Now lets take a step further, and bake your own bread this time. Are you ready? Its really easy, if I didnt mess it up in the first try, so would you, or rather, so wouldnt you. Whateva, I dont know. Btw, have you seen the Whatever video on Youtube. Its hilarious, there is this little asian (maybe from Korea) girl, who keeps rolling her eyes, throws out her hands, and says “Whateva” Its supercute.
Back to the bread, so I was saying, you could make this easy breezy recipe, and impress your guests! Again another recipe from Mrs. Vanard (my neighbor), I think she said, this was about 20-30 yr old recipe that she still follows.
1/3 cup sugar,
1 cup milk,
1 1/2 tsp salt,
1 1/2 tbsp shortening (or margarine),
1 pkt yeast,
1/2 cup warm water,
1 cup cold water
6 cups flour,
butter for smearing on the top
First take the first four ingredients, and scald it (that means, not boil, but heat till it gets bubbly on the edge). Let it cool to lukewarm.
Then, put the yeast in a bowl, and then pour the warm water over it. Wait 10 minutes. Then pour the cold water in this. Transfer this to a kettle (or any metal deep bowl). Pour in the milk mixture.
To this, add the 6 cups of flour, mix with a spoon (a few times, everything will be mixed). Wait about 3-4 hours (overnight is fine too). It will rise, then poke it down with a spoon. Again, wait an hour. Poke it down again.
Then using flour, pinch out little balls from the dough, andÂ make round little or big balls, place on a greased baking tray (i use a metal tray). Finish up the remaining dough in this way. Then brush the tops with melted butter or egg.
Cover this with a towel, and wait for about 45 minutes. They will become bigger in size.
Bake at 425 deg F for about 15-20 minutes or until they are golden in color.
Gulay and her family from NJ came in for a surprise stopover! Baby Nilgun is super cute! Had a good time. They liked this bread, and Gulay this recipe is for you.