How to Make Bread Machine White Bread (High Altitude)
- Add water, oil, sugar, salt and yeast to machine and let proof for 5-6 minutes. Add flour and select the normal loaf option on your machine. As dough mixes and kneads, If dough looks too wet, add a more flour 1 tablespoon at a time.
Note: The end result will still be rather sticky, but will work out when you shape your loaf on a floured surface.
- Let dough go through the rise time until done. Turn dough out on floured surface and shape into a loaf. I prefer to dust with flour and shape into a flat rectangle with my hands or a nice heavy rolling pin, then roll the dough up and place in a sprayed pan.
Let rise in warm place until it has risen about 1.5 inches above edge of pan.(about 1 hour)
Spray with a little room temp water. Bake in oven at 350º for 45 to 50 minutes or until browned and hollow sounding when you tap it.
- Remove from oven and place on rack to cool. remove from pan as soon as it is cool enough to handle.
Notes:I never bake my bread in the bread machine. I use it to mix, knead and rise the bread the first time. I also like to rise my dough in the oven and when it is time to bake, just turn the oven on, leaving the risen loaf where it is. Try not to slice the loaf until it’s completely cool! It will have a better texture and you’ll be glad for the wait, I promise!