Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Best Bread Ever
Anna has started to learn that the whole process needs to take time, and that if you rush it, it wont be as good. It is a good tool for learning patience and delayed gratification, two seldomly taught virtues these days.
Here's the recipe below.
Sandwich Bread from the Joy of Cooking, slightly modified by me
In a large mixing bowl, let stand until dissolved:
4 tsp yeast
1/4 cup warm water
Add 1 cup warm milk
1 cup warm water
2 Tlb oil
2 Tbl brown sugar
1 Tbl salt
Stir in 2 cups white flour
Gradually stir in 2 1/2 - 3 cups white whole wheat flour
Knead, adding more flour if necessary, until dough is smooth and elastic.
Coat dough with oil, and let rise, covered, until doubled or more in volume. Punch dough down and form into two ovals and place in two 8 1/2" by 4 1/2" bread pans. I baked mine in one big pan, but I took out quite a bit of dough for the kids. Let rise again for about an hour or more. Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes, or until loaves are brown and sound hollow when tapped. Enjoy!
Posted by Susannah at 9:35 PM