Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I have since decided I bake so often that it is more cost effective to make my own bread, and it is so delicious :) I actually broke down the actual cost of making the bread for ingredients. In the end it costs $3 for 2 loaves.

I used the Robin Hood white bread recipe found on their website. I will post it here to :)


1 tsp sugar 5 mL
1/2 cup water , warm 125 mL
1 envelope (8 g) active dry yeast (2 1/4 tsp/11 mL) 1 envelope
1 cup milk 250 mL
2 tbsp butter or margarine 30 mL
2 tbsp sugar 30 mL
1 1/2 tsp salt 7 mL
1/2 cup water , warm 125 mL
5 1/2 cups ROBIN HOOD Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour 1375 mL


DISSOLVE 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar in 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water in large bowl. Sprinkle in yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.

HEAT milk to lukewarm. Stir in butter, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar, salt and 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water. Add milk mixture and 2 cups (500 mL) Robin Hood Best For Bread Homestyle White Flour to dissolved yeast mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth and elastic.

STIR IN 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) of remaining flour gradually. If necessary, add more flour to make a soft dough which leaves sides of bowl. Turn out on floured board. Round up into a ball.

KNEAD dough, adding more flour as necessary, until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).

PLACE in lightly greased bowl. Turn dough to greased top. Cover with greased waxed paper and tea towel.

LET RISE in warm place (75°-85°F/24°-29°C) until doubled (45-60 minutes).

PUNCH DOWN. Turn out onto lightly floured board and divide into 2 equal portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.

SHAPE each portion into a loaf. Place seam side down in 2 greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" (1.5 L) loaf pans. Cover with tea towel.

LET RISE in warm place until dough rises 1 1/2" (3 cm) above top of pan in centre and corners are filled (45 to 60 minutes).

BAKE at 400°F (200°C) on lower oven rack for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Brush top crust with butter if a soft crust is desired. Cool on wire racks.

QUICK NOTE: This recipe makes 2 loaves. For 4 loaves, simply double all of your ingredients.
I used glass pans so I had to lower the oven temperature by 25 degrees which worked well. I can't remember where I read that but I just googled it to find that out. I also used half whole wheat flour and half all purpose. I also found that with these changes it only required 5 cups of flour. This recipe was very easy, I didn't have any trouble. Oh the prep time is about 2.5 hours. all in all it takes 3 hours to make but 2.5 hours is just resting or baking.


Deeva said...

It does make more sense to do it yourself if you can. Your bread looks good.

DeviousVixen said...

Thanks :)