By SilentCricket on October 06, 2003
Photo by Chef #1802420245
Photo by Chef #1802420245
"At one point, I always made homemade bread! This recipe, from the KitchenAid Recipe and Instruction book, was our favorite! When it comes out of the oven, you want to be sure to have a knife and butter handy! MMM...homemade bread...one of life's simple pleasures! (Prep time includes two hours for rising of dough)"
Serving Size: 1 (1520 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"I decided to make this upon hearing of Silent Cricket's untimely passing. This recipe was alot like her, from what I hear: wonderful, warm, nourishing, and loved by all. Thank you.."
"This is fabulous, addictive tasting bread. Yum! My whole family has gobbled it up which is wonderful! I had a couple of issues while making it though. At the end of 7 minutes of the kneading my KitchenAid overloaded and shut off.... never seen that happen before. I only used 6 cups of flour so I hadn't even put in the maximum amount. And... cooking it at 375* seemed way too hot an oven and I had to pull it out at 25 minutes leaving a bit of a doughy bottom. I think I'll cook it at 350* for 40 minutes next time instead. Otherwise - wonderful, wonderful and I'll make it again soon. Love it!"
"The smell of homemade bread baking is one of life's simple pleasures. This one was excellent in all ways--texture, taste, and smell. My mom and I made this together in memory of Silent Cricket. "Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all." Proverbs 31:29"
"Excellent bread recipe. Makes 2 large, hearty, delicious loaves! The only change I would make is to add the egg at the same time as the other liquids. I think that would make for easier mixing of all the ingredients."
"Excellent recipe and certainly a keeper. Changes I made - I first proofed the yeast and add the other wet ingredients (except eggs) to the proofed yeast. I also used 60% brown flour. The bread turned out great though I did change the temp to 350 as per other suggestions."
"This was delicious & very filling! The piece right out of the oven was so good! I put a little sea salt on top with the egg wash."
"Excellent! We've given up buying bread and I bake 2 loaves 1-2 times a week. My husband loves it. I freeze one loaf and keep the other in a Rubbermaid bread keeper and it stays pretty fresh. Love this bread!"
"I have made this bread four times since I discovered the recipe. Every time it is eaten up, I make more. I love it and bake it 36 minutes in our oven."
"This is my favorite KitchenAid bread recipe and not in the manual I received with my new KA mixer. Thank you so much for posting this! After reading of your passing, Silent Cricket, I will always lift you up when I bake this."
"Love love love this recipe! The outcome was amazing. My husband and 2 year old can't stop eating them. I decided to make one loaf and 24 small rolls. 375 for 40min was a bit too long for the loaf. I would do 375 for 35min next time. Would highly recommend trying this. This is the first recipe I tried with my brand new KitchenAid mixer. Nice way to break it in!"
"First time I've ever made bread and it is great! Thanks :)"
"This recipe is as easy as it seems! I halved it and used 1c whole wheat flour and 2 3/4 c all purpose. Nothing makes a house smell like a home more than fresh baked bread!"
"This is truly a keeper recipe for us. My husband couldn't seem to stop eating the soft still warm slices of wonderful bread! I reduced both the butter and honey to 1/3 cup and included about 30% whole wheat flour. My mistake was halving the recipe to make only one loaf. That won't happen again!"
"Thankyou for a fabulous recipe I just purchased a kitchenaid mixer and hubby asked for bread It turned out great As we are empty nesters I halved the recipe and am sorry I did because it disappeared in no time at all....Once again thanks for a really great recipe"
"Delicious! Best Bread I have ever made, a tad too sweet for our tastes, but other wise perfect crust and texture."
"GREAT loaves of bread. Rose beautifully and soft texture. I have made this several times, including taking it into work. Nothing was left over!! I used it for French toast at home and it was wonderful. Highly recommend this recipe. Thanks for positng it!"
"I made 1 loaf without a mixer and am enjoying every slice! I substituted half the flour with whole wheat flour and halved the yeast because I let the dough rise overnight. The loaf turned out smaller than I had expected so I'll use the higher end of the amount of flour given next time. It also domed as it baked because I didn't score it. Thanks for the great recipe!"
"This is wonderful bread and I'm so glad to have tried it. I substituted 1 c whole wheat flour and 1/4 c soy flour for 1 1/4 c of white. Lovely texture and taste. Haven't toasted it yet because it's just so good right now with a little butter while it's still warm from the oven. Thanks SilentCricket, wherever you are."
"Easy, good, keeper recipe. I also substituted half wheat and half white, no problem at all. Will definitely be a keeper recipe for a basic loaf in our house."
"Fabulous! This will become a regular in our house. I used half the amount of white flour and substituted wheat flour. I also baked this with my bread machine. Cheers!"