Thursday, June 12, 2008

Bread Recipe

As requested, here is my sister Lisa's bread recipe.

You do need a stand mixer for this to work.

White bread. . .

Place ingredients in mixing bowl in the order given (yeast must be on top of the flour!)

1/4 cup milk powder (I used actual milk because I didn't have milk powder, but it does change how much flour you use. You'll need more)

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup shortening

1 tablespoon salt

1 egg

2 1/2 cups hot water

5 cups flour ( you can add 1 or more cups if needed)

2 tablespoons quick rise (instant) yeast

Start mixing with 5 cups of flour and add more flour until desired consistency is reached ( soft but not sticky)

Beat on med/high for 5 minutes (this eliminates the need to knead by hand!)

Remove bowl from mixer and cover with a clean cloth. Let rise for 30-45 minutes (I usually go for the full 45 minutes)

Punch down. Form three balls and let rest on a lightly floured surface for 10 minutes,

Form three loaves of bread or 30 buns. (this dough could also be used to make cinnamon buns)

Let rise for 30-45 minutes.

Bake for 15-18 minutes at 375 degrees F.

Shake loves from pan onto a clean towel or cookie racks and let cool. (If you can! If anyone is home at my house when the bread comes out of the oven, they all have to have a warm piece with butter.)


*And Chandra, the loaf pans are not doubled. These are the new ones I bought. They are Wilton brand 21.6x11.4x6.35 cm / 8.5x4.5x2.5 inches.

They work very well.

Any one notice how I used the same pictures as yesterday? Tricky aren't I?


Anonymous said...

That's quite different than my 2-hour bread recipe. I think I'll try yours next week, substituting half of the flour with whole wheat. I'll let you know how it goes. Thanks for the recipe!

- Ev

Brenda Kula said...

Thank ya, hon!

Lynn said...

Mmmm, looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe, perhaps sometime when I feel energized I'll try it out! (I just wanted to say hi since I mostly lurk but I'm trying to be better about that!)

Donna said...

I love baking bread, and yours looks fabulous! Can't wait to try it out. Hope the weather stays cool-ish ! :)

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