☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes0
4 1/2 tspactive dry yeast (two packets)
3 1/2 cwarm water
8 c(about) all purpose flour
·cooking oil to coat bowl, bread, and pans
How to Make Super Easy Bread
- In large bowl, dissolve yeast and sugar in 1/2 cup warm water. Place in warm place until foamy, about 10 minutes.
- Add 3 cups warm water, 3 cups flour, 1 tsp salt. Stir with wooden or silicone spoon (a spatula works, too).
- Beat until thoroughly mixed. Add flour, 1 cup at a time, stirring until dough is very hard to stir and is sticky. You may need less than 8 cups, you may need 10 or more. Don't fret, this is a forgiving recipe.
- Knead or mix in the bowl until it comes into a ball.
- Place dough on a floured surface and knead it for about 10 minutes. (Be rough! Get out all your frustrations from the week!) You will need to re-flour the surface as you work so that it will not stick. Continue kneading until it is elastic, but not very sticky.
- Using the cooking oil, grease the bowl. Place the dough in the bowl, cover with plastic wrap then a towel. Place bowl with dough in a warm place out of drafts. Let rise until doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- Punch the dough down, re-cover it, and place back in the warm place for another 15 minutes or so.
- Using cooking oil or spray, coat bread pans and preheat oven to 400.
- Remove dough from the bowl. Knead a few minutes (2 or 3). Cut in half (for normal bread pans). I cut into 4 pieces because I use the toss away foil pans from the grocery. Shape the loaves and place in pans.
- Cover the pans and let rise (yes, again!) for about 30 minutes until doubled in size.
- Place pans in preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes. This one is a give or take. You may need more time. I can bake 3 loaves at a time in my oven and they all come out fine. I generally bake 2 at a time and leave the other two in the warm place until the first ones come out of the oven.
- Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
- Serve warm with butter or with dips or with dipping oils. This is a very versatile bread.