When it comes to dinner, I am so bad at planning ahead and timing. So very bad.
At four in the afternoon, I’ll turn my mind to what to prepare for dinner. Yes, that bad.
I have a bread machine and I do like using it to make fresh bread for my family.
The only problem is, it really takes 3 or even 4 hours sometimes for the bread to be kneaded, rise, bake and cool.
So many nights, fresh, hot bread would be perfect with our supper, but there’s just not time enough to make it.
Fleischmann’s has a new product on the market: Simply Homemade. Now, in an hour—start to finish—you can put fresh bread on your table.
It is so easy, my littlest child can do it.
The package contains all the ingredients you need: sugar, yeast and a flour mixture.
Choose from the four flavor options of Stoneground Wheat, Multi-Grain, Italian Herb or Country White.
Mix the sugar and yeast in a bowl and stir in a cup of warm water.
Let the yeast develop for two minutes and stir in the flour mixture. For the Italian Herb bread, the spices and seasonings are already incorporated in the flour.
Just stir, form into a loaf and cover in a warm place to rise for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. At the end of the 20 minute rising time, pop the loaf in the oven for 20 minutes of baking time.
Let it cool a bit on a rack, and voila, you have fresh, homemade bread in under an hour!
We love the Country White for any meal, but the Italian Herb was a fabulous compliment to our regular Monday night pasta. (I call it “Pasta La Vista”. Because You’ll Be Back for seconds.)
Fleischmann’s sent me a party kit to test out their new Simply Homemade breads with my friends.
We had a bread baking party with our kids!
While the bread was baking we snacked on fresh veggies and homemade dip.
When the bread was cool and cut, the kids selected their favorite topping. The hands-down favorite was the Nutella, divine on the warm Country White bread.
Mix up some cinnamon and sugar with softened butter and slather it on a slice of bread the child uses a cookie cutter on to make bread shapes. Pop the bread under the broiler until bubbly and golden. Few things in this world are better than cinnamon toast.
Fleischmann’s is having a great giveaway on their Facebook page.
To enter, all you have to do is bake up some of the Fleischmann’s Simply Homemade Bread and post a photo of your creation on Fleischmann’s Facebook page.
The first 1000 pictures entered earn a 50-cent coupon have a chance to win a Simply Homemade® gift basket valued at $100. Check out the giveaway on Fleischmann’s Facebook page.
I’m sold on the convenience and ease of the Simply Homemade bread. My only suggestion it to make sure the yeast is active. At the end of the two minute proofing time, it should look a little foamy.
I have three coupons for one dollar off one box of Simply Homemade. One commenter will will all three coupons. Stock up or pass them out to a friend or two.
Just leave me a comment to enter. I’ll draw a winner on Friday.
Which of the four flavors do you think your family will enjoy the most?
I was provided with a kit of Fleischmann’s product and promotional items to facilitate my honest review. All opinions expressed in this post are mine alone.
Edit to add: This giveaway has ended. Congratulations to Mrs. Messes. Please respond to my e-mail by Monday to claim your prize!
Julia (jmmom) says
Yum! I think my family would like the Herb or the MultiGrain. Or the Stoneground Wheat. Or the Country White. Heck. They’d like any bread I could remember to make!!
It’s totally Anne-proof, Julia.
I have a feeling you would do a great job.
Julia (jmmom) says
PS. Do I get extra bonus points for being the first response?! 🙂 Wheat, no, White!!
Green, no, blue! Aaaaagh!
Michael just got me two of these to try! We keep meaning to start them and then forget til it is actually time to eat! Tomorrow maybe! It looks good. We are all about the bread here. Love bread.
Peg, check out their website. They have great recipes beyond the basics.
Dinner rolls, sweet rolls, mix-in suggestions to make dozens of flavors like bacon-cheese bread.
Susan in the Boonies says
I think we might like Italian Herb. Love Pasta La Vista, Babay!
It was a little dry tonight. I made a little too much pasta.
Oooo. “Pasta La Vista” lol. 😀
Our family would like all but especially the Italian herb
That’s what we had tonight. Tasty!
I cheated cause I ate some at Anne’s house. Both the white and the Italian were good but I think I liked the Italian one best.
I meant to send you home with that loaf. Also, I have an oven mitt with your name on it.
Oh, I really want an oven mitt!!! You rock!
Will make it happen!
Stephanie (Just Me) says
Pasta La Vista. 😆 I love your wit!
All the flavors sound good, but I think I’d try Italian herb first.
I think the Italian herb sounds like the favorite.
Ok, if your littlest child can do it… maybe I can give it a try!!!! Thanks for stopping by on my SITS day!! I’m a new follower, I love your blog. And your comment made me laugh: my parents call me Anne-Hatton so the Anne does get some love!!!!!!!
It really does rhyme with Manhattan!
It’s nice to meet you. I went to SITS Girls Bloggy Boot Camp in Atlanta last month, and what I like about them is how they connect and promote women.
The bread really is easy. We are fans of the Italian Herb and the Country white.
Mrs. Messes says
I am so excited to try this bread! I don’t make homemade bread anymore because I just can’t seem to find the time. My family would love the Italian and the white.
Just made the stone-ground wheat for lunch and it was delicious! I think it is my new favorite.
Margaret Hollingsworth says
Italian. Nom nom.