Monday, December 9, 2013

Basic White Bread / White Bread Recipe

Its my long time wish to bake a White Bread since we completely stopped store bought breads i wanted to bake a fresh loaf for my kids. After My 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Bread baking i was so much tempted to try a White bread from the scratch. So after getting a new stand mixer this year this was the first recipe i tried and the result was awesome. The bread turned so perfect, soft and delicious than my expectation. I made a simple bread toast with butter and the toast was so yumm and flavorful. My kids loved the bread so much and the two loaves vanished in just two days.
This time the stand mixer did the kneading job so well in just 4 minutes and i was so so excited to see the soft, smooth, elastic dough in just 4 minutes. I am really enjoy kneading with my Stand mixer. But this bread recipe is so simple and it can be done by hand kneading too. The recipe is from the KitchenAid Stand Mixer recipe Book.




Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Resting Time : 60 minutes
Yield : 2 loaves (9" loaf pans)

Ingredients
  1. Milk     1/2 cup ( i used low fat milk)
  2. Sugar     3 tbsp
  3. Butter     3 tbsp
  4. Salt    2 tsp
  5. Active Dry yeast    5 tsp (2 packages, i used Highly Active Yeast)
  6. Warm Water(105 F - 115 F)    1 and 1/2 cup 
  7. All Purpose Flour    5-6 cups ( i used 5 and 1/2 cups)
  8. Oil   2 tsp(to grease bowl)

Method
  • Place Milk, sugar and butter in a small saucepan.
  • Heat over low heat until butter melts and sugar dissolves. Cool to lukewarm.
  • Dissolve Yeast in warm water(if using highly active yeast, skip this step and directly mix the yeast with flour) in the mixer bowl.
  • To this add lukewarm milk-butter mixture and 4 1/2 cups flour & salt.
  • Knead in mixer for a minute in speed 2.(or knead well using hand)
  • Continuing on same speed add remaining flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix about for 1 and 1/2 minutes
  • Knead the dough for another 1-2 minutes in mixer( 7-8 minutes by hand)or until dough is smooth and elastic.
  • Dough will be slightly sticky to the touch.
  • Place dough in greased bowl, turning to grease top.
  • Cover, let it rise in warm place, about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk(mine took just 40 minutes)
  • Once done, punch down and divide the dough in half.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll each half into a rectangle, approximately 9x14". 
  • Starting at a short end, roll dough tightly.
  • Pinch dough to seal seam.
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan and Place the loaf seam side down in it and allow to rise again. Repeat for the other piece of dough.
  • Let rise in warm place, about 1 hour or until doubled in bulk.
  • Bake at 400 degree Fahrenheit for 30 minutes or until golden brown or the bread sounds hollow when tapped.
  • Remove from pans immediately and cool on wire racks.
  • After cooling for an hour slice it.


Notes:
If using instant yeast/highly active yeast just mix it with flour and salt and combine.
To this add milk-butter mixture, water and proceed kneading.
After placing the shaped dough in loaf pan cover it with greased plastic wrap(just grease the plastic wrap with butter and cover the pan).
Use a sharp serrated knife to slice the bread for even and neat slices, i don't have a sharp knife so mine look bit crumbly and not even.
the bread pictures were taken the second day.


22 comments:

  1. wow !! well made Sangeetha..Perfect they look. Of course we get white bread everywhere but home made is homemade n nothing can beat it..

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  2. Yummy bread. The rolling is something that I find most useful

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  3. Wow...so soft, moist and delicious bread.

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  4. a very useful post dear. will try this for sure. bookmarking this

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  5. so perfectly baked.. so soft.. very tempting

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  6. lovely clicks.. it looks so perfect.. like its color.. :)

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  7. Bread luks so soft n moist...fluffy slices tempting me vtn aside of butter...:)

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  8. I was thinking to make the bread, when I just saw the recipe. Your looks so tempting. Love the slices,which was perfectly cut.

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  9. Perfectly baked bread, Sangee!! Looks fabulous.. :)

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  10. wow super perfect bread aks... exact like store bought... Super knead by stand mixer and you did so so so perfect... Love the yummy toast...

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  11. wow awesome bread looks super perfect and soft. Congrats on your standmixer this is definitely a superhit post ;)

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  12. Soft and delicious looking bread. Excellent preparation.
    Deepa

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  13. Delicious, moist and soft bread..........looks so perfect, just like store-bought.

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  14. Perfect looking bread...looks better than a store bought loaf :)

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  15. Delicious looking bread,perfectly made super soft bread...

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  16. Hi, I just made this recipe and realized after I stepped through the recipe, you didn't add the salt in the instructions. It's in the NOTES, but not in the steps.

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    1. I am very sorry. Yes.,i missed it in the method/instruction..now i updated it.

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  17. I just made this bread and I want to thank you! I will never buy store bought again, I've finally found my go to bread recipe

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