Newfoundland Homemade Bread
Welcome to Bonita's Kitchen! Today we will be making Homemade Bread, Buns and Toutons.
- White or Wheat Flour - 8 1/2 Cups
- Yeast - 2 Tbsp
- Melted Butter - 2 Tbsp
- Salt - 1/2 tsp
- Sugar - 2 tsp
- Warm Water - 3 1/2 Cups
- Combine in large bowl: 8 cups flour, 1 tsp sugar and 1/2 tsp salt, mix together.
- In another bowl, add dry fast rising yeast with 1/2 cup warm water and 1 tsp sugar, Let rise for about 5 minutes.
- In a jug add three cups of warm water and in another bowl melt two tablespoons of butter and combine together.
- In flour mixture make a hole in the middle to pour your yeast and warm water and butter, mixing all ingredients together with a wooden spoon or your hand until it thickens, then keep adding 1/2 cup of flour to work dough together. This can be done with your hand.
- Knead dough, add more flour if necessary until dough is smooth , elastic and no longer sticky and you can hear cracking of the dough when folding dough.
- Keep working dough into a ball.
- When completed sprinkle some flour over the top of dough. (I always mark the sign of a cross a few times on top of the dough, then cut the top of the dough like a cross then cover with wax paper or parchment paper and a towel). Crossing your bread is optional, this is an old NL tradition.
- Let rise in a warm place until dough rises for half an hour then knead it down.
- Repeat this step letting the dough rise again for another 1/2 hour.
- After your dough rises, cut in small pieces forming it inwards into a ball, then put in your bread pans.
- Make three buns in one pan.
You can also have some dough to make garlic bread, bread buns, or Toutons/ bankers.
Makes 3 loafs of bread keep covered and in a warm place until bread rises half the size you started with.
( please note if you would like more bread then three loafs double your recipe for six loafs, or you can add about two cups of flour more to make a couple of extra loafs of bread, this will be ok.)
Preheat oven at 350 degrees , bake bread for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown, when baked take out of your pans and place it out on a rack (resting rack). This prevents bread from getting moist on the bottom.
Glaze bread with butter then cover with a towel.
Cut small pieces of dough and pull apart to make a flat dough, preheat you frying pan to medium heat add 1 tbsp butter and 1 tbsp olive oil.
place about 6 pieces of flat dough in pan let fry for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side remove from pan and enjoy.
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4 stars - based on 2 review(s)
“I would like to point out an error in the video, I say 12 cups of flour but the recipe is for 81/2 cups of flour. Please go by the recipe for the amount of water needed, but if you like to use 12 cups just add one extra cup of warm water. When making any bread recipe always keep in mind you may need to work more water or flour into your mixture this is not going to spoil your bread it will make you more loafs of bread or buns. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have cost you but please except my apologies, and enjoy your batch of bread I know you will love to final results.”
I can’t stop talking about how easy and good this bread recipe is, sometimes it do take a couple of attempts before you master the bread making team. I do have a couple of errors that will slow you down it don’t caught before you start. I alway recommend you look at the video, read over the recipe of ingredient before you get started. Enjoy working with dough because its one of the loveliess feelings when working in the kitchen.