Multi-Grain French Bread
My mother-in-law was a good Southern cook. Her Saturday dinners consisted of several types of meat and many vegetables. The men would come in from working on the farm and enjoy the main meal of their day. My mother-in-law’s spread covered her entire table. EVERY SATURDAY. The only thing missing was homemade yeast bread. (She did make a simple cornbread and store bought loaf bread was available.)
I enjoy a good loaf every now and then (read: ALWAYS) and have learned how to utilize my bread machine. I don’t know what I would do without it. I usually only make the dough in the machine and then form it by hand before baking.
If you don’t have a machine, you can still make homemade yeast bread. You can even convert a recipe like the one below. Click here for instructions.
Did you know that the baguette was “born” in 1920?
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- 2 tsp. butter, softened
- 3 1/4 cups bread flour
- 1 cup multi-grain cereal
- 4 tsp. sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 3/4 tsp. regular active yeast, 1 package
- Put all ingredients in order according to manufacturer’s instructions. Set dough cycle. (A delayed setting may be used.)
- Upon completion, shape into 2 long loaves or 2 round loaves on a greased baking sheet. Spray loaves with cooking spray.
- Let rise in a warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled.
- Uncover and bake at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 362 Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 3mg Sodium: 490mg Carbohydrates: 71g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 3g Protein: 12g