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Homemade GUMP Bread - best I've found! **New pics added on pg. 5**

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by gumpsgirl, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. blossom hen

    blossom hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Acre, I have one of those adjustable bread pans; bought it in the late '70s. It has been well used here, for bread and banana nut bread. I really like mine.
     
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    So they are really used for bread..... [​IMG] I'll have to post a pic
     
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2009
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    those pans are so neat! I never heard or saw such a thing. Really cool.
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Here one of the pans that I have. Sorry for the glare. If I remember correctly.....I only paid 35 cents each for these pans. They have inches on one side and centimeters on the other side. They are really cool adn I am glad that I splurged to buy them when I did. [​IMG]

    Here is is as one piece.....

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    Here it is taken apart.....

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    Blossomhen--does yours look like this?

    Maybe by posting these pics someone here may see some at a yard sale or thrift store and now they will have a use for them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Gumpsgirl... I dont know what I did wrong this time? I've made it 2 other times and it was great, but not today. It didnt rise in the bowl, but I thought well maybe it will rise on the pans, nope. Then I thought well maybe it will rise in the oven... nope. It was awful, I must have done something wrong this time. Do you think it didnt work cause it was alittle cold in the house? My water was hot, we have to boil our water right now, so maybe I didnt let it cool enough before I used it? Going to try again tomorrow.
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Jen, I made my third batch of loaves tonight. For whatever reason it
    didn't rise as much as last time. It still came out delicious.

    The second time I made the dough I used 3 cups whole wheat and 2
    cups bread flour. I mixed it in a metal dish. It was so fluffy after 25
    minutes. Tonight it didn't rise as much nor did it rose as a loaf or as
    much while cooking. I used the same ingredients too. Again, it was
    super good just not as puffed.
     
  7. Jen4

    Jen4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 7, 2008
    Munfordville, KY
    Thanks PurpleChicken... I dont know what happen to mine, but it didnt rise at all in the oven, just came out cooked yucky.
     
  8. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Humidity in our homes is a big factor in rising, too little and it doesn't rise as well or at all, Iodized salt will kill yeast, and then again no rising takes place.

    AL
     
  9. PurpleChicken

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    Quote:I was hoping you would chime in on this. I used 1/2 cup too much flour,
    then after mixing the dough I had to add a touch of water and knead
    again. Then I didn't cover the bowl for the first 10 minutes and I used
    a regular bowl instead of the metal one I used last time. Too many
    variables... The bread still rose, just not as much. It's not dense at all.
    Me and the kid ate a half a loaf and a 5 pound rotiseried Ranger for
    dinner.

    Man, I'm so full. [​IMG]
     
  10. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    Quote:Too many variables...

    You nailed it, making bread for me can sometimes feel like a science experiment, unlike other recipes they have no room for error, bread is very unforgiving and can humble the best bakers.

    AL
     

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