Saturday, January 26, 2008

White Bread

I made bread today. This is the recipe that Tara mentioned. It is pretty easy and very yummy. It makes two loaves but I always double it.  I mix my dough in a Bosch mixer, which does all the kneading for you.  I highly recommend using one if possible.

5 1/2 - 6 cups all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. salt
2 pkg. yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp)
2 1/4 cups water 
1/4 cup butter

Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast in a large bowl. Heat water and butter until very warm (120 - 130 degrees F). Add to dry ingredients, stirring well.  Gradually stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 8-10 minutes. Cover dough and let rest for 10 minutes on a lightly floured surface. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 12x8-inch rectangle. Beginning at short ends, roll up tightly as jelly roll. Pinch seams and ends to seal. Place loaves, seams down, in greased 9x5-inch loaf pans. Cover and let raise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 1 hour. Bake at 375 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes or until done. Remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

Makes 2 loaves.


Kirsten said...

Oh man, that looks so yummy!! I want to start making homemade bread but it never turns out right. Maybe I'll use mom's mixer. We've been out of bread all week so it looks extra delicious.

knitaholic310 said...

Katy, I think you should write it with the 1/2 c of butter instead. It turns out softer and even more delicious.