For the past few months I have totally loved making my own bread. And it’s been so fun! And easy! However, it took me a while to find the perfect recipe for sandwich bread. I wanted something my husband liked, didn’t take forever to rise, too sweet or too dense. After about 5 different recipes, I’ve found the one that I LOVE.
Here’s the recipe:
In your mixer: 3 cups warm water (not too warm, or you’ll hurt the yeast)
3 T yeast
1 T salt
1/3 cup Honey
1/3 cup oil
Add all of these to the mixer until it bubbles and the yeast is activated.
Then add 2 T Vital Wheat Gluten (this is in the food storage area at Walmart-You don’t need this, but here is what it’s for: It’s used to increase texture, volume, enhance flavor, and extend freshness in any dough product)
Then start adding your flour. This is usually about 7 cups? You’ll just have to watch the consistency of the dough. It shouldn’t stick to the sides anymore and look elastic and not too sticky.
I ground Hard White Wheat into flour and used 5 cups of this and then 2 cups regular flour. Any flour will work fine with this recipe.
Put this in a large butter sprayed bowl and let rise a half hour.
Then punch down dough, separate and put in 2 bread loaf pans. I cover the loaf pans and let raise another half hour or until they are above the rim of the loaf pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for a half hour. (My oven doesn’t bake super hot, so I do about 32 minutes-I really don’t like doughy bread)
I hope you’ll try it. It’s so yummy!
And by the way! I just bought my Kitchen Aid off Amazon.com and it’s still on a great deal (the white one at least) I was super bummed the red one cost $60 more 🙂
How are your points looking? You have one more week! I did pretty good, I’ve exercised everyday and I’m trying hard to drink more water and eat more veggies and so far so good! Now the weekend gets tricky for me. What about you? What are you working on?