Priscilla’s Bread Recipe

This recipe makes a good, basic white bread.  Very easy.  Came from Aunt Priscilla (Eisenhaure) Brown.

INGREDIENTS

– 2 Cups warm water
– 2 Tbs oil
– 2 Tbs sugar
– 1 Tbs  salt
– 1-2 packets of yeast
– Flour

PROCESS

1.  Sprinkle yeast on warm water.  Wait until yeast bubbles (about 10 min).
2.  Add 10 Tbs flour – gently stir.
3.  Continue to add flour until dry enough to remove from bowl to floured surface then knead more flour in, a little at a time until you can stick your fingers into the dough and they come out fairly UNsticky!
4.  Move dough to an oiled bowl, cover with plastic wrap or damp towel and let rise in bowl until doubled in size.
5.  Punch down dough and put into shape of bread you desire in a baking tin.
6.  Bake at 375 until top is brown.  Let cool slightly and serve.

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Published in: on February 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Easy Pie Dough

Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated.  Super easy!  I know you can use both vegetable shortening and butter, but I didn’t have any shortening the day that I made it – and it tasted really good with just butter!  The best homemade crust I’ve ever made. Great for quiches and one crust pies. Make it in a food processor – it’s the only way to go!

Makes one nine inch crust.

INGREDIENTS
– 1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour (plus more for rolling out the dough)
– 1/2 tsp. salt
– 1 Tbsp sugar
– 10 Tbsp COLD, unsalted butter (straight from the fridge!), cut into 1/4 inch pieces
– 4-5 Tbsp ice water

PROCESS

1) Process flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor until combined.
2)  Add the butter pieces and process until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs and clumps together (about 10 seconds).  Turn the mixture into a medium bowl.
3)  Sprinkle 4 tablespoons of ice water over the mixture.  With a spatula, use a folding motion to mix.  Press down on the dough until it sticks together, adding up to 1 tablespoon more ice water, if necessary.  Flatten the dough into a 4-inch disk.  Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for an hour (or freeze for 30 minutes) of up to 2 days before rolling.

Published in: on January 25, 2010 at 1:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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