Thursday, March 5, 2009

Everyday use white bread recipe

I had a few of you ask me for my white bread recipe. A good loaf of bread is over two dollars now. Unless you find a coupon or buy something that you cant even put peanut butter on, bread is not worth the price when you have a family of seven that eats east 1 to 2 loaves a week. So I started making my own bread. I have posted my honey wheat bread recipe which is good but my kids whine a little about it. They would eat it if I made them but if I was going to boycott store bought bread all together I needed to find something else. I made up this recipe from my many years of baking and came up with a winner. It slices well for sandwiches and has great flavor. So here it is:
(I'm going to type exactly what I do and put the ingredient list last for those of you who aren't big on baking then you'll know the tricks I use)

First put two cups of flour in your mixer(I use a kitchen aid)
then put 1/3 cup sugar, 2/3 powdered milk, 2 tablespoons instant yeast and a half cube butter
pour 2 and 1/2 cups HOT tap water on top and start the mixer right away. Use the batter hook first if you have a kitchen aid. The temp. has to be hot. I just turn the tap on and let it run until I have the hottest water possible. By the time the water mixes in with the yeast it is the right temp. especially because you've added all the other ingredient with the yeast so it will mix well.

Add 2 teaspoons salt and let mix. Change to the bread hook and add 4 more cups of flour.
Let the mixer do the rest. When dough is soft and sticky cover with a towel and let rise for 1/2 hour. Put the hook down again and mix for a few seconds and cover again. Let rise for 1/2 hour. Punch is down and roll out into a ball on table with a little flour. Cut ball into two and place in greased bread pans. Let rise another 1/2 hour. Cook at 350 for 20 mins only.

It seems like a lot of steps but the mixer does all the work. I just takes a while for the rising but it is worth it. I've been making this recipe every two to three days. My kids have really enjoyed it. There sandwiches fill them up more. I still sneak in a loaf of honey wheat bread every now and then. I love not having to run to the store just for bread when I run out. Enjoy

1/3 cup sugar
2/3 cup powered milk
2 tablespoon instant yeast
1/4 cup butter
2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups hot tap water
6 cups flour
350 for 20 mins


Kelly said...

ooo-I just made your honey whole wheat and am eating it for breakfast, lunch and dinner--if you cut me open right now, you'd find a dough ball. I'll have to give this a shot.

Jenn said...

Okay NOW you have to post your GRANOLA recipe. I actually called you today because I was in the mood for some granola and wanted to try a NEW recipe.

Julie said...

Thanks you! I am excited to try this out....making it three times week, I don't know about that!

Texas Tingey said...

Yes, now post the granola recipe!
I will try this recipe out....we go through about as much bread at our house as you do!!
Answer this for me: sometimes my bread cracks on the side and doesn't look all pretty and rounded. Is it because I put to much flour in??? Any ideas???