Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sweet White Bread

This is one of our favorite bread recipes. I know it is not the healthiest because it isn't made with whole wheat and it has a lot of sugar, but it is so good. Ryan actually likes to add 1 cup of sugar instead of 2/3 cup. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

2 cups warm water

2/3 cup white sugar

1 ½ tablespoons active dry yeast

1 ½ teaspoons salt

¼ cup vegetable oil

6 cups bread flour

In a large bowl, dissolve the sugar in warm water, and then stir in yeast. Allow to proof until yeast resembles a creamy foam. About 10 minutes.

Mix salt and oil into the yeast. Mix in flour one cup at a time. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface until smooth ( or 5-7 minutes in a stand-up mixer). Place in a well oiled bowl, and turn dough to coat. Cover with a damp cloth. Allow to rise until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch dough down. Knead for a few minutes, and divide in half. Shape into loaves, and place into two well oiled 9x5 inch loaf pans. Allow to rise for 30 minutes, or until dough has risen 1 inch above pans. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 minutes.


Carol said...

This sounds so good. I can't wait to try it, Jo. You have a way of finding the best recipes!

Julie said...

yeah thanks