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I am doing the bread!!!
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Do I keep adding a little flour while I am Kneading the dough for the first time?

Also when I let it rise for the first time, Do I have to oil the bowl?
 

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I donno, what do the directions say Dopey ??????????
 

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HEEEEELLLPPPP CCCEEEEJJJJJJ

oh well, whats the worst that could happen if i do or dont oil the bowl?
 

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oaky, CJ's directions do not say oil the bowl...I believe CJ more than dh
 

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Your right, I have heard of oiling and buttering the bowl, but I think that may be why mine gets so crusty and overdone on the crust !!!!!!!!! Good luck, have fun !!!!!! You are still such a girl scout !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Robin, you can add a tiny bit of flour when your kneading it, if its too sticky. You can also oil your bowl, but just a tiny bit.

Remember you don't knead a second time once its risen. You just punch down and let it rise again.

HTH
 

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Your awesome and right on time too Cj !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Thanks Cj, I was going to knead again. Man I hope this works, my family is laughing at me.:( I'm trying hardest to impress myself tho so it doesnt really matter. Maybe Ill be like the little red hen and eat it all myself!
 

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CJ are you still around?

How ling do the risings take approx? Jsut wondering, I want ot look like I really know shat Im doing here.
 

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Robin, its hard to say. At different altitudes its different. The first rising you should let it rise until double in bulk. Watch it though because I've had it rise right over the bowl. :toothy:

The second rising doesn't take as long.

No matter what it tastes like, its something you've done for yourself and I'm so proud of you. Wait until it starts baking, your family will all be admiring you and once it comes out of the oven, mmmmmm good, especially with butter on it!!
 

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Okay, so far so good, bread has risen and doubled in size!!

I punched it down and recovered it. It seems like a lot of dough, I wonder how many loaves it will be?

Am I gonna let it rise in the pan the next time?

Better go reread info...


(YAY)
 

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Robin, it will make 4 loaves of bread.

Once its risen the second time, then you punch down and form into loaves, as in the tutorial. You let it rise again until double and then bake!!!

Your doing great - WTG!!!
 

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Okay!!!!!! Its in the loaf pans on the last rise!

My loaf pans are small so I made a pan of rolls too. I decided that if the dough rises again the same way, it would have been too much for the pan, so I made some rolls too.

Darn I wish I could find that cord for my camera!

Making turkey soup too, this house smells like Martha lives here

CORRECTION this house smells like cj lives here!
 

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Good for you!! I make the Cuban Bread recipe from the Tightwad gazzette complete edition. It is super easy and only takes a hour and a half from start to finish. What we don't eat I use to make crutons. I got that recipe from T. G. too. Let us know how it turns out.:)
 

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WTG Robin!! Sounds like you're figuring things out on your own. :thumb:

Don't worry, I have made some pretty heavy (like lead!! :laugh: ) bread before, and my dh thought it was great!!

Your family will stop :laugh: at you the minute thier mouths are full! :D
 

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Its in the oven!
 

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Mmmmmm. . . . . . you're gonna love it, and so will your family. I love making bread by hand. I have a bread machine but rarely use it. I prefer to take out my frustrations while kneading.
 
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