I have tried to bake bread a few times and have had minimal success. Ive made some tasty sour dough once and have made some awful sour dough recently. I made some Amish white bread recently that was really good but just a little sweat for my families taste. So I tend to let my family choose what type of bread they want for their daily sandwich and that is that. Well that was until now! I have found my good for everything, yummy bread. My family loved it both as a dinner bread and a sandwich bread. I have made it a few times now and it is very easy to make and does not take a lifetime of kneading.
I found the recipe on Pinterest through another blog. http://scratchthiswithsandy.com (I’m not sure the best way to credit another blog!) The recipe looked good and it was touted as being less sweet than other white sandwich breads, so I thought this would be a perfect recipe to try.
- 2½ cups warm water 110-120 degrees
- 1 tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 7 cups bread flour (All Purpose works as well)
- 1 tablespoon salt
- ¼ cup softened butter
- Add sugar to bowl then water and sprinkle with yeast. Let set 5-10 minutes or until nice and foamy
- add 3 cups of flour and mix with whisk
- Add the salt
- Add the softened butter and mix with whisk
- Change out to a dough hook and add remaining flour… Mix until the bowl is getting swiped clean.
- if its not cleaning the sides add a little bit more flour until it does
- Plop onto a lightly floured surface and knead for a minute or two
- Place in a greased bowl and flip so both sides are covered
- Cover with greased saran wrap and let rise till double in size (about an hour) You can also use a damp warm towel to cover if you don’t have saran wrap
- Grease two 9×5 bread pans and pre heat your oven to 375 degrees
- After it rises punch the dough down
- Plop it on to the counter and slice in half. Flatten out to a rectangle shape
- “Jelly Roll” it up gently pinching the ends and seam together
- Place in your greased bread pans
- Cover with greased saran wrap… I reused my original piece!
- Let rise about 30-60 minutes
- Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes or until top is golden.
- I blessed my tops with some butter… optional
- Let set for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack
I can’t post my pictures because they have run away from home! I can’t find them anywhere! grrrr.
I only have two pictures and here they are
Fresh from the oven with a nice coating of butter!
Ready to be devoured with some Amish creamed honey!
OH it was so good!
As you can see the loaves come out beautiful and once you brush them with salted butter you just have to each a huge piece with even more butter or honey! If you have store bread snobs in your house this is a good bread to make for them for sure.
This was going to be my first cooking demo post but I have no demo pictures to post. So much frustration! LOL I love to cook when I am cooking for people who appreciate it and this recipe was appreciated! I am going to have to make sure I post right after taking the pictures to be sure they won’t walk away from now on!