Thursday, February 25, 2010

Di's Favorite White Bread Recipe

White Bread

1/2 cup Milk -scald in small saucepan, remove from heat and add:
2 Teaspoons Salt
3 Tablespoons of butter
Stir; let cool to luke warm.

In large bowl:

1 and 1/2 cups luke warm water
1 pkge. yeast
2 1/2 Tablespoons sugar

Whisk together in mixing bowl and let sit for about 10 minutes till bubbly.
add milk mixture to this, (be sure it's only luke warm.. too hot and it kills the yeast!
Add: 2 cups flour and mix well ( i use my Kitchen Aid and mix this all together for about 3 minutes)
Then add 2 to 3 more cups of flour one at a time.. while mixer is going till the dough is just right the right consistency.. I keep the mixer going for about 5 more minutes.. That way you don't have to knead it ( or you can hand knead it for 5 to 8 more minutes) Dough should be smooth and elastic. Put into a greased bowl and cover. Let rise for an hour or until doubled. Punch down and divide dough in-half, form each half into loaf shape and place in greased loaf pans. Let rise until doubled or the right size for bread ( it will rise a bit in the oven too) Bake a 375 for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans and rub entire loaf with butter.

Hope you enjoy it!

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