Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Easy White or Wheat or White/Wheat Bread

I usually make fresh bread on Tuesdays. Recently this has been my favorite Tuesday recipe. This recipe makes four loaves, but it is difficult to make if you don't have a 6 quart mixer. It is very easy to halve and make two loaves in any regular size mixer.

In your mixer bowl place:

6 cups of hot water
3 T of yeast
2/3 cup of honey

Stir for 30 seconds and then let stand for five minutes. Add the following ingredients in order while stirring with the paddle attachment.
2/3 cup oil
2 T of salt
1-2 t of dough enhancer (optional)

Switch your attachment to the kneading dough hook and add 12-15 cups of either whole wheat or white flour or any combination ( I typically do half & half). Knead for eight minutes and then cover the bowl and let dough raise for 15 minutes.

Place dough on floured surface, briefly knead and shaped into loaves. Let raise.

Bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes.

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