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Homemade Bread - Thawing, Raising, Baking, Eating

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Spray the frozen loaf with cooking spray. Wrap with plastic wrap. Place on thawing tray. Takes about 2 hours to thaw.

Frozen loaf in plastic wrap on thawing plate

Frozen loaf in plastic wrap on thawing plate

After an hour

After an hour

after two hours

after two hours

Spray bread pan with cooking spray

Spray bread pan with cooking spray

Place bread in bottom on one side, cover with the plastic wrap

Place bread in bottom on one side, cover with the plastic wrap

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Placing the plastic wrap covered bread pan, in a large pan of water, heat on low, cover. Let the water heat the bread pan gently and the bread dough will respond to the warmth and will grow 4 times the original size.

Once slightly over the top of the bread pan, it's time to remove the plastic and place in the oven at 350 degrees. 22 - 25 minutes until golden brown. The bread will be stiff on the top and will sound hollow.

See the Progression of Growth?

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The oven sets the bread, then starts to darken the exterior. Takes about 22 minutes or so to turn a nice golden brown.

Golden brown

Golden brown

Electric knife

Electric knife

Slicing

Slicing

Sliced

Sliced

It did not last long.