Saturday, February 16, 2008

Tasty white bread!

Here's a basic white bread recipe. I made two loaves: one pain old white bread and one with garlic, basil and rosemary. Oh boy!
2 packets dry active yeast
1 tbs salt
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups flour & 3ish cups flour
1 cup water
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Combine yeast, salt, sugar and the first amount of flour. Heat the milk, water and oil in a saucepan until quite warm. Incorporate the liquids into the dry ingredients. Mix on medium speed until well blended (2 minutes or so). Incorporate 2 more cups of flour by hand. Place dough on floured board and knead in final cup of flour. NOTE- You just want enough flour to make a not too sticky dough, this might be closer to 1/2 a cup than 1 cup. You'll just have to eyeball it. Once your dough is kneaded, smooth and looking delicious put it in a greased bowl, cover with a towel and leave it someplace warm until it has doubled in size (30/40 minutes). Divide the dough into 2 loaves, recover and let sit for an additional 30 minutes. Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes. Yummo!

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