13th April 22:20
Make great homemade bread
Here is mine...without promoting a web site.
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White Loaf Bread
2 1/4 teaspoon yeast
1/2 cup water
1 3/4 cup milk
2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon shortening
6 cup White Lily bread flour
Dissolve yeast in warm water (105F.); set aside. Heat milk, sugar,
shortening to 115F. Stir into yeast mixture. Beat in 2 cups flour.
enough of remaining flour to make a fairly stiff dough. Turn out onto
lightly floured surface. Knead 10 minutes, slowly add flour a
a time, as needed, to prevent sticking. Place dough in greased bowl,
turning to greased surface is on top. Cover with damp towel and let
a warm place (such as an oven with a pan of hottest tap water on rack
below) for an hour or until doubled in size.
Punch down dough. Turn out onto lightly floured surface. Divide dough
half. Shape each half into smooth ball. Cover with damp towel. Let
10 minutes. Flatten to remove air bubbles. Roll into two 14x8"
Roll up tightly (jelly roll fashion) from short side. Seal seam and
Place in 2 greased 8 x 4 " loaf pans. Let rise in warm place until
loaf are even with top of pan.
Bake in preheated oven at 375F. for 45 minutes. Cover with foil last
minutes. Remove from pans and cool on wire racks.
Courtesy: White Lily Bread Company, Knoxville, TN
VARIATIONS: Breadsticks - After first rise time, punch down dough.
dough in half. Cut each half into 32 pieces; shape each into 8 inch
breadstick. Place on greased cookie sheets. Brush with beaten egg
sprinkle with sesame seed. Cover; let rise in warm place about 30
or until doubled in size. Bake at 400F. for about 14 minutes.
Pizza Crust - After first rise time, punch down dough. Divide dough
parts; press each part to cover bottom and sides of greased 12-inch
pan. Cover; let rise in warm place about 15 minutes. Top with desired
and toppings. Bake at 400F. for about 25 minutes.
Hamburger Buns - After first rise time, punch down dough. Divide dough
half; shape each half into eight 2-inch balls. If desired, flatten
slightly. Place on greased cookie sheets. Let rise in warm place about
minutes. Bake at 400F. for about 15 minutes.
Contributor: White Lily Bread Company, Knoxville, TN
Yield: 2 loaves
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