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Simple Bread Recipe For Samhain Offerings

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This simple bread recipe is perfect for Samhain. Make a loaf for yourself, and a loaf to leave for the spirits that fly free while the veil has been lifted. Simple bread is perfect for learning about baking, and can be modified to suit any situation. This easy-to-make quickbread will keep you safe from evil spirits on All Hallows’ Eve! It’s also great with jam or butter spread inside it.

Yield: 2 loaves

Simple Bread Recipe

Simple white bread recipe

Looking for a delicious, easy-to-make bread recipe? Look no further! This white bread recipe is perfect for any occasion. It will be sure to impress your guests and leave them asking for more. This loaf is also perfect to leave as an offering to spirits or the gods, especially around Samhain or Halloween. If you want to try your hand at making bread, this recipe is a great place to start!

Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 430g bread flour
  • Some extra flour for your hands and the pan
  • 2 tsp instant yeast
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 360ml cool water

Instructions

    • Mix the dry ingredients together
    • Add the water
    • Gently mix together until all the flour is moist and the dough is sticky
    • Shape the dough into a ball in the bowl
    • Cover the dough in the bowl and leave at room temperature
    • Allow to rise for 2 to 3 hours
    • You can put the risen dough in the fridge for up to 3 days for added flavor
    • Dust a baking sheet with flour
    • Dust a counter or other work space with flour
    • Turn the dough out onto the counter
    • Cut the dought in half
    • Place the dough halves onto the floured baking sheet
    • Shape them into 2 long loaves, like a baguette
    • Cover loosely and let rest for 45 minutes
    • Preheat the oven to 475°F
    • Score the bread loaves
    • Place in the center rack
    • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes
    • If the loaves sound hollow when tapped, the bread is done
    • Remove from oven
    • Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing

    This is the easiest bread recipe in the whole wide world. No fancy tools required and everything can be done entirely by hand. Plus, it takes just 4 ingredients. It’s also very versatile so you can turn it into an amazing sandwich loaf or pizza dough. If you love to bake bread, this recipe with its golden brown crust and soft bread dough will certainly please you.

    Easy bread recipe. Different kinds of breads with a crunchy crust and fluffy inside.

    Many pagan traditions involve eating bread as part of a feast or ritual. This is because bread is seen as a symbol of abundance, prosperity, and fertility. Bread is also a reminder that we are all connected to the earth and its cycles of growth and harvest. When we eat bread, we are reminded that we are part of something much larger than ourselves.

    The abundance properties of bread stem from the association between wheat, harvesting, and Kronos or Saturn. Kronos was the Greek god of time and harvest, and bread can be seen as a symbol of Kronos/Saturn, which means it can be used to invoke his protection or blessings. Kronos corresponds with wealth that comes from hard work, thus why earthly wealth takes time to sow, grow, and harvest.

    Easy bread recipe. Different kinds of breads with a crunchy crust and fluffy inside.

    Tips For Your First Time Making This Bread

    Baking bread is a simple process, but there are a few tips that will help you get the best results. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

    • Make sure your ingredients are fresh. This includes using active dry yeast or instant yeast, and making sure your flour is not past its expiration date.
    • Use measuring cups and spoons to measure your ingredients accurately. Baking is more of an exact science than cooking, so it’s important to be precise with measurements.
    • Knead your dough for the appropriate amount of time. This helps develop the gluten in the flour, which gives bread its structure and texture. Over-kneading can make bread tough, so follow directions carefully.
    • Be patient! Letting bread rise properly is key to getting light and fluffy results. Do not rush this step by trying to shortcut it with extra warmth or by punching down the dough too soon.
    • Warm water activates yeast, so make sure your water is not too hot or it will kill the yeast. You should be able to comfortably dip your finger in the water without it being too hot.
    • Dry ingredients absorb moisture, so if your dough is too wet, add more flour a little at a time until it reaches the desired consistency. If your dough is too dry, add more water a little at a time until it’s the right consistency.
    • Sugar gives yeast something to eat so that it will multiply and grow. This is why most bread recipes call for white sugar or honey.
    • Salt slows down the yeast so that it doesn’t get out of control and makes bread taste good!
    • Should you choose instant yeast or dry yeast? If you are in a hurry, use instant yeast. If you have time, use dry yeast and let the dough rise for a longer period of time.
    • Bread flour has more gluten than all-purpose flour, so it will give your bread a nicer texture. However, you can use all-purpose flour if that’s all you have.
    Easy bread recipe. Different kinds of breads with a crunchy crust and fluffy inside.

    Continue Learning About Samhain...

    Samhain is coming soon! Are you ready? Whether you're planning a costume or hosting a party, here's what you need to know. From Samhain traditions and history to fun activities and recipes, we've got you covered!

    With this handy guide, you'll be able to learn everything you ever wanted to know about Samhain. So start reading now and let's get going! Witches everywhere are doing it. Are you ready to join them yet?!

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