I just made this recipe and I am thrilled with the results! We're a small family, so I made a half batch. The bread comes out so soft, slightly chewy and the bottom has a great light and crispy crust. PERFECT. I made them into "sub rolls" and seasoned the tops with an herb, salt, garlic, pepper and cheese mixture. We ended up with 15 single sized rolls which is more than enough! This recipe is easy enough to make, so I wouldn't mind making a fresh batch often. One thing I would change would be to add another 1/2-1 tsp of salt. But other than that, these are great!
I scaled this recipe down to make just 1 loaf and used it to make rolls. I really like the taste and textue of this bread. very easy to make also. Thanks for the bread recipe with instructions for those of us that don't have a bread machine.
First time ever making bread. Was asked by friends and family members to make more and some for them as well.
I was looking for a different recipe for bread than I usually make and reading this one I thought I would try as it had such good directions. I only used 1/2 a recipe as it is only 2 of us.. I have never seen dough go over sides of the bowl like this one did. I did as the directions said and did not add more flour. My dough was very sticky and as it rose it flowed over sides of the bowl not up high. Even in the bread pan it flowed over sided and did not stand up tall. I put it in a cassarole dish now and it is baking. Boy I am not sure what I did wrong but it was very dense and had a very strong yeast taste almost like a sour dough. I could have never made it into rolls it would have flowed all over the pan. I baked one of the two loafs in a large casarole dish, it was better than the one in a loaf pan. sorry could not get it to work. Don't know what I did wrong
Here's the thing(s): The recipe is gigantic. 15-17 cups of flour is an entire bag, leaving none left to flour the surface on which you're kneading the loaf. Additionally, I followed the recipe exactly and 17 cups was not enough to make dough. At 17 cups I had a bowl of glue. I've made bread before and there's a point in the recipe where the dough should stick to your mixing device and pull off the sides. That didn't happen here. There was no flavor either, a little honey for example would go a long way. I wish I would have read the other reviews before I tackled this recipe. This is better suited for a bakery than a home kitchen.
Really enjoyed this recipe! Make sure your pan is big enough or it will rise right out of the pan lol!
worst recipie ever!
do not even try to make it.
makes enough bread to feed a million people.
with 17 cups as the max. ammount of flour you can add it leaves the dough extremly sticky and hard to work with.
waste of time.
I was looking for a simple bread recipe and boy did I find it! I now use this recipe for all my bread making needs... buns, cinnamon buns, and various breads! I love love love this recipe! Thanks soooo much for posting it!
It's the best bread I ever made. It is realy light,tasty and very easy to make.Don't add flour during kneading (much flour making heavy dry bread) but keep greasing your hands each time the dough sticks on them. My 3 years old daugther ate 2 buns before dinner. Thank you so much.