I always search for this exact step by step one. It's awesome!
Poor old Chopper Read, hows he gonna make this one!
SugarTeen528 years ago
Wow, the texture of your ear lobe? That's awesome!!!
drinkmorecoffee (author)  SugarTeen528 years ago