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!
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.
Love and peace,~ Simply Tammi