Sunday, February 7, 2010

Easy Bread

Thanks to Trent @ The Simple Dollar


1/4 cup milk
5 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoons salt
5 teaspoons butter
1 package active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
2 1/2 to 3 1/2 cups flour (I used bread flour)
Corn starch or nonstick cooking spray


-1st start w/ a warm bowl...put some hot water in it and then take it out
-Add the warm water to the yeast and mix it in the bowl (it'll start to bubble on top)
-Melt the butter in the microwave and then add the milk, sugar and salt with the butter to the yeast mixture
-Once mixed together add 2 cups of flour and then mix
-Add the remaining flour by 1/4 cups every minute that you are mixing (you basically want the dough to not stick to your hands)
-Place dough onto a floured surface and flour your hands
-Knead the dough for 10 minutes (punch the dough, beat it a bit ;])
-After 10 minutes shape it into a ball, then place into a clean bowl that is lightly oiled
-Cover the bowl and place in a warm area for 1 hour for it to rise
-Once that is done punch dough down a few times and then place on a floured surface
-Form it into a rectangular shape with one side being roughly the length of the bread pan and the other side being about a bread pan and a half long
-Now you will roll the dough and then tuck the end under
-Place the dough in a lightly oiled bread pan and cover with towel again and place in warm area for another hour
-Finally set the oven to 400 degrees F and bake for 30 minutes
-Once done take out of pan and let cool ( I like to coat the warm bread top with butter)


1 comment:

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