Friday, April 10, 2009

NINA'S HOMEMADE BREAD (Nina's piine de casa)

INGREDIENTS:4 cups flour (+ 1/2 cup for kneading),2 tablespoons dry yeast,1-1/2 teaspoons salt,2 cups warm water,1 egg;In a large mixing bowl combine 2 cups flour, yeast,salt and 2 cups warm water. Beat at low speed of electric mixer for 1/2 minute. Beat 3 minutes at high speed. Stir in the remining 2 cups of flour. Turn out onto floured surface and knead in enough flour (1/2 cup)to make a stiff dough that is smooth and elastic (8 to 10 minutes). Shape into a ball.Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl. Cover...

Let rise in warm place until double (1 to 1-1/2 hours). Punch dough; turn out onto lightly floured surface and divide (shape dough the way you like)...

Cover and let rise untill nearly double...(30-45 minutes)

Brush with mixture of egg and 1 teaspoon of water...

Bake at 375 F for 40 to 45 minutes...

Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pan...



  1. This bread looks like a piece of heaven. I am always scare to make bread, the yeast part always confuces me, but this recipe seems easy. I can't wait to try it.

  2. Hello Pink Little Cake, thank you for visit, lovely comment and for following me!
    I hope that my recipe is easy to follow. Try it, you will love it!

  3. Your bread looks wonderful and i wanted to thank you for posting the recipe.I can hardly wait to try making it.Yummy.....

  4. Hello Sherrypys, thank you for comment and good luck making this heavenly delicious homemade bread! :)