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Sunday 15th, June 2008

Mom made Hops Bread

Hops Bread, Baked, originally uploaded by Lilandra.

This is how our evening started.

Mom: Lilandra, what you doing? Come downstairs with me, nah. I going to make hops.
Me: Okay then well I will come make the crust (for my lemon meringue pie).
Mom: (as she’s going down the corridor) and print out TriniGourmet’s recipe. You just have to copy and paste the recipe into TextEdit and print it.

So, I did.

Anywayz, mom and dad’s coolpix was downstairs (I brought it down so she could take pictures of her orchids but…is she willing??? NOOOO!!!). And I was tired. So I took pictures with it. I told her she could post them as hers but she told me to blog them.

But she only used it as a guide…or…to see how different hops go. This is mom’s recipe:

Hops Bread Risen

Hops Bread


  • 1 package dry yeast
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 8 cups white flour
  • 2.5 cups warm water
  • 1 tsp salt

Look at the underneath! Great!


  1. Dissolve sugar in warm water.
  2. Dissolve yeast in sugar and water; mom let it stay a minute or so after dissolving.
  3. Add flour, baking powder and salt to the liquid.
  4. Stir and knead until it was smooth and elastic (5 minutes or so).
  5. Pour some water over the dough and cover it and let it rise until it doubles in size (20 minutes).
  6. Punch down dough and knead again and cover and let it rise until it doubles in size again.
  7. Grease tray with shortening.
  8. Punch down dough and pinch and shape into balls (mom made 15) and place on the tray.
  9. Let it rise until it fills the tray (or gets to a suitable size).
  10. Preheat oven (say 375F – 400F)
  11. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until nice and medium brown.

The rest of the set is here.
But, look at the nice inside texture!

Hops Bread, Inside
Hops Bread, Inside, originally uploaded by Lilandra.