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Aug 14, 2008

Hurray!!! I baked my first bread- easy home made bread recipe

first bread I was very tempted to bake a bread after seeing many bloggers attempting to make it and
getting wonderful results. But at the same time I was apprehensive about it and thought it was a very messy process and involved lot of work. I look for less work because I can do it only when my baby is sleeping.
Finally I decided one fine day to start my adventure instead of just brooding over it. I got a simple beginner's recipe from here. I started working with the yeast and then the flour. And then I was worried,"what if my dough does not rise? But it did and I regained my confidence.
The bread came out well, smelled good too.
This blogging has really made me enthusiastic. I keep looking for new recipes and certainly make me do things which I had never thought I will be even trying!!
What I learned from my mistakes-The crust was a bit thick due to prolonged baking time. I should reduce the baking time next time when I do it. The inner portion was quite soft and spongy.

Ingredients-
Wheat flour- 3 cups
Active dry yeast- 1 packet
Warm water- 3/4 cup
Milk- 1/2 cup
Butter-1tbsp
Salt- 1tsp
Sugar-1 1/2 tbsp

Method
In a large bowl, add warm water and then the yeast cells. Keep stirring till it dissolves. Then add the salt ,sugar,butter,milk. Mix well.
Then add flour gradually and keep stirring till the dough chases the spoon around the bowl. Keep the dough on a floured surface and knead well using your fingers until you get a smooth , elastic and non sticky dough. Keep this dough in a greased bowl so that the upper surface of the dough is greased.Keep it covered and allow to rise for 1 hour. After an hour , punch the risen dough and knead on a floured surface .
Preheat oven at 180c. Set the dough on a loaf pan. Let it rise again for 30 minutes. Bake the bread for 45 minutes till golden brown. Turn the bread on kitchen towel.

30 comments:

SMN said...

Hey Sowmya hurry u baked it at last im also waiting for bakng im scared to bake anythng,,,

homecooked said...

The bread looks so soft and delicious! Congrats on the perfectly turned out bread :)

Jayashree said...

Looks good.

Divya said...

Sowmya...wow..you baked bread..!!!Great..I still get weak knees when I think of baking a bread..hats of to you yaar,it has come out great!!

jayasree said...

You have got a pretty decent one on ur first attempt. Good going.

srikars kitchen said...

Looks gud & Nice... Yummy ... nice click
Happy Independence Day

notyet100 said...

congrats SOWMYA,,,LOOKS NO NICE AND WARM,.I CAN SMELL THE BREAD FOM HERE...HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY IN ADVANCE...HPPY BLOGGIN TOO,..CEEYA,..WAITIN FOR MORE BAKING POSTS FROM U ,.ND I KNW HOW IT FEELS,..WHEN WE DO THINGS FOR THE FIRST TIME,..CEEYA...

Purva Desai said...

Hey Sowmya!!!
even I face the same fear while baking any dish....:) Bread looks just perfect and is baked really well....

dindintonight said...

Wow, for your attempt you did an amazing job! The bread looks really good :-)

Priti said...

Hayyy Yes gal you did it...Gud try and now you are encouraging me to bake too...bread looking gud..keep going.

Sukanya said...

You are an amazing baker Sowmya...Iam amazed at your baking skills...too good man. Congratulations on your first bread making experience..It defintely looks very nice.

Cham said...

Just great the outcome Sowmya. Worth the wait time right? Love the slices...

Sangeeth said...

congrats yaar...I am yet to try this out :)

Sireesha said...

Hey Sowmya ,the bread looks so perfect and soft....it has come out really well......

Happy Independence Day!!!!!!!!

Rosie said...

I am SO proud of you - whoo-whoo homemade bread!!! Wonderful, it really looks delish :)

Happy baking :)

Rosie x

Simran said...

Congrats! It must feel great to bake your own bread.

This looks so good I can't believe this was your first time baking bread

bee said...

that looks gorgeous. now you will be addicted to baking breads,

Vaishali said...

Congratulations, Sowmya. It looks delicious. You'll find bread-making is quite addictive. Although it's a bit of a cliche, there really is nothing like the smell of warm, homebaked bread, is there?

karuna said...

the bread actually looks good. a nice start. i love home made breads

karuna said...

the bread actually looks good. a nice start. i love home made breads

Pearlsofeast said...

Wow bread looks soft and nice.I love bread making and now I don;t buy from outside.It is fun to have them made at home.Now u can start tossing with fruits and nuts, they are yummy!!!!!!!

Illatharasi said...

Congrats Sowmi:)

Looks good and I will follow you when I get an oven ;)

Usha said...

Hey Sowmya,your bread looks awesome,especially considering it is your first attempt,wonderful :)

Kumudha said...

Bread looks so tasty! I have been thinking of baking bread from so many
days...

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

it looks soft n nice .. good that you attempted it .. I still havent tried

SriLekha said...

wow! the bread looks as it is we buy from stores! wonderful job!

Laavanya said...

Congrats on your success - looks perfect.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

That's a nice bread. YUM!

live2cook said...

Great job!

Normally, homemade breads have thicker crust. If you want to soften it a bit, you have to brush melted butter on top, when the bread is out of the oven.

Rajani said...

congratulations, i recently baked my first bread too!!!feels great!

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