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Plain and simple, this is a fool-proof bread recipe. My cousin sent me this recipe during the beginning of the pandemic, and it filled my house full of wonderful smells. I’ve made this bread lots of times over the past few months, and it’s very simple. Making bread always sounded technical and complicated, but this one is straight forward — my kind of recipe. Enjoy the smells of carbs in your kitchen!
Simple white bread
6-7 cups white flour
2 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
1 ½ tablespoons yeast
¼ cup white sugar
2 ¾ cup warm water
¼ cup vegetable oil
2 tablespoons melted butter
In your mixer bowl, mix yeast with ½ cup of warm water and a small pinch of sugar. Let sit for 10 minutes until mixture is bubbly.
Once bubbly and yeast is activated, mix all ingredients in mixer attached with dough hook on medium speed (only use 2 ¼ cups warm water since you already used ½ cup prior to this step). Once combined, remove sticky dough from mixer and place in a pre-oiled bowl. Cover bowl with dough mixture and let sit for 1 hour or until doubled in size. Bowl should be resting in a warm or room-temperature area.
Divide dough into two loaf pans, cover and let rise for 1 more hour.
Top loaves with 1 tablespoon of melted butter each and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes. Bread should be a dark golden brown when done.
Let cool and then remove from pan to slice. ♦