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Hello from Leander, TX

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Hello from Leander, TX

Hello fellow bakers and bread enthusiasts. I have been an amateur bread baker for about 10 years. I feel I am now ready to go pro. I have an excellent job as an assistant manager at a local BBQ restaurant that keeps me very busy. I am considering stepping down and working a 40 hour a week position so I may dedicate more time to achieving my dream of running a bread bakery from home. I would like to stay at home for a while to build clientele, keep my overhead down and not have to hire employees. I am currently selling my goods to friends, family, and coworkers. Does anyone have any suggestions to help me become a "staple" in my community?  I need affordable software and a solid business plan. Thank you

mikeone's picture

Hello I'm Michael

73 years old and I would like to pass on my bread Recipe. Hope you like it.

My Bread & Buns.

This is my best bread I have ever made.

This is what you would need to make it.

One large bowl one jug.



1 ½ Lbs white bread flour

1 Tablespoon vital wheat flour

1 teaspoon Xanthan gum

1 ½ teaspoon quick yeast

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 ½ oz butter

4 cups of milk

1 ½ salt

2 Eggs

This bread is what you would buy in your bakery.

Soft and really tasty.

I use a stand mixer no kneading just shape and let it double in size.


In your large bowl put in your flour, vital wheat flour,

xanthan gum, yeast ,sugar, salt.


In your jug put in milk, butter and put this in microwave for

1 ½ mins beat eggs in to this if finger hot.

Add this to your mixer in three parts not all at a time.

Mix on setting 3 for about 4 mins.

Place on floured bored shape let rise about 30 mins

or doubled in size


bake in oven on gas 6 buns about 25 30 mins bread about 40 45 mins