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"
"This is an excellent recipe. I used low fat milk instead of water and one egg instead of 2, increasing the milk by 1/4 cup to replace the extra egg. I also reduced the sweetener to 1/4 cup and used light brown sugar instead of honey. A tip is to butter your dough hook well so the dough doesn't climb up the dough hook. Oil doesn't work as well as butter in this case."
"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."