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Questions: hand kneading, warm milk, and baking paper; Tip: calzones!

First of all, I've made this a couple of times already and they taste great! I'm wondering if I can make them even better by asking you some questions about some of the steps, and let you know I've made calzones using this recipe and they come out delicious!

I don't have a bread machine or anything like that (old skool!), and I only knead the dough until its consistent, less than 5 minutes. Today I'm trying to go for at least the minimum of 10 minutes like you say, but I'm finding that, unless I add just a little more flour at a time, it just sticks to my hands. Would it make sense just to knead it until its consistent (and more moist), or is it important to knead it the full 10-15 minutes (and have to add more flour, risking to make it less fluffy)? I'm also wondering if the step of letting them rest 5-10 minutes couldn't be more (how much more? dunno), or do you not want the dough to rise?

What's the reasoning, or the "science", behind heating up the milk, just out of curiosity? I've actually been mixing that whole set of ingredients (not the egg) in a small pan and heated everything up (just to avoid getting too many bowls and stuff dirty) - what are your thoughts?

And what are your thoughts about not greasing the oven pan and just using baking paper?

I also wanted to let you know that this is great to make calzones! I rolled out the portion of one roll into a think sheet, added enough ham and cheese to occupy one side and flip the other side over to close it like a half-moon. They came out great! I'm also going to try this with other fillings, like maybe adding some tomato sauce to the ham and cheese, or some mushrooms, or make ricotta and spinach filled ones! They make great snacks, appetizers or even quick meals (and they warm up nicely in the microwave, if you have any left over)!

Thanks again!


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W0MAN

I made an account here just so I could review this. I have been using this recipe for a couple of years now and I think it has saved me a lot of money from not having to buy the pricey Land O Lakes soft butter. One thing I also do is to add a small capful of butter flavoring to enhance the butter flavor. I usually use peanut oil but have also used olive oil and it always turns out great. Thanks so much for this recipe!


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This bread is awesome!

Tammy this bread is awesome! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
I make this bread on a weekly basis. I don't even buy bread much anymore. I just keep a store bought loaf in the freezer for emergencies. LOL
As of recent I started making a 1/3 wheat 2/3 white flour loaf as well.


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Boucer High Gluten Flour

Yesterday I went to a little amish store, they have every kind of flour you can think of high protien, high gluten, so I thought aboiut your recipe, I bought 5 lb bag of Bouncer Flour High gluten today at 7am I decided to try to make bread... well this bread dough doubled in size almost tripled and baked up beautifully in the pan, I changed one small thing on the recipe i added more yeast... this bread tasted great and had a soft fluffy texture.. thank Tammie for a good recipe.
I didn't proof the yeast this time either.. just put the whole yeast packet in....:-) it worked


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Better then Moms

I am new to baking and depended on my Mom to make me my cherry cheese cake. Not any more. My wife, kids and I love it.
Thanks Tammy!


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WOW beat EVER!!! I will never buy bagels fron a store again!!

Tammy, my son-in-law made these bagels today they were wonderful. I wish I could give it 2 -10 ratings :) He did however use 1 1/2 teaspoon onion powder and 1 1/2 teaspoon Pink salt in place of the 1 Tablespoon salt and added 3 Tablespoons of dehydrated onions to the dough mix. We love onions :) My friend Judy gave me a recipe with the added dried onion. We did not add a topping we liked them just the way they were. He also experimented with adding 1 Tablespoon of baking soda to the boiling water of the last 4 bagels and it did make a difference in the browning and density of the bagel, but we loved them both so I can't say which I liked best, the plain water for boiling or the added baking soda for the boiling water.

We are sitting thinking of all the ways we can make them :) Blueberry, cranberry, cinnamon, jalapeno, poppy seed, garlic, maybe sun dried tomatoes and plain!

I also wondered if you have ever made the thin bagels. I am searching for a recipe and can not find one.


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LOVE THIS - Didnt have heavy cream so ...

I love this recipe! I did have to make adjustments because I did not have heavy cream. I used 1/2 n 1/2, then since I only had 1% milk. I thought I should use some more fat so I added cream cheese. It still all equaled 4 cups. I was afraid of the cream cheese but it was a wonderful addition and I would do it again. The eggs were something new for me. It made it creamier than my usual recipe. I will be using your site for recipes on a regular basis.Thank you so much! NO off to find homemade calzone recipes. :) I'm on a bread kick!


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excellent!

These burgers were amazing and so flavorful. I didn't have cilantro so I used parsley instead and it was perfect!


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VERY good

I've made this recipe a couple times so far and they are sooo good!


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Delicious

Even my child who hates everything loved these. I made the kaiser style buttermilk hamburger buns to serve them on. I did add cumin because my family likes a middle eastern flavor. The family actually requested that I make these again.