Bread/Buns

Sandwich Bread


Toasts are really easy to make. When I bake a toast, I wonder why I even buy any, because they are really easy and fast made yourself, except the dough rise. It takes a while.

You will need warm water, warm milk, yeast, salt, sugar, butter and apple sauce (it’s optional).

Dissolve the yeast in a glass with the lukewarm water, add the salt, cover it and set the glass aside for a good 30 minutes. It will not rise a lot, because of the salt.

Then put flour, warm milk, soft butter, and apple sauce in a bowl, add yeast salt water and knead everything together very well. The applesauce gives the bread a special crumb and the bread does not get dry. But if you do not want to open a glass, you can also omit the applesauce.

It should be kneaded vigorously for at least 5 minutes, the best is 7-10 minutes. So the flour can bind best and the glue will unfold. Cover the dough and allow to rest for at least 1 1/2 hours in a warm place. The dough is relatively “soggy”, which is quite normal. Do not add another flour.

When the dough has risen, punch it down and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll the rectangle up into a cylinder, and place it seam-side down in a lightly greased bread pan (I used 9-inch bread pan). Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour.

Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit. When the loaves have risen, place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 5 min, then put down the oven to 355 Fahrenheit and bake for another 40 min.

Let the bread cool, before slicing.

Ingredients for 2 loaves of breads

  • 8 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup water, lukewarm
  • 1 1/4 cup milk, lukewarm
  • 20 g salt
  • 15 g sugar
  • 20 g yeast
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon applesauce (optional)

Instructions

Dissolve the yeast in a glass with the lukewarm water, add the salt, cover it and set the glass aside for a good 30 minutes.

Then put flour, warm milk, soft butter, and apple sauce in a bowl, add yeast salt water and knead everything together very well.
It should be kneaded for at least 5 minutes, the best is 7-10 minutes.
Do not add another flour. Cover the dough and allow to rest for at least 1 1/2 hours in a warm place.

When the dough has risen, punch it down and divide the dough in half. Roll each half into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Roll the rectangle up into a cylinder, and place it seam-side down in a lightly greased bread pan (I used 9-inch bread pan). Cover and let rise in a warm place for one hour.

Preheat oven to 425 Fahrenheit. When the loaves have risen, place them in the preheated oven. Bake for 5 min, then put down the oven to 355 Fahrenheit and bake for another 40 min.

Let it cool before slicing.

Mini Easter Bread Wreath


I love our Sunday breakfasts with my family. And since Easter is coming, I was looking to make something for our Easter breakfast. Today I made this Easter Bread Wreaths, and they are delicious. I think they will make the Easter breakfast special.

They are not too sweet, so if you have a sweet tooth, you should add a little bit more sugar, or you could top the wreaths with some icing.

First you start with the dough. You will need warm milk, yeast, sugar, flour, butter and salt.

Put sugar and yeast into warm milk, whisk till it’s combined. Put flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer, then pour the yeast milk over the flour. Cover the milk with flour and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.

After the waiting time, add eggs and butter to the bowl.
Attach dough hook and mix for 6 minutes.

Cover the dough and let it rest 1,5 hours in a warm place.

When the dough has risen, put the dough on a floured surface and devide the dough in 14 equal pieces. I pinch off “balls” of dough using my thumb and index finger. Then I do the same with the remaining dough.


Roll each portion into equal sized rope pieces (14-inches each). Twist two pieces together and pinch at ends, forming a wreath. Continue with remaining pieces.

Prepare a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Put the wreath on the baking sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 30-40 minutes. In the meantime prepare the egg wash. Combine 1 egg yolk with 2 Tbsp. milk . Preheat oven to 360 F.
Brush each wreath with egg wash. Garnish with sprinkles or other decoration.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Now you may decorate the wreath as you wish.


Ingredients for 7 wreaths

  • 2 and 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup warm milk
  • 2 eggs
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter unsalted
  • 1 Tbsp. dry yeast
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 Tbsp. milk

Instruction

Put sugar and yeast into the warm milk, whisk till it’s combined. Put flour and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer, then pour the yeast milk over the flour. Cover the milk with flour and let it stand for 10-15 minutes.

After the waiting time, add eggs and butter to the bowl.
Attach dough hook and mix for 6 minutes.

Cover the dough and let it rest 1,5 hours in a warm place.

When the dough has risen, put the dough on a floured surface and devide the dough in 14 equal pieces.

Roll each portion into equal sized rope pieces (14-inches each). Twist two pieces together and pinch at ends, forming a wreath. Continue with remaining pieces.

Prepare a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper. Put the wreath on the baking sheet, cover with a kitchen towel and let it rest for 30-40 minutes.

Preheat oven to 360 F

Prepare the egg wash. Combine the egg yolk with milk . Brush each wreath with egg wash. Garnish with sprinkles or other decoration.

Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.