Basic White Bread
While it’s easy to make, there’s nothing basic about the taste of this delicious white bread recipe.
- Dissolve 1 teaspoon (5 mL) sugar in 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water in large mixing bowl. Sprinkle in yeast. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir well.
- Combine milk, butter, 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar, salt and 1/2 cup (125 mL) warm water. Add milk mixture and 2 cups (500 mL) flour to dissolved yeast mixture. Beat with wooden spoon or electric mixer until smooth and elastic.
- Stir in 2 1/2 cups (625 mL) of remaining flour gradually. If necessary, add more flour to make a soft dough which leaves sides of bowl. Turn out on floured board. Round up into a ball.
- Knead dough, adding more flour as necessary, until dough is smooth, elastic and no longer sticky (about 10 minutes).
- Place in lightly greased bowl. Turn dough to greased top. Cover with parchment paper and tea towel.
- Let rise in warm place (75°-85°F/24°-29°C) until doubled (45 to 60 minutes).
- Punch Down. Turn out onto lightly floured board and divide into 2 equal portions. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes.
- Shape each portion into a loaf. Place seam side down in 2 greased 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" x 2 3/4" (1.5 L) loaf pans. Cover with tea towel.
- Let Rise in warm place until dough rises 1 1/2" (3 cm) above top of pan in centre and corners are filled (45 to 60 minutes).
- Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
- Bake on lower oven rack of preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Remove from pans immediately. Brush top crust with butter if a soft crust is desired. Cool on wire racks.
- This recipe makes 2 loaves. For 4 loaves, simply double all of your ingredients.
|Servings Per Recipe||Per 2 slices (85 g)|
|Saturated Fat||1.9 g|