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Bread
Photo by Sharon Buck

It’s Fall. Time to get baking! And what better thing to bake than bread?

My brother, Ray, makes a great loaf of bread. Every year around Christmastime, he bakes loaves for family and friends. I know I love receiving mine! He deemed us worthy of his recipe. It’s called

Kubla’s Bread. The reason is that is his nickname. There was a Christmas special called Jack Frost. Kubla was the evil villain. Now, my brother isn’t evil but we teased him and called him Kubla and it just kind of stuck.

The recipe is very simple and I never thought I could bake bread but, what do you know? Have you kids help you knead the bread and poke it to stop the rising. That’s the fun part!

 Here is the simple recipe!

1 small bowl
1 large bowl
7 cups flour
2 cups luke warm water
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp salt
2 packages of yeast
2 Tbsp shortening

In a small bowl, combine water, sugar and salt. Mix thoroughly. Then add the yeast. Stir until yeast is completely dissolved in the water.  Add the shortening. Mix thoroughly.

In a large bowl put in flour. Create a crater in the center of it. Pour wet ingredients in the center of crater. Mix with your hands! That’s right…get messy! Form into ball. Cover with towel and let it rise twice its size.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Punch a hole in the middle and knead the bread again. Form into ball and cover with a towel. Let it rise again twice its size. Punch a hole and knead again. Cut dough in two and put into greased loaf pans.

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Butter the bread tops when you take them out. Let cool and wrap in plastic to keep fresh and soft.

The 2 loaves you bake will cost you around $2.00 to make. Just think. Not only does it give you something to do, but it warms your house, your heart and your pocketbook!!

Bread
Photo by Sharon Buck

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