Wednesday, December 28, 2011

60 minute Homemade Bread...this will become my staple recipe!

Oh so very good and oh so very FAST!  It may take slightly longer than 60 minutes, but not much...

3 cups all-purpose better for bread flour
1 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 package quick-rise yeast
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons butter

In mixing bowl, combine 2 cups flour, sugar, salt and yeast. Heat milk, water and softened butter in microwave until 120-130 degrees (my butter was mostly melted). Add to dry ingredients, and beat until smooth (I used my Kitchenaide mixer with the dough hook). Beat until smooth. Add enough remaining flour to form a soft dough. Knead until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes (or if you're using a Kitchenaide mixer, let it mix on speed #2 for 4 -5 hand kneading requried!). Remove from mixing bowl, form into a loaf and place in a bread pan. Place bread pan in a larger pan of hot water, about 1 inch deep. Cover and allow to rise for 15 minutes. Remove from water bath and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown.

I brushed melted butter and sprinkled with rosemary and garlic salt before baking.

Yummy and easy!

1 comment:

  1. That looks wonderful! I love the idea of using a warm water bath for the rise. I've been guilty of putting yeast dough (inside a large Tupperware container with a firmly closing seal) into a warm dryer with freshly dried still warm towels. The dough rises very nicely (I don't turn the dryer back on of course).