Thursday, July 25, 2013

White Bread recipe

Morning! I figured you're bored with all the pictures of me packing up my place so I thought I'd switch it up for the day and post a recipe. Seriously though, how much can I talk about packing?? Not much. Lol. I can't wait to post pictures of the new place though. It's really cute! No wood paneling and it  has freaking dishwasher! Paneling is depressing, and I need a break from washing dishes. Woot!

Okay, since I'm not talking about moving, I'll talk to you about bread. If you've never had fresh, homemade bread, you are really missing out. Homemade bread is nothing like store bought bread. It can't even be compared in the same category. Homemade bread is in a category of it's own. It's delicious. Seriously, go try some. Or make some.

I'm not going to lie. Bread takes time to master. It can be a bit fussy to make but with practice you will be able to make the perfect loaf. Believe me,  I've had my share of disasters before I finally mastered the perfect loaf. See?

And these are just a few. Yeah. I take pictures of everything…I'm a scrapbooker. I need to take pictures of EVERYTHING.

I've also had some great successes too.

I try to make bread at least once a week. With moving, I haven't had time to make any so store bought it is. It's not the same though. I spoiled myself. Store bought bread is not the same. I don't like it.  Even if you don't get it right the first time, try it because you're really missing out. I'm serious. Here's an easy recipe to get you started:

White Bread
makes 2 loaves
2 1/2 cups warm water
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
7 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup butter, softened

In the bowl of a stand mixer add 1/2 cup of water and stir in yeast.

Let sit for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the water and 3 cups of flour; Stir until blended (You can use a stand mixer). Add the sugar, salt, and butter and add enough flour to form a shaggy dough. (Sometimes you need more, sometimes you need less flour. It all depends on environment and weather). With a dough hook knead until smooth (adding flour as needed 1/4 cup at a time). This takes about 8-10 minutes. The dough should be elastic and smooth.

Put dough into a lightly oiled bowl and cover and let rest until double in size; about 1 hour.

Grease two loaf pans. Punch dough down and separate into two equal pieces. Form each piece into a loaf and put into pans. Cover and let rise for an hour.

Preheat over to 375. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the loaves are slightly golden.  Take loaves out of pan and let cool on a wire rack.

See, when I first started bread, I made some mistakes but I kept on going. Even if you have a few fails, keep going because homemade bread is so worth it. You'll never want to go back to store bought after you master bread making.

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  1. Thanks for the recipe I have been looking for new recipes to try in my bread machine. I made a loaf this week and it really hit the spot. I am always looking for new recipes.

  2. I love fresh homemade bread! Looks so delicious!

  3. There's nothing like homemade bread fresh from the oven with some butter, and maybe some jam...YUM!


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