>> Saturday, August 15, 2009
Who doesn't love the smell of fresh baked bread. This simple recipe is good to learn how to bake a basic bread. This recipe is a combination of recipes and techniques that I used to eventually come up with this simple and fool proof basic white bread. The recipes gives you a foundation that you can build on later by adding other things like spices or herbs or experiment with mixing different flours. It's great for sandwiches or to use for French Toast.
-2 cups (227 grams) white wheat flour
-1 TBSP. (15 ml)sugar
-1 tsp. (5 ml) salt
-1 TBSP. (15 ml) butter or vegetable shortening, soft at room temperature
-3/4 cups (175 ml) warm water or milk, your choice or use a mixture of half water and half milk
-1 small packet of active yeast-1 bread pan, or cookie sheet
4. Use a clean kitchen towel and cover the dough and let it rest for about 40 minutes. We need to let the dough rise to double its size, and this could take up to 40 minutes or more.