How to make it

  • Mix wet ingredients together in medium bowl.
  • In mixer bowl or large bowl, mix dry ingredients except salt and extra flour.
  • Pour wet into dry, and knead with wooden spoon or by hand for a minute or two until dough comes together.
  • Cover with towel and let rest 20 minutes.
  • When time is up, sprinkle on salt.
  • Knead on medium speed (#4 on a KitchenAid) for 5-7 minutes or by hand about 6-8, til dough is silky smooth and elastic, adding only enough flour as necessary to make dough slightly tacky, but not dry--dough will cling slightly to bottom of bowl in a mixer.
  • Turn onto a board and knead into a smooth ball, place in oiled container and let rise in a warm spot until doubled, 30-40 minutes.
  • Punch dough down, turn over onto itself several times, and shape it into a ball. Cover with a towel and let rest 10 minutes.
  • Shape dough into as many rolls as you'd like (depending on how large you like them) by rolling into a tight ball with your hands, keeping a uniform shape and size. (Or roll up into a loaf and place in loaf pan.) Place in oiled pan, rolls just slightly apart from each other. Cover and let rise until doubled and puffy, 40-60 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350. Have an old pan on the floor of the oven.
  • Place pan into oven, and carefully toss a cup of ice cubes into hot pan, and shut door quickly. Bake 12-20 minutes, depending on size and how doughy you like your bread. Bread will sound hollow when done, and will read about 195 on a thermometer. (A loaf takes about 45 minutes.)Turn onto rack to cool, brush with butter for a soft crust, and wait 30 minutes before slicing. Makes one petite loaf or 12 rolls.
  • Recipe originally available at my blog,
  • Recipe was inspired by one found on

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    " It was excellent "
    choclytcandy ate it and said...
    nice, health-conscious bread recipes.
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    " It was excellent "
    pollymotzko ate it and said...
    This looks excellent. I will definitely try it!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Do you have any books in print?

    Polly Motzko
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  • gardener61 10 years ago
    Oh...I do love a great homemade bread recipe! Thanks!
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