I was working on making bread tonight with my son and thought that I should update my notes on the blog so that I can get to them via my iPad vs. having to pull out my paper notes.
My basic bread recipe for our bread maker from 2008:
Big batch artisan style bread recipe for the oven:
6 1/2 cups of flour (3 to 4 cups of white, the rest is wholewheat or 6 grain)
3 1/2 cups of water (start with 3 and add the rest if it is too dry)
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons of yeast
3 tablespoons of olive oil
The following items to taste:
Dried fruit (blue berries, cran berries, cherries, mixed berries, etc)
Almond, vanilla, or lemon extract
Ground orange peel
Let rise for two hours in a one gallon ice cream bucket.
Can put into fridge and use later or bake now. (If putting in the fridge let it warm/raise for 60 minutes before baking.)
Bake at 450F for 25-30 minutes