Friday, February 24, 2012

Sweet White Bread

Today is bread making day! I had a request from my family for sweet, white bread. I always know I'm going to like a recipe when it turns out the first time I make it! I read the reviews on this recipe (from allrecipes.com) and thought about changing some things but I decided to try it the way it was written. I did not experience the things that the crabby people reviewers were not happy about. This is our favorite bread recipe and perfect results every time!
Ingredients:
2 cups warm water (110F degrees)
2/3 cup white sugar
1 1/2 T active dry yeast
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup oil (I have used canola oil but even melted butter works great)
5 1/2 - 6 cups bread flour (I think you could use all purpose white flour)

In a large bowl (I used my stand mixer bowl but I let some warm water sit in it first so that my water wouldn't cool off when I put the yeast and the water in it) dissolve sugar in warm water and stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. It took mine about 15 minutes.

Mix the oil into the yeast. Add the salt to the flour and begin to add in flour, one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth or use your dough hook on a 2 setting until the dough is smooth. Shape the dough into a ball and place it in a well oiled bowl then turn dough to coat it with the oil. Allow to rise until doubled - mine took an hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes and divide in half. Shape into 2 loaves and place into two well oiled 9x5 loaf pans. Allow to rise 30 minutes or until the dough has risen about 1 inch above the pan. Mine rose about an hour, which was higher than 1 inch but it was still ok. Bake 350F degrees for 25-30 minutes. Place on cooling rack and remove from pans after 10 minutes to cool. You can use this dough for cinnamon or caramel rolls and even buns!
 


Love and peace,
~ Simply Tammi









5 comments:

  1. This is the best recipe for bread I have tried-it has great texture and flavor(with just a hint of sweetness!)

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  2. Anonymous3/02/2012

    This is great bread!

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  3. I used this recipe to make caramel rolls-they were the best ever!!

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  4. Anonymous4/09/2012

    I made 24 dinner rolls with this recipe!

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  5. Anonymous4/09/2012

    I made hamburger buns!

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