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Old 11-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #126 (permalink)
amalthea1892
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Originally Posted by frenchhen3 View Post

Ama- Here's my recipe for white bread, glad you asked for it, now I feel the need to bake.

1 pack of Rapid Rise yeast
1 cup of warm water
1/3 cup of milk powder
1 Tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
1 Teaspoon of sugar
1 Teaspoon of salt (add less if you like)
3-4 cups of flour (I like the better for bread style but all purpose works well too)

Dissolve yeast in the warm water. Let sit about 5 minutes until frothy. Stir in powdered milk, sugar, butter and salt. Work in flour a cup at a time, for the first two cups, then gradually add the 3-4 cups. You might not need all 4, so work it till it is smooth. Knead it about 10-12 minutes, Great biceps, triceps and pecs workout! Let rise 1 hour covered in a very lightly oiled bowl (I just use a drop or two of olive oil and spread it around with my hands) (I put it in my garage in the summer, in the winter I put on the oven light and stick it in there with the door cracked.) Punch down and put it in a greased loaf pan and let it rise about 30 minutes or until it looks high enough in the pan to your liking for sandwiches. During this rising time let it sit on the counter near the oven covered with a towel while you preheat your oven thoroughly to 400 degrees. Bake 20-25 minutes. Let cool a little, about 10 minutes, then remove from pan.
THANK YOU!!! I can't wait to try this! Can you tell me what size and type of bread pans you use? I have both metal and glass. My metal ones are for larger loaves like sandwich sized bread (using them is where I ended up with low flat loaves), and the glass ones are smaller, but not really sandwich size. I'd like to use the same type of pan you use if possible.

Thanks! Ama
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