My husband and I are self proclaimed “foodies”, so I thought it would be fun to share some of our favourite recipes. I hope you find some of them interesting and give them a try.
This bread was made with Glen’s Grandma’s bun recipe. I used wholewheat flour instead of bread or all purpose flour. It was delicious.
1/2 cup luke warm water
1 tbsp sugar
1 envelope of yeast
Mix together and set aside for about 10 minutes until the yeast gets bubbly and “fluffy”
4 cups flour
7 cups flour
3 1/2 cups luke warm water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup shortening (melted)
1 tbsp salt
2 tbsp vinegar
In a large bowl, put 3 1/2 cups water, add sugar, shortening, salt, vinegar and 4 cups of flour. Beat well, then add 7 cups of flour and the yeast mixture. Mix well and knead 7-8 minutes until elastic.
Let rise for two hours, covered with wax paper that is coated with a bit of vegetable oil. Punch down and let rise for another hour.
Make in to buns the size of crab apples on a greased pan (I used parchment paper). Let rise for an additional 3 hours. If you want them crusty, don’t put them too close together, as they will continue to rise in the oven. Bake at 350F about 15 minutes, until they sound hollow when you tap on the top. My sister in law brushes on a sweet glaze made of 2 tbsp white sugar with a bit of milk. I like a more savoury topping of butter, garlic and parmesan.
This recipe made enough dough for these two loaves as well as a dozen buns. I suggest you start early in the day (I didn’t and I was baking til bed time lol), as the rising times really add up. I hope you enjoy this.