Monday, July 18, 2011

Simple Bread :)

This is a great everyday sandwich style bread
You'll need:
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 packs of yeast
  • 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 1.5 teaspoons of salt
  • 6 cups of flour (any combination of whole grains or white)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 bread pans
  • corn meal
  • cooking spray
  • large bowl
  • rubber spatula
  • a dish towel
Mix the warm water, yeast and sugar together in a large bowl.  Let stand for 15 minutes or until it becomes foamy.  Stir in salt & oil, then work the flour in one cup at a time with a rubber spatula.  Pick the dough out of the bowl and knead into a ball, add a little more flour if it feels to sticky.  Spray bowl with cooking spray and put the dough back in....cover the bowl with a dish towel and leave it alone for an hour so it can double in size.  Spray the bread pans and sprinkle some cornmeal in the bottoms, then divide the bread dough into two equal sized pieces, hand knead a few times and place in pans..... cover with a towel and let it rise again for about 40 minutes or until the dough has risen about two inches above the lip of the pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.   Cool completely before slicing.