Making bread is one of the basic bits of knowledge we need on the Homestead. Once you master a basic bread recipe you can experiment with additives to make new treats for your family. This recipe for Poppy Seed Bread is one of those experiments that turned out quite yummy, if I may say so myself! Hope you enjoy making this version of basic white bread. Enjoy!
Poppy Seed Bread from One Ash Farm Recipes
- 1 1/2 Tbs. dry active yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup sugar
Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the warm water.
- 1/3 cup cooking oil
- 1/2 Tbs. salt
- 2 cups water
Add these items to the yeast/sugar/water mixture.
- 6 cups, or so, unbleached white flour
- good handful of poppy seeds; to taste
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet mixture and mix until you have a smooth, flexible, but not sticky dough.
Knead for a couple of minutes on a floured board.
Let rise is a large greased bowl until doubled.
Turn back out onto the board and knead again. Split into 2 loaves and put the dough into greased loaf pans.
Let rise until the dough fills about 2/3 of the loaf pans.
Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
Turn out onto racks to cool and enjoy with some good butter!
Making lots of bread? Need poppy seeds or yeast? We sell baking supplies in bulk at One Ash Farm And Dairy Supply Company on our Bulk Foods page.