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Monday, September 8, 2014

Gooma's White & Fry Bread

Gooma is the nickname for my mother, one of my favorite memories is coming home to fresh baked bread, pour some honey and butter on a thick slice and I'm a happy girl.  After years of coming home to this treat I never did get my hands down and dirty and learn how to make her bread, it wasn't until she came up just 2 summers ago at the age of 40 that I watched her do a dash here and there with the ingredients when I said "Mom, stop and let me actually measure what your doing so I can have your recipe"...here is what we got.  This recipe is SOOO fast rising I love it, and I have since converted to using it for multitude of things from the crust of pizza, to fry dough, to rolls, cinnamon rolls and than the good ol' loaf of white bread my kids can now enjoy, it's pretty versatile.


1 stick butter
4 C. water
2 Tbls. sea salt
1/2 C. powdered milk
1/2 C. sugar

1/2 C. warm tap water
3 Tbls. yeast, mounded
1 Tbls. sugar
12 - 12 1/2 C. flour

In microwave glass bowl, put 1 stick of butter, 4 c. water, salt, powdered milk and 1/2 c. sugar.  Stir, and microwave for 3 minutes.

In separate small bowl add 1/2 c. warm tap water, yeast and 1 Tbls. sugar.  Stir, let activate for a few minutes.

Pour hot liquid from microwave into Bosch.  Add 4 C. flour, turn  on and stir for about a  minute. Slowly add 3 More cups of flour, mix, and than add activated yeast mixture.  On level 2 stir for about 4 minutes.  Add 5- 5 1/2 cups more flour.  Stir 4 more minutes on level 3.

Pour dough into sprayed bowl.  Let rise punch down,If making bread put into 4 greased pans,  let rise again. Bake at 375* for about 25 minutes or til sounds hollow when tapped.  If making fry dough, punch down, let rise again, take small flat pieces and fry in hot oil - serve with butter, jelly, and powdered sugar.  When I make rolls I cut the dough into four equal portions and then roll those portions into a 14 inch circle, butter the circles and cut into 12 equal parts and then roll from the big end in. Place onto buttered cookie sheets,  5 deep and 4 long-, Makes 48 rolls-bake at 375 for 15 minutes, butter tops.

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