Thursday, October 3, 2013

Homemade Bread

Successes in the kitchen are few and far between for me so I feel the need to share a good recipe when I find one. :)  This one has quickly become a family favorite for us.
Homemade Bread

>> 5 3/4 to 6 1/4 cups all purpose flour
>> 1 package (equivalent to 2 1/2 tsp) active dry yeast
>> 2 1/4 cups milk or buttermilk
>> 2 tablespoons sugar
>> 1 tablespoon butter, margarine, or shortening
>> 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1.  In a large mixing bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour and the yeast and set aside.  In a saucepan, heat and stir milk, sugar, butter, and salt until warm (120-130 degrees).  Add milk mixture to flour mixture and beat with an electric mixer on low to medium speed for 30 seconds.  Beat on high for 3 minutes.  Using a wooden spoon, stir in as much of the remaining flour as possible.

2.  Knead dough for about 7 minutes, adding in as much of the remaining flour as possible.  Shape into a ball and place in a greased bowl, covered, and let rise for 1 hour. 

3.  Punch dough down and divide in two.  Cover, let rest 10 minutes.

4.  Shape each half of dough into a loaf and place in prepared greased loaf pans.  Cover and let rise another 30 minutes. 

5.  Bake in a 375 degree oven for 35 minutes.  For the last 10 minutes of baking, I cover the bread with tin foil to keep it from getting too dark.  Remove immediately from pans and cool on a wire rack.  Slap some butter on a warm slice and you'll be in heaven!  ENJOY!

1 comment:

  1. Rick JUST bought me a bottle of yeast because I've been wanting to bake bread - YAY for a recipe that's been tested and approved! Thank you for sharing!



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