I made this bread. Without a bread maker, but with a mixer and then my hands. You can make this bread, too.
It’s not that complicated. I’ve never made bread like this. Now I make it every weekend.
It all started when I spotted this package of bread flour:
There was a recipe for Classic White bread on the back. Prep time: 35 minutes. Two loaves.
So I assembled the ingredients.
Super easy. 1 tbsp salt
Two tablespoons Crisco, start with 3 & 1/2 cups flour (you’ll add the rest later). Break it up a little.
Add the sugar. 3 tablespoons.
Add 4 &1/2 teaspoons yeast (or two packets)
After mixing dry ingredients with Crisco, add 2 &1/4 cups warm water. Mix it all together in the mixer. Add remaining flour (3 cups) and mix it until it starts to form a dough like this:
Plop it on the dusted counter, add some flour and KNEAD!
Knead away for about 5-10 minutes until it looks like this:
Cover with damp tea towel or saran wrap. Allow the dough to rise for 1-2 hours. Place the bowl in a warm area. I put in on a stove burner that’s been on recently.
This is why I make bread:
I like to brush some cold butter on top. It doesn’t take much butter, but it makes for a nice finish and it tastes so good!
And it’s gone in a couple of days.