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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Baking Bread

E and I baked bread (in our bread machine) on Wednesday morning.  E LOVED helping measure and pour the ingredients into the machine!  I hope to make baking bread an every other week activity. 

Since we made homemade bread, we had to have homemade butter to go with it!  We poured heavy cream into a small blender (previously used to make baby food) and blended it until it was buttery.  E did NOT like the noise, but she didn't mind quite as much after she tasted the butter.  Her little hand kept sneaking back to the bowl for just one more taste!

Here's our recipe for Honey Oatmeal Bread...


1 1/4 cups water

3 cups bread flour (we used 1.5 cups of bread flour and 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour)

2 tablespoons honey

1 1/2 tablespoons dry milk powder

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1/2 cup quick cooking oats

2 tablespoons margarine

1 tablespoon active dry yeast


Place ingredients in the pan of the bread machine in the order recommended by the manufacturer. Select White Bread setting, and Start.
Here's sweet O using this recipe to make bread almost 3 years ago.


  1. Thanks for the recipe, I'll give this one a try this week! I've decided to start making bread every week now too (started last week), since my oldest loves cooking with me so much. And she actually eats all of the food that she has helped make too (otherwise she just picks at the food)! :)

  2. Thanks. I am going to give this a try. I love to make bread, and am always looking for different and new ways.

  3. Isn't homemade bread just the best! I love making bread. Lovely pics :)

  4. ohhh, cant wait to try this!! honey wheat is a staple in our house, and this looks just as good!! thanks for sharing :)

  5. Yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

  6. Sounds like a great recipe I am going to try it but I think I will add some vital wheat gluten to the mix also.