How To Make Bread (without a bread machine)
Step 1 What you'll need
You will need:
Yeast - 2 Tbsp
Hot-ish* water - 2 cups
Bread flour - 5 cups total, 2 for the sponge and 3 for later. (NOT regular flour)
Sugar - 2 Tbsp.
Salt - 2 tsp.
Oil - 2 Tbsp.
3 loaf pans
Oven pre-heated to 375
*Hot-ish means betw…
Make the sponge
recipe uses what I call a "sponge." The sponge will activate the yeast
and get things started; getting the yeast warm, happy, and ready to go
Start by mixing the hot water and the flour. Then, add 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2
Tbsp. oil, 2 Tbsp. yeast, and 2 tsp. salt. Let this sit for about 8 or
10 m…Step 3.
Add some flour and knead it
you need to add about 3 more cups of flour. I added a little less this
time, it really depends on the humidity and how exact your measurements
were in the sponge step.
Once it gets too tough to stir, flip it onto a clean floured surface.
Now, knead away, adding flour as you do so. Knead th…Step 4.
Let it rise...
the dough rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes to an hour. the
dough should be about doubled in size by the time it's finished.
Step 5. Into the pans
the dough down (Yes, punch it. Beat the heck out of it. Just don't make
a mess), then divide it into 3 parts. Spray the pans and put the dough
in. Let it rise again in the pans (covered) util it looks like the
Step 6. I
nto the oven
your oven to 375 F and put the loaves in.
Bake them for about 25 minutes. Your quick read thermometer should read
between 180 and 190 degrees. Pull the loaves out and place them on
their sides on a rack, after a few seconds slide them out of the pans
and onto the rack. Let them cool.
Step 7 Eat!
it! Share it! etc.!
You can do a lot with this recipe...
...You can add nuts, roll it out and add cinnamon and raisins for
cinnamon-swirl bread, add your favorite spices, etc. Add sweet
potatoes, chunks of cheese, pieces of ham, or whatever suites you.
Also, here can find few recipes about making bread recipes
Hope this helped.