Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Simple Bread

I got this recipe from a comment on The Pioneer Woman- love it! (Comment #63) I make this recipe about twice a week.

Simple Bread
2 cups warm water
1 heaping Tablespoon yeast
1 heaping Tablespoon brown sugar

2 teaspoons salt
4 cups flour

1) In mixing bowl of Kitchen-Aid, proof the first three ingredients for 10 minutes.
2) Add salt and 4 cups flour (whole wheat or white), and mix with dough hook till mixture is well combined and not sticky. This takes a while- perhaps 5-10 minutes?
3) Add up to 2 cups more flour to dough, and continue to knead with the dough hook. I like to add a half cup at a time, and mix for a few minutes to see how it's doing. When I'm done, the dough is still sticky, but I'm able to scoop it out of the bowl to set on the counter. It's manageable.
4) Pull out the dough, spray the bowl with Pam, put the dough back, and spray the top with Pam. Roll it over a few times to make sure the whole thing is coated.
5) Cover with damp towel, set in a ward spot, and let rise to double. Punch down and form- rolls, pizza crust, focaccia, 2 bread loaves, etc.
6) Bake at 350 until done. My bread loaves take about 25 minutes.

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